Robotics & Programming Courses For HomeSchooling, homeschool co-ops, Individuals, Private Schools & Other Groups

It’s time to sign up for Home Hacker’s Robotics and Programming classes for 2020 & 2021! The last four years have been very successful and we are excited to be expanding our school offerings again this year. We offer Level 1 (Beg), Level 2 (Inter) & Level 3 (Adv) classes in-person, online, and online instructor led. We also offer instructor’s curriculum to teach their own group of students.

Our mission is to expose, educate and start a strong foundation in critical STEM skills for youth in a fun and engaging way.

All of our classes are engaging & interactive. We teach about both hardware & software and how they work together. Our classes are fun, hands on, project based that involve extensive interaction between hardware and software. You. are not sitting in front of a computer all of the time.

Each student receives and keeps their own personalized robot that they program which is included in the Level 1 fee. The robot is reused in the Level 2 course (making the Level 2 class less expensive).

Hear what these parent’s have to say about our robotics & programming homeschool courses.

Level 1 – Robotics & Programming Course Schedule 2020-2021

In the Level 1 Robotics & Programming course, students build robots and use the computer programming language Scratch to “train” the robot to perform specific tasks (like chase your cat or dog) and complete challenges. Students learn about programming logic, loops, conditional statements and more. In addition to using the graphical programming interface students are given exposure to text based programming. Students learn to upload the programs they write to their computerized robots. They learn about the parts that make up the robot which includes the components on the main controller board and sensors. Students learn how to troubleshoot issues and work through solutions using trial and error techniques. The classes are fun, hands on and involve lots of getting up and down out of your seat to test your robot.

  • Course Fee Includes a Robot that the Student Keeps!
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Students may use a Mac, Windows or Chromebook for the course

Register for the session that works best for your schedule

SessionFormatGrade/AgeDatesRateReg Form
1Online
Self Paced
Any Grade/Age*1 Year Access$249Enroll Here
2Online
Instructor Led
3rd – 5thTuesdays
Sep 8 – Nov 17
9:00 – 10:30
(less 1 wk fall break)
$295Enroll Here
3Online
Instructor Led
3rd -5thTuesdays
Feb 9 – Apr 20
9:00 – 10:30
(less 1 wk spring break)
$295Enroll Here
4Online
Instructor Led
6th & UpTuesdays
Sep 8 – Nov 17
9:00 – 10:30
(less 1 wk fall break)
$295Enroll Here
5Online
Instructor Led
6th & UpTuesdays
Feb 9 – Apr 20
11:00 – 12:30
(less 1 wk spring break)
$295Enroll Here
*There are over 100 videos in this course and can be taken over an entire semester. This course may be taken by any student 3rd grade and higher. Younger students may need parental supervision/involvment and may not want to do every lesson.

Level 1 – Extra Credit Mini Course – Disco Dot Build

The Level 1 Extra Credit (mini) Course is crazy fun. In this optional mini course students build a sound reactive “Disco Dot”, an Arduino based sensor project. When complete the “Disco Dot” lights up whenever it hears music, talking or any sound. Students can hang the finished product on their back packs, night stand, or Christmas tree! This project is detailed and students will be soldering wires and components to a circuit board, editing text based programming code and updating code to the controller boards.

  • Includes components necessary to build the “Disco Dot”
  • Does not include soldering iron, clamp, solder
  • Prerequisites: Level 1 Robotics & Programming Course
  • Students may use a Mac or Windows Computer for the course
CourseFormatDates/
Time
Recommended
Grade/Age
*
CostReg
Extra Credit
Mini Course
Online
Self Paced
Any time
On-Demand
(6 Month Access)
5th & Up
$95Enroll Here
Level 1
Extra Credit

Mini Course
Online
Instructor Led
Tue Dec 1 & Thu Dec 3
7 – 9 PM EST
6th & Up*$125Enroll Here
Level 1
Extra Credit

Mini Course
Online
Instructor Led
Tue May 4 & Thu May 6
7 – 9 PM EST
6th & Up*$125Enroll Here
*This course is geared toward students in middle through high school. It requires the use of a hot soldering iron and may require parental supervision.

Level 2 – Robotics & Programming Courses 2020-2021

Level 2 Home Hackers take their programming skills to the next level. We program the robots to use advanced sensor technology to avoid obstacles and follow specific programming rules. In this course we teach a fun introduction to Java programming lesson using a video game.

  • Course Reuses Robot from Level
  • Prerequisites: Level 1 Robotics & Programming Course
  • Students may use a Mac or Windows Computer for the course (Chromebooks will not work for the Java Programming portion of the Level 2 course)
CourseFormatDates/
Time
Grade/AgeCostReg
Level 2
Robotics & Programming
Online
Self-Paced
Any time
On-Demand beginning Aug 15
(1 year access)
Any*$229Enroll Here
Level 2
Robotics & Programming
Online
Instructor-Led
Tuesdays
Feb 9 – Apr 20
1:30 – 3:00
6th & Up$275Enroll Here
Level 2
Extra Credit Mini Course
Online
Instructor-Led
Tue
Feb 25 & Mar 10
7 – 9 PM
6th & Up***Coming
Online
Soon

*This course is recommended for students grades 6th & up although we have had younger and older students attend. Younger students may need parent assistance.

Level 3 – Gaming Console Build 2021

Level 3 Home Hacker students build their own gaming console! This wild and crazy course involves text based program editing, assembling & soldering components and putting it all together in a case. This course is geared toward students in 8th – 12th grades that have completed the Level 1 & Level 2 courses, including the mini courses. Students keep the gaming system that they build from scratch.

CourseFormatDates/
Time
Grade/AgeCostReg
Level 3
Online
Instructor-Led
Tuesdays
Sep – Oct
1:30 – 3:00

8th & Up*
Coming
Online
Soon!
Level 3
Online
Instructor-Led
Tuesdays
Feb – Apr
1:30 – 3:00

8th & Up*
Coming
Online
Soon!

Workshop – “Catch Me” Game Build

In this super fun workshop with solder components to make a hand held “Catch Me” clicker game. It is super fun and a great way to learn about hardware components, circuits, communication technologies, and solder. This workshop is fun for students of all ages (5 – 95). The course includes all of the components plus the class instruction. We don’t do just step by step but we provide the “how & why” along with the steps. Soldering iron not included (we have a recommended kit iron and will send you a link for those that do not own one).

More Info: “Catch me” Game Build Course Details

CourseFormatDates/
Time
Grade/AgeCostReg
Workshop:
Catch Me Game Build
Online
Self-Paced
Any time
On-Demand beginning July 1 2020
(6 mo access)
Any*$35Enroll Here

Workshop:
Catch Me Game Build
Online
Instructor-Led
Monday
Jul 27
7 – 9 PM
6th & Up$65Enroll Here

Workshop:
Catch Me Game Build
Online
Instructor-Led
Tue
Oct 19
7 – 9 PM
6th & Up$65Enroll Here

Workshop:
Catch Me Game Build
Online
Instructor-Led
Tue
Feb 19
7 – 9 PM
6th & Up$65Enroll Here

Curriculum & Summer Camps

If you are unable to attend any of our course offering you may want to consider our summer camps or host your own robotics and programming course using our course materials.

Special Speaker Announcements & Questions

in 2020 we are expanding our speaker presentation series. We periodically have professionals, college students, grad students, etc speak to our students about STEM in college or the workforce. We have had NASA engineers, Aerospace grad students, robot engineers in China and Hollywood Special Effects creators speak to our students. We do this online.

If you would like to receive periodic updates on class offerings, as well as, invitations to our special speaker presentations, please let us know.

We would love to hear from you. If you. have any questions or comments you can reach us at: