Robotics 1

Intended Audience

  • Age Group 7-10 years old

What do I need?

  • Live Online Training : A laptop, and a stable internet connection. The recommended minimum speed is around 10 Mbps.
  • Grade 1 reading literacy
  • Grade 1 maths literacy


  • A progress report will be issued after each module like this module.
  • After all modules were completed, and the assessments passed, a Competency Certificate will be issued


  • 1 Year (40 one hour lessons, 10 per term, one per week)
  • Crash Course - This course can be crahed over a period of 1-2 weeks full time


  • It will change the way you think about robotics by making it possible for you to build real, working robots.
  • You will start with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV3 programming
  • Build a series of increasingly sophisticated robots that will show you how to work with advanced programming techniques like data wires, variables, and custom-made programming blocks.
  • Learn essential building techniques like how to use beams, gears,and connector blocks effectively in your own designs.


Part 1 - Getting Started

  • Preparing your EV3 set
  • Building your first robot
  • Creating and modifying programs
  • Working with programming blocks: action blocks
  • Waiting, repeating, my blocks, and multitasking


Part 2 - Programming robots with sensors

  • Understanding sensors
  • Using the color sensor
  • Using the infrared sensor
  • Using the brick buttons and rotation sensors


Part 3 -Robot Building Techniques

  • Building with beams, axles, connector blocks, and motors
  • Building with gears


Part 4 - Vehicle and Animal Robots

  • Formula EV3: a racing robot
  • ANTY: the robotic ant


Part 5 - Creating Advanced Programs

  • Using data wires
  • Using data operations blocks and my blocks with data wires
  • Using constants and variables
  • Playing games on the EV3.


Part 6 - Machine and Humanoid Robots

  • The SNATCH3R: the autonomous robotic arm
  • LAVA R3X: the humanoid that walks and talks

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