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Mr. Turner from Omro WI is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Soldering Stations for Engineering and Fabrication

Help me give my students soldering tools for electronics projects in Engineering, Invention, and the Fabrication Lab

  • $674 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are from a rural school district and they have a great desire to learn new things. They strive to get to the next level of understanding so they can delve deeper into the material. This leads them to take charge of their own learning inside as well as outside of class.

Lemelson MIT and Omro are piloting a new Water Inventions class where students identify and invent solutions to problems related to water locally and nationally.

My students have a natural curiosity for the sciences and I work as guide them through the numerous facets of the STEM field. We discuss concrete ideas in science as well as more complex abstract points that engage unique thought processes. All of my students have abilities that will push them through the challenges they will meet throughout their lives.

My Project

We currently use inexpensive soldering irons and these stations with the helping hand setups will make it safer and help students be more efficient and successful with their time in class when building their inventions. Our invention class is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to pilot an education program around water, and how we can use invention to solve problems affecting water.

In our current course work students will be learning about invention and how it can be used to solve local problems.

They will be building small computers that will run different devices that the students create to solve a local and/or global problem. Those computers will be made from scratch and require soldering equipment. The small computers will connect to the Internet of Things cloud to work as data gathering tools. This data will be used in research of the students chosen problem and also to determine the success and viability of their invention long term.

Mr. Turner
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 45 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
YIHUA 948-II 4 in 1 Hot Air Rework Soldering Iron and Desoldering Suction Tin Gun Station with Suction Pick Up Pen °F /°C • Amazon Business $249.99 1 $249.99
TXINLEI 8586 110V Solder Station, 2 in 1 Digital Display SMD Hot Air Rework Station and Soldering Iron, 12pcs Different Soldering Tips,Solder Wire,Tweezers,Desoldering Pump,700W 480℃ • Amazon Business $65.99 2 $131.98
QuadHands Jumbo Workbench - Helping Hands Third Arm Soldering Work Station | EXtra Large & Heavy No Tip Base Plate | 6 Flexible Magnetic Arms with Precision 360 Degree Alligator Clip | Made In USA • Amazon Business $77.95 1 $77.95
QuadHands WorkBench Helping Hands Soldering Third Hand Vise | 4 Magnetic Based Flexible Metal Arms Can Be Mounted Anywhere on the 6" x 9" Solid Steel Base | Designed and Made in the USA • Amazon Business $44.95 1 $44.95
QuadHands WorkBench Mini Helping Hands Third Hand Soldering Station. Magnetic Flexible Metal Arms Can Be Placed Exactly Like You Want - Heavy Steel Base • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95

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