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Ms. Anna from Oakland CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wearable Tech

Help me give my students enough equipment so that they can all work in class. I am asking for sewing machines, hand-routers, and soldering irons so that they can complete projects for sewing, woodworking and coding.

  • $1,580 goal

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My Students

My students are part of an elective class in 3D Design. During our 2 months together we have learned to sew, create our own clothes, code, laser-cut and 3D print. In class they are able to work enthusiastically in groups or independently on their own, demonstrating to be a cohesive and engaged group. They are exceptionally talented and have wonderful ideas for their projects: I feel however that at times they are limited in scope by the materials and equipment in class.

They have amazed me day after day with their creativity, inventiveness, and energetic presence in the classroom everyday.

They are playful and exuberant and are a joy to be around.

Students in the school are primarily Latinx from the Oakland area. I would like to expand the amount of tools and equipment in class, so that each student has the opportunity to engage with hands-on skills like sewing, soldering, coding, woodworking. I am asking for extra machines in order to serve more students, and make the time in class more efficient.

My Project

My students are completing a project which involves learning basics of pattern making to create a "wearable-tech backpack", that has integrated lights on it. The students integrated learned skills around circuitry, soldering, coding, and sewing, to create a backpack that has lights that react to external stimuli.

The projects could be done way more efficiently if the students were able to work on more machines at a time.

At the moment their work is limited in scope by the equipment in class, and we constantly have to halt work because of missing or faulty parts. A complete set of sewing machines, hand routers and soldering irons would help us greatly.

Ms. Anna
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brother Sewing Machine, SE600, Computerized Sewing and Embroidery Machine with 4" x 4" Embroidery Area, 80 Embroidery Designs, 103 Built-In Sewing Stitches, White • Amazon Business $369.00 1 $369.00
SINGER | Start 1304 6 Built-in Stitches, Free Arm Best Sewing Machine for Beginners • Amazon Business $77.13 4 $308.52
Makita RT0701C 1-1/4 HP Compact Router • Amazon Business $89.00 2 $178.00
ANBES Soldering Iron Kit Electronics, 60W Adjustable Temperature Welding Tool, 5pcs Soldering Tips, Desoldering Pump, Soldering Iron Stand, Tweezers • Amazon Business $18.99 9 $170.91
Magento's Superb 14 Pieces Set Adjustable Temperature Soldering Iron Gun Kit 60w - 110v - Best for Small Electric Work and Welding. 5 Bonus Tips in Various Sizes + Bonus Solder Wire + Stand]. • Amazon Business $15.99 10 $159.90

Materials cost

$1,186.33

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$108.55

3rd party payment processing fee

$17.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,342.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$236.94

Total project goal

$1,579.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,579.61

1 Donor

-$1,579.61

Donations toward project cost

-$1,342.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$236.94

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$0.00

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