I'm David Levi. I’m an electrical engineer, toy designer, and now, thanks to MicroKits, a small business owner. I’ve been working on what is now MicroKits since 2016. I made and sold the first couple hundred theremin kits in 2017, which lead me to work as an electrical engineer in a few of the largest toy companies. Like so many people, I was laid off in 2020. But I decided to use the skill I had learned in the toy industry to start MicroKits.
I've always known I wanted to be an engineer. Thanks to my middle school's ham radio club, I was able to get an early start on electronics, soldering together all kinds of simple electronic kits. I've been constantly tinkering and inventing since then.
Now, I want to help the next generation of engineers, and make circuits accessible to everyone. For my first kit, I decided to create a theremin. Theremins are one of the most spectacular ways to demonstrate the physics behind circuits. When I was a young student, it took hundreds of dollars and complicated assembly to build a theremin. But with this kit, I've made it easy for anyone to get started.