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Mrs. Mixon from Austin TX is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Tools for Tech: Building Robots and Future Job Skills

Help me give my students the tools such as a table saw, drill press, rotary tool kit, saw blades, etc. to create their robots to compete in VEX and build STEM skills for the future.

  • $701 goal

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My Students

This is a group of highly motivated, innovative and intelligent boys and girls from a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds who came together to form a robotics club for their high school.

These dedicated kids researched competitive robotics, sought out teacher sponsorship, recruited members, and are dedicated to working together to learn programming and craftsmanship while creating a positive and inclusive community of enthusiastic technology learners and leaders.

Their innovative spirit has led to new classes being offered on campus and inspired local elementary and middle schools to start robotics teams and classes at their schools too!

My Project

Our competitive robotics team will use these tools to build their robot creations to compete in VEX EDR. After designing and building their robots, they will compete by completing specified tasks on the playing field to score points against other teams.

Today’s design process builds tech job skills for their futures.

The tools you help provide will be used during the engineering design process to bring their creations to life. Working as a team they will build leadership skills while building tech knowledge. Your contribution will build skills that will be the foundation for future success in and out of the classroom.

Mrs. Mixon
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 14 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SKIL 3410-02 10-Inch Table Saw with Folding Stand • Amazon Business $199.06 1 $199.06
SKIL 3320-01 3.2 Amp 10-Inch Drill Press • Amazon Business $114.74 1 $114.74
Dremel 4300-5/40 High Performance Rotary Tool Kit with LED Light- 5 Attachments & 40 Accessories- Engraver, Sander, and Polisher- Perfect for Grinding, Cutting, Wood Carving, Sanding, and Engraving • Amazon Business $112.79 1 $112.79
Ryobi Drilling and Driving Kit 120 piece Set A981202 • Amazon Business $33.50 1 $33.50
Topec 18Pcs File Set, Round and Flat File Kits are Made of High Carbon-Steel, Ideal Wooden Hand Tool for Woodwork, Metal, Model & Hobby Applications • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Concord Blades MCB1000T060HP 10" 60 Teeth TCT Ferrous Metal Cutting Blade • Amazon Business $26.33 1 $26.33
Concord Blades ACB1000T100HP 10-Inch 100 Teeth TCT Non-Ferrous Metal Saw Blade • Amazon Business $25.54 1 $25.54
POWERTEC 71009 Safety Push Block and Stick Set | 5 Pack | Ergonomic Handles with Max Grip | Push blocks and Sticks for Table Saw, Jointers and Woodworking | for Woodworker Safety & Control • Amazon Business $17.92 1 $17.92

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