Bitsbox 'Troop Zero' Inspired STEM subscription box

By 1/17/2020 11:54:00 AM

Bitsbox, STEM subscription box for kids, and family film Troop Zero, are partnering to celebrate girls in STEM. Almost half (48 percent) of active Bitsbox users are girls, so the connection to Troop Zero is a natural one.

Bitsbox is the first company to teach type-based coding to elementary and middle school kids, and more than a million kids have built apps on the website.

Coding is a language, and like any language, it takes time and practice to learn. Plus, languages are much easier to learn at a young age. Also crucial at a young age is the encouragement to dream—kids should be able to think freely about what they are capable of and what they aspire to be when they grow up.

To spread the spirit of Troop Zero, Bitsbox will:

  • Include a FREE Troop Zero app project in every box delivered for the next month.
  • Be featured by Amazon as the Deal of the Day on Sunday, January 19, with an offer for 50 percent off the first box when new consumers purchase a subscription.
  • Highlight a digital downloadable version of the free coding project, Troop Zero: The App, for anyone who wants to give coding a try.

Troop Zero launched worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, January 17; Bitsbox gives all subscribers a free Troop Zero bonus project for a limited time.


Set in rural 1977 Georgia, in Troop Zero a free-spirited young girl dreams of making contact with outer space. When a national competition offers her a chance to be recorded on NASA's Golden Record and become part of space history, with the help of an unlikely troop leader, she recruits a makeshift troop of Birdie Scouts forging friendships that last a lifetime and beyond.

The film stars Academy Award® winners Viola Davis and Allison Janney, Mckenna Grace, Jim Gaffigan, Mike Epps, Edi Patterson, Charlie Shotwell, and introducing Milan Ray, Johanna Col√≥n and Bella Higginbotham.

To learn about Troop Zero, visit
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