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Sometimes you just have to build a robot

Thimble.io is one of my favorite kit makers.  I am very behind on my kits from them, so I decided to jump into Robotics Kit 1 today.  It is a cute little wifi car with two wheels and a front balancing bearing.  With distractions and not fully charged batteries causing issues I was finally able to get ThimbleBot01 rolling around with it’s basic web interface on my phone in an afternoon.  I had to take some parts from previous kits as intended by the kit designer they all build on each other, and run to the store for a 9v. 

The kits have all been Arduino based so far, and I just noticed they have a Thimble Blockly coding section on their Learning pages which will really help our youngest and newest coders.

Next build day, I will be continuing to follow the tutorials for modifying the web interface. I love the way the bright orange boxes build on each other, explain the science behind what they are doing, and have great support direct from the designers, there is also a supportive community forum and great instructions (if you read them)…


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Craft+Sip Wood Embroidery Ornaments

That, was a really fun event.  I am including here the instructions in case you attended and lost yours.

I learned that makers will follow the directions literally so that I need a test case person to try to follow my directions.  For instance there were a lot of red and green snowflakes because I used those colors to code the directions.  Updated directions coming soon(tm) in the meantime…

I will be posting these kits for sale, contact me directly for now if you need them soon.

Place setting for the Craft+Sip, 2 hour session might be enough time to finish one, but guests got to take home the set.