Apr

23

Why Your Community Needs A Makerspace

What makes a strong community? For us, we believe it’s when a group of people comes together to share ideas and build on them together for the benefit of all. A community is much more than a collection of individuals – it’s the spirit of togetherness and harmony that elevates people to something greater than themselves. Makerspaces not only bring groups of people together, they create an environment where people are sharing ideas and literally “making” those ideas into a reality.   Why Your Community Needs A Makerspace Today we’re going to discuss the ins and outs of makerspaces – what makes them special, how they work, and how they […]

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Mar

18

5 Reasons To Learn Arduino

These days, technology is everywhere. No matter where you look, there is a device or an app that’s making your life easier and more convenient. However, wouldn’t it be cool if you could be the one designing and building these products? For most people, the idea of building a new tech device from scratch seems more than a little daunting. Fortunately, we have Arduino, which makes the process so much more accessible. Even if you’ve never coded or touched a breadboard before, you can master Arduino with a little bit of time and patience. So, with that in mind, we wanted to take a look at a few of the […]

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Mar

04

The Complete Tutorial List Of Breadboard Components

There are countless accessories and components necessary to make a working machine. But there is one fundamental component that it all connects to… the breadboard! Today we are focusing on the breadboard and all the components that go with it. A Breadboard is a base component that connects to the Arduino and extends its capabilities substantially. The board itself looks like a cracker, which is why it has such a unique name. With a breadboard, an Arduino unit, and these components, you can do a lot.   The Complete Tutorial List Of Breadboard Components   Piezo Buzzer This piece acts like a tiny little speaker system for your breadboard. Plug […]

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Mar

02

The Ultimate Guide to Arduino

The Arduino is an incredible mini-computer, with a huge range of uses! This post will explain to you what an Arduino is, and the different models and features available. You will learn how to use the many different functions of your Arduino, and create some really cool projects! When most people think of programming, they imagine sitting at a computer screen typing lines of code for hours on end. Thanks to the Arduino microcontroller, people are now able to evolve from just being at the computer screen to creating their own automated watering gardens, DIY home security systems, and many more fun DIY electronic projects.   The Ultimate Guide To […]

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Feb

28

7 Arduino Projects for Beginners

If you’re interested in building and creating things, then the Arduino board is the perfect accessory for your next project. This remarkable open-source hardware is easy to master and allows you to do almost anything you can imagine. However, there is a bit of a learning curve when working with Arduino, so it’s imperative that you start with simple projects that will help you learn various processes as you go. Thus, if you’re still discovering what’s possible with your Arduino board, these seven ideas will be the perfect way to master it. 7 Arduino Projects for Beginners   #1 Master the Basics – Arduino Traffic Light Controller When you’re first starting […]

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Sep

23

Creation Crate Press Kit

The Mission To modernize education through the use of technology. How Did Creation Crate Start? Creation Crate started with a realization that the education system is not keeping up with change. Governments are too slow to update school systems and parents don’t usually have the experience to teach concepts like electronics and programming. The goal was to create a tech-ed subscription box that would allow people to learn hands-on programming from anywhere in the world. Allowing anyone from anywhere to create their own experience. In 2016, Chris Gatbonton started Creation Crate on pre-orders alone. The community of makers came together and fulfilled the first order. That community shaped into nearly 3000 makers going through […]

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Sep

20

Announcing Creation Crate 2.0! Augmented Reality, Facebook Messenger Tokens, and A FREE Online Classroom.

Creation Crate launched in 2016 and has educated over 3,000 makers from around the world with their 12-month subscription tech education curriculum. The tech-ed subscription curriculum has been restructuring education by focusing on using the newest technology available to expand the capabilities of “experiential learning”.  After listening to user’s feedback, Creation Crate has designed updates to the curriculum called Creation Crate 2.0.  Creation Crate 2.0 will include augmented reality, facebook messenger tokens, and a free online classroom for the public! The 3 new features will be available for pre-order through Indiegogo on November 7th, 2017. Users will be able to pre-order these new features 30% off from the planned retail price.        Feature #1 […]

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May

25

STEM Education VS Job Automation: The War For Our Children’s Future

Technology is adding to the capability of robots, while simultaneously removing the role of humans. STEM education will be the one put to the test when the most powerful governments of the future will be made of citizens that have a universal education in computer science.   When you were a young adult, did you have a job while you prepared for your career?   Perhaps you… Worked in a local warehouse packaging items? Managed the phone as an operator? Worked the projector at your movie theater? Processed photos at your town store?   These jobs have two things in common. They employed millions of people studying which then became talented CEOs, doctors, […]

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Jan

20

What is STEM Education? Homeschool Guide For Parents & Newbies!

So…. What Is STEM Education? If you read or watch the news, every once in awhile you hear about how American children are far behind other countries when it comes to math and science education. It’s not because these subjects are boring, it’s because American educators don’t know how to make these subjects fun for younger ages. That’s where you come in, Mom and Dad! You can make science and math fun. It’s important for your youngsters to have a solid foundation in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively called STEM. The younger you pique their interests, the sooner your children’s minds turn to solving problems related to interacting with […]

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Jan

04

[Infographic] Most Common Advantages of a Homeschooled Child vs a Public School Student

To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool: That is the Question…. Studies have shown that there is a difference between homeschooled children and children in the public school system. While homeschooling not only produces well-adjusted adults, it gives the parents a chance to spend more time with their children. There are plenty of benefits of homeschooling your child, and this infographic will delve into those benefits and trends. It’s not to say that homeschooling is for every child, but it has produced some amazing results. Take a look at the animated infographic to get some more information about the most common advantages of a homeschooled child versus a public school student. […]

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