Robotics Classes – Engaging, Approachable, Hands-on, Project Based.
Robotics is a fun and easy way to get started with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) subjects while learning programming, engineering, & design principles. This class will guide students through beginner projects, introducing new concepts and skills using a variety of different robotic platforms. At Vision Tech, we bring robotics engineering to the grade-school level.
Our application-based curriculum provides structure that encourages creative thinking and builds problem solving skills. Vision Tech’s program prepares students to advance in their engineering studies such as computer science, computer engineering, robotics engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.
What is Robotics?
Robotics is the study of designing, building, controlling, and using robots. The field of robotics includes aspects of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science – used in order to construct and control robots using microcontrollers to perform and respond to instructions.
About Robotics Classes
In our robotics classes, students will work in small groups to conduct exercises and participate in friendly competitions. Each class will follow a project-based approach to learning. Once kids master the fundamentals, they will move on to advanced endeavors and projects, thus learning more advanced skills.
Each project involves a building and programming component. In the building component, students will design and construct a robot in order to perform tasks set by the instructor. In the programming component, students will program their robot to complete the challenge. The whole project is geared towards getting kids excited about learning computer programming & robotics engineering.
Vision Tech Robotics Classes
LEGO WeDo Robotics (Ages 5-8)
In Vision Tech’s WeDo Robotics class, kids will use the LEGO WeDo Robotics Kit to build LEGO models with motors and sensors, and program their creations using the WeDo visual drag-and-drop software. Kids will gain a strong understanding of programming concepts while having fun using the familiar LEGO components. The class allows young kids to start exploring simple robotics concepts at an early age in a fun and easy way. The drag-and-drop icon-based software provides an intuitive and easy-to-use programming environment suitable for beginners and experienced users alike. No prior experience in programming or robotics is necessary.
LEGO EV3 Robotics (Ages 8 – 12)
Join Vision Tech Camps’ LEGO EV3 Robotics class to take part in an incredible learning experience in robotics engineering. You will design and build robots using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system, the third generation robotics kit in the LEGO Mindstorms line, and use the easy and intuitive EV3 visual programming interface to get your introduction to programming. You will learn to incorporate motors, sensors, and the LEGO EV3 brick to build and design robots that can walk, talk, think, and do anything you can imagine.
Arduino Robotics (Ages 12-16)
In this Arduino Robotics class, dive into programming and engineering using the Arduino microcontroller. Students will design their own electrical circuits and sensors, and program them using the Arduino IDE. Students will then learn how to take their circuits to the next level by building an Arduino vehicle from a provided kit and the Arduino microcontroller. Using the Arduino IDE, students will then code in the C and C++ programming languages in order to control their robot.
Core Concepts Taught in Robotics Class
- Computer programming logic
- Reasoning Skills
- Engineering & Design Process
- Team Building & Problem Solving Strategies