Kickstarter Pick of the Week: Bitsbox Monthly Coding Projects


Mystery Crates have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years, and lots of companies offer up monthly subscriptions for boxes full of goodies these days. We’ve seen geeky crates and craft crates, and now we have the Bitsbox. It’s a “Mystery Crate” specifically for kids, and it’s something you’ll want to check out if you have a child that’s in to tech.

The Bitsbox is a subscription-based service that works a bit differently from your typical Mystery Crate. It’s geared towards coding mobile apps and games, and it is a two-part system that utilizes the web along with your monthly Bitsbox. It’s definitely different from your typical crate full of geeky swag, and it’s the kind of gift your kids can get use out of long after the projects are complete. Knowledge in a box.

Each month you’ll receive a Bitsbox in the mail containing mobile app projects that will help your kids learn to code. The Bitsbox website is where the magic happens as it gives your child a “virtual” tablet for the apps they put together. One side of the screen gives them the tablet while the other provides the code. Once they’ve put together their creation, they can run the app on a real phone or tablet by scanning the QR code shown on the PC’s screen.

The Bitsbox system is a little more in-depth than some of the tech toddler toys for STEM learning, but still simple enough that most children should have no problem catching on. You also have to dig the whole “Mystery Crate” aspect of Bitsbox as kids love get gifts, and will be thrilled to get something each month. The Bitsbox monthly coding package is already fully funded on Kickstarter with 23 days left on the clock. If you’re interested, you can hit up the link below to show your support for the project or learn more about the Bitsbox.

Bitsbox on Kickstarter

Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.