Engineering Prototyping / Machining Equipment

Still needed of $1,374.75 goal
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  • My Class Needs machining / engineering equipment to keep step with students' growing skills

    Launched October 17th, 2017 Project Deadline January 30th, 2018
    Classroom Size 168 Students School Size 1326 Students

    My Students

    The students using the equipment are between grades 8-12. These students are often getting their first opportunities to put their hands on tools, machines, and equipment in this high school shop. They share with me great excitement describing future career hopes, and goals, related to their hands-on projects while problem solving in the shop. The requested equipment expands the capabilities of the students while they pursue project of interest, and develop life long experiences and skills.

    How will this project impact them?

    This project is important for the students because it would provide them with tools and equipment capable of fabricating projects not currently available to them. My intention is to teach students real-world practical applications of engineering, and metal fabrication. In doing so, students will be faced with projects that force them to work through situations demanding critical thinking, problem solving, and team work. If this campaign is successful the equipment would spark the excitement and imaginations of the students, immediately triggering a flood of possible uses for themselves. I have always tried to create a work space with no limitation for what the students could build, pursue, and learn from. Once a student is excited and turned onto an idea, the benefit of quickly getting on task is so valuable for maintaining their motivation, and the learning takes care of itself.

  • Where the $1374.75 goes


    8" Rotary Table

    KBC Tools

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    $627.75 x 1 = $627.75

    20 Ton Hydraulic Press

    KBC Tools

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    $359.99 x 1 = $359.99
    Shipping & Handling $0.00
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $118.53
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $17.27
    Project cost excluding donation to support $1,168.54
    Optional donation to support *** $206.21
    Project cost including donation to support $1,374.75
    0 donors -$0.00
    Still needed $1,374.75

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the costs of fulfilling the project, including purchasing and coordinating the delivery of classroom resources. This also supports the processing of thank-you cards and pictures from teachers and students to donors, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

    ** Payment Processing Fee: An average of fees charged to MyClassNeeds for processing donations (e.g. credit card payments through a secure server). We have worked hard to select the most secure option for the cost.

    *** Optional Donation to My Class Needs:  An optional donation to support My Class Needs calculated at 15% of your donation. This gift to the charity, which you can opt out of during the donation process, supports the work we do to engage teachers, build awareness, and to generally run MyClassNeeds. Please note that project resources are not withheld if this amount is not raised.

    Disclaimer: MyClassNeeds (MCN ) is the charitable affiliate of Curriculum Services Canada (CSC). MCN and CSC do not endorse or promote any particular supplier, product, or service requested by the teachers through our online crowdfunding platform. MCN assesses every project to ensure that the requested resources represent the most economical and impactful approach to enriching students’ learning experience.

    MCN will contact the school administrator associated with the specific project and ensure that the administrator has given approval to the project to go ahead and that the resources requested meet the fundraising guidelines within their province, board or district and school.

    MCN will seek competitive prices from various suppliers to ensure the best possible price for the materials and services. Where available, MCN may (at our discretion) suggest lower-cost alternatives that may accomplish the same project goals. Our suggestion of an alternate option is not an endorsement by either MCN or CSC of the supplier, product or service and the final decision on the choice of resource is made by the teacher(s) themselves.

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by Mr. Manweiler

I am a high school technology educator experienced in math, woodworking, power mechanics, and general technology, but have extensive experience in metal machining and fabrication technologies. Prior to my current 10 year teaching experience, I trained as a mechanical engineer with a mac...

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