Q: Does this work with an iPad?Asked by Isaiah F., April 2020
Unfortunately not :(
You'll need access to a laptop or desktop computer to be able to use Creation Crate.
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
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).
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
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!
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
Excellent and fun projects. Everyone uses electronics so we should know how they work.
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!
A great set with good instructions. I did some programming and electronics years ago and this helped me hone my skills.
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.
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.
Fun project and a good introduction to working with Arduino. Keep 'em coming
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.
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!
Learn how to use an ultrasonic sensor to build a distance detector that determines the distance of an object just like bats do.
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!
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
Create a device that tests and measures your reflexes! Test your reflex time against your friends to see who has the fastest hands.
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!