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 FLL, and in the future, VEX IQ. Further information on the other programs we support - Botball and FIRST High School Robotics - 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 2015 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.
- 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.
2015 FLL Season Announcements
- November 7, 2015
The Los Altos Robotics Judging Scrimmage will be held on November 8 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm at Blach School located at 1120 Covington Road, Los Altos, CA. The scrimmage will help teams participating in FLL this year prepare for a tournament.
Results from the robot game scrimmage held on October 18 are posted here. Thank you to all of the teams that participated and especially the volunteers without whom such an event would not be possible.
- October 26, 2015
The next meeting of the Los Altos Robotics Board is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27 at 7:30 to 9pm to review the October 18 robot game scrimmage and to plan for the November 15 judging scrimmage. We will be meeting in Room 522 of Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map.
- September 20, 2015
The next meeting of the Los Altos Robotics Board is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22 at 7:30 to 9pm to plan for the October 18 and November 15 scrimmages. We will be meeting in Room 522 of Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map.
- August 25, 2015 Biswa
Parent orientation meeting was held on August 24 at Mountain View High School. Here is a link to the slides that were presented in pdf format (ppt format). Los Altos Robotics will not be able to host a qualifying tournament this year. We will, however, host two scrimmages on October 18 and November 15 at Blach School located at 1120 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024. Details will be posted to the TigerBots mailing list in a few weeks.
- August 11, 2015 Biswa
The next meeting of the Los Altos Robotics Board is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18 at 7:30 to 9pm to start the planning of the new FLL season. 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. We will be meeting in Room 521 of Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map.
- May 28, 2015 Biswa
Parents are welcome to attend an informational meeting on August 24, 7:30 to 9 pm at 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 to network with other parents/coaches.
- May 8, 2015 Biswa
The next meeting of the Los Altos Robotics Board is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30pm to start the planning of the new FLL season. 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. We will be meeting in Room 522 of Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View. Here is a campus map.
For information on how to join an FLL team, 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 2015 season.
Los Altos Robotics Scrimmage
Scrimmages 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 scrimmages, 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 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.
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.