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Mrs. Graves from Denton TX is requesting Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Soldering Workshops and Stations for Upcycled Jewelry Design

My students need soldering stations, Elenco Soldering kits, and jewelry tools to learn how to upcycle old electronics into new creations.

  • $335 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My makers enjoyed learning the basics of soldering and are ready to take their skills to the next level. They want to practice soldering and make their own jewelry out of up-cycled electronics.

Over 49% of our students receive free or reduced lunch, but we don't want that to stop them from being the next Steve Jobs or Elon Musk.

They love creating and making things in our makerspace and have recently fallen in love with taking things apart. Now, they want to create new things with the old electronics our community has donated to us.

My Project

With the soldering stations and Elenco FM Radio kits, our students will perfect their soldering skills and then move on to crafting their own inventions with old electronics. Soldering is an essential maker skill that will open many doorways for our young inventors. We are partnering with the public library to host soldering workshops, but the two soldering stations from this project will remain on our campus for students to use as needed. Once the students have practiced soldering with the Elenco and Velleman kits, they will move on to designing their own jewelry and wearable technology. Their new found soldering skills will allow them to draft together circuit boards, use existing motors, and create new wearables out of discarded technology.

Your donation will help our students build on this new-found skill while enabling our students to create their own jewelry designs.

This project will help our students feel the empowerment of thinking, making and improving their own designs. Thank you for helping our students experience the power of unlimited possibilities.

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Mrs. Graves
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elenco FM Radio Kit • Amazon Business $17.99 5 $89.95
Soldering Station - 40 Watt Soldering Iron Included • Amazon Business $32.89 2 $65.78
Velleman MK112 Brain Game (Simon Says) • Amazon Business $10.45 5 $52.25
Hakko 599B-02 Solder Tip Cleaning Wire and Holder • Amazon Business $8.94 2 $17.88
Beadalon 7-Piece Tool Kit Zip Pouch, Econo • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Darice 1972-08 Nickel Free Silver Finding Starter Kit in Clear Box • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83

Materials cost

$250.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$284.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.17

Total project goal

$334.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$334.44

3 Donors

-$287.27

Donations toward project cost

-$284.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$47.17

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$0.00

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