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Mr. Theiss from Farmingville NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Safety Equipment for Laser Cutting

My students need safety equipment to operate the laser cutter 3M donated.

  • $555 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are pre-engineering students and architecture students interested in applying their math and science skills in a hands-on learning environment. As their teacher, I am always searching for new and innovative ways to keep them up to date in this world of ever adapting technology.

We are currently looking to add modern tools and materials that will expand our learning of how objects are designed.

Our hands-on learning activities have incorporated the design of structures and vehicles in the past.

My Project

My students need safety equipment to operate the laser cutter that was just donated.

They will need safety glasses rated to 10,600 nm to protect any reflected CO2 laser light.

This would be a double protection since the machine already has a blocking filter in place, but I would like to guard twice against it. They will also need to protect the laser from any power surges with a surge protector, as well as the water pump and air pump. To make sure the correct power is being used, a caliper is needed to measure the thickness of the material we will be cutting.

For good measure, we are also asking for signs to warn of laser use, and a first aid burn kit in hopes we will never need to use it.

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Laser Safety Eyewear - Co2/excimer Filter in Black Plastic Semi-rimless Wrap-around Frame Style • Amazon Business $40.00 4 $160.00
Pac-Kit by First Aid Only 3035 13 Piece Water-Jel Emergency Burn Kit in Weatherproof Steel Case • Amazon Business $80.00 1 $80.00
Tripp Lite Isobar 4 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, 6ft Cord, Right-Angle Plug, Metal, Lifetime Limited Warranty & $50,000 INSURANCE (ISOBAR4ULTRA) • Amazon Business $38.71 2 $77.42
Honeywell 31-80100 Co2 GPT XC, Filter 100 • Amazon Business $41.00 1 $41.00
Brady 129253 Radiation and Laser Sign, Legend "Laser Wear Protective Laser Goggles", 7" Height, 10" Width, Black and Red on White • Amazon Business $7.96 5 $39.80
SmartSign Plastic OSHA Safety Sign, Legend "Caution: Laser in Use", 7" high x 10" wide, Black/Red on Yellow • Amazon Business $6.39 3 $19.17
Neiko 01407A Electronic Digital Caliper with Extra Large LCD Screen | 0 - 6 Inches | Inch/Fractions/Millimeter Conversion • Amazon Business $17.35 1 $17.35

Materials cost

$434.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$471.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.16

Total project goal

$554.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$554.42

1 Donor

-$471.26

Donations toward project cost

-$471.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$83.16

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$0.00

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