Welcome to the Home of the Los Altos Robotics Community
Los Altos Robotics supports three robotics programs - FIRST LEGO League (FLL), Botball and FIRST High School Robotics. This web site is primarily dedicated to FLL, while further information on the other programs can be found through their respective links below.
FIRST LEGO League is for fourth grade through 14 year olds. The fall season runs from September through November. Be sure and check out the 2014 FLL Season Announcements below to find recent announcements.
- Botball is for Junior High and High School students and takes place in the Winter and Spring. Los Altos Community team had a great 2008 season. See the fun here with videos from the California and National tournament.
- FIRST High School Robotics is for High School students and also takes place in the Winter and Spring.
- Our FIRST FLL regional affiliate, Playing At Learning , coordinates Northern California FLL with over 250 teams every year. In addition, they run other smaller robotics programs too such as FIRST Tech Challenge and JR. FLL.
2014 FLL Season Announcements
- November 17, 2014/Biswa
The tournament was a success, thanks to the teams, coaches, parents and volunteers that made it happen. Results, awards and photo link are available on the FLL Competitions page. If you participated in the event, and want to give back to the FLL community, please consider joining the Los Altos Robotics board so that we can continue to put on a quality event. It will not be possible without volunteers like you. For further information, attend the next board meeting on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30pm. We will be meeting in Room 522 of Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map.
- November 14, 2014/Biswa
The Los Altos FLL Tournament is in less than two days! Sunday November 16, 8:30am to 5:30pm at Blach Intermediate School, located at 1120 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024. Teams registered through NorCalFLL will participate in this official FLL qualifier tournament. All visitors are welcome.
- October 29, 2014/Biswa
The Share-a-Thon is coming up on Sunday, November 9 at 1:30 to 4:30 at Oak School, 1501 Oak Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94024 in the Multi-Purpose room. Share your team project with other teams for practice and feedback in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Sign up now - see this announcement for details.
- October 29, 2014/Biswa
The next Los Altos Robotics board meeting is on Tuesday, December 2 at 7:30pm. We will be meeting in Room 522 of Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map.
- October 19, 2014/Biswa
The Los Altos Scrimmage is at Blach School 10/19 from noon to 5:00 PM. Blach Intermediate School is located at 1120 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024. All visitors are welcome.
- October 19, 2014/Biswa
The next Los Altos Robotics board meeting is on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30pm. We will be meeting in Room 522 of Mountain View High school, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map.
- September 28, 2014/Biswa
The scrimmage registration is now closed. Any additional registrations will be put on a waiting list. If you have already registered, you should have already been contacted by our registrar, Linda Ren, as to your team status.
- September 16, 2014/Biswa
Applications for the scrimmage are now being accepted. To apply for a slot, please fill out the 2014 Scrimmage Registration Form. It has additional information about participating in the scrimmage including volunteer requirements.
- September 13, 2014/Biswa
The scrimmage will be held on the afternoon of October 19 where teams can practice with their robots under tournament conditions. Registration for the scrimmage will be announced on the Tigerbots mailing list. Participating teams will be expected to provide volunteers.
The new parent orientation slides are available here in pdf format.
- August 31, 2014/Biswa
- August 18, 2014/Biswa
The Los Altos Robotics board will be having an organizational meeting on Tuesday, August 26 at 7:30pm.
The agenda is to decide if we have the board member volunteer resources this year to run a qualifier tournament.
If you want to do something to give back to the community and help provide a great social and technology program for boys and girls ages 9 to 14, please join the Los Altos Robotics board. Los Altos Robotics organizes FIRST LEGO League events and other robotics activities. We are fortunate to have had many dedicated volunteers over the years who have established one of the longest-standing FLL
tournaments in California.
As we do every year, the Los Altos Robotics board will have some turnover this year in members. We still have experienced members to lead the program but we are always looking for additional leadership and help to run our events. Please join us on Tuesday to see how you can help. There are a variety of large and small roles.
We will be meeting in Room 522 of Mountain View High school, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map.
- May 18, 2014/Biswa
The next meeting of the Los Altos Robotics Board is scheduled for 7:30pm on Wednesday, May 21 to start the planning of the new FLL season and to take some steps to set up the non-profit corporation we discussed last December. We will be meeting in a different room at MVHS and here is Michael's guidance on finding the room:
We are meeting in Mountain View High School in Room 420. Here is a campus map and the Spartan Robotics website has a map to the school and directions on how to find the robotics lab in room 322. Room 420 is close to the robotics lab.
For registration information to Los Altos Robotics, please visit the Participating in Los Altos Robotics FLL page first and then email MichaelLosAltosRobotics.Org or call Michael Schuh at (650) 965-8037 if you still have questions. The Participating in Los Altos Robotics FLL page also has the "I Need a Team List" that you can use to find a team for your child or more team members for your team. The "I Need a Team List" is open and available for the 2014 season.
Los Altos Robotics Scrimmage and Tournament
Tournaments are lots of fun for spectators. If a child may want to participate in the future, they can stop by the event for an hour to see what it is like. If you are already a participant at another venue, please do not video robots. If you would like to help run the FLL tournaments, please email or call at the contact information listed below. Participation is great fun and great way to give back to the community.
from Alex Woo for the 2010 Los Altos Robotics Scrimmage.
And videos from the 2009 and 2010 Los Altos Robotics Tournaments.
Recent Robotics Competitions
The 2012 FLL season was great. Visit the season results and further details for 2012 and prior seasons.
Check out our FLL History page for what happened in past seasons at Los Altos and in NorCalFLL tournaments. We also have history of prior years including some videos.
State and National Award Page
Most robotics teams have fun, work hard, learn a ton, and demonstrate gracious professionalism. A few of our local area teams have also been fortunate enough to be recognized at some of the major state and national robotics tournaments. The Los Altos Robotics State and National Team Award Page recognizes those teams and we hope inspires future teams.
Los Altos Robotics was formed in 2004 to organize and promote robotics activities in Los Altos and surrounding areas. Los Altos Robotics board members have organized FLL robotics tournaments in Los Altos since 2001. This organization now contains a board of about 10 dedicated volunteers. If you want to volunteer, send one us an email and/or come to a board meeting. Meetings are open to the public. Click here to see the Los Altos Robotics board and a list of the upcoming board meetings.
For general questions, comments, or suggestions, please email WebmasterLosAltosRobotics.Org.
Join and Log In Links
The Los Altos Robotics web site join and log in account is intended only for coordinators. If you are currently a member of the TigerBots email alias, you will receive the information you need in your email. If you have an account, you can login here and logout here. While you are logged in you can change your password with the password_form. If you have forgotten your password, the system will not be able to send it to you by email. You will have to contact an administrator (Michael Schuh) to have it reset.