This is the very first kit in our curriculum designed to teach kids the basics of engineering, robotics, and computer science. When you subscribe, this is the very first project you receive in the mail.
Every engineer and computer scientist has a beginning. In this kit, you’ll start from ground zero. You’ll be exposed to a variety of basic sensors, indicators, and actuators to learn electronics and coding with Arduino. If you don’t know what these words mean or parts do, that’s okay. We designed this project for beginners so that you can experience quick wins and get hooked. By the end of this project, you’ll learn to use these simple components to make a robot friend, night light, security alarm, kitchen timer, and other useful projects.
We find that if you don’t know the building blocks early on, it becomes difficult to comprehend the more advanced topics later down the line. Upon successful completion of this workshop, you’ll be prepared for the next kit in our curriculum series: the WiFi robot.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to observe a class before you commit to a subscription.