Get Fun Homeschool STEM Curriculum For Your Young Tinkerer

Thimble’s STEM homeschool program provides kids with hands-on kits, live Zoom classes, and self-paced online lessons.


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Teach Them Skills That Will Help Them Solve Real World Problems

Our kits are designed to inspire kids that know (and don’t yet know) about their passion to understand the world around them through engineering and design. With the right skills and approach, they can unlock solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Thimble’s STEM-based homeschool curriculum program not only provides hands-on materials, but also access to live instructor-led classes that teach the process behind solving real-world problems through curiosity, critical thinking, and problem solving. Building a kit for the sake of building a kit is never enough, our live classes reinforce concepts and build on previously learned skills. Once a child develops a full understanding of the world around them, the world is their oyster.

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How It Works

  • Subscribe

    Your first kit will arrive in just 2-3 days. Subsequent project kits will be shipped to your home every 3 months.

  • Live Classes

    Twice a week, your child participates in 60-minute build-along classes taught by experts formerly at giant tech companies.

  • Online Lessons

    Self-paced lessons are available on our learning portal for your child to work on projects at their own pace.

  • Go Beyond The Kit

    Build fun, practical toys and devices that are reusable and useful.

Projects Align To National Curriculum Standards

  • Build 12 mini projects, such as nightlight, doorbell or intruder alarm

  • Control a remote control robot from a phone, tablet, or computer

  • Measure the units of weather and learn to pull up the local forecast

  • Build a game controller and play games like Pong or Snake

  • Assemble a mini keyboard and play tunes or make your own sounds

  • Control the lights in your home from a phone, tablet, or computer

Live Virtual Classes on
Taught By Experts Formerly At

SpaceX, Microsoft and Apple.

  • 60-minute live classes twice a week with kids from across the globe (morning and evening sessions available)

  • Office hours” are held once a month to answer questions or help troubleshoot projects

  • All classes are recorded and saved in your child’s profile to access anytime

  • Continuous STEM curriculum and open-ended projects made for beginners and more seasoned tinkerers

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What Our Customers Are Saying

  • Will M.

    “Lots of excitement here in the McGhee household. I’m 49 and almost quit my job to apply to MIT when my son and I made the WiFi robot move! I had visions of Mars Rover 2.0 and interplanetary jetpacks! This is so needed right now!”

  • Drew S.

    “Thimble classes are perfect for my kids. I more or less threw them into the first class and they went to town. The zoom bomb session with the Nintendo game designer had my kids talking about their experience for days!”

  • Sarah H.

    “We love taking Thimble classes in our household. I also run the Pinhead Institute, which is a Smithsonian Affiliate, and we’re excited to bring hands-on learning to our students. They leave every class feeling inspired!”

FAQs

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.