Intro Level – 20 Lessons – Includes Beginner Kit

Course 205: Music & Acoustics

$99 to start. Then $29/month for access to all classes.

About this Course

Have a favorite song? or DJ? Ever wonder how music artists come up with those cool, catchy tunes? This course will guide you through soldering, assembling, and programming the Arduino MIDI Controller kit – a cool, fun synthesizer that can play a variety of sounds. MIDI stands for Music Instrument Digital Interface – it is a technical standard or protocol used for a variety of electronic musical instruments; it is found in most keyboards.  The end result will allow you to play general sounds on your computer. You’ll also be able to create your own sounds, too! 

Topics covered

The Project

electronics parts

Piano midi synthesizer kit

You’ll receive everything you need to get started on your piano MIDI synthesizer kit. Soldering is required for this project. 

printed circuit board

Learn about audio engineering

You’ll learn about various hardware components that make this kit work and play a variety of sounds – including ones you create. 

Play a song, make a beat

Once you piece together your piano MIDI synthesizer, you’ll understand the fundamentals of audio engineering. 

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Frequently asked questions


Thimble is an online academy that makes it possible for students to take classes in robotics, coding, and game design taught by real teachers and industry professionals. 

Project-based kits are delivered every three months to create a hands-on experience for students. Video lessons are available anytime, anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, or smart computer. 

Membership includes access to unlimited classes taught by real teachers and industry professionals on robotics, computer science, and game design. 

Each class includes around 10 video lessons that are 15 minutes long on average, along with a project-based kit that’s delivered every 3 months. Students participate in contests and live build-along sessions with surprise guests. You also get access to offline lessons, our members-only newsletter, and our dynamic community of students and parents around the world.

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

All students start with Course 101 which is an introduction to engineering and computer science. We believe all students need the basics before moving on to more advanced material. 

Your child’s first kit arrives several days after you become a member. You’ll receive another kit every 3 months. 

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

On average, a class takes 4-6 weeks to complete. However, lessons were designed so students learn at their own pace. 

Live build-along classes are held once a week to cover advanced topics. Live classes will also include special guests which include industry professionals from top tech and video game companies around the world. 

Pricing & Payment

The membership is $99 to join then it’s $29 / month which provides unlimited access to all classes, live build-alongs, and new classes as they launch. Project-based kits are delivered every three months. 

If you don’t want to continue, you can cancel your membership renewal through your account page.  Follow the prompts to cancel on the Settings page, and your membership will not renew. Please note that there aren’t refunds for partially unused membership periods.  If you have more questions, please contact us. We’re happy to help!