Crazy fun robotics, coding, and technology projects, delivered to kids.

Includes live online classes, self-paced lessons, and coaching sessions with accredited teachers. Grades 4 and up. 

How It Works

1. Receive Kits

We ship a project to your home during the first month. Another one arrives every 3 months.

2. Weekly Classes

Your child gains unlimited access to live classes and self-paced lessons every week.

3. Live Build-Alongs

Each week, your child learns how to build their project with a live instructor and small class of kids.

4. Build Skills

In 1 -2 years, kids earn badges and build beginner, intermediate, and advanced level skills.

Our Fans

"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!"
Will M.
"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!"
Drew S.
"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!"
Sarah H.

Curriculum Roadmap

Month 1 - 3

Topic: Engineering & Computer Science

Level: Beginner (all kids start here)
First kit delivered in Month 1
Live classes twice a week

Month 4 - 6

Topic: Robotics & Mechatronics

Level: Beginner
Second kit delivered in Month 4
Live classes twice a week

WiFi light switch on wall

Month 7 - 9

Topic: Smart Home Technology

Level: Intermediate
Third kit delivered in Month 7
Live classes twice a week

video game controller

Month 10 - 12

Topic: Video Game Technology

Level: Intermediate
Fourth kit delivered in Month 10
Live classes twice a week

AR / VR kit

Month 13 - 15

Topic: Augmented / Virtual Reality Tech

Level: Intermediate
Fifth kit delivered in Month 13
Live classes twice a week

piano keyboard kit

Month 16 - 18

Topic: Music & Acoustics

Level: Advanced
Sixth kit delivered in Month 16
Live classes twice a week

Recently Added Build-Along Class:

Spencer Kulbacki

Smart Phone Hardware Development Engineer

Teaches smart home technology and how to build a WiFi light switch so you can control the lights in your house from a phone, tablet, or computer.

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Why Thimble

Live Build-Along Classes

Join live build-along classes to seek help, complete projects, and collaborate with motivated students

Self-paced Learning

Our curriculum - which aligns to school curriculum - allows your child to complete courses at their own pace

Interactive Kits

Our specialized, custom-built kits ensure your child is engaged and building with real technology tools

Celebrity Guest Lectures

Learn from industry veterans, celebrity designers , and passionate technologists working in the industry

Parent Dashboard

Celebrate your child's progress and proficiency by viewing their finished projects and earned badges

Contests & Prizes

Enter contests and show off their creative projects in exchange for badges, medals, and prizes

Ready to get them started?

Enter your email to create an account and enroll. You’re only one step away. 

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Choose Your Subscription Plan

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Monthly Plan


Paid Monthly / Renews Automatically / Cancel Anytime

  • 1 kit every 3 months
  • 8 live classes per month
  • Access to lesson and video library
  • 1 office hour per month
  • Access to STEM contests
  • Bonus: 1 Solder badge kit

One Year Plan


Paid Annually

  • 1 kit every 3 months
  • 96 live classes per year
  • Access to lesson and video library
  • 2 office hours per month
  • Access to STEM contests
  • Bonus: 2 Solder badge kit
  • Access to add-ons

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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!