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Mr. Vicente from Denver CO is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Want to Drive a Robot?

Help me give my students critical laptops that are needed to help them program, design, and drive their robots!

  • $2,486 goal

This project expired on March 18, 2022.

This project expired on March 18, 2022.

My Students

Our FIRST Robotics Competition Team is a 9-12 student-led FIRST Robotics Competition Team. They work in different teams to program the robot, build the robot, and learn how to maneuver and drive the robot. Many of our students come with only a love for hands-on learning as freshmen. By the time they are seniors, they are well versed in a variety of aspects of real-world problem solving and most importantly how to work collaboratively with a group in pressured situations. The students also learn the values taught by FIRST and are exposed to other activities and industries critical to the team such as business planning and marketing.

My Project

A number of our students come from low-income families and therefore aren't able to afford computers of their own. The team tries to loan laptops to those students who are passionate about learning programming so that they are able to practice and expand their knowledge. That then gets them energetic about pursuing college degrees related to programming and computer science. We also need the laptops to help control the robot during competitions. That laptop is always specialized by the programming team to provide the drivers with a number of uniquely designed status screens, logs, and even camera streams from the robot.

Mr. Vicente
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lenovo - Ideapad 3 15 15.6' Laptop - AMD Ryzen 3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Platinum Grey • Best Buy Education $385.99 5 $1,929.95

Materials cost

$1,929.95

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$123.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$28.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,112.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$372.78

Total project goal

$2,485.20

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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