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Mr. Seider from Oakland CA is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Oakland Teens Code Robots

My students need microcontrollers, soldering irons, tools, and circuit kits to build and code robotics projects. The printer, pencils, paper, glue, markers, vinegar and baking soda will be used for science experiments!

  • $892 goal

This project expired on May 2, 2018.

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My Students

I have the opportunity to be part of the lives of some of the most talented young people in Oakland. I work with a diverse cast of young leaders with heritage from all over the world. Newcomers from many areas leave our demographics at 39% Asian, 38% African American, & 21% Hispanic and make cultural competency and community values strengths at my school. My students are creative, interested in the world around them, and intensely curious about their futures. I have noticed that they have an organic respect and appreciation of adults who they interact with. I have also noticed that the unique barriers to education that each student negotiates is part of what makes these scholars and their success so special. The future of Oakland is bright but the cracks students can fall through are real. Your support means so much as it adds capacity within these tenuous margins.

My Project

My school is in the process of starting a robotics club for our engineering pathway. The excited students have come up with a list of starter projects involving the materials on this list. The raspberry pi and arduino kits will host the code written by our students to manage the classroom lights and energy consumption.

Besides the circuit making materials, I have also requested some general must-haves for every chemistry teacher.

Large quantities of baking soda and vinegar will be used to study a variety of scientific phenomena - the law of conservation of matter, the factors that effect the rate of dissolving, the change in entropy of a reaction, etc. The markers, pencils, paper, and printer will be used to keep all of the course logistics running. I often print out guided notes, study guides, homework, and labs and then end the day cleaning up after experimentation- hence the need for the mop!

Mr. Seider
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 175 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother HL-L2380DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
DEKOPRO 168pcs Socket Wrench Auto Repair Tool Combination Package Mixed Tool Set Hand Tool Kit with Plastic Toolbox Storage Case (168PCS) • Amazon Business $84.99 1 $84.99
Elegoo Mega 2560 Project The Most Complete Ultimate Starter Kit w/ TUTORIAL for Arduino Mega2560 UNO Nano • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
X-Tronic Model #3020-XTS Digital Display Soldering Iron Station - 10 Minute Sleep Function, Auto Cool Down, C/F Switch, Ergonomic Soldering Iron, Solder Holder, Brass Tip Cleaner with Cleaning Flux • Amazon Business $49.80 1 $49.80
Brother HL-L2340DW Black Toner (1200 Yield) - Genuine Original OEM toner • Amazon Business $43.29 1 $43.29
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboard • Amazon Business $37.93 1 $37.93
EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Set, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Piece • Amazon Business $6.87 5 $34.35
Adhesive Technologies 05694 Mini Hi-Temp Glue Gun (& Combo Pack) Glue Gun & Glue Sticks • Amazon Business $4.27 8 $34.16
CanaKit Raspberry Pi Zero W (Wireless) Complete Starter Kit - 16 GB Edition • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop and Bucket Floor Cleaning System • Amazon Business $29.97 1 $29.97
Elegoo Upgraded 37 in 1 Sensor Modules Kit with Tutorial for Arduino UNO R3 MEGA 2560 Nano 2016 new version • Amazon Business $28.98 1 $28.98
Daily Chef Distilled White Vinegar 2/1 gallon jugs (2 PACK) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
AmazonBasics Wood-cased Pencils - #2 HB - Box of 144 • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
mountain ark ESP8266 WiFi Module ESP-12F Serial Wireless WiFi Transceiver Module Development Board • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
TOPS 62349 Filler Paper, 3H, 16 lb, 8 1/2 x 11, College Rule, White (Pack of 500 Sheets) • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Arm & Hammer Baking Soda-4LB (01170) • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Hakko CHP-170 Micro Soft Wire Cutter, 1.5mm Stand-off, Flush Cut, 2.5mm Hardened Carbon Steel Construction, 21-Degree Angled Jaw, 8mm Jaw Length, 16 Gauge Maximum Cutting Capacity • Amazon Business $4.47 1 $4.47

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