Explore the world of 1-2-1 robotic programming from your school PC or Windows Tablet.

Have you ever wanted to program a Robot but found the hardware just too expensive?   MAybe you have a class of 30 but not enough robots to go round? 


Produced in partnership with Cogmation and OnPurpose solutions, the Tablet Academy Virtual Robotics Lab (VRL) is a complete virtual simulation of the much-acclaimed LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3*, including support for add-ons such as the colour recognition camera. Being virtual it provides students with an environment to program their own virtual robot using any Windows device.

The VRL acts exactly like the real thing including programming with the LEGO drag-and-drop environment and access to an EV3 Control Brick. For schools that have an EV3, the code can be downloaded and copied to the real thing allowing fast prototyping of student’s code before using the real thing.

*Tablet Academy acknowledges that the VSE programming relies, in part, on open source software and data provided by third parties including, among others, The LEGO Group.  All such third-party software and data is provided without warranty of any kind, and OP expressly disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

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Whether you are a small, rural Primary school or a national, Multi-academy trust, from just £20 per licence the Virtual Robotics Lab offers a powerful tool at a great price.

For even better value, buy 15 student licenses for £300 and get a teachers licence free!



Robotics is a great way to learn about programming, and an even more powerful tool for teaching STEM subjects, but sometimes it's just not realistic to set up 10+ robots in a classroom to run a lesson.

This is where the VRL can help. The toolkit makes it easy for your students to rapidly design and prototype their robot using the same programming interface that they would use for the real thing without needing the physical robot, saving you time, space and money!

The VRL also allows you to effectively deploy a strategy for the gamefication of learning. Set your students the embedded challenges within the toolkit or use the pre-designed boards to run your own challenges and target specific areas of interest to meet your own assessment needs


No more horrible Annual Licences to worry about with a one-off payment
that will last you a lifetime!

Education users just £20 per lifetime licence! 
Personal users only £52 per lifetime licence!


Every Licence includes;

  • The Virtual Robotics Lab Software.
    • Virtual Robotics Simulation Environment with LEGO EV3 Integration
    • Access to the virtual Robotics Lab support channels and FAQ's
    • Pre-constructed environments, challenge boards and associated challenges
  • Access to the "Tablet Academy Approved" embedded range of projects and challenges covering all ages and abilities
  • All minor update and bug fixes for life
  • Preferential pricing on all future major version updates and plugins

Teacher Training £500 (+Vat)

By providing training delivered by experienced educators, you can ensure the investment you make in new solutions has an impact on student outcomes.

Our experienced educators can up-skill your teaching staff so they are confident in using the Virtual Robotics Toolkit and understand how it can be embedded to enhance the curriculum.

You can even involve students in the session so staff can observe best practice.

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Enrichment Days

Tablet Academy Teachers can create and deliver Student Enrichment Days which meet curriculum requirements within your scheme of work, or if preferred we can provide your students with an experience to remember following own of our tried and tested hands-on workshops.

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