12 month CURRICULUM

Our teacher-designed curriculum is the most educational and hands on subscription box in the world. Each month you will get your hands on an arduino project and develop new programming capabilities month after month. Once you receive all 12 badges you will have more hands on programming experience than 99% of current college level computer science students. arrow

Month 1

Mood Lamp

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This project will show you how to build a lamp that changes colors and only turns on when it is dark.
(We’re still not quite sure if the lamp controls your mood or the other way around.)
  • 1.1. Arduino IDE Setup
  • 1.2. Intro to Prototyping with a Breadboard (Fresh and Gluten Free)
  • 1.3. My First Sketch (No Pencil Necessary)
  • 1.4. Sine Waves and Algorithmsthis, the sky’s the limit!
Month 2

Memory Game

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This project will help you build a fun game that challenges your memory recall
of randomly-generated sequences of multi-colored LEDs.
  • 2.1. Using Multiple Inputs and Outputs (I/O, I/O, it’s off to code I go.)
  • 2.2. Randomizing Outputs
  • 2.3. Using Arrays
  • 2.4. Generating Sounds – Frequency Manipulation
Month 3

Distance Detector

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This project will help you use an ultrasonic sensor to detect the distance of an object.
(Yes, you too can be Batman (or Batwoman)!)
  • 3.1. Detecting Variable Input Values
  • 3.2. Using the Serial Monitor (Has nothing to do with breakfast food)
  • 3.3. Inferring Hardware Configuration by Analyzing the Code

“My kids love technology and are almost impossible to shop for. Now instead of taking apart my computer, they spend all their time adding to and combining their Creation Crate projects to see what else they can create!”

five stars
Month 4

LED Dice Game

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This project will simulate the random roll of a die. (Not to be used for gambling in back allies.)
  • 4.1. Level 2 Wiring
  • 4.2. Coding Challenge
  • 4.3. Using IF/ ELSE
Month 5

Optical Theremin

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“Throw your hands in the air and wave ‘em like you just don’t care!”
By simply waving your hand over the sensors you will learn how to create music.
  • 5.1. Using a Potentiometer
  • 5.2. Using a Light Dependent Resistor (aka Photoresistor, not someone who hates getting their picture taken)
Month 6

2-Player Reflex Game

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The modern equivalent of a gunslinger duel. This game will see who among your friends
has the fastest reflexes and survives to live another day. (Not officially endorsed by Duran Duran.)
  • 6.1. Downloading Code
  • 6.2. Using a Floating Pin (Not a bowling pin)
  • 6.3. Using Pulldown and Pullup Resistors
  • 6.4. Level 2 Functions
  • 6.5. Using Numbers & Variables in Functions
Month 7

Weather Station

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This project will show you how to make a device capable of measuring temperature, humidity,
and atmospheric pressure and then calculating the heat index and altitude
  • 7.1. Using Specialty Sensors/ Circuits
  • 7.2. #Using #Libraries (#aka. #Code #Repositories)
  • 7.3. Interpreting Inputs to Calculate Related Values
Month 8

Audio Visualizer

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This project will help you create a display that will represent the volume level of your music. (Play that funky music, DJ!)
  • 8.1. Controlling an Array of LEDs
  • 8.2. Smart LEDs (aka Neopixels)
  • 8.3. Using the Interrupt Command

“I wanted the power to be able to create anything and have an interesting hobby. I first took boring coding classes and they were all the same. That is when I saw Creation Crate’s videos and ordered the first project in their curriculum. Now I am on month 3 and have more projects and coding capabilities then my best friend who is in college for computer science!”

five stars
Month 9

Lock Box

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This project will show you how to make an alarm that will sound if your lockbox is open without first entering the correct code.
  • 9.1. Adding an LCD Screen
  • 9.2. Using Boolean Values (Zero Shades of Gray.)
  • 9.3. Using a Matrix Keypad
  • 9.4. Level 2 Resistor Values
Month 10

Digital Multimeter

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Want to know how much life is left in that battery? How about whether or not your wires are connected properly?
  • 10.1. Ohm’s Law (Voltages, and Resistance, and Currents, oh my!)
  • 10.2. Voltage Divider Circuits (Something you just can’t resist.)
Month 11

Handheld Balance Game

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Do you have nerves like steel or will a light breeze knock you down?
The project you build this month will give you the answer. (Steady as she goes and full steam ahead!)
  • 11.1. Using and Accelerometer
  • 11.2. Coordinates and X / Y axes (No, were not chopping down trees)
  • 11.3. Using the “Get” Command
  • 11.4. Advanced: Change variables to increase difficulty.
Month 12

Strength Gauge

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Are you more like Vin Diesel or Vin Weasel? This project will have you guessing no longer.
  • 12.1. Using a Strain Gauge
  • 12.2. Using an Amplifier Circuit
  • 12.3. Using a Servo Motor
  • Advanced: Keep track of the high score.

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