FIRST LEGO League Blog

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  • 06 Apr 2017 11:33 AM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    PVEF has partnered with the American Association of University Women Camarillo Branch to offer LEGO Mindstorm Basic and Advanced programming classes through AAUW's summer Creative Arts Workshops.

    Longtime PVEF instructor and team coach, Debbie Hager, will teach three classes of Basic Mindstorm programming and one of Advanced programming to kids who may be interested in joining teams for PVEF's FIRST LEGO League program in Fall 2017.

    Basic classes are 45 minutes long and are offered at 9 to 9:45am, 9:45 to 10:30am, and 10:30 to 11:15am. Basic programming is available to kids who will be in grades 4 - 8 in Fall 2017. One 45-minute Advanced class is offered at 11:15 to 12:00pm. The Advanced class is available to kids in grades 6 - 8.

    The Robotics classes and other Creative Arts Workshops are 5 days per week for three weeks starting Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 28.

    Registration for all Creative Arts Workshops is done in-person on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:30 am at the Camarillo Community Center on Burnley.  There is a $15 registration fee per child and then it will cost $30 per 45-minute class. Some classes have additional lab fees. A Late Registration day for still-available classes will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:00 pm.

    You must go to the AAUW Camarillo website at to download and fill out all registration and emergency forms and bring them with you when you register. On the website you'll also find more information and the list of dozens of other classes your child can take through AAUW's Creative Arts Workshops!

  • 20 Sep 2016 9:41 AM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    PVEF's FIRST LEGO League season is going strong! Teams are preparing for the PVEF-sponsored Practice Tournament, to be held at Monte Vista Middle School in Camarillo. 

    While PVEF-sponsored teams have priority at our practice tournament, there's always room for a few more! Teams outside of PVEF's service area are invited to attend by registering on a first come, first served basis. Cost is $50 per team. Click here to go to the registration page!

  • 01 Sep 2016 12:57 PM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    For the latest FLL info, program explanations/directions, and calendar of deadlines and events, go to our Robotics Roundup Forms page, here on our website. You can also access this page through the menu at the top of every page. Go to the menu link that says Our Programs, then in the drop-down menu choose Robotics Roundup -> Robotics Forms.

  • 25 Aug 2016 1:15 PM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)
    Team members, coaches, mentors, parents and interested friends are all invited to this free workshop which will introduce this year's Challenge missions to all FLL teams.

    These are the details you will need to design and set up your playing field, i.e. build the mission models that go on the playing field, set everything up in the right places, and learn what your robot is expected to accomplish in its various missions on the playing field. Our experienced Robotics leaders will guide you through all of the details!

    The workshop will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1, 6:30 - 8pm at La Mariposa School in the multipurpose room. La Mariposa is at 4800 Corte Olivas in Camarillo.

  • 21 Jun 2016 9:30 AM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    Businesses that invest in the communities they serve are richly rewarded with the regard and patronage of appreciative families. Sponsoring a team of 4th through 8th grade kids in FIRST LEGO League is just such an investment. Not only is your business name on FLL T-shirts worn by some 150-200 kids and their families -- along with tons of other acknowledgements -- you will be investing in the future economy of our area by jumpstarting these kids' imaginations and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) careers.

    Download your sponsorship application here!

  • 31 May 2016 12:56 PM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    Any parent and/or student who was not able to attend our FIRST LEGO League info meeting can still download the packet here.

    If you have any questions, please email Darren Patnoe at

  • 26 Apr 2016 12:03 PM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    It's that time of year again! Preparation for Fall's FLL Robotics program starts even before the summer begins. Teams can start forming now and over the summer they can attend our summer camp (more info to follow) and this summer's new Robotics Olympics (more info to follow). 

    But if you want to learn more and are not familiar with FIRST LEGO League, attend our FLL Information Meeting on May 24, 2016, 6:30 - 7:30pm, at Rancho Rosal Elementary. 

    We'll tell you all about the FIRST LEGO League program and put you together with other interested kids from your school or put you in contact with ongoing teams. You'll learn how fun it is to build a robot using LEGO parts and explore the issues that today's scientists are helping the world to solve.....and maybe even prepare to become one of tomorrow's top scientists! 

    Download our info poster in English and Spanish here!. Post it in your school or classroom (ask permission first!)

    Check back in for updates.

  • 01 Dec 2015 11:37 AM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the following teams for scoring well enough across the board to advance to the Los Angeles area Championship Tournament on December 12 &13:

    18997 The Master Builders
    17362 ANCroid
    2199 Trashformers
    18964 Triple Rs
    20079 RoboFire

    The following teams were given awards in the following categories:

    Champion's Award
    The Master Builders

    Judges Award
    High Minded Creators

    Robot Performance
    1st Pl. ANCroid
    2nd Pl. Mr. Fusion

    Robot Design
    1st Pl. Parras Neighborhood Team
    2nd Pl Triple Rs

    Core Values
    1st Pl. Santa Robotica Transformer Squad
    2nd Pl Robochimps

    1st Pl. ANCroid
    2nd Pl Mr. Fusion

    Congratulations to all participating teams and to the parents and volunteers who made the day go smoothly so the kids could have fun!

  • 05 Nov 2015 11:59 AM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    Teams are implementing what they learned at the Practice Tournment and are gearing up for the PVEF sponsored FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament on Nov. 21. Teams from all over the L.A. Region will converge on Camarillo for the opportunity to advance to the Regional Tournament. See more information here: PVEF's Robotics Roundup FLL Qualifying Tournament

  • 27 Oct 2015 9:40 AM | Sharon Taylor (Administrator)

    We had a wonderful practice tournament on Saturday, October 24 when 20 amazing FIRST LEGO League teams from Camarillo and beyond competed with gracious professionalism! 1st Place, 2nd Place, and Judges' Awards were handed out in three categories. The top scorers were:

    1st Pl.: Santa Robotica Transformer Squad (Santa Rosa Technology Magnet School)
    2nd Pl.: RoboHipstars (Walnut)
    Judges': Electric Kittens (CAPE)

    Core Values
    1st Pl.: Robo Heroes (Walnut)
    2nd Pl.: St. Robots (Westwood)
    Judges': Recyclable Nyan Cats (Rancho Rosal)

    Robot Design
    1st Pl.: Master Builders (CAPE)
    2nd Pl.: Mr. Fusion (Ventura)
    Judges': Trashformers (SRTMS)

    1st and 2nd Place prizes were awarded for the Robot Games, held for both robot types. Top scorers were:

    NXT Robot
    1st Pl.: Electric Kittens (CAPE)
    2nd Pl.: Cyborg Turtle Creepers (CAPE)

    EV3 Robot
    1st Pl.: Robotastic Kids (Walnut)
    2nd Pl.: Trash Compactors (UPS/UCMS)

    The Robot Game playoff winner was:
    Triple Rs (Las Colinas)

    You can view and download the Robot Game scores for all teams on this Excel spreadsheet.

    Congratulations to everyone!

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