Get Started with Arduino Today!


Ready to get started learning Arduino?  Want a fun project that will help you learn the basics?  Build MakeCrate’s LED matrix scrolling project!

Our step-by-step illustrated instructions and ready-to-use code will get you off to a fast start today.

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What is MakeCrate?

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Monthly Subscription Box

All the parts you need to build a fun machine each month, delivered right to your mailbox!

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Online classes

Each kit pairs with an online course that teaches engineering and coding fundamentals. Step-by-step printable instructions, video tutorials, and troubleshooting guides guarantee success!

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Challenges, Badges and Points

Earn points and badges as you use what you’ve learned to create and build even more!

What can I make?

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Guard your room with an ultrasonic alarm!

Distance sensor alarm

Use an ultrasonic sensor to measure distances and warn you when someone gets too close!

Watch colors change on an LED!

Rainbow Color Changer

Code an RGB LED to cycle through rainbow colors!

Watch messages scroll on an LED matrix!

Scrolling Text Messages

Use and LED matrix to create fun scrolling messages!