Intro Level – 20 Lessons – Includes Beginner Kit

Course 204: Augmented / Virtual Reality Tech

$99 to start. Then $29/month for access to all classes.

About this Course

Augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) technology refers to computer-generated simulations that integrate the real world (AR) or are entirely self-contained (VR). This is the future!  

This course will guide you through soldering, assembling, and programming the IMU Game kit; IMU stands for inertial measurement unit. The final product will display virtual targets for you to shoot.  You aim by physically moving the project as if the targets were in real space. 

Topics covered

  • Introduction
  • I've Never Used an Arduino
  • Installing Libraries
  • Electrical Assembly
  • Motor & Switch Prep
  • Mechanical Assembly
  • Software - Inputs & Outputs
  • System Breakdown
  • Block Diagram
  • Game State Machine
  • Finishing the Arcade
  • Software Implementation
  • A Simple Game
  • Gaming & Foundations

The Project

AR / VR tech kit: IMU GAME

You’ll receive everything you need to get started on your IMU game kit. Soldering is required for this project. 

Learn about Augmented reality

You’ll learn about augmented and virtual reality basics to prepare you for more advanced courses in gaming and design. 

Play Games like duck Hunt

Once you piece together your IMU game kit, you can program a variety of other simulations to practice playing in an AR environment.  

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COURSE 101

Intro to Engineering & Computer Science

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COURSE 201

Robotics & Mechatronics

COURSE 205

Music & Acoustics

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Frequently asked questions

General 

Thimble is an online academy that makes it possible for students to take classes in robotics, coding, and game design taught by real teachers and industry professionals. 

Project-based kits are delivered every three months to create a hands-on experience for students. Video lessons are available anytime, anywhere on your smartphone, tablet, or smart computer. 

Membership includes access to unlimited classes taught by real teachers and industry professionals on robotics, computer science, and game design. 

Each class includes around 10 video lessons that are 15 minutes long on average, along with a project-based kit that’s delivered every 3 months. Students participate in contests and live build-along sessions with surprise guests. You also get access to offline lessons, our members-only newsletter, and our dynamic community of students and parents around the world.

Thimble is for students ages 10+ (or grades 4+)

All students start with Course 101 which is an introduction to engineering and computer science. We believe all students need the basics before moving on to more advanced material. 

Your child’s first kit arrives several days after you become a member. You’ll receive another kit every 3 months. 

You’re at the right place! We created Thimble to teach beginners a basic understanding of robotics, computer science, and game design. We assume they have no prior knowledge. 

On average, a class takes 4-6 weeks to complete. However, lessons were designed so students learn at their own pace. 

Live build-along classes are held once a week to cover advanced topics. Live classes will also include special guests which include industry professionals from top tech and video game companies around the world. 

Pricing & Payment

The membership is $99 to join then it’s $29 / month which provides unlimited access to all classes, live build-alongs, and new classes as they launch. Project-based kits are delivered every three months. 

If you don’t want to continue, you can cancel your membership renewal through your account page.  Follow the prompts to cancel on the Settings page, and your membership will not renew. Please note that there aren’t refunds for partially unused membership periods.  If you have more questions, please contact us. We’re happy to help! 

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