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Mr. Wright from Moorestown NJ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Update FRC Team 5113's Hand Tools and Safety Equipment

Help me give my students new hand tools and safety equipment to build a robot for the FIRST Robotics Competition.

  • $748 goal

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My Students

My students spend thousands of hours every year building their robot and making the best use of the limited tools they have. They dedicate their lives to robotics for 3 months out of the year, a time commitment that can sometimes be similar to a full-time job. Using outdated and lackluster tools makes their lives harder and reduces the quality of their work. These students deserve the best they can get, and I truly hope we can reach our goal.

My Project

To improve our efficiency, The Combustible Lemons need new hand tools and better safety equipment. The new hand tools and screwdriver bits will reduce the occurrence of stripped bolts, allow for multiple students to work on similar elements of the robot at the same time, and allow us to work in tighter spaces. Proper measuring equipment will save the team money by preventing wasted material. The safety glasses will make sure there are enough for every student in the shop, as well as parent and sibling visitors at competitions that need to stay safe. Disposable earplugs will prevent hearing damage from loud saws and other power tools. Proper surge protectors will protect our delicate electrical equipment and keep our workplace safe. These items are essential to the continued operation of our team.

This year, the team just barely qualified for the District Championship, being the 60th team to qualify, but we placed 13th overall, and we are aiming to go to the World Championship next year.

Our district, FIRST Mid-Atlantic, is one of the most competitive districts in the country, and possibly the world. Even with sub-par tools, we managed to be one of the best teams in the district. However, our current tools are a significant disadvantage in comparison to those of other similarly performing teams, so new tools will bring our team to completely new heights. FIRST Robotics competition is a great learning opportunity for every student, and new tools make it safer and more fun!

Mr. Wright
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wera 05022639001 L-key-Set for 950 SPKL/9 SZ imperial • Amazon Business $39.99 3 $119.97
Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Power Strip Surge Protector with 8-Foot Power Cord, 4320 Joules (BP112230-08) • Amazon Business $26.93 2 $53.86
T-Handle Set with Stand, 9-Inch Blade, 10-Piece Klein Tools JTH910E • Amazon Business $52.44 1 $52.44
Journeyman SAE T-Handle Hex Key Set with Stand, 4-Inch Blade, 10-Piece Klein Tools JTH410E • Amazon Business $47.25 1 $47.25
T Handle Hex Key Set with Stand, SAE, 6-Inch Blade, Chamfered End, 10 Piece Klein Tools JTH610E • Amazon Business $46.63 1 $46.63
Self-Adjusting Wire Stripper and Cutter, 10-20 AWG Klein Tools 11061 • Amazon Business $22.51 2 $45.02
IRWIN Tools VISE-GRIP Pliers, Flush Diagonal with Spring, 4 1/2-Inch (2078925) • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
SAFE HANDLER Protective Safety Glasses, Yellow Polycarbonate Impact and Ballistic Resistant Lens - Black Temple (Box of 12) • Amazon Business $9.69 3 $29.07
Craftsman Extreme Grip 6-piece Diamond Tip Screwdriver Set • Amazon Business $26.84 1 $26.84
Craftsman 100 Piece drilling and driving kit • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
IGAN Wire Flush Cutters, Precision Electronic Cutting Pliers, Micro Wire Cutter, Red, (5 Pack) • Amazon Business $21.70 1 $21.70
IRWIN QUICK-GRIP 1964758 One-Handed Mini Bar Clamp 4 Pack, 6" • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
YS Industries Foam Earplugs Sound Blocking Orange Ear Plugs Hearing Protection Ultra Comfortable, 60 Pairs with Cary Case - 31dB Noise Reduction Rating for Sleeping, Snoring, Travel, Shooting and Work • Amazon Business $9.79 2 $19.58
Irwin Tools Combination Square, Metal-Body, 12", 1794469 • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Multi Angle Measuring Ruler, Ankace Premium Aluminum Alloy Ultimate 836 Template Tool/Layout Tool Measurement for Handymen, Builders, Craftsmen, DIY-ers, Black • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
IRWIN Tools Combination Square, Metal-Body, 6-Inch (1794468) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Gimars 3pcs 6 +12 inch Unique Measure to Ends Stainless Steel Metal Ruler Kit, Easy to Read Inch&mm&cm Directly, More Polished Edge for School, Office, Architect, Engineers, Craft • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
IRWIN VISE-GRIP Diagonal Cutting Pliers, 6", 2078306 • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
IRWIN QUICK-GRIP Handi-Clamp, 4", 59400CD • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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