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Mrs. Early from Saint Louis MO is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Robots Rule the World!

My students need a 3D printer and filament to create custom pieces for our automation and robotics program.

  • $518 goal

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My Students

I am a teacher in a urban low income school district in St. Louis county. It is a building or around 600-700 students grades six through eight. Most of our students come from home environments where education is not taken seriously. As a whole students are behind academically but are making great steps to be on grade level. Throughout the day I see between 60-100 students. The district is going through a financial standstill and funding for even the basics for our students is at a minimum.

My Project

This school year our 7th grade students will participate in a GTT Project Lead the Way Automation and Robotics Class.

A 3D printer and filament will help foster creativity and problem solving by allowing students to design custom pieces for their builds.

Students will be able to create custom size gears, standoffs, and other features to design both mechanical and motor driven builds. Students will be given real world scenarios and asked to design and build a machine to meet the needs of that scenario. With PLTW Automation and Robotics students build machines such as windmills, racecars, scale model elevators etc.

A 3D printer in our building will also allow our tech team to have exposure to equipment that most of our students would never dream about using.

Mrs. Early
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
da Vinci Mini Wireless 3D Printer ~ 6"x6"x6" Built Volume (Includes: 14 300g PLA Filament, 49 3D Design eBook, 10 Maintenance Tools, XYZmaker Cad 3D Software, PLA/Tough PLA/PETG) • Amazon Business $199.95 1 $199.95
ZIRO 3D Printer Filament PLA 1.75 1KG(2.2lbs), Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm, Black • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
ZIRO 3D Printer Filament PLA 1.75 1KG(2.2lbs), Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm, Fluo orange • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
ZIRO 3D Printer Filament PLA 1.75 1KG(2.2lbs), Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm, Fluo blue • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
ZIRO 3D Printer Filament PLA 1.75 1KG(2.2lbs), Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm, Translucent Green • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
ZIRO 3D Printer Filament PLA 1.75 1KG(2.2lbs), Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm, Translucent Purple • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
ZIRO 3D Printer Filament PLA 1.75 1KG(2.2lbs), Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05mm, Pink • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98

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