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Ms. Kuang from San Leandro CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEMulate Our Minds!

Help me give my students an opportunity to learn how to code and build robotic cars.

  • $994 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My scholars are wonderful children growing up in a very diverse community. Located in the heart of the East Bay, they are encouraged and challenged to voice their opinion and stand for what they believe is right. Many of our students are actually transfers from Oakland.

They are eager to learn science and help out their community in any way that they can.

With technology becoming more prevalent in our classrooms, our students and our teachers need to be up-to-date. My scholars are so hardworking and make good decisions every day. However, anyone who is involved with the educational system knows that a huge effort goes to motivating our students. As I grow professionally, I am always looking for ways to improve and inspire my scholars.

My Project

Being students in the Bay Area, we are surrounded by technology coming from the Silicon Valley and San Francisco. I would like to provide an opportunity for my students to get experiences with working with basic hardware tools to learning how to code in Python.

My students need to have real hands-on opportunities to prepare themselves for this fast paced technology driven society.

In this project, I would like Raspberry Pis, plywood, batteries, and wires. The plywood is going to be used to have the students build their own car base through the laser cutter, this would teach my students how to make mock up blue prints and actually cut the shape of their cars. The Raspberry Pis and wires will teach them electric circuits and coding.

I am confident that this project would expose my students to coding and hardware that they will utilize in the near future.

Ms. Kuang
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboard • Amazon Business $34.48 10 $344.80
EMO 4 wheel 2 layer Robot Smart Car Chassis Kits with Speed Encoder for Arduino DIY • Amazon Business $20.99 7 $146.93
Breadboard Solderless Prototype PCB Board – ALLUS BB-009 (3pcs) 400 Pin with 4 Power Rails and Double Sided Tape for Raspberry Pi and Arduino • Amazon Business $6.99 10 $69.90
3 mm 1/8" x 10" x 10" Premium Baltic Birch Plywood, Box of 16 B/BB Grade Birch Veneer Sheets, Laser Cutting, CNC, Wood Burning and DIY Projects. • Amazon Business $24.99 2 $49.98
8 Pack AmVolt CR2032 Battery 220mAh 3 Volt Lithium Battery Coin Button Cell 2023 Expiry Date • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
AmazonBasics AA Performance Alkaline Batteries (48 Count) - Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
4 pack Battery Holder,SACKORANGE 18650 Battery Storage Case Plastic Box Holder Leads With 4 Slots for 6" Wire Leads • Amazon Business $7.59 3 $22.77
Multicolored Breadboard Dupont Jumper Wires – ALLUS J7011 120Pcs 3in1 Ribbon Cables Kit, Male to Male (M/M), Female to Female (F/F), Male to Female (M/F) for Arduino and Raspberry Pi • Amazon Business $5.79 3 $17.37
10 Pack of Mighty Gadget (R) Professional Grade UL Listed Black Color PVC Electrical Tapes with Durable Rubber Based Adhesive, Rated up to 600 Volts and 176 °F - Dimensions: 3/4” (W) x 60 Feet (L) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
500pcs LED Diode Lights, KingSo 5 Colors×100pcs 5mm Light Emitting Diodes LED Assortment Kit Electronics Components, Diffused Round Light Bulb for Arduino, White Red Orange Green Blue • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29

Materials cost

$735.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.34

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.04

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$844.34

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.00

Total project goal

$993.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$993.34

4 Donors

-$582.00

Donations toward project cost

-$494.70

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.30

match offer

-$411.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$349.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.70

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