Critical thinkers are made, not born
Becoming a critical thinker takes work.
Flex your critical thinking muscles with the challenges and problem-solving mindset required to finish a Creation Crate project!
Frequently asked questions
Who is this for?
Recommended for ages 12+... but we’ve seen it all.
- Children as young as 8 years old completing the project with a parent
- College students wanting an extra hands on learning experience they aren't getting in university
- Parents wanting to create meaningful experiences with their teenagers
- Homeschool parents wanting to include electronics in their curriculum
- Adults wanting to start a new interesting hobby
- 65 year old retirees wanting to keep their mind sharp and be tech literate
- Essentially, if you want to learn electronics or C++ programming, Creation Crate is the tech subscription box for you.
All of the electronic kits are going to be different depending on the project, but the 3 main things you will receive are:
- An UNO R3 microcontroller, which is like a pocket-sized computer (and is also Arduino compatible)
- Various electronic components
- Access to online courses
Do I need any prior experience?
No experience necessary! You can start as a complete beginner and have no problem finishing (and understanding) the first project.
What programming language will I learn?
All of Creation Crate’s projects use the Arduino language (C/C++).
What components will I learn about?
You'll gain hands-on learning experience with microcontrollers, breadboards, piezo buzzers, light emitting diodes (LED), ultrasonic sensors, accelerometers, 7-segment displays, LCD screens, microphone modules, temperature humidity sensors, LED matrices, photoresistors, buttons, and jumper wires.
What's inside the online classroom?
Inside the Online Classroom you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to assemble the hardware, video tutorials for components, and tutorials on how to program your project.
You'll also get an overview of common errors, exercises to test your new knowledge, and a messaging board to help troubleshoot and answer any questions you have.
Do you offer any support?
We offer one-on-one support through email, phone, and video!
No matter what problem you are trying to troubleshoot, Creation Crate will get on a call with you and go step by step through your project until it is completed.
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org whenever you need it!
When will I get my first shipment?
We ship orders within 2-4 days of purchase. Shipments usually take 3-5 business days of transit in the USA.
Order by December 18th to make sure your order arrives by December 25th. Please be advised that shipping in the holidays may be subject to delays from carriers.
International shipments may take 8-21 days to arrive.
What's the difference between plans?
1 Project Per Month - $39.99/project - You will receive a breadboard, an UNO R3 Microcontroller and all the needed components to build one new project per month. Subscription automatically ends on Month 18. Pause or cancel anytime. Billed $39.99 monthly + Shipping.
3 Projects Every 3 Months - You will receive a breadboard, an UNO R3 Microcontroller and all the needed components to build three new projects every 3 months. Pause or cancel anytime. Billed $104.97 every 3 months + Shipping.
All 18 Projects - You will receive 3 breadboards, 3 UNO R3 Microcontroller and all the needed components to build all 18 projects in our Electronics Course. Also includes FREE Shipping, FREE XL Component Case ($10 Value), FREE digital multimeter ($15 Value), and a FREE Soldering Kit ($30 Value). Bonus items are not needed to complete the course. Billed $539.82 one time.
What is the return policy?
Free & easy returns! If you aren’t happy, you're able to refund and return your kit within 30 days after shipment. Have a missing or broken part? Get spare parts sent to you for FREE! There’s a reason people say our “customer support is the best EVER”. If there is an issue or problem, we'll make it right.
I thought I had ordered one thing but I hit the wrong button. I contacted the company and they immediately got back to me and had given me a refund when it was totally my fault. I was so impressed by their service!
The videos are informative, tech support is quick and easy to communicate with and the supplies allow you to complete the project without complication.
These guys have an awesome product and amazing customer service as I happened to auto fill an old address for my shipping and couldn't retrieve my package after finding this out the people at Creation Crate told me not to worry and resent my kit to me no problem. Now thats taking care of a customer for sure.
I excited for my next project and cant wait!
The online courses were well done. In addition, there were written instructions. The two worked together and supplemented each other.
If I was confused by the video, I could clarify using the booklet.
We are glad to hear that our efforts to create an engaging multi-media experience that delivers for all learning types (auditory, visual, kinetic, etc.) is working for you.
My son and I both learned something from it but the initial videos are very quiet for a phone or ipad. We had to connect an external speaker in order to be able to understand what he was saying for some of the videos.
Thank you for the feedback. We will have the team review the videos and see if we can increase the volume. Please email email@example.com and send us information about any specific videos that you are having trouble hearing.