What started with a successful Kickstarter campaign has ended up with a Buffalo born gadget soon to be found in all 50 states and every continent including Antarctica (McMurdo Station). That’s a super impressive feat for tech geek entrepreneurs Oscar Pedroso and David Brenner. I posted on their initial successes back in December of 2015 (see here). Now, their first batch of Thimble kits (parts to build a wi-fi robot) is finally ready for shipment in a couple of weeks, according to Pedroso.
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 education and make it more accessible to the masses.
Incredibly, the Kickstarter campaign rallied 1,776 backers to contribute over a quarter million dollars, which helped to get the product off the ground. Obviously, people liked the idea of having unassembled tech kits delivered right to their front door.
Individual kits are available for $89 or as low as $59 each when part of a 12-month subscription and includes U.S. shipping.
With products such as a Wi-Fi robot, LED cube, quadcopter, LED compass, Wi-Fi light switch, alarm clock, and a weather station in the planning stations, customers lined up to pay and then play. Now, less than a year later, Thimble is set to hit ground running. That means that the holiday season is looking bright for the company that specializes in the production of learn-and-build electronic kits, not to mention the fans who are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the first shipments of the tech kits.
1,776 backers pledged $295,760 to help bring this project to life.
“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 Pedroso, CEO and co-founder of Thimble.
As it stands right now, there are fewer than 100 units remaining of the initial DIY kits. If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating hands on product, visit Thimble’s helpful website.