History of video games/Platforms/Elecrow Crowbits





Elecrow Industries is a company based in Shenzhen, China.[1] The Crowbits were designed by Richard Lee.[2]

The Elecrow Crowbits are a series of educational learning kits for learning electronics.[3] One such kit, the master kit, included instructions for a game console.[3][4] Marketing for the console showed gameplay of a game very similar to the NES version of Super Mario Bros..[5]

On June 1st, 2021 an Indigogo crowdfunding campaign for the product was successfully completed.[6] A Kickstarter campaign was also held.[7]

The Crowbits won a 2021 Red Dot design award.[2]



The cost of the Master Kit was between $149.90[8] and $139.90.[4]



The master kit game console makes use of a Crowbit module containing an ESP32 and a TFT display.[4]

The Crowbits were also unofficially compatible with Lego bricks.[9]



  1. "Crowbits - STEM coding toy for kids of all ages". Indiegogo. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  2. a b "Red Dot Design Award: Crowbits". www.red-dot.org. https://www.red-dot.org/project/crowbits-51536. 
  3. a b Bryant, Anj (March 01, 2021). "Elecrow’s Crowbits Uses Programmable Blocks to Promote STEM Learning" (in en). Tom's Hardware. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/elecrow-crowbit-kickstarter. 
  4. a b c "Crowbits-Master Kit". www.elecrow.com. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  5. "Make your own game console". Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  6. "Elecrow IndieGogo Campaign Achieves its Goal, Moves to New Phase for Crowbits Development" (in en). www.elecrow.com. https://www.elecrow.com/blog/elecrow-launches-creative-crowbits-stem-toys-on-indiegogo.html. 
  7. "Crowbits – STEM toy for kids of all ages". Kickstarter. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  8. Athow, Desire (14 May 2021). "Elecrow Crowbits STEM learning kit review" (in en). TechRadar. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/elecrow-crowbits-stem-learning-kit. 
  9. "Elecrow Crowbits: The Ultimate LEGO-Compatible STEM Learning System That Grows With Your Child". MUO. 19 March 2021. https://www.makeuseof.com/elecrow-crowbits-review/.