Creation Crate

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

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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+

Sneak Peek

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.

Order by December 31st to get this box!

Questions

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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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Q: What exactly is the difference between the original crate & the upgraded crate?Asked by Sarahbeth R., August 2019

The Original projects are a little easier and less complicated to build. These projects contain all of the components needed to build the project and access to the Online Classroom. The person who chooses this curriculum is usually a parent buying for a middle to high school student or a curious adult who is just getting started.

The Upgraded projects use the box as part of the project. They are a little more advanced and there are more...

by David H., August 2019

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Q: What is the age recommendation for this crate? Asked by Celeste M., August 2019

Creation Crate answered...August 2019

Hi Celeste,

We recommend Ages 12 to adult for Creation Crate Electronics!

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Q: Can I use a PC with the crate instead of a Mac or apple computerAsked by Calvin H., June 2019

Hi Calvin,

Absolutely! You can use any computer with Creation Crate projects.

Best,
Chris

by Chris G., June 2019

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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No text lessons, just videos

Jul 25, 2019
Betsy L.
1 Review
Subscribed for 13 days
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Thought there were only video instructions, but found the instructions in text, which is much better. Looks great, the arduino included is really good. Looking forward to building this!

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Creation Crate said...Jul 25, 2019

Hi Betsy, glad I was able to talk with you today. The first lesson has a number of background videos about the components in the box to help provide a foundation. You can skip those if you want to start building right away. The rest of the build instructions in the Online Classroom are set up to cater to multiple learning styles. Every lesson has step-by-step instructions with text, pictures, graphics, and web links.

Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you are having any trouble at all. We want to make sure that this is as fun and interesting as it is educational.

Sincerely,
David
Co-Founder, Project & Curriculum Development

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Thanks

Jun 30, 2019
Amy A.
1 Review
Subscribed for 28 days
Overall

Thanks for the box

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Creation Crate said...Jul 25, 2019

Hi Amy. Thanks so much for choosing Creation Crate. We are always looking to better understand how well we are doing with our projects and online instructions. We are always striving for that 5-star rating. Are there any insights about your experience that you can provide us that would help us improve the experience?

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Crates Rule!

Sep 17, 2019
Dj S.
1 Review
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Good Stuff. :)

Creation Crate said...Oct 29, 2019

DJ, thanks for the up vote! Looks like your moniker is appropriate based on your location! A couple of my partners are in Canada where it gets cold like New Hampshire. I'm down South in GA, so I feel for you guys this time of year.

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Great for my Library Tech Program

Apr 10, 2019
George S.
1 Review
2 Helpful Votes
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I am a teen library and my (teen) patrons love tech. I wanted something that could challenge several different skill levels and Creation Crate was the answer. My advanced students can write code and my beginners can create circuits.

Creation Crate said...Oct 29, 2019

George, sounds like you're creating the library of the future! Just glad we can be a part of it!

Seller

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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Feb 02, 2019
Harold D.
1 Review
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One of the best presents I have received! I only wish we had something like this when I was younger!

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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