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Becoming the Next Elon Musk: Robotics Projects for Kids

Who doesn’t dream of being able to create awesome robots that can obey your every command? From Tony Stark’s sleek workshop in The Avengers to the helpful household robots in The Jetsons, robotics have captured our imagination for generations. Fortunately for us living in the 21st century, robots are no longer science fiction – there are real people doing groundbreaking work in this …

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STEM Teacher Success Story #1: Amherst Middle School

Look at those smiles! When we first met Library Media Teacher, Drew Schmidle, at Amherst Middle School, he came to us with a unique problem. Not only was he using various hands-on projects in the classroom, but he was also using quite a bit of them and was unsure whether he was providing a guided path for his students to …

The Creator Set

Announcing Thimble Courses

Thimble started with a vision that “making is for everyone.” We searched around for ways to fulfill that vision and had ideas abound, including an online portfolio, version control for hardware projects, an electronic components search engine, and all sorts of other ideas. We decided on a simple promise – “Learn & Build Electronics w/ Monthly Delivered Kits.”

Learn How To Predict The Weather With Thimble’s Climate, Science, & Technology Course

Many of you have asked what a subscription to Thimble entails – particularly what comes after the Creator Set (our first kit). So we’ve crafted this post for those of you interested in learning more about the quest for learning engineering and programming through our hands-on kits. After you’ve completed your first kit, the Creator Set, your journey with Thimble …

Thimble Enthusiast Uses Kits to Develop STEM Skills

Last month, we sat down with Mike Kenig, a hobbyist and one of our longest running subscribers to Thimble. We discussed his experience with our kits and why he continues to be a valued member of our community. Mike went to college to get a degree in math, with a minor in computer science. At the time, he was really …

What You Can Expect When You Subscribe To Thimble

We created Thimble to make engineering and computer science more accessible so that children (ages 10+) have the option to pursue an education or career in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). When you subscribe to a monthly or annual subscription to Thimble, you’re a part of an educational journey. This journey is built on a curriculum that teaches electronics, …

How Students’ Creativity Won Them Thimble Kits!

Here at Thimble, it’s extremely important to us to be active in our community! We love working hands-on with teachers and students who are inspired to dive deeper into STEM. In fact, giving back is one of our passions! You may have seen us at a few events around the area at the Niagara STEM Exposition, the Niagara Air Show, …