Vex Robotics Challenge

Image show a robot made with VEX, a robotics tool similar to LEGO Mindstorms. The Vex robot has a grabber claw on the front with a motor, and four wheels.

VEX IQ Robotics is a team robotics challenge. Students work with a partner to design and build a controller driven robot to earn points on a challenge board. This class culminates in an in-house robotics competition where parents and the public are invited to watch students show off their robots and compete for points!

Program MBot Robots with Scratch

MBots are arduino-based robots with motors and advanced sensors. This class introduces robotics and programming concepts through a series of fun and exciting challenges. Students write Scratch programs to receive data from the robot’s sensors and send commands to its mechanical parts. Be amazed when mBot comes to life as it moves, changes direction, avoids […]

Learning Robotics with LEGO

Take LEGO robotics to the next level! Students learn how to build simple machines with motorized parts such as winches, pulleys, drive trains, and more! Add sensors and program your creations to respond to their environment. Students work together to design a machine to meet the challenge of the day! No previous LEGO experience required.

LEGO Engineering Expo

A LEGO Robotics Expo Display. A trifold contains text describing and images showing hippopotamuses and gorillas. In front of the trifold there is a Jungle made with LEGO, with a monkey hippopotamus built with LEGO.

Jr. FIRST LEGO League is back with a new name! Expand your LEGO Robotics skills while exploring a cool science challenge. In LEGO Engineering Expo, students will work on three components as a team. 1) Research the chosen challenge subject, guided by our instructors. 2) Create motorized LEGO creations to show how to solve the […]

LEGO Junior Engineers

New to LEGO robotics? Then this is the class for you! Students investigate motorized LEGO models and learn about gears, belts, and motors. After building each model, students solve challenges that exercise their creativity and problem solving skills in addition to improving their understanding of how machines work!

Great Ball Contraption Rube Goldberg Machine

A great ball contraption is a machine that receives balls from one module and passes them to another, like a bucket brigade. Students build intricate dynamic modules using VEX construction sets then combine them into a collaborative fantastic Rube Goldberg machine!

Handmade Robots and Upcycled Machines

Have you ever wanted to make your own robot? We’ll teach you how to make all the moving parts! Students learn about mechanics and motion using everyday materials, electric components, engineering, creativity, and problem solving. Build a hydraulic arm, an electric car, the “Big Hand,” and much more!


During the fall (September to December), students can register for FIRST LEGO League (aka FLL) to participate in a global competition in which they will be assigned an Einstein’s Workshop staff member as a coach to progress their team through the season’s challenge. In addition to the robotics challenge course, there is also a research […]

FLL Robotics Skills

Are you new to FIRST LEGO League? If you are curious about competition but more interested in building robots than in the innovation project, then this is the class for you! Students new to FIRST LEGO League complete missions on a real FLL competition board. (Note: This team will not do the research project/presentation or […]

Build an Arduino Robot

Build and program a real robot! Arduino is a powerful open-source computer and electronics tool for learning and prototyping. Arduino is a powerful tool favored by Hobbyists and professionals alike for design, prototyping, and testing. In this intro to Arduino, students will learn the basics of buttons, switches, potentiometers, LED and motor control, and programming.