3D Printing-Technology for the Real World and the Future!

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My Students

My students are from a very multi-cultural neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia. We are representing students from over 40 countries, many religions and even more languages. Our school is overcrowded, and we have an addition being built to house everyone. Many of my students come from places where they had no access to technology, good schools, or even religious freedom.

My students deserve the best education that we can give them!

So many of them come to us with no educational background from their countries of origin. We have an active ESOL population who are trying to learn English and assimilate into our culture. We have female students who didn’t have access to schools in their past. My kids need a lot of support!

My Project

We are requesting a 3D printer and the filament that goes with it to make a difference in my students’ lives. Most of my students come from places where due to poverty, war and other issues, they have not been exposed to technology. Showing them how technology can be used not only in a classroom, but in real world applications can help them to make decisions about exciting careers in the technology field as they make decisions about what high schools to go to and what careers they want to have in the future. I want to be able to teach kids about sophisticated concepts such as tolerance and coaxial movement with examples that not only stick with them, but that they create for themselves and can hold and explain. We live in an instant gratification society. Eventually, I want my students to create a 3D tolerance piece that uses and incorporates their technology skills with meaningful,thought-provoking art. I want my students to take the time to design something and then create it in a format they can hold and use. One easy and fun project that I would like to start with is for each of them to design and print a 3D keychain of their first names. It would be concrete and meaningful to them. We will then work on more advanced projects. We plan to use the printer in classes during the day, and perhaps an after school club.

3D printing can tie in technology, science, math and the arts.

It can incorporate every other subject that the students use in school, and can put them on the road to success in the future. Technology is the future and my students must be prepared.

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Materials
Cost
Quantity
Total
FlashForge 3D Printers, New Model: Finder • Amazon Business
$399.00
1
$399.00
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Blue • Amazon Business
$28.01
1
$28.01
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Red • Amazon Business
$27.93
1
$27.93
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Orange • Amazon Business
$26.99
1
$26.99
HATCHBOX PLA 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Pink • Amazon Business
$22.99
1
$22.99
HATCHBOX ABS 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.03 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Silver • Amazon Business
$21.99
1
$21.99
HATCHBOX ABS 3D Printer Filament, Dimensional Accuracy +/- 0.05 mm, 1 kg Spool, 1.75 mm, Green • Amazon Business
$21.99
1
$21.99

Materials cost

$548.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$587.13

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose.org reach more classrooms

$103.61

Total project goal

$690.74

How we calculate what’s needed

Total project goal

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$690.74

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This project will reach 999 students.

Mrs. S. will only receive her materials if this project is fully funded by August 4.

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