New Course- ‘Intro to Robotics: Exploring Uncharted Territories’

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Journey Into the Unknown With Juni

Juni’s mission is to prepare students for the real world. With a focus on fun, project-based learning, we’re on a quest to inspire wonder and excitement in our students about the future and what’s possible.

Today, we’re excited to announce our newest course offerings, in collaboration with Makeblock, NASA, and the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration:

Intro to Robotics: Exploring Uncharted Territories with Scratch Coding

Intro to Robotics: Exploring Uncharted Territories with Python Coding

Robotics is a fast growing industry with the potential to change the world as we know it. ‘Exploring Uncharted Territories’ gives Juni students the opportunity to build on their Scratch or Python coding skills and learn about robots with a dynamic, hands-on course designed to ignite student’s imaginations and spark interest in robotics. Students will learn to build a robot from the ground up, and put their coding skills to the test to solve unique, real-world challenges that emulate those of a NASA astronaut exploring Mars, or a deep sea researcher mapping the ocean floor in search of new species.

We’re excited to invite you and your student to embark on a new learning journey with us, and delve into the wild and wonderful world of robotics with Juni.


Inspiring Future Roboticists

Juni’s ‘Exploring Uncharted Territories’ is created in collaboration with NASA, the Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration and Makeblock – a leading STEM toy company with a mission to empower kids for the digital age and learn through play. This course is designed to give students a foundational knowledge of robots and how they are used in the world today – and to show their potential to make lasting change on our world tomorrow.

Intro to Robotics Curriculum:

Building the mBot Neo Robot – Students will receive Makeblock’s mBot Neo robot kit with detailed instructions outlining the setup of the robot. Student’s will build the robot from the ground up, wire it themselves and use basic commands to program their robot – building on skills learned in Juni’s Scratch or Python courses. This module allows students to get familiar with how the robot works and to problem solve the building and coding of the robot.


Programming the Robot Controls – Following the building of the robot, students will begin to code and control their robot. Throughout this module, students will iterate codes and experiment with controls and movement in a variety of ways, from fine-tuning drive commands to programming a straight line path.

Coding the Robot to Follow Line and Navigate Maze – Once students can drive the robot with their computers, they will learn how to teach their robot to navigate a basic maze and follow a line. In this module, students will learn how to execute a plan, use the robots sensors and code the robot to find a goal state.

Solving a Real World Challenge With the Robot – Within this module, students will identify and research a problem that needs to be solved, using robots, from mimicking a Mar’s soil collection to collecting specimens from the ocean floor. Students will develop a prototype to solve the problem they have identified.


Master Project: Creating Your Own Robot

Concluding the course, students will simulate the real world challenge they identified, and modify the robot and its code to complete this challenge. To celebrate their success and to conclude the challenge, they will film their robot successfully completing the project and share it with other students in the course.

Check out the full curriculum on either our Intro to Robotics with Scratch or Intro to Robotics with Python course details pages. To learn more about our robotics courses speak with a Juni Advisor today by calling (650) 263-4306 or emailing

About Makeblock: Makeblock is a leading STEM toy company with a mission to empower kids to prepare for the digital age and learn STEM through play. These particular courses use Makeblock's mBot Neo to teach kids the fundamentals of robotics.

About NASA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is America’s civil space program and the global leader in space exploration. NASA is responsible for science and technology related to air and space.

About The Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration The Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (GFOE) focuses on the deep sea, to help better understand, interpret, and protect the global ocean environment. GFOE empowers the underwater science community with tools and expertise to explore the greatest depths of the planet's largest and deepest bodies of water.

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