Entrepreneurs and tech wiz partners Oscar Pedroso and David Brenner have come up with a clever business idea that delivers building projects with electronic components directly to your doorstep. The two have been developing a state of the art, direct-to-your-door monthly delivery program called Thimble Maker Box at Z80 Labs, and are about to launch a crowdfunding campaign to see that the project comes to fruition.
Just think about how cool it would be to purchase a subscription for an alarm clock, security system, robot or quadcopter. But instead of simply going out and purchasing the device, the product arrives to your door in components that must be assembled. It’s a clever way to understand what goes into the devices, and how they function. “Each box contains a project with electronic components to teach kids and adults how to build a fun, workable device,” said Oscar. “It’s kind of like Birchbox (monthly makeup deliveries) but for electronics. Each month, you’ll receive different parts to build a unique project. Our first kit is a wifi-enabled robot that you can control from a phone or tablet.”
Thimble Maker Box puts the power of knowledge directly into the hands of people who want to figure out how electronic devices operate. In the process, DIY makers are given the power to learn through simple, structured videos and code lessons, which enables them to assemble the kit through a Thimble Learning App. Support is offered via forum, chat and weekly project webinars, which means that there will always be help available to see the projects through.
In the end, builders and operators will learn the arts of soldering, programming languages, micro-controllers, and theory. It’s an ingenious way to give the DIY community productive and fun products that they can build, operate and manipulate at home.
Buffalo Rising will keep readers posted when the Thimble Maker Box Kickstarter campaign (to raise $25,000) launches on December 8. In the meantime, be sure to visit this website and sign up for upcoming product launch notifications. This would be an awesome Holiday gift idea for anyone interest in DIY assembling and electronics.