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Mr. Streba from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Santa Needs a Helper

Help me give my students a computer controlled router so they can design and make a toy.

  • $931 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I mostly teach 7th graders. My students come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. What I love about our school and students is that it is a wonderful mix of ideas and cultures. In my class, when students are working on a project, I love listening to the variety of perspectives students bring to the table. The end result of the project is better with input of greater variety. Every year, in regard to the student council, our students elect officers from all different backgrounds. It is wonderful to see such a diverse population working together.

My Project

The students are going to do a project in which they play the role of an entrepreneur. They are going to design, make and market a child's toy that is a mechanical movement. An example of a mechanical movement might be a dog that when a person rotates a shaft the dogs mouth opens and closes and his tail wags. Attached to the shaft are cams and the cams are what drives the mechanism for the mouth and tail. The computer controlled router is the tool needed to accurately cut out the toy parts.

Doing a project like this will give students an opportunity use high technology and incorporate several different workplace skills to accomplish a task.

Mr. Streba
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
CNC 3018pro-M DIY Mini CNC Machine, Latest 3 Axis Wood Router Used As Laser Engraving Milling Machine For Metal Pcb Milling Machine Wood Router Laser Engraving (3018 PRO M) • Amazon Business $249.99 3 $749.97

Materials cost

$749.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.25

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$791.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.63

Total project goal

$930.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$930.85

1 Donor

-$465.42

Donations toward project cost

-$395.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.81

match offer

-$465.42

Match offer toward project cost

-$395.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.81

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$0.00

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