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Sorrento Valley

Learn the foundations of science, engineering, and robotics in a classroom setting. We teach in two learning centers in San Diego and in schools throughout San Diego county.

Class Size:

6 students max

Tuition:

$160/month  |  4 classes total, once a week

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About Learning Center Classes

Sorrento Valley
5677 Oberlin Dr. #100
San Diego, CA 92121

Our Sorrento Valley Learning Center is located right in the heart of San Diego’s tech hub of Sorrento Valley. The Learning Center is equipped with classrooms, robotics tools, components, laptops, wi-fi, and competition arenas.  Classes are hands-on, project-based learning meant to teach foundational principles of STEM, including writing code, physics, mechanical engineering, among others.  They will learn how to problem-solve and think creatively.  Students will also learn about the latest trends in robotics.  We offer Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level classes.

Education Tracks

Seba fying CoDrone square

CoDrone

Learn Arduino coding with a drone (6th grade+)

Girl plays with Monkey Bot

Rokit Smart / Sumo

Learn to build and code 11 robots (4th grade+)

Assembled VEX IQ square

VEX IQ

Build robots to solve competitive challenges (4th –  8th grade)

Course Formats

Monthly Workshop ($160/month, 4 classes)

Learn in a more open format and mixed environment, where all students can start at any level.  This is a great way to try out Robolink classes for a month. Our Monthly Workshops start at the beginning of every month, and you attend once a week for a total of 4 classes.

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
3:30 – 5:30 pm
5:45 – 7:45 pm
3:30 – 5:30 pm 3:30 – 5:30 pm
5:45 – 7:45 pm
3:30 – 5:30 pm
5:45 – 7:45 pm
3:30 – 5:30 pm
5:45 – 7:45 pm
10 am – 12 pm
1:15 – 3:15 pm
3:30 – 5:30 pm
10 am – 12 pm
1:15 – 3:15 pm
3:30 – 5:30 pm

Courses

Duration: 4 lessons

The CoDrone is the first drone designed specifically for education. This is an open format mixed workshop class, where students will be at different levels, and students can either learn portions of the curriculum or work on personal projects.  You will cover topics including Arduino, fundamental coding syntax, variables, logic statements, among others.  Students can also use this time to work on advanced projects if they’ve completed our curriculum.

Duration: 4 lessons

Rokit Smart is an 11-in-1 robotics kit designed for education. This is an open format mixed workshop class, where students will be at different levels, and students can either learn portions of the quarterly curriculum or work on personal projects.  Students will be able to build any of the 11 robots taught in our curriculum, and learn how to code it.  Students can also use this time to work on advanced projects if they’ve completed our curriculum, such as designing their own robot or working with additional tools and parts.

Students will learn and prepare for a Sumo Competition that will happen in the summertime, where you build a robot to push your opponent out of the ring.

VEX IQ

In this course, our students will be focusing on more of the established fundamentals within the VEX IQ platform. Students will follow along with the VEX IQ curriculum companion and utilize a claw bot to complete standards that align with the NGSS standards.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students.

VEX IQ

Duration: 5 – 6 month commitment (enrollment open Aug – Sep only)

Competitions: State Competition, Regional Competition, and World Competition

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VEX IQ is a third-party robotics kit developed by VEX Robotics.  It’s a tool-less robotics kit build for STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) education.  Students can participate in statewide, regional, and even world competitions if they qualify (which several have participated in and won).  Robolink prepares students to become competitive players in these competitions.  Geared more towards younger teens to really challenge their critical thinking skills, students will learn intermediate engineering topics such as building lift systems, using interacting crown gears, drive systems for movement, and writing functions to program the remote control.  These will be used to solve the several challenges that they will face in these competitions.  While it’s a bigger commitment, it will help students develop strong analytical thinking and nurture a competitive spirit.

Rokit Smart CoDrone VEX IQ
Grade Recommendation  4 – 6 6 – 12  4 – 8
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Competitions
Purchase thru Robolink  (third-party)
Duration 22 sessions 20 sessions 5 – 6 months
GUI (graphical user interface)
coding

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(Robot C)
Text-based coding
(Arduino)

(Arduino)

(Robot C)

Discounts

We offer a 10% discount for the following:

  • Employees at Qualcomm, UC San Diego, Hologic, General Atomics, BD, Samsung, Intel, Northrop Grumman, Broadcom, Illumina
  • Military families
  • Siblings attending class in the same month
  • Groups of 3+ students signing up together