Robotics Certificate Programme
using LEGO® Mindstorms EV3

Northeners rejoice! Check out our new pop up training location at Brickverse @ Edgefield Plains (Punggol) this Nov and Dec school holidays!

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 course levels, with each level consisting of 10 hours of hands-on coursework. Students who complete the Advanced 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 use 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.

Centre Location

Brickverse @ Edgefield Plains (Google Maps)

[For classes at C4RL-WEST (Rochester Mall) & C4RL-EAST (Siglap), check out this course page.]

Recommended Age

9 years old and up

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Course Progression

Modular Course Progression

  • 4 sessions x 2.5 hours per course level
  • Total 6 levels (Beginner 1 to Advanced 2)
  • Each session will consist of theory (mechanical design, computational thinking concepts) and hands-on practice (robot construction and programming)

Course Proficiency Test with Certification

  • A Course Proficiency Test is administered after completion of Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced course levels to ascertain suitability for progression.
  • Certificates will be awarded upon successful passing of the proficiency test.

Coming with Robotics Background?

  • Students with prior experience with LEGO robotics (Mindstorms EV3) can sit for our Generic Proficiency Test to gauge their current skill level. This enables us to better slot them in at a suitable level, so that they will not miss crucial robotic skills.
  • The Generic Proficiency Test costs $50 to administer, and covers theory, programming, and hands-on robot construction.
  • The Generic Proficiency Test is carried out in an open book format, and students may bring along any notes or materials that they might have.
  • Email us to make an appointment.

Competition Training

  • Students who passed Advanced Course Proficiency Test may choose to take part in competitions with C4RL.
  • Competition trainings are typically on Saturday or Sunday mornings, across our training centre locations.
  • Check out the list of robotics competitions in Singapore.

Course Registration & Schedule

Nov & Dec 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a difference in content between the programmes in this Punggol location vs your C4RL-WEST and C4RL-EAST centre locations?

The course content taught across our locations are the same, and are helmed by the same Nullspace instructors. The main difference between this Punggol pop up training location is the course format.

For the Punggol training location, we are using a fixed 4 session per level format whereas at our original C4RL-WEST and C4RL-EAST locations we are using a flexible modular format.

Why is there a difference in course fee compared to C4RL-WEST and C4RL-EAST?

The course fee for the Punggol training location is $320 per course level (4 sessions x 2.5 hours). This is slightly different from our usual course package system because we are running a promotion pricing for the new training location in Punggol.

If you have previously bought a course package and have previously unused course credits, you may use it to register for classes at this new Punggol training location.

Can my child switch between centres?

Yes, our instructors maintain a record of our students’ progress across our centre locations.

Will you still be running classes in Punggol next year (2021)?

At the moment we are assessing demand for Robotics classes in Punggol and the North-East region. If you would like us to establish a permanent presence in this area, let us know!

I'm still confused and have questions. How do I contact you?

You may drop us an email or whatsapp from the contact information found here.

Or you may simply ping us on the web chat on the bottom right corner of your screen!

LEGO Robotics Course Details

Read more about the content and activities that we cover!

Robotics Certificate Programme: Beginner 1

Recommended Age: 9+

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

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Robotics Certificate Programme: Beginner 2

Recommended Age: 9+

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

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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

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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, 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.

CostVaries per Competition