Creation Crate

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

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Plans as low as $29.99 / month
Product Overview
  • 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.
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
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+

Questions

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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

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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


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Q: I think my son would love this, but I am worried about the computer requirements. Right now he only has a chromebook. He does have an ipad and an iphone. Do we need a PC or a Mac? Thank you. Asked by Kelly L., December 2019

Hi Kelley,
It is possible to use a Chromebook, however you'll need to subscribe to a Chrome app that costs $0.99 per month. We have a Chromebook section in our Getting Started course on the online classroom that explains how to do this.
If you have access to a Mac or PC, you won't need to purchase this app.
Hope that helps!
Best,
Chris

by Chris G., December 2019

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Q: How do I get the 1/2 off 1st box w/ mult month sub? No code, not showing discount in order screenAsked by Shannon M., November 2019

Hi Shannon,
The discount is automatically applied to your cart at checkout! You'll see the Black Friday deal in the description of the product.
If you run into any issues, reach out to our support.
Best,
Chris

by Chris G., November 2019

Creation Crate reviewsReviews

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Excellent.

Dec 09, 2020
Paul H.
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Excellent and fun projects. Everyone uses electronics so we should know how they work.

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Really neat projects that you can build

Dec 08, 2020
Alan M.
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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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I'm a 47 year-old woman and love them!

Dec 09, 2020
Krysta C.
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Subscribed for 3 months
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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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Great Product, even for older people

Dec 11, 2020
Rebecca C.
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Subscribed for 5 months
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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
Willie C.
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Subscribed for 2 months
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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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Customer service is a zero at best

Aug 12, 2020
Kellie S.
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Subscribed for 6 months
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I ordered their 6 project subscription for a Christmas gift last year, plus an extra project. I only got the extra project but assumed the rest would ship later. With the pandemic and everything else, I completely forgot about it until recently (August). I emailed for help and they patronizingly responded that I got all 6 projects and didn’t understand what I’d gotten. I sent pictures and asked for money back; they finally realized they were wrong but only offered the item I should have gotten 8 months ago. Great customer service....merry Christmas.

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Lots of potential, but too many issues

6 days ago
Aaron L.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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Bluetooth speaker crate had conflicting instructions and took over 3 hours. So frustrating.
Next one, the mood lamp, didn't work at all either.
The support takes several days to get a response, but they were nice and helpful.
Most boxes were just connecting wires for 2-3 hours. Then there are some very cumbersome coding options, where I had to install device drivers from non-official websites to get the coding stuff to work.
I'd really not recommend this product, at this point.

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No word from cratejoy

Dec 23, 2020
Vickie O.
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Subscribed for 13 days
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I have not received this order yet and no word about shipping. I made the order a few weeks ago hoping it would arrive on time for Christmas for me grandson. I got this email asking for a review when I haven t even been notified as to when the box will ship. I did send cratejoy an email 3 days ago and still no reply

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Not sure if kit was completed correctly

Nov 23, 2020
Amy C.
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Subscribed for 12 days
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Not sure what “curation” means—leaving it blank. Bought this for my teenage son. He completed most of it. Not sure if he did it all correctly because he didn’t use the paper lantern. Also, the three colored lights only came on for a second as he plugged the device in to the computer. Not sure whether or not they were supposed to remain lit.

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Poor customer service/incomplete box

Aug 02, 2020
Angie J.
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Subscribed for 19 days
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The box does not come with instructions but rather a code to download the online course. The course costs $19.99 without the code. Unfortunately, the code does not work. I’ve sent at least 4 emails asking for assistance. I received one response but it didn’t address my issue. And when I emailed the individual right back, there was no further response. I’ve sent screenshots of the error code but there has been no resolution. So, now we have a box of pieces but no idea how to put it together. We were excited about this box and I’m really disappointed that this has been our experience.

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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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