My son loves circuit boards and mood lamps, so this first Creation Crate was a hit with him! I took computer programming classes twenty years ago and enjoyed dipping my toes back in. The kit is a good way to start in that it shows you exactly what to do - including code to either type in, yourself, or cheat and just download it. There is a little room for improvement in readability (the font chosen for the printed code makes commas look like periods) and the wiring diagrams in the materials have occasional inconsistencies (where both layouts work, but it would be better to have only one presented in all images). We enjoyed this so much that I'm ordering a second subscription for my other child.