We develop courses that teach real-world innovation skills to youth at a fair price.  All of our courses are project-based so that youth can learn through hands-on building.  These paid programs help sustain our social venture as we encourage the world to build, learn, teach and inspire through robotics.   Profit from these classes make our outreach programs possible.  Our classes teach:



Level 0 – Barnabas Tinker Series

Ages:  5-10

Prerequisites:  None

Class Description:  Introduce robotics to your young inventor!  This new course takes students on 60-minute robotics adventures, during which they will learn key engineering principles as they build little robots of their own.  Each class session will be devoted to an independent project designed especially for  elementary school students.  

Sample projects include:  Critter-Bot, Build Your Own Electric Fan, Scribble-Bot, Arcade-Bot, & more!


Lions and tigers and bears!  Oh my!  Our young inventors will learn to design and create their own dancing critter robots using a toothbrush, craft materials, batteries, and a mini-vibration motor.


FAN-tastic Robot”                             

Stay cool this summer!  Our young inventors will build their own functional fan using wood, paper, batteries, and DC motors.




Find your inner Picasso . . . or build a Picasso robot!  Our young inventors will build a robot that draws using craft materials, cups, markers, batteries, and a large vibration motor.




Move over Pac-Man!  Our young inventors will design and construct a mechanical arcade game that can toss a ball into a basket using craft materials, servo motors, and servo-controllers.




Level 1 – Introduction To Robotics [Barnabas-Bot]

Ages:  8-12

Prerequisites:  None

Class Description:  This Introduction to Robotics class provides an opportunity for young students to learn Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in a fun and engaging manner.  Students will be introduced to circuit building, micro-controller programming, and 3D-printing as they build a fully-functioning robot of their own.  Every robot will be different, as your child designs his/her own robot’s appearance and behavior.  Best of all, everyone gets to keep their completed robot at the end of the class.  Students will also practice writing and communication skills through daily journaling and interactive group activities throughout the course.

Level 1 Class Video

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Level 2 – Intermediate Robotics [Barnabas-Racer]

Ages:  12 and up (or completion of Level 1)

Prerequisites:  Completion of Level 1 (or ages 12+)

Class Description:  This course is a continuation of the Level 1 – Introduction to Robotics course.  Students will be introduced to the world of sensors and continuous servo motors.  These new tools will allow them to create a robot that moves and thinks on its own.  As with all of our classes, students will be able to take their robot home at the end of the course.  


Level 3 – Introduction to Python Programming & Raspberry Pi

Ages:  13 and up (or completion of Levels 1 & 2)

Prerequisites:  Level 1 and Level 2 (or ages 13+)

Class Description:  This course is a continuation of our Level 2 – Intermediate Robotics course.  In this class, students will begin to explore text-based programming (Python) and build a mechanical “Choose Your Own Adventure” game with Raspberry Pi.  As with all of our classes, students will be able to take their robot home at the end of the course.  


Young Inventor Series

Barnabas Robotics’ Young Inventor Series is a new class offering aimed to teach kids how to use technology + creativity to innovate products that can change the world.   This new series will introduce young inventors to the product-development process that real-world companies go through to create new products.  Our curriculum covers concepts such as entrepreneurship and human-centered design (HCD), while also providing young inventors with the opportunity to dive deeper into electronics (electrical engineering), coding (software engineering), and mechanics (mechanical engineering).

“Diving Into Hardware”

Ages:  9 and up (or Completion of Level 1)

Prerequisites:  Completion of Level 1 (or ages 9+)

Class Description:  This course is a continuation of the Level 1 (Introduction to Robotics) course that focuses on learning how everyday electronics work. Students will take a deeper dive into hardware by experimenting with buttons, displays, switches and more! They will also learn software programming on the Arduino coding platform to bring their electronic creations to life. Class sizes are limited to 8 total students to ensure individualized, hands-on instruction. Students will be able to take their inventions home at the end of the class.


“Build A Walking Robot” [Coming Soon]

Ages:  12 and up (or completion of Level 2)

Prerequisites:  Completion of Level 2 (or ages 12+)

Class Description:  Join the Otto community by building a bipedal robot that can actually walk!

“Interactive Game Design” [Coming Soon]

Ages:  13 and up (or completion of Level 3)

Prerequisites:  Completion of Level 3 (or ages 13+)

Class Description:  Dive deeper into Raspberry Pi, robotics and python by developing an interactive video game.

“Junior Product Design” [Coming Soon]

Ages:  9 and up

Prerequisites:  Completion of Level 1

Class Description:  Students will be introduced to real-world innovation by learning how to identify a problem, research it, come up with a solution and actually make it!

We accept charter funds from the following schools:

  • California Enrichment Academy
  • Compass Charter Schools
  • Excel Academy
  • Golden Valley
  • Gorman 
  • iLead
  • Inspire
  • Sage Oak
  • Sky Mountain
  • Summit Academy
  • Valiant Academy

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