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Mr. Flowers from Shenandoah IA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Shenandoah Middle School STEM Robotics Class

Help me give my students the tools required to build a robot in their new STEM robotics class.

  • 3 donors
  • $6,311 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are creative, curious, and inspiring group. They chose to sign up for a brand new elective class called Robotics. They love the hands-on learning experience. The classroom is divided into 6 teams, and each team is working on a different part of the project. The students were allowed to choose the group that they wanted to be in. They are doing an amazing job at collaborating with each other, and learning to do things they never thought possible. In fact, the fund raising team created all of the documents, did the math, and did the research so that we can begin fundraising for the materials needed to begin building the robot. I gave them time to finish their work, so we could use their data to sign up for this site.

My Project

Our school partnered with the University of Iowa and brought a new STEM class to our school. First Tech Robotics is the name of the class. We purchased our starter kits, and are in the process of fund raising to purchase the tools, and remaining items, needed to begin building. The kids are extremely excited to begin building the robot. While fundraising, the students have been very busy. They are divided into 5 teams. The Builder Team has been working on the CAD program designing their robot. The Programmer/Marketing Team has been working on coding and creating a web site to promote our project. The fundraising team has been reaching out to local businesses and STEM companies across the state. The logistics team created the required tools list, and has been working on their Engineering Notebook. The Strategic team has been studying the rules of competition, and has created a class Engineering Notebook. Everyone is almost ready to begin building a robot. We are just waiting on the funds to buy the required tools, and other supplies, needed. This is an amazing class, that students can continue once they are in high school. There are so many possibilities for their future in taking this STEM class.

Mr. Flowers
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK47294049T Mobile Cabinet Workbench Rubber Mat 24 in Depth 37 34 in Height 48 in Width • Grainger $805.22 1 $805.22
TK47294050T Red Storage Cabinet 37 12 in H X 52 in W X 18 in D Number of Drawers 10 • Grainger $598.40 1 $598.40
TK47294114T Jig Saw 20V DC Top Handle Blade Shank Type T-Shank • Grainger $590.00 1 $590.00
TK47294117T Drill Kit Cordless 12 in Chuck Size • Grainger $417.83 1 $417.83
TK47294051T Cordless Rotary Tool Kit12 V31 Pcs • Grainger $136.88 2 $273.76
TK47294057T Combination Wrench Set Alloy Steel Chrome 20 Number of Tools • Grainger $124.00 2 $248.00
TK47294126T Socket Wrench Set Socket Size Range 4 mm to 25 mm 532 in to 1 in • Grainger $163.12 1 $163.12
TK47294118T Screw Machine Drill Bit Set Number of Drill Bits 29 135 High Speed Steel Black Oxide • Grainger $134.50 1 $134.50
TK47294128T Manual Cutting Action Tubing Cutter Cutting Capacity 58 in to 2-18 in • Grainger $58.32 2 $116.64
TK47294132T Heavy Duty Combination Vise 6 in Jaw Width 6 in Max. Opening 3 in Throat Depth • Grainger $113.36 1 $113.36
TK47294103T Chain Detacher ANSI Type 25-60 For Use With Roller Chain • Grainger $49.03 2 $98.06
TK47294053T Keystone SlottedPhillips Precision Screwdriver Set Plastic Number of Pieces 7 • Grainger $43.88 2 $87.76
TK47294121T Long Nose Pliers Jaw Length 3 in Jaw Width 1116 in Jaw Bend 0 Tip Width 18 in • Grainger $41.43 2 $82.86
TK47294120T 8 in 10 in and 12 in American Pattern File Set with Natural Finish Number of Pieces 9 • Grainger $81.24 1 $81.24
TK47294129T Anti-Fog Scratch-Resistant Indirect Chemical SplashImpact Resistant Goggles Clear Lens • Grainger $2.88 25 $72.00
TK47294122T Linemans Pliers Jaw Length 1 1932 in Jaw Width 1 14 in Jaw Thickness 58 in Dipped Handle • Grainger $35.56 2 $71.12
TK47294052T Extra Long L-Shaped SAEMetric ProGuard Ball End Hex Key Set Number of Pieces 22 • Grainger $35.04 2 $70.08
TK47294104T Chain Puller ANSI Type 25-35 For Use With Roller Chain • Grainger $31.25 2 $62.50
TK47294060T Long Ergonomic Metric Black Oxide Ball End Hex Key Set Number of Pieces 8 • Grainger $51.50 1 $51.50
TK47294055T 25 ft Steel SAE Tape Measure BlackYellow • Grainger $12.65 4 $50.60
TK47294054T Keystone SlottedPhillips Screwdriver Set Multicomponent Number of Pieces 11 • Grainger $22.27 2 $44.54
TK47294123T 8 14 in Solid and Stranded Long Nose Wire StripperCrimperCutterLooper 22 to 10 AWG Capacity • Grainger $21.60 2 $43.20
TK47294127T 3 in 6 in W x 2 12 in D Hand Seamer Set Blue • Grainger $43.12 1 $43.12
TK47294059T Long Ergonomic SAE Black Oxide Ball End Hex Key Set Number of Pieces 11 • Grainger $41.82 1 $41.82
TK47294105T Deburring Tool SetB Series • Grainger $20.12 2 $40.24
TK47294113T Electric Heat Gun 120V AC Variable Temp. Settings 120 to 1150F • Grainger $38.16 1 $38.16
TK47294130T Leather Gloves L Cowhide PK 12 • Grainger $37.28 1 $37.28
TK47294107T Deburring Replacement BladeB 20 • Grainger $1.82 20 $36.40
TK47294125T Nut Driver Set Yellow with Multicolor Grip Number of Pieces 6 • Grainger $31.51 1 $31.51
TK47294124T Nut Driver Set Yellow with Multicolor Grip Number of Pieces 7 • Grainger $31.37 1 $31.37
TK47294115T Jig Saw Blade T Shank Blade Shank Type 24 Teeth per Inch 5 14 in Blade Length PK 5 • Grainger $15.50 2 $31.00
TK47294131T Fire Extinguisher Dry Chemical Monoammonium Phosphate 5 lb 3A40BC UL Rating • Grainger $30.91 1 $30.91
TK47294061T Long Ergonomic SAE Black Oxide Ball End Hex Key Set Number of Pieces 13 • Grainger $30.60 1 $30.60
TK47294058T Cable Tie Kit Standard Color Natural Material Nylon 66 • Grainger $15.19 2 $30.38
TK47294056T Cable Tie Releasable Actual Length 8 in Color Black PK 100 • Grainger $15.15 2 $30.30
TK47294119T 40-Piece Screwdriver Bit Set 14 in Hex Shank Size • Grainger $29.99 1 $29.99
TK47294108T 10 in 12 in Hacksaw Kit for Metal 10 in 12 in • Grainger $12.54 2 $25.08
TK47294110T Bi-Metal Hacksaw Blade for Metal 32 TPI 10 in Blade Length • Grainger $4.86 5 $24.30
TK47294062T Long Ergonomic Metric Black Oxide Ball End Hex Key Set Number of Pieces 9 • Grainger $22.88 1 $22.88
TK47294116T Jig Saw Blade T Shank Blade Shank Type 36 Teeth per Inch 3 58 in Blade Length PK 5 • Grainger $11.13 2 $22.26
TK47294112T Bi-Metal Hacksaw Blade for Metal 32 TPI 12 in Blade Length • Grainger $21.25 1 $21.25
TK47294106T Deburring Replacement BladeB 10 • Grainger $1.81 10 $18.10
TK47294111T Bi-Metal Hacksaw Blade for Metal 24 TPI 12 in Blade Length • Grainger $15.38 1 $15.38
TK47294109T Bi-Metal Hacksaw Blade for Metal 24 TPI 10 in Blade Length • Grainger $14.29 1 $14.29

Materials cost

$4,922.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$337.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$73.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$5,363.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$946.58

Total project goal

$6,310.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$6,310.55

2 Donors

-$5,438.97

Donations toward project cost

-$5,363.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$871.58

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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