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Mr. F. from Miami FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Robots Are a Hexa of A Thing!

My students need a Hexa Spider programmable robot for their after school robotics club.

  • $1,286 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My class consists of 24 gifted fifth graders. This group presents many challenges when implementing instruction, as they have a higher need for enriching and challenging materials. They are also highly motivated, capable of working independently, and even driving their own instruction. Although predominantly Hispanic, my students come from a wide range of different cultural backgrounds within that spectrum.

As a group, we value and support each other.

We lend an ear when someone needs to speak and we speak out when we have something to say. We are a group; we are a team; we are a family.

My Project

What kid doesn't like bugs or robots? Well, our friends at Vincross Robotics have been able to merge both in one outstanding piece of technology sure to fire up the imaginations of my budding engineers and computer scientists.

The addition of the Hexa to our class will help expand my students knowledge of coding and robotics as well as create a truly varied robotics club capable of meeting the needs of all tech level participants, from novice to master.

Appearance wise the Hexa looks like a Frankenstein's mash up between an old Apple computer and a spider. But don't let its looks fool you, there is a lot going on under the hood and that kind of tech is exactly what we need in our class.

Our focus with the Hexa will be it's programming features and STEM applications. From programming it to write using markers, to testing it's ability to traverse complex obstacles, my students will be there putting in the time to make it happen.

My advanced coders will have a field day testing it's many sensors (both infrared and video) as well as measuring it's carrying capacity by designing pull carts for it to tug. That's just scratching the surface however since the robot allows for input and output of audio. Imagine this thing issuing a command to our class room's Echo Dot or Lynx.

We are at the start of a paradigm shift in robotics and these little steps will carry the big dreams of tomorrow.

It all starts here, with us.

Mr. F.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hexa Spider Robot with Wireless Charger • Vincross $999.00 1 $999.00

Materials cost

$999.00

Vendor shipping charges

$49.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,092.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$192.88

Total project goal

$1,285.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,285.86

2 Donors

-$1,168.21

Donations toward project cost

-$1,007.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$160.23

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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