Welcome to the Home of the Los Altos Robotics Community
Los Altos Robotics supports youth robotics programs. This web site is primarily dedicated to programs for elementary school to middle school, such as VEX IQ and FLL. Further information on the other programs we support - Botball and FIRST High School Robotics - can be found through their respective links below.
- VEX IQ is for Elementary and Middle School students (age 8-14). The VEX IQ challenge is announced in May and tournaments usually run from October through February. Los Altos Robotics will host a VEX IQ Practice Scrimmage on November 6, 2016, and a VEX IQ tournament on December 3, 2016 at Blach Middle School. See the VEX IQ section of this web site for more information.
- FIRST LEGO League is for fourth grade through 14 year olds. The fall season runs from September through November. Los Altos Robotics is not hosting any FLL Events in 2016.
- Botball is for Junior High and High School students and takes place in the Winter and Spring.
- FIRST High School Robotics is for High School students and also takes place in the Winter and Spring.
- The 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 such as FIRST Tech Challenge and JR. FLL.
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2016 Season Announcements
- August 17, 2016
Calling Young Robot Builders: Parent Information Meeting August 23rd Los Altos Robotics will host an informational meeting for parents about the new VEX IQ Challenge and how to form teams. The meeting will be on Tuesday August 23, 2016, 7:30pm-9pm in Room 522 of Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map. Come join us to learn more about the program and network with other coaches/parents. This is a repeat of an earlier meeting we held in May. Presentation slides from that meeting and other information about Los Altos Robotics VEX IQ team formation support can be found here.
- August 9, 2016
Help us plan our next tournament! The next Los Altos Robotics Board meeting will be on Tuesday August 16, 2016, 7:30pm-9pm to discuss plans for the fall VEX IQ tournament. We will be meeting in Room 522 of Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map. Please attend the meeting and learn how you can help. Consider joining the board - we need new members to join, as many of our current members' kids have aged out of the programs. The board is run completely by volunteers like you who have an interest in seeing their kids and the community benefit from robotics programs like VEX IQ.
- May 7, 2016
The next Los Altos Robotics Board meeting will be on Tuesday May 10, 2016, 7:30pm-9pm to discuss planning for the fall VEX IQ tournament. We will be meeting in Room 522 of Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map. Please attend the meeting and learn how you can help put on a quality robotics event for the Los Altos & surrounding community.
- April 19, 2016
The VEX IQ Challenge for the coming season will be announced in late April and Los Altos Robotics will host an informational meeting for parents about the new VEX IQ Challenge and how to form teams on May 17, 2016, 7:30pm-9pm at Mountain View High School, Room 522. See the VEX IQ page for details and a map.
Los Altos Robotics will host a VEX IQ tournament on December 3, 2016 at Blach Middle School, located at 1120 Covington Road, Los Altos, CA.
Past Robotics Competitions
The 2014 FLL season was great. Visit the season results and further details for 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 scrimmages and tournaments in Los Altos from 2001 to 2014. 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.
Visit our Facebook community page (LosAltosRobotic) for announcements and updates.
For general questions, comments, or suggestions, please email WebmasterLosAltosRobotics.Org.
Join and Log In Links
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