Nullspace Robotics

Robotics Certificate Programme
using LEGO® Mindstorms EV3

About LEGO Robotics Certificate Programme

The Robotics Certificate Programme is created by Nullspace to develop LEGO Robotics proficiency in children. There are a total of 6 levels, with each level consisting of 10 hours of hands-on coursework. Students who complete the Advance 2 level will then be able to represent Nullspace for competitions to gain exposure.

Lessons are conducted using the latest LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 System. Each student will be provided with a laptop and EV3 set for programming during the class. Students are taught in a show-and-tell manner where they learn to build robot designs and understand the key logic behind good robot design. Worksheets provided at each level also help to facilitate better learning. At higher levels, students learn to work independently on missions that prepare them for the rigours of robotics competitions.

Registration

To register, visit our sign-up page.

Class Schedule

We have both weekend and school holiday courses. Click here to find out more.


Course Progression

 

 

10 hours per Course Level

+ 4 sessions of 2.5 hours (Weekend Classes & School Holiday Courses)

+ 2 sessions of 5 hours (School Holiday Courses)

 

Course Fee

+ $300 per Beginner level

+ $350 per Intermediate level

+ $350 per Advanced level

+ $50 Bootcamp discount for registering for any two levels (within same holiday period)

 

Evaluation Test with Certificate

+ An evaluation test is administered at the end of Beginner 2, Intermediate 2, and Advanced 2 level to ascertain suitability for progression.

+ The evaluation test covers theory, programming, and hands-on robot construction covered during the level. The evaluation will be administered during course time.

+ Certificates will be awarded upon successful passing of the evaluation test.

 

Coming with Robotics Background?

+ Students with prior experience with LEGO Mindstorms robotics can sit for our generic evaluation test to gauge their current level of proficiency. This enables us to better slot them in at a suitable level, so that they will not miss crucial robotic skills. 

+ The evaluation test costs $50 to administer, and covers theory, programming, and hands-on robot construction.

+ The evaluation test is carried out in an open book format, and students may bring along any notes or materials that they might have.

Course Details

Read more about the content and activities that we cover!

Robotics Certificate Programme: Beginner 1

Recommended Age: 8+

This is an introductory level course for the LEGO® Mindstorms robotics system. It provides the foundation for the LEGO® Robotics Certificate Program. Topics covered include graphical based programming and basic motor movement control.

Construction Skills:

  • + Basic Robot Structural Design
  • + Gear Ratios, Speed, Power and Drive Precision
  • + Creating a bumper in front of robot

Programming Skills:

  • + Introduction to EV3 Graphical Based Programming (Drag and Drop)
  • + Robot Movement (by Rotation and by Timing)
  • + Types of Turning Movement
  • + Accurate Movement Control
  • + Basic Troubleshooting Methods

Robotics Certificate Programme: Beginner 2

Recommended Age: 8+

Prerequisite: Beginner 1 Course

In this course, students will be exposed to various EV3 Sensors. Students will explore building autonomous robots with the sensors. Various mini challenges will be tackled at the end of every session. Beginner 2 Evaluation Session is included in the Beginner 2 course.

Construction Skills:

  • + Basic Robot Structural Design
  • + Mounting of Various Sensors

Programming Skills:

  • + Introduction to Switches and Loops
  • + Ultrasonic Sensor to Detect Obstacles
  • + Touch Sensor to Control Robot
  • + Single Light Sensor to Line Trace
  • + Basic Troubleshooting Methods

Robotics Certificate Programme: Intermediate 1

Recommended Age: 9+

Prerequisite: Robotics Certificate Programme Beginner 2

In this course, students will be presented with more advanced line tracing algorithms. This line tracing skills are commonly utilised in Robotics Competitions and real world applications. Students will also learn how to control line tracing to suit mission objectives. Additionally, students will be exposed to Open Category projects to foster their creativity.

Construction Skills:

  • + Intermediate Robot Construction
  • + Geared Motor Claw
  • + Open Category Project Construction

Programming Skills:

  • + Introduction to Loop Interrupt
  • + Introduction to Conditional Loops
  • + Introduction to "My Blocks"
  • + Medium Motor Controls
  • + Combination of Various sensors

Robotics Certificate Programme: Intermediate 2

Recommended Age: 9+

Prerequisite: Robotics Certificate Programme Intermediate 1

In this course, students will be wholly focused on competition mission practice on Line Tracing. Actual past year competition playfields will be used to illustrate lesson points and will be used as practice. Students will focus on strenghtening their line tracing knowledge through practice. Intermediate 2 Evaluation Session is included in the Intermediate 2 course.

Construction Skills:

  • + Intermediate Robot Construction
  • + Geared Motors for Sprint and Sumo Robots

Programming Skills:

  • + Combination of Conditional Loops and Loop Interrupts
  • + Accurate Line tracing
  • + Advanced Troubleshooting Methods
  • + Programming under Mission Constraints

Robotics Certificate Programme: Advanced 1

Recommended Age: 10+

Prerequisite: Robotics Certificate Programme Intermediate 2

In this course, students will explore Advanced Programming Blocks in the LEGO Mindstorms Software. A specially crafted in-house mission will be used to create depth of learning through practice. Students will have to work towards a programmatic and mechanical solution to accomplish multiple objectives under constraints.

Construction Skills:

  • + Advanced Robot Structural Design
  • + Dispenser Mechanism
  • + Wall Alignment Mechanism

Programming Skills:

  • + Introduction to Advanced Blocks (Math, Variable, Data wires)
  • + Scanning Color and Recording
  • + Variable Line Tracing
  • + Display of Data from Variables


 

Robotics Certificate Programme: Advanced 2

Recommended Age: 10+

Prerequisite: Robotics Certificate Programme Advanced 1

In this course, students will be wholly focused on competition mission practice with Gyro Sensors. Gyro Sensors allow the robot to navigate the playfield accurately and reliably. Students will have to complete challenges through programming and mechanical solutions. Advanced 2 Evaluation Session is included in the Advanced 2 course.

Construction Skills:

  • + Advanced Robot Structural Design
  • + Gyro Mounting
  • + Claw with 2 Axis of Movements

Programming Skills:

  • + Introduction to Gyro Sensor
  • + Gyro Control of Robots
  • + Controlling Claw with 2 Axis of Movements

 

Competitive Class

Recommended Age: 10+

Prerequisite: Robotics Certificate Programme Advanced 2

Upon completion of the Advanced Program, students are recommended to take part in upcoming local competitions to gain exposure and widen their knowledge and application of robotics. Some of the competitions include, Innovation Design Engineering Series, National Junior Robotics Competition and FIRST LEGO® League. Students from this competitive class will be invited to form teams to represent us in these competitions.

In this course, students will be exposed to different challenges and missions for them to practise and hone their skills. Students will have to work towards a programmatic and mechanical solution to accomplish multiple objectives under constraints and minimal supervision.

Available Classes:

  • + IDE Competition Series – March intake
  • + National Junior Robotics Competition – July intake
  • + FIRST LEGO® League – Nov intake

Cost: Varies per Competition

List of Robotics Competitions in Singapore

LEGO Robotics Class Schedule (2018)

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School Holiday Discount

Sign up for 2 courses held during the same school holiday period and enjoy a $50 discount! 

Discount is only applicable for courses signed up within the same school holiday period. Not applicable in conjunction with other discounts or promotions.

About Us

Established in 2008, Nullspace focuses on delivering technology education. We provide robotics and programming classes to Singapore-based goverment and international schools, as well as at our flagship Centre for Robotics Learning.

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