Christmas may have come and gone, but this Kickstarter intends to give the gift of learning all year long with this monthly subscription box service for makers.
It’s called Thimble, and every month the company will send another electronic gadget to build, the first project being a Wi-Fi enabled robot. The founders say it’s perfect for those seeking a monthly coding, hacking and building project to get more comfortable with hardware.
“I’ve been tinkering with electronics as long as I can remember and a few years after graduating from college, I decided I wanted to do something meaningful — especially around the DIY and Maker Movement,” co-founder Oscar Pedroso told us in an email.
Apparently, it’s a maker niche that many people are excited to join — the Kickstarter has already surpassed its initial goal of $25,000 with over 1,000 backers contributing more than $164,000 to date.
With 40 days left to go, Kickstarter supporters can pledge $49 to get the first Wi-Fi robot kit, expected to ship in April. There are three, six and 12-month subscriptions available, and contributors can even buy a kit and donate it to the Boys & Girls Clubs.