Want to play?

We do. We’re the Toledo Homeschool Organization for Robotics (THOR), a non-profit organization committed to teaching robotics in a friendly and supportive environment. Participation is not limited to homeschoolers; all children are welcome.

Check out our class offerings. There’s something for everyone. We teach FLL Junior, First Lego League (FLL), and Sumo Bots. Lego Boost and FLL competition will resume in the Fall.

Classes

We offer classes for all ages (i.e., Kindergarteners to teens), in a variety of formats (e.g., exhibition, competition, non-competitive), throughout the year. Ready to get hands on and learn real world skills in a fun atmosphere?

Modest prices

Compare us to our competitors and you'll find significant cost savings.

Experienced Teachers

We've been building, battling, and loving robots for 5 years.

Personalized for you

Our class sizes are small and designed for your schedule.

FLL Junior: Aqua Dynamics Spring Team

An introduction to STEM concepts for younger kids

Use Lego WeDo 2.0 kits to explore simple machines, compound machines, and engineering. Study the water cycle and come up with innovative solutions. Classes will culminate in a group project to be displayed at an exhibition.

  • Ages 5 – 10 (Kindergarten – 3rd grade)
  • $125 for 12 weeks; one 1.5 hr class per week
  •   Classes begin Monday, March 5th

FLL: Exploring EV3 and Mechanical Attachments

Teams compete to solve real-world problems

Build basic robots, using basic programming blocks. Create different mechanical attachments that could be used with the EV3 to solve missions. This class could serve as a trial run to joining an FLL team next season.

  • Ages 8 – 14 (3th - 7th grade)
  • $125 for 12 weeks; one 2 hr class per week
  •   Classes begin Tuesday March 6th

Sumo Bots: Sumo Sundays!

Robots battle to push each other out of the ring

Create EV3 Bots designed to defeat other EV3 bots by pushing an EV3 opponent out of a circle. This engineering class will teach robot design, and EV3 programming, and use of several kinds of sensors in a fun setting. Taught by Coach Carrie and Coach Andy.

  • Ages 9 – 16 (3rd – 8th grade)
  • $125 for 12 weeks; one 2 hr class per week
  •   Classes begin Sunday, March 4th

Teachers

Carrie Blaesing-Dadey

Carrie graduated with a degree in secondary English Education from Ohio University and later earned a Master's in Educational Technology from The University of Toledo. She was a classroom teacher for 7 years, which is where she was first introduced to FIRST Robotics. Once she started homeschooling, she knew her kids would love the program, but there was not an area homeschool group so she started one herself. This is her 5th year coaching a FIRST robotics team.

Leah Fox

Leah Fox is a mom to five wonderful kids and has been homeschooling for four years. She is a scout leader as well as a director for a homeschool co-op. She'll be a coach for a Jr. team through THOR and also for a local FLL Girl Scout team. This is her second year with THOR and has children in both FLL Jr. and FLL.

Erin Riley

Erin has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and English from Marquette University, and went on to earn a Master’s in Counselor Education. After 5 years of service in public education as a K-12 school counselor, Erin transitioned into her new role as a homeschooling mom of 3. Now starting her 3rd season as a coach, she is excited to help students develop their creativity and critical thinking skills through Jr. FLL robotics!

You?

Interested in becoming a coach, mentor, or helper? Let us know. We'd love to have you join our team.

Contact Us

THOR meets at:

Monroe Street United Methodist Church
3rd Floor
3613 Monroe Street
Toledo, OH 43606

Email us at info@thorbots.com.