Bot Mania: Robotics for Ages 9 – 16

Robotics Engineering


Robotics Technology
MiniAges: 8 – 16 years (Grades III onwards)
Skill Level: Basic & Advanced (beginners & intermediate)

Ratio Guarantee:
8 students per instructor
Prerequisite: Age only
Software: LEGO NXT Mindstorms & EV3

Course Description

This is a beginning course in robotics. We utilize Lego Mindstorms /EV3 kits, software and various Lego Robotics materials. The objective of this course is to introduce the student to basic programming as well as problem solving strategies. This course will involve students in the development, building and programming of a LEGO Mindstorms/EV3 robot. Students will work hands-on in teams to design, build, program and document their progress. Topics may include motor control, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, program loops, logic gates, decision-making, timing sequences, propulsion systems and binary number systems. Student designed robots will be programmed to compete in various courses as developed by First Lego League.

What Will Students Take Home?

Each student will go home with photos of the robot they created during the week.

Top Skills Gained

Conceptual Skills Development

  • Basic programming concepts; NXT / EV3
  • Structural design
  • Pulleys and levers
  • Gears, pulleys, lever, torque, friction, timing, sensors, and program loops
  • Engineering concepts
  • To design, develop & complete robotic activities and challenges

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • Lego Mindstorms NXT / EV3 hardware & software

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Collaborative teamwork


Discover what sets our teaching style apart.

8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee

We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At Robotics Labs, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, adult-only instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your potential.

All-Adult Staff

Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.

Friday Open House for Families

On the last day of camp, instructors present each student with a personalized Robotics Labs certificate and recap students’ key accomplishments. Afterwards, students show their families what they spent the week learning!

Other Activities

Students can expect a common-sense mix of instruction, breaks, social time and other creative, age-appropriate activities.