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What Will I Build?

All projects are designed to introduce and reinforce engineering, electronics, and coding skills, including problem solving, troubleshooting, circuit design, algorithm development, and writing and testing code.

Instructions and videos are produced by a team of educators and are designed to ensure that directions are clear and concise. Projects undergo extensive user-testing to ensure that subscribers are successful.

All kits include an Arduino microcontroller, acrylic baseplate, breadboard, resistors, jumper wires, and monthly step-by-step printed instructions. All subscribers get access the the MakeCrate Community, an online forum with video tutorials, challenge projects, troubleshooting guides, and a question-and-answer portal.

Check out a sample of our step-by-step instructions.

A 12-month subscription will teach circuit building and coding for these sensors and displays.

  • LEDs
  • piezo buzzers
  • pushbuttons
  • photoresistors
  • sound sensor
  • soil-moisture sensor
  • LED matrix display


  • ultrasonic distance sensor
  • 9-digit keypad
  • liquid crystal displays
  • RGB LEDs
  • potentiometers


  • pulse sensor
  • servo motors
  • 7-segment display
  • real-time clock module
  • motion sensor
  • joystick

Our Commitment to Genuine Arduino

MakeCrate was founded with one idea in mind:  making electronics and coding fun and accessible for people who wanted to learn but felt overwhelmed trying to get started.  We focus on sourcing all the parts you need, and giving instructions that walk users through the process a step at a time to ensure success.

Part of that success comes from starting with the best quality platform to build on.  For that, we’ve chosen genuine Arduino microcontrollers.  Arduino is a leader in the maker community, with a commitment to inexpensive, easy to use, open source hardware and software.  While there are less expensive options widely available, our experience has been that  genuine Arduino provides the most reliable and best experience for our customers, helping us to best achieve our vision.



Genuine Arduino