Learn More About Our Afterschool Robotics Program

Dear Parents,

We proudly provide the Robolink robotics program at your school for your convenience. The program is an introduction to building machines and robots using the LEGO/VEX Robotics System.


Students come away with many new skills, including:

  • Problem solving and planning
  • Communication skills
  • Team work and sharing
  • Inventiveness and creativity

Class Features

  • Up to 10 exciting projects
  • Engage in 1 small contest
  • Opportunity to work cooperatively

Rate: $15/session (GST included)
Length of session: 90 minutes
Payment: cheque or cash, direct to the instructor
Maximum participants: 20

* Drop-ins based on availability.
* Sorry, no refunds or make-up classes.

How does the class look like?

Robolink 1: Grade 1-3: Lego Simple Machine

Students use various building elements, motors and sensors, to build simple machines and robots, and then control them to complete tasks and solve challenges. A sample Robolink 1 project can be seen here.

Robolink 2: Grade 3-6: Lego NXT Mindstorms

Using provided Lego Mindstorms NXT motors, sensors, and building elements, students build simple machines and robots. A sample Robolink 2 project can be seen here.

Robolink 3: Grade 6-8: VEX IQ robotics

Using provided VEX IQ motors, sensors, and building elements, students build simple machines and robots. A sample Robolink 3 project can be seen here.

Afterschool Robolink

What: Robolink 1 Introduction to LEGO® Machine

Where: Your school

When: @ 3:15 to 4:15 PM

Age: 6 to 8

Cost: $140, tax included

Robolink is an exciting introduction to fundamental engineering. Students work in pairs to learn mechanical design, construction, and teamwork. Using building blocks and motors from LEGO® and Power Function, students build a variety of simple machines and robots. Then, they solve challenges by controlling the machine to move and react.

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be issued for non-attendance at a scheduled class. Refund for classes cancelled by the instructor will be issued at the end of the course.


Cancellations

Robokids reserves the right to cancel any program due to insufficient enrollment. Upon cancellation, a full refund will be made less classes already completed.


Dismissal Policy

Authorized Parents/Caregivers (at least 16 years of age) must sign children out of programs. The child will only be released to authorized persons on your information list. We will send children to the school office 5 minutes before the end of class.


Class Conduct

Robokids reserves the right to release, without refund of program fees, any child whose behaviour becomes disruptive and unmanageable. The class has a zero tolerance policy on violence. Children who intentionally harm others or damage another person’s property will be released.


Personal Belongings

Robokids highly discourages students from bringing any valuable items such as an iPad or personal LEGO® models or mini-figures. Robokids is NOT responsible for damages or loss of any personal property while in a class.

Do students get to keep the model?

Since we use our supplies in classes and camps throughout the year, students do not take home projects or pieces.


What ages are the classes for?

The Robolink Level 1 classes are suitable for elementary-aged children in Grades 1-3.


The Robolink Level 2 classes are suitable for elementary-aged children in Grades 4-6.


How do I register my child for a class?

To register, please click on the register link provided here.


Where can you find us?

  • Richmond Arts Centre
  • UBC Old Barn Community Centre
  • Marpole Oakridge Community Centre
  • Kenneth Gordon School
  • Chaffey-Burke Elementary School
  • Walton Elementary School
  • Coquitlam Library (competition)
  • Lansdowne Mall (competition)

LEGO® and Mindstorms® are registered trademarks of the LEGO® group of companies. VEX® and VEX® Robotics are trademarks or service marks of Innovation First International Inc. FIRST® is an international youth organization. These companies do not sponsor, authorize or endorse the programs on this website.

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