an alternative grad school for hardware hackers

Learn from experienced instructors from all over the world. Available for free to everyone. All proceeds go towards socially conscious causes.


A new way to learn

You want to know more about how the world works. We do too. You want to learn the tools of inventing and the best way to design and test. You have a passion for hard projects. You love learning new skills. You like figuring out how to work with the edges of design like safety, cost, and regulations. At HackadayU, you’ll learn from Instructors who have experience working on the problems you want to know how to solve. Courses are offered free or pay-as-you-wish, with all proceeds donated to charity.
Soldering by Joe Kim

Transformational mastery

Learn new skills to help you level up for your current job, get training to get a new job, start a business, or simply feed your brain. Having an experienced Instructor beside you elevates your knowledge as you contemplate your next build.

Inclusive for everyone

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve been doing this forever, we got you. We all have so much to learn, and HackadayU offers knowledge in a supportive environment. We aim to help you become a better engineer, designer, maker, or whichever label you choose.

Instruments by Joe Kim
Neural Networking by Joe Kim

Take a course for free

Take a course for free, or pay-as-you-wish. Although HackadayU Instructors are paid, students pay what they can afford. All proceeds from our courses will be donated to charities that help feed, house, and educate others.

Join one of the upcoming classes


Reverse Engineering

Learn the fundamentals of reverse engineering using Ghidra

Summer 2020

Circuit Fundamentals

Learn Ohms law, Kirchoff’s law, how to use a multimeter and more

Summer 2020

Quantum Computing

Learn fundamentals of Quantum Computing

Summer 2020

KiCad & FreeCAD 101

Learn the basics of circuit design with open source tools

Summer 2020

Machine Learning

Add intelligence to your microcontroller projects

Fall 2020