Creation Crate

Learn Electronics and Coding (Ages 12+) | Canadian Subscription Box Of The Year Winner

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Plans as low as $29.99 / month
Product Overview
  • Your first box will ship within 3-5 business days via USPS. Subsequent boxes will ship every 30 days afterward.
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
  • Subscriptions automatically renew. Cancel anytime
Hands-on STEM Projects With Online Courses
Learn how to build and program electronics with monthly courses delivered to your door. Receive all the needed components to build your project AND access to an online course. Projects become more challenging as you learn new lessons every month. 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: 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

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Q: Once the project has been created, can it be deconstructed and created again? I have two children that I would like to be able to give both the opportunity to create the project on their own. Asked by Lauren L., October 2019

Creation Crate answered...October 2019

Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, all of the Creation Crate Original
projects can be taken apart and put back together again. Not only will this
allow each of your children to complete the project, but as they learn they
will be able to combine parts from different projects and create their own.
I would suggest either the 6 or 12 mo. subscription as we have an offer
right now that includes a small or large storage box, respectively, for
free!

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Creation Crate reviewsReviews

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Wasted our money and time.

Oct 23, 2019
Jennifer V.
2 Reviews
1 Helpful Vote
Subscribed for 6 months
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Sadly we bought a 6 month subscription to this box. We were very excited to work on the projects, however the instructions to download a driver to our Mac Computer did not work. Our computer went black and we had to restore it to factory settings. I reached out to the seller, they did not feel bad and told us to try a different driver to install. We were very reluctant. We did and that one didn't work either. The company is basically asking you to hack your own computer to make this work. We never did get any of the 6 boxes to work. Waste of money for us. 2 of the 6 boxes were over a month late. The seller does not communicate when there is any issue with backups on their end. Beware

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Creation Crate said...Oct 29, 2019

Jennifer, this is David, one of the founders of Creation Crate and responsible for project and curriculum development. First and foremost, I am so sorry about the issues that you have had with your subscription. Please allow me address each of them:
- There is a known issue with Macs that requires a driver to be installed. After one of the Mac OS updates, the driver we provided was not working. Once we were made aware of this I immediately updated the instructions. Also, I have since created a new course called "Getting Started" which includes introductory videos, new, more detailed instructions for installing the Mac driver, and short explainer videos for all of the components. We definitely don't want anyone...

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Mistakes and slow customer service

Feb 23, 2020
Carl B.
1 Review
Subscribed for 17 days
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So I got the 1st crate in a reasonable time - Once I opened it the project was the Mood Light but the pamphlet was for the Project 2 with the wrong code for redeeming the Instructions.
I had to wait 2 days to get the "right" code.
Once I had some time to try it - when I had time with my son - the code didn't work - So now it's twice my son and I made time to do the crate and twice we couldn't
This makes it difficult to keep his attention - I finally after a year of asking if wanted to do some Arduino projects got him to agree - and this looked like a good way to foster that - and now it's 2 negative experiences.

Honestly, I think I am going to do it myself at this point so I don't damage his interest anymore.

The whole redeeming the course with a code seems out-of-place - I am not sure what's that supposed to accomplish and I've never had to deal with that in any other crate I have gotten. All it's doing (especially when accompanied with 2 days to send a code) is causing frustration

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Terrible customer service

Feb 16, 2020
Sapana K.
1 Review
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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Do not purchase the 2.0 subscription

Feb 09, 2020
Viet V.
1 Review
Subscribed for 11 months
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I purchased the 2.0 version of the subscription. I have only received 6 out of the 12 boxes and it has been over 6 months since I received a box. Customer service is horrible. They keep telling me to be patient and they are working on the project. It's been over 6 months. How much more patient can i be?

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Project package not received yet

Feb 04, 2020
Kai C.
1 Review
Subscribed for 23 days
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I ordered a project (semi-annual) on Jan.11, but I haven't received the package. Contacted (sent email) the customer support. No one replies so far :-(. Is there a customer hotline number?

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Awesome Concept

Feb 20, 2019
James H.
1 Review
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.

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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.
1 Review
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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Great for a starter

Dec 18, 2018
Parth D.
1 Review
Subscribed for 21 days
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I love how the kit comes with things like a breadboard to give kids a challenge that they will feel good about when surpassing.

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Creation Crate Mood Lamp

Oct 31, 2018
Kathy B.
1 Review
Subscribed for 27 days
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Purchased for my 9-year-old son. He was very excited to receive the first project and enjoyed building and programming the lamp. The only problem we had was that all three colors for the light would not stay on together, red and yellow worked and then blue separately of the other two. Our Son figured it was a glitch of some sort and didn't mind this at all. He is excited to see what will arrive next month.

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