Help your children build an exciting future with fun projects that develop a strong background in coding and electronics!
MakeCrate is a subscription service with projects delivered to your doorstep monthly. The all inclusive kits allow kids to build your own calculator, room alarm, musical instrument, and more. Each kit contains parts to complete at least 2 projects, but kits can be combined with previous kits for endless opportunity! Online instructions are provided to build and code your circuit. Learn coding and electronics fundamentals with video tutorials that provide step by step instructions. Track your progress and measure your success with badges, quests, and points. You can easily see how far you’ve come as you progress through the STEM curriculum. Parents don’t have to be tech geniuses to pass on these coding and electronic essential skills to children. The MakeCrate Blog has posts covering information on coding, concepts and components that are great resources for background information and answering questions.
Even if you don’t think of your child(ren) as tech inclined, coding develops skills that are valuable to all young children including: solving puzzles by thinking about math from a different perspective, expressing themselves creatively, building mental muscles, and developing cognitive flexibility and an eagerness to explore.
Some of the sensors you’ll learn to use include:
- piezo buzzers
- sound sensor
- soil-moisture sensor
- LED matrix display
- ultrasonic distance sensor
- 9-digit keypad
- liquid crystal displays
- RGB LEDs
- servo motors
- 7-segment display
- real-time clock module
- motion sensor
Month-to-month – $24.95 / month
Get started learning electronics and coding with our monthly subscription.With each delivery, you’ll receive a kit containing all the parts you need to build at least 2 projects! Every subscription includes access to gamified digital learning platform where you’ll learn have access to instructions and tutorials to help build your MakeCrate.
12 Months – $240.00
Master coding and electronics with a full year of MakeCrate. Code more than 25 projects while learning to incorporate more than 40 different components into your circuits. Watch as your learning progresses and you combine components into new and more complicated circuits and master the coding skills to make them work.
6 Months – $131.70
Learn the basics and more with a 6-month subscription. Learn coding logic, structure, and syntax while lighting up LEDs, making buzzers buzz, driving a circuit with a button, building a nightlight, monitoring a plant’s soil moisture level, constructing a calculator, measuring distance with sound, and and creating a light-up musical instrument. All the parts you’ll need to build at least 2 circuits a month will arrive on your doorstep. Subscription also includes a 6-month MakeCrate digital content subscription with online instructions, video tutorials, Q&A forum, troubleshooting guides, and more.
3 Months – $67.50
Dive into the fundamentals of circuit building and coding with a 3-month MakeCrate subscription. Learn coding logic, structure, and syntax while lighting up LEDs, making buzzers buzz, driving a circuit with a button, and using various sensors and actuators to make things go! All the parts you’ll need to build at least 2 circuits a month will arrive on your doorstep. Subscription also includes a 3-month MakeCrate digital content subscription with online instructions, video tutorials, Q&A forum, troubleshooting guides, and more.
- Kits are recommended for 13 and up.
- Huge STEAM value! MakeCrate offers an easy to use STEAM play experience.
- Open ended play allows for hours of innovation and play.
- Online resources make using the kits easy for parents of all STEAM knowledge levels.
- A computer and internet access is required in order to write and run the code.
Sign up for our free introductory course and get downloadable instructions and video tutorials for three projects that will teach you basic skills while having fun.