Montana State University

NC 500-800: Introduction to Robotics using LEGO Mindstorms

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Aug 25-Dec 25, 2018
Credit: 0 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $49.00
Instructor(s): Brock LaMeres

Course Description

This non-credit online course introduces robotics as a method for teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The course is designed for pre- and in-service teachers, and is also appropriate for youth leaders, coaches or parents who are supporting FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotic competition teams.

Through self-paced, instructor-led tutorials, you’ll learn about:
• computer systems and programming
• robot construction, locomotion and autonomy
• sensors
• common robot challenges

The course uses the LEGO Mindstorms robotic platform and supports both the NXT and EV3 versions.

The course offers more than five hours of video-based instruction from MSU Professor Brock LaMeres along with self-assessment activities for both the NXT and EV3 versions of the platform. The course is viewable on desktop computers and mobile devices.

You have three-months to complete the course upon registration.

Meeting Place and Times



Brock LaMeres, PhD.

Tuition and Fees


Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

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