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Mr. Twichel from Sault S Marie MI is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Under Water Robotics

Help me give my students a real world, hands on experience that will have a lasting impression.

  • $351 goal

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My Students


“In everything that we do, we believe that today’s STEM students are tomorrows innovators.

Our goal is to engage and inspire by providing real world hands-on experiences. Students learn teamwork, communication and technical skills from this program”


Last year fifth graders built, maintained and competed using underwater robots called Remote Operated Vehicles or ROVs. Students worked in teams of four while learning about marine technology, volts, amps, & resistance. During our family night, teams earned points during the pool mission and were rated by judges on their oral presentations. All materials used to build these machines are reusable and are ready and available for this year’s competition. (Each bot is built from scratch each year)

My Project

We cannot predict the jobs of the future but we are certain that future jobs will require teamwork and high levels of communication. These materials will provide a real world experience that will be long lasting. Student work together on the design, the build process, they maintain their machines and lastly they compete with them. We begin with the end in mind. Students are introduced to the mission (pool tasks) and they are also required to answer oral question to local engineers regarding marine technology, volts, amps and resistance the night of the competition. Our competition is a family affair where siblings and grandparents spectate and cheer on their loved ones.

Mr. Twichel
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
7" Color LCD 600tvl Waterproof 15m Cable 4000mah Rechargeable Battery Fish Finder Underwater Fishing Video Camera with Carry Case • Amazon Business $119.99 1 $119.99
AmazonBasics Hard Camera Case - Small • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
WindyNation 100 Feet (31 Meters) 3/8 inch, 3/8" I.D. Polyolefin 2:1 Black Heat Shrink Tubing • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
WATERWICH DC12-24V/0.1-10A Dual LED Digital Multimeter Amp Voltage Meter 2-in-1 Current Tester and Voltage Tester for Boat Marine Vehicle Truck ATV Car Camper LED Round Panel (Blue) • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
HUAHA Auto Mini Blade Fuse Assorted + Inline 16 AWG Gauge Waterproof DC Fuse Holder + Add-a-circuit Fuse TAP Adapter with 2 Fuse Pullers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
DSC-TB01,Splits 1 Input to 8 Out, 8 Way Terminal Block Bus Bar • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
10 Pair Philmore DC 15A Quick Disconnect Power Connectors for 20-16AWG Wire; 49-320 • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
HOTSYSTEM 5Blue+5Red+5Green Dot Led Light Round Rocker Toggle Switch Spst On-Off Control for Car Truck • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Qiilu 2pcs Red LED Light 12V 20A 3Pin Car Auto Boat Round On-Off Rocker Toggle Switch,SPST Circuit,Waterproof,3/4' 20mm hole • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Igreeman 10 Pair DC Power Pigtail Male & Female Cable (Upgraded 18AWG) with 2.1mm x 5.5mm Connectors for Home Security Surveillance Camera Power Adapter and Party lighting Power Connection • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Pilot Automotive PL-SW26 Performance Toggle Switch with Red Safety Cover • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37

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