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Mrs. Blackmore-Pokabla from Lake Worth FL is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-led project

Robotic Finger Sensor in Anatomy!!

Help us get supplies such as jumper wires, breadboards, arduino, and fiber cables to build a sensored hand!

  • $375 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

About My Students

My students are taking Honors Anatomy & Physiology as a science elective. Many of them aspire to work in the medical field in the future!

These students are juniors & seniors in high school. They are inquisitive, creative and passionate about science! They thrive when given hands-on learning opportunities.

We want to push them to think beyond introductory skills and give them the chance to build a finger (hand) that emulates humans. Students will use everyday materials to build a flex sensor, and turn it into a robotic finger!

Students take on the role of electrical, mechanical and software engineers and data scientists.  In order to effectively study the anatomy and biomechanics of the human hand, students will aid in building a model robotic hand! They will build a  sensor glove for controlling the robotic hand and analyze sensor data to inform testing and modifying the robotic hand.  Help us get supplies such as jumper wires, breadboards, arduino, and fiber cables to build our sensor hand.

In Their Own Words

We are trying to understand the muscle and bone movements of the hand. Building the sensor finger will push us to follow complex directions, work as a team, and learn about muscle movement. We want to be challenged to build the robotic model using everyday items and technology, while having fun learning about engineering.

Learning about the bone and muscle relationship with more than just diagrams will be awesome! I'm excited to lead my lab group with this project, using some of my previous knowledge about assembling things. I like to build and use my hands. I'll be able to carry this information with me next year to college also!

Building a sensory finger, is important to challenge my students to think creatively, be innovative and engage in hands-on learning. It's an exciting new way to learn! This project will advance our STEM philosophy of education. It will be rewarding for students to use household items to build a finger sensor.

Mrs. Blackmore-Pokabla
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
emma kites 1000 feet 50lb Braided Dacron Polyester String Spool Kite Line Mason Line (1000ft 50lb) • Amazon Business $15.99 5 $79.95
Gikfun Single Row Breakaway Male Pin Header 1x40 Pin 2.54mm with Mini Breadboard Solderless Prototype Tie-point DIY Kit for Arduino EK8469 • Amazon Business $12.20 5 $61.00
10 pcs SG90 9G Micro Servo Motor Kit for RC Robot Arm Helicopter Airplane Remote Control • Amazon Business $17.69 3 $53.07
WOD EL-766AW Professional Grade General Purpose Red Electrical Tape UL/CSA listed core. Utility Vinyl Rubber Adhesive Electrical Tape: 3/4in. X 66ft. - Use At No More Than 600V & 176F (Pack of 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 4 $23.96
Black Electrical Tape (GIANT 3 PACK) Each Roll is 3/4" x 30' - High End Industrial Grade - Rated to 176 Degrees & 600 Volts - Waterproof Vinyl Insulating Backing - Perfect for Electric Wiring Projects • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Houseables Electrical Wire Kit, Solid Hook Up Electric Wiring, 6 x 22 Gauge Spools (27.5 Feet Each), Red, Black, Green, Yellow, White & Blue AWG Assortment, Electronic Hookup Core Wires, Thin Coated • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
Selizo 6 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
20W Professional Hot Glue Gun High Temp Handy Heater Melting Glue Gun Set with 20 Glue Sticks Graft Repair Tool Power Tool • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Jumbo Milkshake Straws Individually Wrapped, 100 Pack, Extra Wide Smoothie 0.47" Multi Colored Disposable Fat Boba Tea Straw, BPA Free - by DuraHome (Jumbo (Individually Wrapped)) • Amazon Business $8.77 1 $8.77

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