Avocado Electronics is a small electronics retailer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We sell component kits targeted for beginners interested in building Arduino microcontroller projects. Our aim is to help you learn how fun electronics can be.

We strive to make educational technology accessible to everyone. At Avocado Electronics, our products are priced to cover manufacturing expenses and any profits are donated to charity. 

We were founded in 2013 with the introduction of the Avocado Beginner Board on Kickstarter. Our successful Kickstarter sold over 100 units. The Avocado Beginner Board later became the Young Person's Guide to Arduino. 


Our Founder

Our founder, Mike Lopez, is a technical expert with over 14 years of practical operations and quality experience. He specializes in the management of high hazard research and development facilities. Mike has a PhD in Nuclear Engineering and BS in Physics. He is also a Lean Six Sigma expert and currently teaches a university course in lean engineering. Read more about Mike Lopez...