Robotics Related Classes Outside of School

Pigmice supports our team members improving their skills in a variety of robotics related areas. Skills include project planning, Java, machining, welding, fabrication, AutoDesk, CAD and other tech skills needed to build a successful team. To support you, we offer a team Education Grant of $50 for current Pigmice members to take a class. This grant is meant to help you afford these classes (we'll try to find FREE classes also). Below is a scrollable table of some summer classes we found of interest. Look at our Free Resources page for more ideas.


Places to look for local, live classes are:

Free Geek

Saturday Academy (look under Subject: Robotics or STEM for lots of options)

Portland Community College

General community classes (offered year round)

Teen classes (offered during summer)

Portland Underground Graduate School


Plus there are lots of online FREE e-courses such as:

Variety of high school level classes 



MIT OpenCourseWare




Greenfoot (from Oracle)

Khan Academy




AutoDesk  (free software and classes) (FIRST sponsor, what most NW teams use, classes offered locally too)



FIRST offers a lot of ideas

FIRST Oregon some excellent resources here


***Please direct any other robotics skills classes you find to Cindi's attention - she is our Education parent.