Creation Crate is tech education subscription box. With Creation Crate, you can learn how to build electronics without any prior experience. Creation Crate projects are a combination of building hardware and programming software with a focus on helping you understand how it works. Each month, you'll be given a new project that's slightly harder than the last.
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The project for this month is "Mood Lamp" and will look like this when completed. The lamp changes colour and only turns on when it's dark.
The 3 main components are: the UNO R3 (Arduino-compatible), which is like a pocket-sized computer, various components, and the instruction booklet.
The core sections of the instruction booklet are: Hardware, Programming, Common Errors, and Exercises. Each section contains detailed explanations of the steps. You'll also be given a password to access a project support page on this site! The only other thing you'll need is access to a computer with internet and a USB port.
So far, we've built the hardware which looks like this. Next we will need to do the programming which looks a bit more complicated to me.
Creation Crate is recommended for anyone ages 12 and up who's interested in building electronics! My son is only 6, but he was very interested and attentive when completing the hardware part of the project. He wanted to know every detail and had a lot of fun learning about electronics. I found the hardware part easy enough and the instructions were helpful and straightforward, but I'll get R to finish the programming.
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