Coding concepts for kids!Learn to write code to solve real-world problems
STEM skills for kids include knowing about fundamental coding concepts. Check out our articles on coding techniques, programming structures, and using coding concepts to learn STEM and engineering.
A common coding structure is the while loop. This is used when you need an action or event to occur for the entire time a condition is met or another action is occurring, but not at other times. To understand this in more depth, watch this video and learn about while...
If you are writing some code and need an event to occur only when some other event has occurred or a specific condition has been met, an if-then statement might come in handy. Explore how these work in the Arduino IDE:
There are a few programming structures that are common across languages. For-loops are one of those. For loops are commonly used when an action needs to be performed a specific number of times. Take a look at this video to begin to learn to build a working for-loop...
Many of the programs you'll write to run your projects require library files. These are files containing functions that someone else has already written that simplify program writing. Watch this tutorial to see how to install a library for Arduino....
Once you've got all the software you need on your computer, you'll need to learn how to upload code to your Arduino board. This tutorial walks you through that process.
In order to get started with your MakeCrate kits, you'll need to install some software on your computer that will allow you to upload the programs you need to make your circuits run. Watch this video to learn how to get it all working.
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