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Ms. Spotz from Gainesville FL is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Printing Possibilities in 3D

Help me give my students an amazing and unique hands-on experience in 3D printing!

  • $704 goal

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My Students

My students are in middle school in an urban area. Most come from low income households and receive free lunch and breakfast. They are so smart and capable. Middle school can be difficult figuring out who you are and navigating social norms versus educational expectations. We work so hard each day to help them in both these areas.

I want to inspire them and give them experiences they might not normally have.

I want for them to not just be successful, but to feel successful. I want them to see that the world is so much bigger than their neighborhood, and they truly have the potential to accomplish great things.

My Project

I had the privilege of working in a research lab over the summer with engineering students. One the the things we did almost daily was work with a 3D printer. This is such an amazing technology and we can do so much with it. I want to share this with my students. For many of them, they had never heard of 3D printing until we began doing lessons on the topic in class.

Many will not get the opportunity to experience such a great new technological innovation.

I want to give them that experience. I would also like to print things using the printer for a classroom rewards system, students can earn these rewards by completing assignments or weekly team challenges. This would be such a great addition to our classroom.

Ms. Spotz
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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
AIO Robotics Universal Premium Filament Bundle, PLA, True Popular Pantone Colors (Multi-Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $149.00 1 $149.00
3D Printer Filament PLA 1.75 mm Silk Gold 1 KG (2.2 LBS) Spool 3D PLA Printing Material Shine Silky Shiny PLA • Amazon Business $25.90 2 $51.80
Dust Cover for 3D Printer Flashforge-Compatible Model Finder - Light, Moisture, Dust and Scratch Protection - Size 16.5” x 16.5” x 16.5” - Water-Resistant, Non-Toxic, Odor-Free Nylon Fabric - Black • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Color Changing with Temperature 3D Printer PLA Filament,from Purple Blue to Pink,1.75 mm, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, 1KG Spool(2.2LBS), 3D Printing PLA Material • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99

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