Welcome to the Edison Tech Center! For over 15 years we have been helping people young and old connect with the amazing world of engineering through our facilities in Schenectady, NY and through our online multi-media publications.  We serve over 170,000 visitors online each month. Our material is the work of many volunteers and employees from academic institutions, private industry and people with a serious passion and hobby for tinkering and collection of important artifacts.


You can use our videos, reference pages and blog articles in the classroom. Educators often use our pages to get a background on electrical history or the “how it works” when they create material for class.


Students and adults of all professions and ages have used our material to learn about exciting technologies. Our pages consist of new pages and some old pages from pre-2005 so be aware that the look of the pages and level of depth will vary depending on how much material we have gathered. In most cases we use original vibrant photos, videos and diagrams to illustrate concepts or show technologies.

Check our Resources Page to get started.


Picon-UnivInstrum300The Universe of Instrumentation project is our latest project highlighting sensors and tools used by everyone, especially engineers. Currently we have built Unit 1 on ammeters, voltmeters and different kinds of multi-meters. We are working on Units 2 and 3 and you can check out the latest from our Universe of Instrumentation site.


Discover engineering past present and future!