VEX IQ is a robotics program for elementary and middle school students (age 8-14)

VEX IQ is becoming increasing popular with schools and home teams, and in Fall 2017, Los Altos Robotics hosted our second VEX IQ Competition.  This page will be updated with information on the 2018 season.  In the meantime, you can look at information from the 2017 and prior seasons.

The VEX IQ Robot Kit includes a great remote control system in addition to the ability to program autonomous robots.

The VEX IQ Competitions are for teams of students in Elementary or Middle school (age 8-14), and include several optional activities, including events for Alliance Robot Game with remote control, Solo Robot Skills game with remote control, Programming Skills game with autonomous robots, Engineering Notebook, and awards for Robot Design and STEM project presentation.

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[Updated 8/11/2017]
Parent Information Meeting

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 22, 2017, 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.

[Updated 9/1/2016]
Parent Information Meeting.
The VEX IQ Challenge for the coming season was announced in late April and Los Altos Robotics hosted informational meetings for parents about the new Challenge and how to form teams. 
Talk to your friends and others at your school and in your neighborhood to start forming teams so you'll be ready to go when school resumes.  



[Updated 4/24/2016] Information about the 2016-17 Challenge can now be found at:


[April 19, 2016] Calling Young Robot Builders:

Start planning for the annual VEX IQ Challenge, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation. The VEX IQ Challenge provides elementary and middle school students with exciting, open-ended robotics and research project challenges that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-centered learning.

The VEX IQ Challenge fosters student development of the teamwork, critical thinking, project management, and communication skills required to prepare them to become the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.

The new Challenge will be announced in late April after the 2015-16 season concludes. Competitions for the 2016-17 season will take place over the year with most competitions occurring between October and April. During the season, teams will build, test, and program a radio controlled robot using VEX technology to compete in the Challenge.

As we reported last fall, Los Altos Robotics will not longer be supporting the First LEGIO League due to the administrative challenges of that program. However, I am pleased to announce that Los Altos Robotics will be holding our first VEX IQ Tournament on December 3, 2016 at Blach Middle School. 

Los Altos Robotics VEX IQ 2016 Calendar

August 23, 2016 Los Altos Robotics parent orientation meeting from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Mountain View High School in room 522. Event sponsored by Mountain View High School 971 FRC Spartan Robotics team.  Link to View Slides (30 page PDF)
September 13, 2016 Registration opens for both Los Altos Robotics VEX IQ Scrimmage and Tournament events. Link to Registration
November 6, 2016

Los Altos Robotics VEX IQ Scrimmage at Blach Middle School.  Blach Middle School is located at 1120 Covington Rd, Los Altos, CA 94024.  All visitors are welcome.

December 3, 2016 Los Altos Robotics VEX IQ Tournament at Blach Middle School.  All visitors are welcome.

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