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+

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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!

Order by December 31st to get this box!

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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Easy and Effective

Nov 14, 2020
Willie C.
1 Review
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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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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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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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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Creation Crate is amazing!

Nov 12, 2020
Icky P.
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création crate is amazing i learned to program an do electronics 👍 and got a lot of arduinos 😉

Very cool projects

Jun 25, 2020
Valentina L.
4 Reviews
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I like this crate, but definitely for older kids. I made the two projects with my 6 yo son and we had fun. Instructions are a little confusing at times, but they provide videos that make it easier to follow. The results are super cool

Awesome Concept

Feb 20, 2019
James H.
1 Review
2 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 5 days
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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.

Terrible customer service

Feb 16, 2020
Sapana K.
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2 Helpful Votes
Subscribed for 2 months
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We reached out to them with two very specific issues my son was facing regarding the Boombox build. They helped us with the first one, even though their response time was very slow. The second one had them stumped and after I sent multiple emails asking what the next step was and asking if they were going to help us, they finally responded and suggested a video call. I responded with days and times that would work. After two weeks of no response, I got sick of following up with them and asked them to either refund or replace the item. Not surprisingly, I did not hear back from anyone on that email either. Waste of my time and $50.

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Loved the first project...can't wait for

Jan 02, 2019
Claudia L.
1 Review
Subscribed for 12 days
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I really enjoyed putting the Mood Lamp project together. I only had minor glitches with my programming, total learning curve things, and a few of the wires easily pulling out of their slots. Once I got those kinks worked out, the Mood Lamp worked perfectly every time it was used!!

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Kept thinking of the Breakfast Club

Dec 26, 2018
Michael F.
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Subscribed for 1 month
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Fortunately, we got the lamp to work! Great father-son project with intuitive instructions and lots of support, excited for next month!

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