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Robotics Academy Certified ROBOTC Training for LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 (Online)

This course requires LEGO MINDSTORM EV3 hardware and ROBOTC Programming software (not included with tuition).

Web-based teacher, mentors, and coaches training using ROBOTC with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3. Tuition includes online access to the Introduction to Programming LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Curriculum.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 is the latest model from LEGO’s MINDSTORMS Robotics line, but getting started with it can be quite a challenge. Taught by the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy’s education staff, this web-based course is designed to support teachers, mentors and coaches as they learn how to program using ROBOTC with LEGO EV3 robots. In addition, attendees will experience first hand how robotic activities can be used to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Robotics Academy online training includes:

– Online access to supplemental lessons from Robotics Academy materials
– Online access to the Introduction to Programming LEGO EV3 Curriculum
– Technical support for all hardware and software used in the class
– 24/7 access to class management system, forums, and message boards (monitored daily)
– Opportunities for Continuing Education credits and certificate of completion


The following is required is required in order to take this course:

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Robot Kit – Sold Seperately

– EV3 Core Set with Software Pack 5003400

ROBOTC for MINDSTORMS – Sold Separately


Computer System Requirements

– Windows® XP, VISTA, 7, 8 or later / Mac® OSX 10.8 or later
– Internet Explorer 9.0 or later / Mozilla Firefox® 18.0 or later / Safari 6 or later
– Adobe Reader 7 or later (Adobe Reader 9 included for PC)
– Two available USB ports for robot and optional headset
– Broadband internet connection

Additional Materials

– Black electrical tape
– Hard, flat, blank surface approximately 4′ x 4′ in size.
– Yard or Meter stick
– Five 3″ tubes (e.g. toilet paper rolls, PVC pipes, etc…)
– Hardcover books (or other objects to act as obstacles)
– Plastic drink container ( or other containers)
– Six extra AA batteries

Session Topics

More details coming soon…

Tuition Cost – $599

If you are paying by Check or Purchase Order (PO), please email

You can register and pay for Online training and make additional purchases by visiting the Robomatter Store.

Schedule Format

There are two schedule formats available online training:

Six Consecutive Week

– Classes take place on listed day of the week, for six consecutive weeks
– Classes are two hours long, followed by a half hour of Q & A

Five Consecutive Days (Only for Summer sessions)

– Each class is held in a single week, five sessions in five in consecutive days
– Classes are two hours long, followed by a half hour of Q & A


Online access to ROBOTC Video Trainer are given to online attendees.



We will only use personal information (such as name, mailing address or e-mail address) contained in your registration or correspondence to respond to your questions or provide Robotics Academy updates. If you enter a chat area or post messages, remember that other users may have access to your email address and user name. The Robotics Academy will not share any personal information provided by you with any unauthorized person or company except where the disclosure is required by law or is necessary to comply with legal process.

Certificate of Completion Requirements

To earn the Certificate of Completion, class attendees must complete all homework assignments to the satisfaction of the instructor.

Class Eligibility

Classes at the Robotics Academy are available to individuals who are at least 18 years of age and minors who have parental consent to enroll. The Robotics Academy reserves the right to restrict, suspend or terminate any student for violation of these policies. In consideration of your involvement with the Robotics Academy you agree to provide true, accurate and current information about yourself when you register. If you provide any information that is inaccurate or if The Robotics Academy has reasonable grounds to suspect the information is inaccurate, the Robotics Academy has the right to terminate your account.


Purchasing a seat to online classes gives access to one participant only. Resources distributed as part of the class are for use of the participant only. Fees for CDs, software, or robot kits may be paid by check or credit card. Purchase Orders are also acceptable. Please contact Robomatter at 412-963-7310 for information about registering for the course, payment for the course, or if the course will be held.  Please email  if you have questions about the content of the course.

Internet Access / Bandwidth Fees

The Robotics Academy is not responsible for any internet access or bandwidth fees you incur while taking this class.

International Export Controls

International enrollment is subject to applicable United States export controls and laws.


Robotics Academy CDs/DVDs and headsets are non-refundable. The Robotics Academy will offer partial refunds for tuition expenses only (excluding headsets or CDs/DVDs) if class registrants contact us prior to the beginning of the first class.

Copyrighted Class Material

All course documents are owned by The Robotics Academy. These materials may not be reprinted in any form except those specified for instructional purposes. The course documents and presentations may be displayed and printed for personal, non-commercial use only. Only students registered for this course may access this material. The Robotics Academy makes every effort to provide accurate and up-to-date content. However, we have no liability for the accuracy, content, or accessibility of the hyperlinks included with class material.

Use of Student Material

The Robotics Academy reserves the right to use coursework done by students for the purpose of advancing the educational mission of the Academy. When this occurs, students will be given the option to have their name credited to the material. This includes, but is not limited to, text, graphics, multimedia and other material created as part of the Robotics Academy online course assignments.


You agree to indemnify and hold the Robotics Academy harmless from any and all losses, actions, controversies, suits, demands, claims, liabilities or any causes of action whatsoever. You expressly agree that the Robotics Academy is not responsible or liable for any infringement of another’s rights, including intellectual property rights.

Note: Policies are subjected to occasional revisions.

Additional Information

Upon Completion

– ACT 48 credits / 36 hours per class (for Pennsylvania teachers only)
– Certificate of Completion for course ‘graduates’ – may be used to apply for Continuing Education hours

Classroom Resources

For teachers who want to prepare their classroom for robotics instruction, these items are recommended:

Robotics Engineering Vol. I – Introduction to Mobile Robotics. Classroom License
Robotics Engineering Vol. II – Guided Research. Classroom License
NXT Video Trainer 2.0
Teaching ROBOTC for LEGO Mindstorms 2.0 – Classroom License

For teachers looking for other LEGO education resources can review these links:

Robo-Camp-on-a-Disk CDs
LEGO Robot Compeitions
LEGO Parametric Solid Modeling
LEGO Resources

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