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Mr. St. Mary from Houston TX is requesting Computers & Tablets through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

WHS CompTIA A+ Computer Lab

My students need essential industry items that will help them diagnose, repair, and build computers and other technology. These tools will ensure that they can master the essential knowledge and skills in the technology career industry.

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My Students

Hello all,

Last year, a student told me that he had never built a computer before and was interested in learning how to complete a build, but he had no way of getting the materials or knowledge of putting everything together.

He asked me to teach him because, earlier in the year, he discovered that he enjoyed the hobby of building custom computers. I immediately ran out to the nearest computer store, bought a motherboard, processor, and RAM. We stayed after school and built our first build.

This small desire transformed into an obsession. The one student turned into five students staying after school building and troubleshooting computers. My students would bring in their old personal computers and upgrade them, build office computers for their churches and family businesses, and attempt to resurrect old and broken computers.

There is an eagerness in their efforts to learn everything about computers and personal technology. They are excited about every hardware that they have the opportunity to put their hands on. They love analyzing and problem-solving each piece of technology. My goal this year is to push their exploration into computer technology further into, and I hope Donors Choose can help me fulfill my dream.

My Project

All of these items are industry capture repair tools. Items range from magnetic screwdrivers, static ground cables, and electrical meters. These items will help students prepare for the Part 1 & 2 of the CompTIA A+ Certification Exam.

These items will help students build and repair computers and gain practical, real-world experience that they can utilize for their CompTIA A+ Certification Exam.

Items like the voltmeter, thermal camera, and PCIe Express Test Card will allow students to diagnose and learn how different captures work in the computer. There are also items that will enable students to a level of comfort, such as static free repair mats. These are great items that will allow students to grow into expert computer repair technicians.

Mr. St. Mary
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit - Electronics, Smartphone, Computer & Tablet Repair Kit • Amazon Business $64.99 5 $324.95
Perfect-Prime IR0175, Infrared (IR) Thermal Imager/Gun/Detector with IR Resolution 1024 Pixels & Temperature Range from -20~300°C, 6Hz Refresh Rate • Amazon Business $129.99 1 $129.99
iFixit Pro Magnetic Project Mat • Amazon Business $24.99 4 $99.96
Portable Anti-Static Mat • Amazon Business $24.99 4 $99.96
CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide: Exams 220-901 and 220-902 • Amazon Business $18.67 5 $93.35
Knipex Tools 97 22 240 Crimping Pliers • Amazon Business $36.97 2 $73.94
Arctic MX-4 Thermal Compound Paste, Carbon Based High Performance, Heatsink Paste, Thermal Compound CPU All Coolers, Thermal Interface Material -4 Grams[2 Pack Tool] • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
AstroAI Digital Multimeter, TRMS 6000 Counts Volt Meter Manual and Auto Ranging; Measures Voltage Tester, Current, Resistance, Continuity, Frequency; Tests Diodes, Transistors, Temperature, Red • Amazon Business $34.91 1 $34.91
Fluke LVD2/CT Volt Light with Counter Top Display, 90 to 600V AC Voltage • Amazon Business $34.20 1 $34.20
Thermaltake Dr. Power II Automated Power Supply Tester Oversized LCD for All Power Supplies - AC0015 • Amazon Business $32.81 1 $32.81
DROK Pocket Digital Multimeter USB 3.0 Hub, OLED Display DC 13V Voltage Ampere Power Capacity 4in1 Multi Tester • Amazon Business $14.07 2 $28.14
SUKRAGRAHA 2-Digit Portable Computer PC Mini PCI PCI-E LPC Laptop Analyzer Tester Mother Board Debug Checker Diagnostic Card • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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