LEGO Robotics Engineering & Coding
We inspire confidence and creativity with STEM, and prepare students to pursue self-directed, off-screen creative problem solving with their robot!
Interactive Online Camps & Lessons
Solve Real-World Engineering Challenges by building with LEGO and coding with Scratch or Python
Don’t just build cool things. Build cool things that really work!
Our world-class instructors demonstrate each challenge interactively, along with the key engineering concepts that students will be utilizing.
Our curriculum is hands-on, evidence-based, and designed to inspire countless hours of independent inventing/coding. We aren’t just teaching skills – we aim to jumpstart an extracurricular hobby and ignite a lifelong passion for STEM.
Ages 7-14 Learn & Play Online (and offline) with Like-Minded Peers
The Live Interactive aspect of our our camps/lessons enables students to:
a) Share LEGO robot tips & tricks
b) Get help with their robotics engineering projects so that they don’t get stuck or discouraged
c) Make LEGO-loving friends!
NEW: build/program at home with our Robot Academy Arduino LEGO Robot
For 1/3 the price of a LEGO MINDSTORMS robotics set (although we teach with those too!) you can get our Arduino LEGO robot that has the same sensors, uses the same programming languages (Scratch and Python), and is compatible with all the LEGO and LEGO TECHNIC parts you have at home thanks to our custom modifications.
Comprehensive and Engaging STEM / STEAM learning has never been this fun, easy, or cost-effective!
Adult Instructors from Top Universities
Ryan is an Applied Engineering Science Major at Michigan State University in his Senior year. He has experience with all three robots: LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor, LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3, and Robot Academy’s Arduino LEGO Robot. He was in First Lego League since he was a 2nd grader and competed for 8 years with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. Ryan loves problem solving and finding new outside the box ways to think. He got into STEM at a very young age and would like to do the same for other kids. He has a passion for helping kids with their education. Ryan also like to spend his free time playing sports, dirt biking through the woods, and programming games and apps.
David is a Mechanical Engineering Junior at George Fox University. All throughout grade school, he participated in First Lego League as both a team leader and later in high school and college as an Assistant Coach. When not working on School work or helping with LEGO robotics, David works as a Lab Technician in the Prototype Lab where he helps train new students how to use the 3D printers and other machines in the lab. David is a huge Star Wars fan with fond memories of building Lego sets with his dad and play Lego Star Wars games for the first time. This love of Star Wars has led to many projects using Arduinos and Lego EV3s based around the franchise (Lego R2D2 was a more recent one). In general, he loves teaching students the fun side of Engineering and how to look at the world through an engineering mindset and is excited to share his experience in Lego robotics and engineering with students at Robot Academy.
Keaton is an Electrical Engineering student at Case Western Reserve University, currently in his Senior year. His love of
LEGOs growing up heavily influenced his choice of major. He enjoys working with Arduinos in
both circuits and robotics labs at CWRU, where he is also a pitcher on the CWRU baseball team.
He loves to mentor younger students and is an assistant coach for The Rawlings Tigers 17U
baseball team in Westerville. A big Star Wars fan, Keaton’s favorite LEGO sets to construct
were the Sandcrawler and the Ewok Village. He enjoys sharing his experience and interest in
robotics and LEGOs with the students participating in the Robotics Summer Camps and online!
Pamela is a Mechanical Engineering masters student studying Human Robot Interaction at Tufts University. She uses LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 in her coursework and if proficient in teaching LEGO MINDSTORMS. Previously, she worked on a combination of neuroscience, robotics, biology, and cognitive science at Vassar College. She enjoys bringing biological inspired designs to the robots she works on. Pam reads lots of philosophy and quantum physics and loves chatting cool, sci-fi tv-shows. A previous actor (Shameless, Gotham, Madam Secretary, Chicago PD) who trained at Second City, she’s obsessed with plays and the theatre.
Matthew graduated from Lehigh University with an Electrical Engineering and Product Design major. Matthew has been building robots since his sophomore year in high school, when he founded his school’s robotics club and VEX robotics team. Since then, Matthew has developed the “Robotics Crash Course,” a two-week middle school science curriculum about building Arduino robots from scratch. Matthew was also the chair of the STEAM department at the Academy of Creative Education in 2018, and worked as a Product Engineering Co-Op at Crayola in Fall 2019, designing custom 3D models to assist with testing and the product development process. His upcoming book Arduino for Artists explores using programming and electronics to facilitate artistic expression. Matthew is passionate about STEAM and design, and is excited to help students learn to make anything they can dream of!
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3 Ways to Participate in our hands-on online programs
(1) Already Have a Robot?
Choice of using LEGO MINDSTORMS (EV3 or Robot Inventor set (51515), or a Robot Academy Arduino LEGO robot. If you’re not sure whether or not your robot is compatible with our curriculum, call/email to make sure your robot will work: firstname.lastname@example.org |
(2) Hardware Bundle: Online Lessons and Robot Academy Arduino LEGO Robot - Free Shipping to US, Canada and most countries!
The Robot Academy Arduino LEGO Robot comes with color and distance sensors, and can be driven via remote control or programmed using Scratch or Python. Thanks to our custom modifications, you can use any LEGO (or LEGO Technic/Mindstorms) parts you already own to expand your robot’s capabilities! The set will arrive prior to your online program, and it’s yours to keep! Our programs ignite a passion for independent exploration and inventing, so you can expect that your student will still be using the robot long after our sessions have concluded. Just add the Arduino LEGO Robot at checkout and we will ship it to you ASAP. Free shipping worldwide (up to $50 shipping/VAT/Customs).
(3) Hardware Bundle: Online lessons and LEGO Robot Inventor Set (51515) - Free Shipping to anywhere in the U.S.
LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (EV4) provides 4 motors for endless possibilities. Build, code with scratch, and play with Robot Inventor. Just add the Robot Inventor set at checkout and we will ship it to you ASAP.
Parents can relax (or get work done) while kids build and program
We don’t just entertain/enrich our students during class… our interactive online STEM classes inspire kids to work with their robot on their own as well, which means hours of off-screen engagement.
Our programs are approved as qualified expenses for the Dependent Care Reimbursement Program.
Three Options for At-Home Instruction:
Online Semi-Private Lessons & Summer Camps
Individualized Learning + Social Time With Like-Minded Peers
Arduino Robot Bundle
MINDSTORMS Robot Bundle
Private Online Lessons
Hire a Personal Robotics Mentor For Your Student
Robot Genius Lessons (Adult Engineering Students from Top Universities)
FIRST LEGO League Competition Advising
Michael aka "The Robot Guy"
Michael was lead programmer, builder, tester, and handler for the MindStorm Troopers FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team, the first team ever to win 1st place Robot Performance at the FLL World Festival two years in a row. Michael was invited to serve as a Tech Judge at the World Festival the very next year, and has continued to serve as a judge for international, national, and state LEGO Robotics championships ever since. He has also mentored and coached teams that have gone on to win state and international championships of their own.
Michael has been featured in Popular Science Magazine, Columbus CEO Magazine and the National Gallery for Young Inventors. He published peer-reviewed psychophysics research at Denison University in 2011 and went on to earn a masters in entrepreneurship and innovation. In his ongoing career as a robotics teacher, Michael helps students and teachers to analyze and solve technological problems more creatively by integrating their right-brain and left-brain capacities.
Gail holds degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Denison University, as well as an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has worked in the Information Technology industry for over 20 years, but her passion is for helping young students to get excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
As a teacher and coach of student science teams, she has won numerous national and global awards with FIRST Lego League (FLL), NSTA/Toshiba ExploraVision, Christopher Columbus Awards, NASA Space Day, US Army’s eCybermission, National Gallery for Young Inventors, and more. Her team’s accomplishments have been recognized by the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives.