Thimble teaches beginners a basic understanding of building electronics through a monthly subscription kit and curated, timely instructions. We’ve built sixteen engaging kits combined with an intuitive web interface and video tutorials. Examples of projects include a wifi-robot, LED cube, robotic arm, alarm clock, weather station, quadcopter, etc.
Not everyone has access to a Makerspace, or the capacity to work well with an Arduino, Raspberry Pi or Beagle Bone. If you decide to teach yourself how to build electronics - the need to find project ideas and components, and learn content - becomes a huge undertaking. Thimble saves time and money, and eliminates headaches, for involved parents and curious kids. It also lets experienced hobbyists, who want something new, challenge themselves.
We launched on Kickstarter this past February, and raised just shy of $300,000 with close to 1,800 backers. We started shipping this month and have sold an additional $75,000 to date, in sales of upgrades and add-ons. We are currently delivering our kits in all 50 states and 7 continents. (Our Kickstarter can be viewed here: http://kck.st/1QodNaL)