STEM concepts, including engineering, coding, and more, are important for kids! Dive into robotics concepts.  Learn STEM fundamentals like how electronic components work.  See how basic coding principles can be applied.  And explore STEM ideas like problem solving, critical thinking, and design thinking.  

All About Sound Sensors

Sounds sensors allow you to create circuits and machines that respond to sound.  In this tuorial, you'll learn how they work as well as how to build and code a circuit that uses one.  Find out how a sound sensor works in this video tutorial.  Build a simple sound...

All About Photoresistors

Photoresistors are used to control circuits by makng them reactive to light. Find out how they work, as well as how to build a circuit that includes one and some code to run the circuit in this quick lesson!Photoresistors are designed using materials that react to...

All About Buzzers

Looking to build a project that includes some buzzers? Here's everthing you need to know about them- how they work, how to build a circuit that includes them, and how to write some code to turn them on and off. What happens inside an buzzer to create sound?  Find out...

All About LEDs

LEDs are used in all kinds of engineering and coding projects.  Here you can learn how they work, as well as how to build a circuit and write code to get them working.  Get started with this STEM project today!What happens inside an LED to create light?  Find out in...

Makerspace Essentials

According to John Spencer, co-author of Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student, a makerspace is “...simply a space designed and dedicated to hands-on creativity.” When we think of a makerspace, we think of an area in...

What is a Maker?

We talk a lot about “makers” at MakeCrate, and if you’ve been wondering what a “maker” is, it’s time to learn all about Maker Culture! Definition: A maker is a person (or thing) that makes or produces something. When we talk about makers, we’re referring to kids &...

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