Monthly Kit Service
Thimble — a monthly subscription service and learning platform — is now shipping learn-and-build electronics kits. The kits are a part of a direct-delivery monthly service to empower kids (as well as
adults) to understand the fundamentals of
electronics including building, embedded
programming, and advanced manufacturing design
Each kit includes step-by-step instructions for the
maker to code, build, and hack a DIY electronic
device. Kits build in level of difficulty the longer an
individual continues to subscribe, enabling the maker to
always feel challenged and to encourage them to constantly
learn and innovate.
Thimble is the invention of two young Buffalo
entrepreneurs: a computer engineer and a former college
admission officer who came together to share their passion
for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Mathematics) education and to make it more accessible to
the masses. The company started as a grassroots Kickstarter
campaign, and offers the kits both through individual sale
and monthly subscriptions.
The first kit received comes with a reusable Arduino-compatible microcontroller and the option to purchase a
toolkit that will help novices to hit the ground running.
“Through Thimble, we hope to inspire all individuals —
from budding hackers to semi-professional hobbyists — to
fulfill their curiosity and interest in building electronics,”
says Oscar Pedroso, CEO and co-founder of Thimble.
Individual kits are available for $89 or can be as low as
$59 each when they are part of a 12 month subscription.
Pricing includes US shipping.
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Online Course to Brush Up Skills
Developed in association with Books to Courses, EPTSOFT Limited is offering an online self-study course
on electronics that addresses the problem of key
employment skills shortages — especially among young
workers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and
With no time off work or classes to attend, those
joining the course can study on their mobile devices by
working through a series of lessons where they assess their
own progress through to completion, and are awarded a
certificate at the end.
All lessons are fully interactive and will accept almost
any value that occurs in a real situation enabling the user to
explore the colorful graphics that are immediately updated
on their phones or tablets.
Existing employees requiring a basic grounding in
electronics for their work or those just looking to refresh
their existing knowledge can benefit from this series.
All EPTSOFT courses are comprehensive and aimed at
both the beginner (a basic level of understanding in
Electronics is assumed) and more advanced students
looking for a refresher. The course is menu-driven,