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Mrs. Curtis from Emporia KS is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Makerspace 3-D Printing

Help me give my students a 3-D printer and materials used with it.

  • $743 goal

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My Students

I work in a Title I school in Kansas where 75% of our culturally diverse students receive free/reduced lunches. Though many of them face challenges, the kids are loving and naturally inquisitive. To help encourage student creativity I would like to add a 3-D printer to the makerspace in our school.

Adding a 3-D printer to our makerspace will encourage student creativity by letting students gather and share ideas while exploring their own interests.

I would love to provide them with the opportunity for hands-on technology experiences that they otherwise wouldn't have.

My Project

My students are full of creativity and need positive ways to express it. With your help, we can add a 3-D printer to our school for students in multiple grades to use.

The addition of a 3-D printer in our makerspace would let students express their creativity while also learning design, mathematical, and scientific concepts.

Students will be able to explore things they are interested in and then design something related to it to print. They could print an invention or a design such as a picture frame, game, toy boat or even a bug! Students can also get hands-on experience with multiple math concepts by building objects. Working on communication skills is also a way a 3-D printer would positively impact students as they would have to explain their designs and inventions.

By adding this 3-D printer to our school, our students will have the opportunity to work with a piece of equipment they would not otherwise have the chance to use. I know students benefit from being able to express themselves, and I would like to provide them with resources to do that.

Mrs. Curtis
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
FlashForge Finder 3D Printers with Cloud, Wi-Fi, USB cable and Flash drive connectivity • Amazon Business $299.00 1 $299.00
HATCHBOX 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03mm, 1.75 mm, 1 kg Spool, Wood • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Gray • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Pink • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Yellow • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Gold • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Orange • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Black • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, White • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Blue • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Red • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
HATCHBOX ABS 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Green • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Iverntech 1 Spool Acrylic 3D Printer Filament Holder Mount Rack for PLA, ABS, Wood, TPU, Nylon, Flexible Materials • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
NovaMaker 3D Print Removal Tool with Sturdy Wooden Handle,Tool Kit for 3D Printer Spatula Palette Knife Painting Enhanced Version Pack of 3 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$553.87

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$631.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.39

Total project goal

$742.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$742.62

11 Donors

-$482.00

Donations toward project cost

-$413.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.55

Matching donations from our partners

-$256.22

Match offers toward project cost

-$217.79

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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