A NerdKit is a combination of electronic parts and wisdom. At least
that is what we aim to build from the NerdKits experience. We believe
that learning and understanding come from doing and experimenting, but
only after reading and studying. A truly rich educational experience
requires a mixture of meaningful topics, clear instruction, and engaging
projects. We combine these elements together in every NerdKit, and we
stand by our customers as they take the leap into electronics.
This NerdKits philosophy is all about education. Our goal is to
effectively teach basic electronics, and in doing so unlock the
potential of a child's engineering prowess, a hobbyist's weekend dream,
or just anyone with a do-it-yourself spirit and imagination.
"Thanks for the help, I really love my NerdKit.. It goes great with my Physics 2 / Computer Science classes, and have told my friends all about it."
-Jason E. Tallahassee, FL
Watch our TV commercial, as seen on MythBusters and the Science Channel.
We started NerdKits as MIT students looking to share our experience in an
educational way, and to help lower the barrier to entry into this field. The
Massachusetts Institute of Technology gave us theoretical preparation, with
plus individual research projects (UROPs) and internships
While the sites linked above have lots of good technical information, they're also
designed for MIT students with a lot of mathematical background, and are
always complemented with textbooks and problem-solving sessions. We've
tried to distill that information down in a way that makes it easier to get
Humberto graduated from MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science. While a student, he has
worked at the MIT Media Lab and
He has significant experience in software engineering, and
has also completed extensive coursework on digital electronics design.
At NerdKits, Humberto is responsible for the
educational materials, making sure our kits are well-documented and easy to
Mike graduated from MIT with a degree in Electrical Science and Engineering,
and received his Masters from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
He has worked on both the software and hardware aspects of aerial autonomous
robotics projects, including work at the
MIT Aerospace Controls
Laboratory and Draper Laboratory.
At NerdKits, Mike is responsible for technical
development of the kits, bringing years of expertise to bear toward making a
useful and powerful starter package.