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Ms. Burkwald from Vadnais HTS MN is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Robotics Supplies

My students need a Connector Kit, a Band Saw, and a Tap and Die Set to be more competitive at the robotics competitions. Funding has been cut the past few years to the point now that we no longer have tools to use.

  • $2,191 goal

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My Students

AFSA students come from all over the Twin Cities to explore learning opportunities with an Agricultural focus. Students have a variety of backgrounds, leading to a unique diversity in our school. Students are 38% low socio-economic background, 30% ethnically diverse, and 30% special needs.

Our learners are inquisitive and form a tight-knit community to develop life-long learning skills.

AFSA strives to provide hands-on learning experiences, but funding has been lowered for charter schools, and our students are feeling the impact. I am trying to prevent the removal of our robotics program.

My Project

AFSA offers Robotics to all students at low cost, using donations for supplies, coaching, and registration. Students will use the connector kit to build the robot brain, tap and die kit to connect pieces of the robot together, and other tools to aid in the building process.

We believe every student deserves the chance to explore their passions.

With your help, our students can do just that AND have the competitive edge to accomplish their goals.

By working with the team, students gain valuable job skills, teamwork skills, and have a higher understanding of engineering sciences. This helps students determine goals for the future, make post-secondary plans, and apply their knowledge in internships or job opportunities in the community.

Ms. Burkwald
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK14651506T 7L Crimper and Connector Kit 20 to 10 AWG • Grainger $343.82 1 $343.82
TK14651504T Deep Cut Portable Band Saw 2 Speeds 380 Surface Ft. per Min. High • Grainger $328.64 1 $328.64
TK14651550T 110-Piece Carbon Steel Tap and Die Set with 4 to 34 M6 to M18 Size Range • Grainger $290.70 1 $290.70
TK14651509T Linear Actuator 250 lb. Rated Load 12 Stroke Length 24 in.min. Speed Rated Load • Grainger $265.06 1 $265.06
TK14651505T 8 Bench Grinder 120240V 34 HP 3450 Max. RPM 58 Arbor 7.03.5 Amps • Grainger $163.30 1 $163.30
TK14651507T Electrical Test Kit Test Instrument Included Voltage Detector Voltage Tester • Grainger $147.18 1 $147.18
TK14651508T 29-Pc. Pilot Point Drill Bit Set 135 High Speed Steel Round Shank Type • Grainger $80.00 1 $80.00
TK14651551T Locking Pliers Set Handle Type Plain Grip Number of Pieces 2 • Grainger $20.24 1 $20.24
TK14651552T Diagonal Cutting Pliers5 Overall Length1932 Jaw Width • Grainger $4.15 1 $4.15

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