Raspberry Pi Kits for Kids Interested in Computer Programming by Anthony Carandang , Spring Branch Education Foundation verified non-profit

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Launched Nov 11, 2016
Ends Jan 24, 2017
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Category: Technology
Class Size: 22
Grade: 6th - 12th 

With these funds we will purchase 21 Raspberry Pi 3 kits empowering students to learn principles of Computer Science, computer hardware, and Information Technology during our International Investigations Week (IIW).

At Westchester Academy, every year, upon returning from the winter break, students spend a week working on topics of global significance. Students are free to choose topics that interest them and enroll in mini-courses. Students then spend the the week researching their topic to create a final product that showcases what they have learned by the end of the week. For example, last year my students learned careers in engineering and the oil industry.

This year I am sponsoring three seniors who are willing to lead a class of 8-10th graders to teach computer programming on the Raspberry Pi 3 platform. Raspberry Pi is a popular platform around the world not only for tinkerers but for educators alike for their low starting price point; about $35 per board. However, a complete kit to get started comes out to about $80 per student. This includes additional components that do not come with the bare board like a microSD card, power supply, display, case, and keyboard+mouse.

Our goal is to have each student work on their own kit so they can try as many tools and create as many projects as they may desire.

I'm starting this early so we'll have enough time to ask for generous donors.

Thank you for supporting our project and most importantly, the 21st century digital citizens of tomorrow.

Mr. Carandang

If we do not meet our goal...

As many individual complete sets as possible to get students working on them in pairs or trios if necessary.

Our components would be:

Raspberry Pi 3 Amazon purchase ($37, free and fast 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime):


SanDisk 16 GB microSD card with USB adapter 10-pack ($57, free and fast 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime):


2a, 5v power supply bulk 20-pack ($50, Amazon):


LCD Touchscreen Kit with Integrated Case ($22, free and fast 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime):


Logitech MK120 Mouse and keyboard Combo ($15, Amazon):


4 way power splitter, 3-pack, ($22, Amazon, free and fast 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime):


Suggested Investments



Covers the approximate cost of the power supply and a microSD card for one student kit.
Invest $10


Support our Cause

For a few Starbucks coffee your donation can help future computer programmers.
Invest $20


Sensors, motherboards

Help us get accessories for the raspberry Pi kits
Invest $50

Anthony Carandang

Teacher/Math Department Chair, Spring Branch Education Foundation

IB/AP Math Teacher and Support Teacher, Math Department Chair and Campus ETrainer

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Houston, Texas

The Spring Branch Education Foundation is committed to helping Spring Branch ISD realize its mission: to provide every student a quality education in a safe environment. Who is the Spring Branch Education Foundation?
The Spring Branch Education Foundation was founded in 1993 to create voluntary financial support for Spring Branch ISD and to support its mission of quality education. The Foundation provides donors with a vehicle for making approved, tax-deductible gifts to SBISD. In 20 years, the Foundation has raised over $8,000,000, and has received a Houston Business Promise Award from the Greater Houston Partnership.

Day 2 Learning to make sounds on the Raspberry Pi 3's

January 5, 2017

Again, thank you so much for your support. Today kids are learning to make sounds on the Raspberry Pi 3.

Thank you for your support.

January 5, 2017

Love these kids and happy to see female students interested in coding. Thank you for your support.



Elizabeth Duarte
Emmanuel Rolland-Piegue
Taylor Kingshill
Ken and Shelley McDougall
Charlie Simon
Aaron Simon
Ralph Pendarvis

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