Creation Crate

Learn Electronics and Coding (Ages 12+) | 'Best in STEM 2021' by Newsweek

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  • Your first box will ship on the next Tuesday or Friday. If you purchase a: Monthly subscription, you will receive your next box every 30 days. Quarterly subscription, you will receive your next box every 90 days. Semi-Annual subscription, you will receive your next box every 180 days. Annual subscription, you will receive your next box every year.
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Make Your Own Technology
Learn how to make your own technology with hands-on projects delivered to your door. Receive all the components needed to build your projects AND access to online courses. Projects become more challenging as you learn new lessons with each project. Prepay 12 months and receive a Soldering Kit, Digital Multimeter, and XL Component Storage for free!
  • Learn electronics, coding (C++), circuitry, engineering, critical thinking, and more.
  • Receive all the needed components to build a new project
  • Each project includes an online course with video tutorials, step by step instructions, and support.
  • Projects become progressively challenging each month as you learn more skills
  • No prior experience needed. Recommended for Ages 12+

Customer Questions (10)

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Q: Are the boxes randomized every month or am I guaranteed to start the year with the mood light and end with the rover box?Asked by Michelle S., November 2021

Creation Crate answered...November 2021

Hi Michelle! With a purchase of our Electronics Course, you`ll receive projects in a specific order. The curriculum for this course has been designed by our educators to maximize learning through each successive project. You`ll receive the Mood Lamp project to start off, then work your way up to the FM Tuner project. You can view the order of the projects on our website when you select All Courses -> Electronics -> Browse Course


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Q: Hi how much would it cost to post to New Zealand once a month?Asked by Suzanne B., September 2021

Creation Crate answered...September 2021

Shipping cost depends on your location and the items you purchase. After you`ve selected the items you want to purchase and fill out your shipping information at checkout, the full cost of shipping will be shown to you.


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Q: Does this work with an iPad?Asked by Isaiah F., April 2020

Hi Isaiah!
Unfortunately not :(
You'll need access to a laptop or desktop computer to be able to use Creation Crate.
Best,
Chris

by Chris G., May 2020

This is just shameful. It wouldn't take but a few minutes and an I.T. guy to make this compatible. Seriously? You are a company supposedly teaching coding, but you are unable to be iPad and mobile-compatable? What an oxymoron THAT is, legit. Keep looking, people, for a tech teaching company that's actually tech-savvy. Word.

by Christi A., March 2021

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Q: Can you clarify the monthly vs quarterly, semi-annually and annually. I was leaning towards buying the annual subscription because it seemed very discounted but when I go to check out its multiplied Asked by Keithanddebra H., December 2019

Creation Crate answered...December 2019

Hi Keith and Debra,
Sorry about the confusion in the price. The confusing pricing is caused by
a limitation in the Cratejoy platform where it lists the quarterly price
even for the semi-annual, and annual subscriptions. The quarterly
subscription is $89.97 + shipping, the semi-annual is $179.94 + shipping,
and the annual is $359.88 + shipping. Please note the bonus gifts that come
with each subscription format (except monthly).
Regards,
Kian

Reviews (93)

Really neat projects that you can build

Dec 08, 2020
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Alan M.
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Subscribed for 4 months

I was really impressed in the quality of the materials in the kit and the course materials was really well laid out. I was able to take my first project and make it into a really attractive mood light that sits on my end table
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This is my second Creation Crate and I am still very pleased on the quality of materials that are provided including a Arduino which is work the price of the crate itself.
Instructions and training materials are top notch

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Great product for parents and kids

Feb 07, 2021
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Charles Y.
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Subscribed for 4 months

Excellent fun!
I gave my 8-year-old a subscription and it has been great. I only did a tiny amount of electronics in high-school and both of us have learned a lot. The crates come with everything you need (and a few spares in some instances) and the instructions are clear.
The fact that it addresses both the electronics and how programing a UNO interacts with it is particularly useful.
We had some difficulty getting the UNO to work with our older iMac (which was frustrating) but that is nothing to do with Creation Crate. Works fine with our newer computer.
I would highly recommend it (and do) to anyone with an interest in electronics and or programming.

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Fun Projects

Feb 05, 2021
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Rachel C.
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Subscribed for 25 days

I bought the 12 project box. I've made a few of the projects, and so far they've been fun! Glad I decided to check it out. My favorite so far has been the mood lamp--I'm currently working on a battery operated version that I can take to work once I'm back in the office.

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Great crate!

Feb 05, 2021
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Jennifer G.
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Subscribed for 15 days

I had a lot of fun making my first project and I definitely learned more about electronics than I ever have. The rest of the 12-month project kit looks just as good. Highly recommend!

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Excellent.

Dec 09, 2020
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Paul H.
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Subscribed for 4 months

Excellent and fun projects. Everyone uses electronics so we should know how they work.

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I'm a 47 year-old woman and love them!

Dec 09, 2020
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Krysta C.
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Subscribed for 3 months

I'm a 47 year-old woman and I'm loving these projects! They're very fun to build. I've learned quite a lot and even made a few projects of my own design based on what I've learned! I really enjoy the tactile sensation of working with the parts to create something. Extremely satisfying. I wish this existed when I was a child!

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Awesome Concept

Feb 20, 2019
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James H.
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Subscribed for 5 days

Back in the 80s, when I was in High School, I was very adept at programming in BASIC, and was able to work with a couple of other languages of that era as well. Needless to say I had a strong interest in engineering and programming. Life took me in a different direction though. Lately I've been interested in getting back into programming, but was kind of at a loss of where to start, not being familiar with the languages in use today. I've read a few books, and have worked a bit on simple coding but I really wanted something more hands on to get me launched.
When I came across Creation Crate I was ecstatic - it is just the thing I have been looking for - hands on projects and coding using C! I've just finished the first project - a Mood Lamp and I am overjoyed, The project is not overly complicated, but it is challenging enough to keep you on your toes! As I read, the crates become progressively more challenging, so I'm looking forward to the coming months! In the meantime I am very motivated to work with C and the Arduino independently until the next crate arrives! I've even ordered a second Arduino unit to use so that the one I received from CC is dedicated to Creation Crate.
In short, I am very pleased with both the crate and the company - their communication with clients and documentation included with the crate...

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Creation Crate said...Oct 29, 2019

Wow! Thanks for the glowing review. We are so glad that you are enjoying the projects and learning along the way.
P.S. - I remember the 80's and trying to learn BASIC on the computer at the library. That was fun, but I am ready to GOTO the future and not RETURN to the 80's.

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Apr 06, 2021
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Kenya W.
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Subscribed for 4 months

My 13 year old son becomes super busy when he gets the box. And he has a VR and PS4, yet when the box arrives, he jumps off those games and starts working on the new project.

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Great Product, even for older people

Dec 11, 2020
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Rebecca C.
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Subscribed for 5 months

A great set with good instructions. I did some programming and electronics years ago and this helped me hone my skills.

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Easy and Effective

Nov 14, 2020
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Willie C.
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Subscribed for 2 months

So far my experience with Creation Crate has been fun and effective for learning how to code on the Arduino. The trick is to type the code and not just copy and paste it. That way you can read and learn the process of each line of code.

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Past boxes from Creation Crate

Month 1 - Mood Lamp

Month 1 - Mood Lamp

Learn how to build and program a Mood Lamp that turns on and changes colors when you turn the lights off. This is the perfect C++ project for beginners. You’ll learn how to write your own computer program in the Arduino language (C/C++), and be introduced to beginner electronic components that will be used to build your Mood Lamp. You will learn: What are Comments and Variables? What’s a Microcontroller? How to write code that controls the LEDs.

Month 2 - Memory Game

Month 2 - Memory Game

Learn how to program patterns of LEDs to deliver a sequence that you will have to memorize and recite back. Get it right 10 times, and the game levels up with faster patterns!

Month 3 Distance Detector

Month 3 Distance Detector

Learn how to use an ultrasonic sensor to build a distance detector that determines the distance of an object just like bats do.

Month 4 LED Dice Game

Month 4 LED Dice Game

Program a device that replicates the roll of a dice! Roll a 2, 7 or 12 to win! You will apply the skills you have been learning from the previous projects and put your programming knowledge to the test!

Month 5 Optical Theremin

Month 5 Optical Theremin

This Optical Theremin Kit will teach you how to build an instrument that can be played without being touched. Theremins use antennas and oscillators to sense a person's hand and generate a tone

Month 6 Two Player Reflex Game

Month 6 Two Player Reflex Game

Create a device that tests and measures your reflexes! Test your reflex time against your friends to see who has the fastest hands.

Creation Crate Rover Bot

Creation Crate Rover Bot

Build your own obstacle-avoiding autonomous vehicle and learn how to use DC motors along with an ultrasonic sensor! Learn concepts around electronics and programming to build your tech-literacy. Prepare for the jobs of the future while learning how to build and program awesome electronics projects with Creation Crate!


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