Robotics Bootcamp (3D Design & LEGO Mindstorms)

Robotics Bootcamp (3D Design & LEGO Mindstorms)

This hands-on bootcamp will teach your child core engineering, design, and programming principles!
  • Age
    10+
  • Level
    Suitable for all students (inclu. beginners) aged 10+
  • Date
    14th to 17th April
    From 10AM to 4PM (early drop-off from 9AM; late pick-up until 5PM except on the final day of camp)
  • Price
    £360.00
  • Location
    Colville Primary School, Lonsdale Road, W11 2DF
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Course Features

  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6, ensuring top quality hands-on teaching.

    Bring your own laptop (or rent one of ours); all other equipment provided.

    Real time communication with parents using our online platform, featuring class updates and photos.
  • One of our most advanced robotics courses, students will explore 3D modelling and printing!

    The perfect course for older beginner coders, as well as intermediate and advanced students.

    Assessment and personalised teacher reports to ensure progress.

  • A focus on healthy learning - outdoor play every day, healthy snacks and drinks provided.

    Curriculum curated in conjunction with UCL.

    All staff are fully DBS checked & trained in both traditional and innovative teaching methods.

Practice makes perfect

It's common for our students to repeat courses more than once, and we will recommend repeating a course if we feel it is beneficial for the student's progress.

Regardless of the course, the camp, or how many times a student takes it, we create new content each and every time.

Detailed information

Jam packed with creative, crafty robotics, this course will enable your child to tackle the foundations of engineering, design, and programming! Students will build their very own robots and explore 3D printing as they develop their computational thinking and problem-solving skills... All whilst modifying their creations to fit their own interests and passions!

Students will work with LEGO Mindstorms to explore the key building blocks for robotics, as well as acquire essential science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) knowledge. They will build and program their very own robots and develop critical thinking, problem-solving and basic engineering skills by modifying and troubleshooting their code. Once finished we will be challenging each student to integrate programming and sensor technology to make their robots move, react and solve fun challenges, such as our very own version of robot wars!

The course will also cover 3D design and printing. Looking at how modern 3D printing works, students will learn design best practices before going on to looking at how they can create their own models. Once they've created their own designs we will print these using our industry standard 3D printers, before exploring the successes and failures of each piece of printing. With a little support and some tweaking each student will finish the course with their own finished 3D models!

The skills learnt over the course of these workshops can kickstart a passion for engineering and design - preparing young coders for a possible career in these lucrative industries!

Your child will learn:


  • Basic engineering skills and principles
  • Programming robots with Lego Mindstorms kit
  • Understanding how gears, motors, sensors and other components work
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Teamwork skills
  • Design skills and how to build your design from scratch
9.00 - 10.00Early arrival games, crafts and building projects
10.00 - 11.00

Introduction to our activity for the day. Let’s get designing our 3D models!

11.00 - 11.15 BREAK
11.15 - 12.30

Back to coding, designing and creating.

12.30 - 13.30LUNCH
13.00 - 14.45

Back to class – let’s build robots!

14.45 - 15.00BREAK
15.00 - 16.00

Finish off building and engineering - it is time to program the robots!

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  • “The things I liked most about camp were proper teaching, creative approach and the fact that my daughter really learnt something while having fun”

    Rebecca