• The Edgerton Center offers a wide range of subjects for MIT students

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  • SEVT's three-wheeled Valkyrie with an aluminum-carbon-fiber composite chassis

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  • D-Lab provides students with the opportunity to make a real impact on people living in poverty

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  • Halloween meets high-speed imaging: .22 caliber bullet piercing three peanut butter cups by Dr. Jim Bales, Kris Bronner, and Moseley Andrews

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  • Students in our K-12 programs learn how to solder electrical circuits

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  • Arolyn Conwill at work in the Edgerton Student Shop

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About the Edgerton Center

Build prototypes, learn new skills, explore madcap ideas, and get advice and encouragement — the Edgerton Center is the place where mind and hand come together.

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