Robotics Classes

BUILD cool robots. Program them with code to make them smart! Enter competitions to show that your robot is the fastest, smartest and most capable! What do you want your robot to do? We can show you how!

Robotics Classes

Empow Studios is excited to partner with Sphero for our Robotics classes. Sphero inspires the creators of tomorrow through remarkably cool, programmable robots, electronic building blocks, and educational tools that transform the way kids learn and create through coding, science, music, and the arts. Sphero goes #BeyondCode and drives kids to turn their imagination into reality. The skills students unlock through play-based learning prepare them to thrive, no matter what subject or career they pursue.

When you join our new After School STEM enrichment program – BUILD, you’ll have access to dozens of classes, available after school and weekends. Monthly membership includes two 1-hour classes each week with options across our five STEM domains – Coding, Robotics, Digital Art & Design, Video Game Design and Minecraft. Learn more about all that your BUILD membership includes when you schedule your free consultation.

All Robotics Classes are available in our Lexington and Newton Studios, or Online.

Sphero BOLT is an app-enabled robotic ball that provides endless opportunities to be creative and have fun while learning. Program with the Sphero Edu app from nearly any mobile or desktop device, discover awesome community-created activities, or just drive and play. BOLT was built to shine with a brilliant 8×8 LED Matrix that animates and displays real-time data. Create and customize games and learn to code by drawing on your screen, using Scratch™ blocks, or writing JavaScript text programs.

Use advanced sensors to keep tabs on BOLT’s speed, acceleration, and direction, or orient and drive BOLT with the built-in compass. BOLT also features infrared communication, allowing your robot to “communicate” with other BOLTs, enabling brand new games and advanced coding tactics. Equipped with Bluetooth SMART and a durable, waterproof shell, Sphero BOLT establishes a striking new way to learn and play.

  • Badge Levels Earned: 1, 2, 3, 4

RVR is Sphero’s revolutionary take on the programmable robot. It’s drivable right out of the box, packed with a diverse suite of sensors, and built for customization. RVR is a mobile platform for hackers, makers, educators, and learners.

Download the Sphero Edu app to drive or program RVR all over. Seriously. RVR is equipped with all-terrain treads, a powerful motor, and plenty of torque so you can go faster and farther. Obstacles or uneven surfaces won’t affect RVR’s ability to drive straight. Thanks to a sophisticated, vector-based control system, RVR goes where you want it to go.

Driving RVR is just the beginning. RVR’s extremely hackable platform, featuring a 4-pin UART and an onboard power source, allows you to connect and run third-party hardware like a Raspberry Pi, BBC micro:bit, Arduino or Sphero’s own littleBits. Build whatever you want and then take it wherever you want.

  • Badge Levels Earned: 3, 4, 5, 6 
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RAVE REVIEWS FROM PARENTS LIKE YOU …

These virtual classes rock-- we love Empow!

I didn’t think I’d get to see my friends for awhile, but with the online Empow class, it’s like we’re together again!

These classes give me the time to get my own work done while knowing my child is learning valuable skills in a supervised setting. You've done a great job!

The small virtual class size and attentive and knowledgeable teachers make sure that my son is engaged and learning while also having fun!

My two kids attended virtual classes at Empow Studio today with their teachers and classmates, and it was a fantastic experience. Not only did it keep them busy during this challenging time when both my husband and I are trying to work from home, but it also provided them with an enriching academic activity and fulfilling interaction with their teachers and classmates!

Both my husband and I are physicians, and are having to work long hours while our kids are at home with limited supervision. You have thought of everything we are desperately in need of right now. THANK YOU!

THANKS FOR THINKING CREATIVELY TO ASSIST FAMILIES DURING THIS TIME!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for doing this for our children (and for us parents too)!!!!!

… and COUNTLESS AWARDS FOR ALL WE DO

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