STAR Academy offers Robotics training from beginner to advanced, using popular platforms and scratch-build prototypes. Our coaches are all veteran builders or competitors, determined to accelerate your success with robotics.

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Our Robotics Programs


Beginner Robotics Programs

( = Complexity)

Intro to Robotics  ($36)

1 1/2 – hour, 1 session course Where to Start? See and use actual models.

  • Understand the many robotic platforms and age-appropriate options.
  • Learn about available training and opportunities for competition.
  • Determine the best approach for you or your student to do robotics.

Basic Robotics  ($192)

8-hour – 4-session course to build, drive, and program your first robot!

  • Available every month
  • Private, Group, or Class

Creative Robotics    ($144)

6-hour 3-session course in which you modify your basic bot or start from scratch with a fun build, increasing its capabilities using what you learned in basic training

  • Use additional parts to make creative robots.
  • Walk, crawl, scoop, squeeze, lift, or push. It’s all up to you and your imagination.
  • Expand your programming skills to more complex tasks.
  • Private, Group, or Class

See the upcoming courses to enroll online.

 Intermediate Robotics Programs

( = Complexity)

Intro to Sensors   ($144)

6-hour 3-session course to learn and apply common sensors to manage and automate your robot’s capabilities

  • Private, Group, or Class

Design-Build School    

6-hour 3-session course where you learn to use popular CAD software to design a new robot on-screen before you build it.

  • Build your design and test your design, then return to the drawing board to make improvements and modifications.
  • Teaches important aspects of the engineering process along with gaining experience with some of the most common design platforms. FreeCAD tm, Fusion 360tm, AutoDesktm, etc.
  • Private, Group, or Class

See the schedule to enroll online.

Advanced Robotics Programs

( = Complexity)

Competitive Robotics

Learn to design, build, and improve your robot to compete successfully in area challenges. (Available for Lego, VEX IQ, VEX EDR and other common robotics platforms)

  • Private, Group, or Class
  • Develop a strategy and design. Then build, test, and improve your design to be effective in competition.
  • Learn about robotic competitions and judging criteria.
  • Participate with STAR Academy Robotics Club members in local and regional events
  • 12-hour course

Autonomous Robotics 

A 6-hour course where you learn to master the autonomous operation of your competition bot.

  • Private, Group, or Class
  • Students learn valuable programming languages and tactics that not only help on the field but get noticed by schools, universities, and employers
  • Coaches help you to create, tune, and troubleshoot your operating programs

See the schedule to enroll online.

College Prep or Workforce Development

( = Complexity)

 Advanced Robotics 

Learn how robots are being used today and opportunities for tomorrow.

  • Private, Group, or Class
  • This eye-opening course not only shows applications and opportunities in manufacturing, supply, aerospace and medical fields but includes a field trip to see and speak with area engineers and employers
  • Envision and design a concept robot to tackle a current or future challenge

Build & Apply 

Learn prototyping, iteration, collaboration, sourcing and solutions when you design and build your own robot for:

  • Scholarship projects
  • Commercial and community service applications
  • Competition
  • Create and document a truly remarkable project!
  • Private or Group Training Only

Contact us to apply.

Play Your Way

Most programs are available as group courses. All programs can be done in private training or small group (2-3 people) format.

Upcoming Courses

Check out the program calendar and sign up online.

Give the Gift of Robotics

All of our programs are available and able to be given as gifts.

Robotics Courses

Sign up online for our upcoming programs.

Cancellation Policy:
STAR Academy may cancel classes with fewer than 3 registrants, 24-hours prior to the course.
Registrants will be notified of cancellation via e-mail or text message and offered their choice of rescheduling or credit on account.

Want to be the first to know when the next programs are available?

Interested in one of our programs but doesn’t work with your schedule right now? Let us know! As more people are interested in certain programs, we can add more to the calendar. We’ll let you know as soon as the next robotics schedule is set.

Robotics Club

Our Robotics Club is an organization growing to meet the need for organized robotic programs and training for school systems and other youth organizations in and around the Baltimore area. We provide experienced coaching and curriculum using main-stream robotic systems. Participants will learn and experience a full range of training, from basic assembly, engineering and control, to advanced task-specific design and programming in addition to teamwork, cooperation, project management and other important life-skills. Clubs meet weekly and start at $19.95/month. 

Robotics Camps

Learn to assemble robots, design robot creatures, and program robotic movements! With endless possibilities for robot creations from VEX IQ and Lego Mindstorms, our camp will awaken a sense of curiosity about the robotic world! (Activities will vary by age.) We encourage teamwork and imagination while applying problem-solving and STEM skills. Our coaches, a perfect blend of tech lovers, enthusiastic newbies, and experienced teaching professionals, make learning robotics FUN.

Off-Site Events

Want a club, team, class, demonstration or competition at your school, business, or event? We can create a custom package and arrangements for whatever you are looking to do. Just reach out to us for more information.

“You guys have a great program and the instructors are doing a fantastic job!  Very professional and outstanding with our students! Thank you!!”

John D’Adamo
Our Lady of Grace School

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STAR Academy

2032 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD  20193
Phone: 443-330-7780

2032 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD  21093
Phone: 443-330-7780
Contact us:

Thursdays          6:00pm – 8:30pm
Fridays          3:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturdays         9:00am – 5:00pm
Sundays         1:00pm – 6:00pm

*Clubs meet on Saturdays and Sundays.
See schedule for meeting times.

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