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Mr. Perrone from Glendale AZ is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Milling a Mess and Cleaning It Up!

My students need a shop vac to clean up the saw dust after they use our new CNC machine. They also need router bits to use the CNC machine to cut, engrave and create 3D designs!

  • $179 goal

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My Students

We believe that learning is part of life, with this in mind, we try to bring our STEAM Lab to life and avoid worksheets at all costs. Our students are consistently engaged in as many hands-on investigations as possible.

Our student body is incredibly diverse.

We are a Title I junior high school with students who come from some of our least affluent neighborhoods. Many of these students have little or no experience with science in Kindergarten through 6th grade. This is a serious problem and we do all that we can to provide nine years of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) activities in only the two years that students attend our school.

Our students have a strong desire to learn about our world and the ways that STEAM ideas come to life. We are facing serious problems with our environment and ecosystems; our students today will be the decision makers of tomorrow. It is critical that we provide access to relevant STEAM information that connects learning with their daily lives.

My Project

Our students have incredible ideas and love to bring them to life. One of the new tools we have in our STEAM Lab is a small CNC Machine that can engrave, cut and form 3D objects. This small machine uses router bits of various sizes and shapes to make different patterns and forms. Some bits are good for working with wood, others are better for acrylic. We can even cut soft metals and engrave plaques and trophies! The CNC machine does make a huge mess (mostly sawdust) all over the lab so we need a shop vac that we can connect to the CNC machine to keep things tidy!

Mr. Perrone
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ougar8 1 2 3 4 6 8mm CNC Lathe Milling Cutter Carbide End Center Cutting Spiral Router Bits Tungsten TiAlN Coated HRC45 Engraving Cutting End mill Square Flat Endmills Micrograin solid Tools(6pcs/Lot) • Amazon Business $35.99 1 $35.99
Armor All 2.5 Gallon, 2 Peak HP, Utility Wet/Dry Vacuum, AA255 • Amazon Business $35.96 1 $35.96
ZJchao 20 Pieces 1/8' Tungsten Carbide Rotary File Bit for Wood Carving, Drilling and Cnc Router Engraving • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
DRILLPRO 10Pcs 0.8 - 3 mm Titanium Coat Carbide End Mill Engraving Bits CNC Rotary Burrs Set Tool PCB Mould Plastic Fiber Carbon Fiber Hardwood, 1/8'' Shank • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
6 Pics 1/4" to 1/8" Collet Chuck Driver Adapter for Lathe CNC Router Cutter Milling Bit • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63

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