Robotics Club

“It’s the hardest fun ever!” - Jose“Because of Robotics Club, I now know what I want to accomplish in life.” - Sherlin

Club History

The Wilson Middle School robotics club was founded in 2012 by our mentor, Mrs. Pease. We are an after school club whose mission is to inspire students to learn about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and pursue careers in these fields in the future.

Program Description

This is not a casual club. Students are committed at least once weekly to meet and work hard on projects and prepare for local tournaments throughout the year. Students are taught the basics of 3D design & modeling, electronics, computer science, mechanical design, and engineering. We meet Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri from 3:35 - 5 PM and select Saturdays from 8-12 PM in Room 560.

Robot Types

We work with a variety of different robotics equipment including:


The students learn a variety of programming ranging from introductory drag and drop platforms such as Scratch to text-based programming in C, Python, and Java.

3D Modeling & Printing

The students also learn Computer Aided Design in Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks, Google Sketchup and are able to print out their creations on our 3D printers

Electronics & Soldering

Students work with breadboards, circuits, wires, LEDs, resistors, etc and learn basic electronics. They learn how to solder and use professional grade soldering equipment.

Other Skills Learned


We compete in autonomous (not remote controlled) robotics competitions including Botball, iARoc, and FLL. The students also build and program robots to use different sensors to compete in line following challenges.

Awards Won

Field Trips

The Robotics Club students are able to go on many field trips throughout the school year to further their learning in STEAM careers and skills. They also travel for their different tournaments. Some of the places we have gone include: Legoland, SeaWorld, Disneyland, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Balboa Park, Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, USS Midway, STEAM Maker workshop, Grossmont College, SDSU, UCSD, USD


Every year students from the club earn scholarships for college. The skills that the students learn are in high demand and through the club, the students have opportunities to apply for and receive scholarships. Students in the past have received scholarships in the form of waivers for workshops, computers, and money for college expenses.

Support Our Club!

We provide this awesome club to the students free of charge! But we also fundraise like crazy during the year to keep it going. If you’d like to donate to support us, please send a check payable to “Wilson Middle School Robotics Club” attn: Khamphet Pease to Wilson Middle School, 3838 Orange Ave, SD, CA, 92105. Any amount helps! Thank you!