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Ms. S. from San Jose CA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Prototyping Supplies for IB Design

Help me give my students a wider variety of prototyping tools and supplies for their engineering projects.

  • $1,745 goal

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My Students

I teach high school juniors and seniors in a college-level intro to engineering class. Many of the students are minorities, low-income and/or going to be the first in their family to go to college. In this class, they learn to use design thinking to identify problems that they or others in their community face. The students then brainstorm solutions, develop their ideas in detail and use advanced technologies to build working prototypes that can make a positive difference in people's lives.

My Project

When my students do projects, they start by talking to people they want to help and identifying problems they can solve for those people. Because the projects are so open-ended, I never know in advance what students will want to build. Therefore, I try to create an all-around well-stocked maker space with a wide variety of tools and materials. The supplies I want to buy in this project will replace some things that have broken over the years (drill batteries and computer mice) as well as add some additional tools and supplies which will make future projects easier for students to complete.

Ms. S.
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SKIL 2354-12 iXO Power Screwdriver With Cutter Attachment • Amazon Business $49.99 8 $399.92
Band Strap Clamp, EnPoint Frame Clamp for Woodworking, Ratchet Band Clamp with Quick-Release Levers Corner Miter Mitre Vise Tool for Square Round Irregular Shaped Work Pieces Picture Frame Cabinet • Amazon Business $16.99 16 $271.84
Sabrent Mini Travel USB Optical Mouse Mice with Retractable Cable (MS-OPMN) • Amazon Business $6.99 30 $209.70
Multi Angle Miter Cutter | Hand Shear Multipurpose Tool | Cuts 45 to 135 Degrees | Stainless Steel with Rubber Handle & Safety Lock | Also Called Trim, Chamfer & Quarter Round Cutters by Carpenters • Amazon Business $20.95 8 $167.60
PowerGiant 14.4V 3.0Ah NiMh Replacement Battery for Makita 1434 1433 PA14 1422 1420 1435 1435F 194172-2 193158-3 192600-1 6233d 6337d 6333d 6933fd 6228d 6935fd • Amazon Business $32.99 3 $98.97
Lot of 24 - 6" inch Clamp Large Heavy Duty Spring Metal - 3 inch Jaw opening • Amazon Business $29.99 1 $29.99
TFD Supplies Wholesale Bulk Earbuds Headphones 50 Pack for iPhone, Android, MP3 Player - Black • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
SINGER 00557 4-1/2-Inch ProSeries Detail Scissors with Nano Tip, Teal • Amazon Business $5.60 4 $22.40
HONEYSEW 2pcs 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge Measuring Sewing Ruler Tool for Sewing,Crafting, Marking Button Holes, Seam Allowance Gauge,Hem Gauge, Circle Compass, T Gauge • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
LaiShuo Zip Ties, 500 Pcs Adjustable Durable Self locking Black Nylon Zip Cable Ties for Home Office Garage Workshop Heavy Duty • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Heat Erase Pens for Fabric with 8 Free Refills for Quilting Sewing, 4-Pack • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
O-Rings Assortment seal Set Kit 419 Pieces, COPACHI Rubber O-Ring Grommets Heavy Duty Professional for A/C Automotive, Mechanic,Tools & Home Repairs-32 Sizes with Case • Amazon Business $10.03 1 $10.03
500 PCS Safety Pins Durable, Rust-Resistant Safety Pins Assorted,7 Size 19mm - 54mm,Large Safety Pins, Sewing Accessories Kit for Baby Clothing, Crafts & Arts Jewelry Making (Mixed Sizes) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Singer Assorted Hand Needles in Compact, 25-Count (3 Pack) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
2 boxes Flower Head Pins(200PCS) Sewing Dressmaking Wedding Quilting Patchwork pins Sewing accessories • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sumind 200 Pieces Rubber Rings Seal O-Ring Rubber Keyboard Dampeners with Plastic Storage Box for Cherry MX Switch Keyboard and Mechanical Keyboard Keys (Clear) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
8Pcs Sewing Seam Rippers, Handy Stitch Rippers for Sewing/Crafting Removing Threads(4 Large & 4 Small) • Amazon Business $4.25 1 $4.25

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