At RSD Academy Education is Free.

RSD Academy has a small staff and no brick and mortar campus. This keeps our expenses low and makes it possible to bring you free education relying almost entirely on free-will donations. Here are ways you can help keep education free at RSD Academy.

Become a patron at Patreon

Donating to RSD Academy is not required. However, if you are using RSD Academy in any way, you should consider the value of what you are getting for free. If you are studying on your own at RSD Academy, keep in mind that a similar course at a brick and mortar school would cost thousands of dollars. Student loans could put you in debt for many years. If you are a professor, consider the cost of buying or licensing such materials from other sources. Please consider donating an appropriate amount according to your means. All donations, no matter how small, make a difference. Thank you.

Help support RSD Academy at Patreon

Advertise at RSD Academy


Your Ad Here    We have reserved space for banner ads at the top of our textbook pages. We are currently showing ads from Google, but intend to provide this space to companies that donate to RSD Academy at Patreon. We have not yet set the required donation level at Patreon because we need more flexibility than Patreon allows*. RSD Academy's user base is growing and we need to adapt to this growth. For more information, please contact us at:

* Patreon does not allow changing reward levels once they have been set. This policy is in place to avoid confusion. This a good thing, but we need more flexibility at this time.

Can't Donate? You Can Still Help

Our Campus     Link to RSD Academy from Your Website or Blog

Do you have a website or blog about electronics? Linking to RSD Academy not only spreads the word but improves our page ranking at Google. You can be a big help to RSD Academy for free.

To help improve our page rank at Google, use descriptive text such as "Learn Electronics Technology for Free" or "Free Electronics Training." Here's a sample of HTML code you could use:

<a href="">Learn Electronics for Free at RSD Academy</a>
  Share about RSD Academy on social media

Do you have friends or family on social media that are interested in free education. Share a link to RSD Academy on social media.


Buy Amazon Through Our Amazon Portal

You can help support RSD Academy by buying through our Amazon portal. You can buy the tools and supplies needed for hands-on projects and other items.

Hall of Patrons


Multiple industries face a critical shortage of electronics technicians. RSD Academy offers free vocational education to help people begin new careers as electronics technicians. This is made possible by our generous patrons and sponsors. The following patrons donate $3.00 per month or more to keep vocational education free at RSD Academy.

$25.00 or more per month

Become a major contributor to RSD Academy. Contact Bob DuHamel at to discuss details.

$10.00 per month

Ben Eater - Watch his YouTube videos about building an 8-bit computer.
Mark Belius
Matthew Turnbaugh

$5.00 per month

Christian Grothaus
Michal Woznica
Jason Kieft
Michael Double
Andreas Parels
Chris Webb

$3.00 per month

Tom McCobb
Duncan Coats
Jason Zuveta
Matt Dennison
Michael Allums