Intro Level – Robotics & Mechatronics

Kit #2: WiFi-Controlled Robot

box of robotics and mechatronics parts

WIFI-ENABLED ROBOT KIT

You’ll assemble the base of the robot and connect it to the WiFi chip to control it remotely from a phone, tablet, or computer. 

WiFi robot project

Create a web server

Use WiFI to create a web server that allows you to wirelessly control your bot. You’ll use HTML and CSS to format your server. 

WiFi-controlled robot

CUstomize your robot

When your robot is constructed, you’ll learn how to customize it by using RGB lights and buzzer modules to turn your bot into a car.

About this Project

The WiFi robot is the second kit you’ll receive as part of our monthly subscription program. 

The age of robots is upon us. They are in our homes, in our workplace, and all around us in the form of drones, driverless cars, heavy duty machinery, etc. This project introduces you to the world of robots, the mechanics behind them, and what it takes to build a robot from scratch. 

In this kit,  you will learn how to build a WiFi-controlled robot and bring it to life.  You will learn fundamental theory, modeling methods, hardware components, interfacing requirements, simulation and programming tools, and practical applications of robotics and mechatronics. You’ll also learn about infrared waves and create your own web server using HTML and CSS. Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be prepared for the next kit: the WiFi light switch. 

On-demand lessons:  A monthly subscription to Thimble includes access to our learning portal which contains step-by-step lessons to help you build your project at your own pace.  Lessons contain pre-recorded videos, pictures, and written instruction. 

Live classes: A monthly subscription also includes live weekly classes taught by accredited STEM teachers. Classes are twice a week for 60 minutes and are conducted on Zoom. Live classes cover intermediate and advanced material not covered in our on-demand lessons and are a nice way to extend the life of your kit with dozens of hands-on activities . Upon subscribing, you will receive an email with instructions to sign up for live classes. 

Sampling a class: Not sure about live classes? No worries! Please send us a note at support@thimble.io if you’d like to observe a class before you commit to a subscription. 

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FAQ

Thimble is a monthly subscription-based curriculum and live video platform that teaches kids a basic understanding of electronics and computer science through weekly classes taught by experienced technology teachers. Hands-on kits are shipped every 3 months.   

A subscription to Thimble includes quarterly delivered kits, self-paced lessons, and weekly classes taught by real teachers and industry professionals on robotics, computer science, and game design. You also get access to our our dynamic community of students and educators around the world.

Thimble is for students ages 10+ (or grades 4+)

You’ll start with the Creator Set kit which is an introduction to engineering and computer science. We believe all students need the basics before moving on to more advanced material. 

Your first kit arrives 2-3 days after you subscribe. You’ll receive another kit every 3 months. 

In between kit deliveries, you will have access to self-paced lessons and virtual, live classes taught by seasoned technology teachers. 

We recommend a Mac, Linux, or PC (Windows 10 and up) to code Thimble kits. 

Chromebooks may be used but are often not as reliable – especially if they come from a school district or are outdated. 

You’re at the right place! We created Thimble to teach beginners a basic understanding of robotics, computer science, and game design. We assume you have no prior knowledge. 

On average, a kit takes 4-6 hours to complete. However, live classes cover intermediate and more advanced material that extend the use of each kit for up to 12 weeks.

Live build-along classes are held twice a week for 60 minutes to cover intermediate and advanced topics. Classes are taught by accredited technology teachers. Live classes will also include special guests which include industry professionals from top tech and video game companies. 

Thimble kits and classes explore subjects in engineering (mechanical, electrical, computer engineering), and science (computer science, video game design, climate) and more! These hands-on and live experiences are designed to spark a lifelong love for these subjects and teach skills often not taught in most elementary and secondary schools. 

We offer 4 monthly subscription tiers starting from $39.99 / month. The subscription includes self-paced lessons and live virtual classes taught by seasoned technology teachers. Kits will be delivered every three months. 

We hate to see you go, but you can cancel a monthly subscription anytime after the first kit ships by logging into your Thimble account. Auto-renewing subscriptions (pay every 3, 6 or 12 months) are only eligible for cancellation after the initial prepaid term has been completed.

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