E-Bots Robotics is a facility dedicated to bringing the world of programming, designing and building robots to children in Grades 2 -10. We started our journey in 2008 and have registered thousands of children who have joined us in Oakville from locations far and wide.
Our mission at E-Bots is to engage children in their futures. in designing, building and programming robots through active, creative and meaningful learning.
We operate 3 seasons (Fall, Winter, and Spring), which are after school, evening and weekend programs, and in the Summer, we offer half and full day weekly day camps, in Oakville.
Using different programming platforms we enable students to explore science, technology, engineering and math in a fun, hands–on way while allowing them to work with others and excel in their ability to problem solve, stimulating critical thinking, and communication.
We offer 2 levels of instructions based on grades:
WeeBots: these are students in grades 2 and 3. They will investigate the concepts and mechanizations of simple machines, compound simple machines and an introduction to programming, using LEGO models and WEDO. Class sizes are small with 6 children, so that we can ensure children are given the opportunity to improve their soft skills and get our full attention.
E-Bots: these are students in grade 4 and up who are given the opportunity to learn programming across different platforms, LEGO and VEX. Using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT and EV3 graphical interface, we teach programming basics of college/university level concepts, utilizing industry recognized programming constructs. After completing the programming courses in LEGO we offer the RobotC programming platform, which is a text based language in our VEX courses. Classes are kept to 10 children to ensure learning and attention.
Children who want more, can be chosen to be on an E-Bots competitive robotics team. We compete within:
FIRST LEGO League (FLL)
E-Bots has been competing since 2008. We have had 5 Provincial Champions, 6 2nd place champions and the E-Bots “Sentinels” won the Champions award at the FLL World Festival in St. Louis. We have coached 31 teams in total.
VEX IQ Middle school: Team 2552 – The E-Bots Pithons
The Pithons have won the VEX IQ Provincials 2 years in a row and have competed at the World Championships in Kentucky, placing 2nd in the world for programming skills, 2 years in a row.
VEX High school division: Team 5225 – The E-Bots Pilons
Now in their 6th year, our invitational team, the Pilons are World Champions and have won 5 World Championship trophies. They have been voted by the world teams as the most Inspirational team to aspire to, twice!