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Mr. G from Mission TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Programming Is a Piece of Pi

My students need Raspberry Pi kits, keyboards, memory cards and more to create their own computers.

  • $946 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In a low SES school, my students struggle with life. Caring about school is not a priority; surviving is. I want to give them the desire for learning technology through STEAM projects. I want them to know that a better future is possible.

In my school, about 99% are economically disadvantaged.

These students come from various backgrounds including ELL, immigrants, and migrants. Some with low scores in math and science, I want to ensure that my students have a chance in life. Some of these students do not believe in themselves. Most of my students have change their mindset by the many opportunities that others like you have provided through DonorsChoose. In the end, some students may get to keep these based on willingness to continue and participation. Thank you!

My Project

Raspberry Pis are low-cost, high-performance computers that students use to learn, solve problems and have fun. The kits will provide an education to help my students access computing and a digital maker space. The Raspberry Pi Foundation develops free resources to help students learn about computing and how to make things with computers.

What would my students like to make today?

The short of it is that my students will create their own computer and program it (STEM: Technology & Engineering).

In the long run, they can create games, a website, music, a robot, digital art, and much more. All of this will start mainly with technology, & math. We talk about physical computing, science & engineering. And, once their curiosity is sparked, there will be no limit.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) with 2.5A Power Supply (UL Listed) • Amazon Business $48.99 8 $391.92
AmazonBasics Wired Keyboard and Wired Mouse Bundle Pack • Amazon Business $14.44 8 $115.52
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Retro Gaming Kit with 2 Retro Gamepads • Amazon Business $89.99 1 $89.99
Sandisk 32GB x2 (64GB) MicroSD HC Ultra UHS-1 Memory Card, Class 10 • Amazon Business $21.14 4 $84.56
Tendak Gold-Plated Active HD 1080P HDMI to VGA Converter Adapter Dongle with 3.5mm Audio for Laptop PC Projector HDTV PS3 Xbox STB Blu-ray DVD • Amazon Business $9.99 8 $79.92

Materials cost

$761.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$803.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$141.77

Total project goal

$945.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$945.11

5 Donors

-$438.75

Donations toward project cost

-$429.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.88

match offer

-$439.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$373.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$66.98

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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