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  • 10 Aug 2015 5:32 PM | Darren Patnoe (Administrator)

    Thank you, Debbie Hager and Carey Smith, for a fun and educational 3-day Robotics Camp.

    Also, thank you to the coaches and other adults who attended the camp with the kids and helped to make it a success.

  • 10 Aug 2015 4:57 PM | Darren Patnoe (Administrator)
    JOIN US AT THE FLL CHALLENGE RELEASE WORKSHOP
    Friday, August 28, 2015  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    La Mariposa MPR
    4800 Corte Olivas
    Camarillo, CA 93012

    Admission is free.  All are welcome!  Adults  - -  team members - -  anyone interested in FLL
    Learn about the Trash Trek Challenge:  the Robot Game and the Project.  
    See a field set up with the official mission models!

    The details of the Challenge will be announced online on August 25, 2015, at 9:00 AM PDT at  http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2015trashtrek


  • 17 Jul 2015 5:44 PM | Darren Patnoe (Administrator)

    There is still time to register for the upcoming Robotics Camp!  It will be held August 3,4 and 5 from 9AM - 1PM in the MPR at CAPE, 777 Aileen St. in Camarillo.  The fee is only $10 per day.  For more info go to Robotics Roundup Summer Camp Registration .

  • 08 Jul 2015 1:17 PM | Anonymous

    The dates of the programming workshop presented by Carey Smith will be Monday, July 27, and Thursday, July 30. Time:  7:00-8:30 PM.  Those interested in attending should email Carey at csmith1776@yahoo.com .  The workshop will be a hands-on introduction to programming the Mindstorms NXT / EV3 robots used by your FLL teams.  This is a great opportunity to learn about programming and improve your understanding.  It is geared toward new coaches and other involved volunteers but those with experience may attend also.

    This activity is free of charge.

  • 15 Jun 2015 5:22 PM | Darren Patnoe (Administrator)

    The Coaches' Workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 16, from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM.  The location is the MPR at Rancho Rosal Elementary, 3535 Village at the Park Dr., Camarillo, CA 93012.  Each team should have at least one representative attend.  Additional adults are definitely welcome to join us.

  • 17 May 2015 6:36 PM | Anonymous
    To be in FLL a participant must be 14 or younger as of 1-1-15.
    The lower age of 9 is a "soft" rule; participants may be younger than 9 as of 1-1-15.


  • 14 May 2015 5:56 PM | Anonymous

    WELCOME to FLL 2015!


    Information about PVEF's upcoming FLL Season can be found in the handout from the May 12 Information Meeting. FLL info handout 2015.pdf 

    Information about team sponsorship can be found here: FLL Sponsor 2015.pdf

    Team formation in Camarillo Public Schools - School coordinators.  See List of contacts here:Robotics Coordinators 2015.pdf

    Coaches - Team Registration is open now at Robotics Roundup FIRST LEGO League 2015 TEAM Registration .  Each team needs two adults before PVEF can officially register your team with FIRST.  

    Individuals - Team members may register to participate and for summer camp (optional) after their coach has registered the team. 

    Upcoming events:    [See Calendar for details 2015 FLL Calendar.pdf ]

    Coaches' Workshop - - June 16

    New Coaches Programming Basics - -  July 27,28

    Summer Camp - - August 3,4,5

    Challenge Kickoff Workshop - - August 28

    PVEF Practice Tournament - - Oct. 24

    PVEF Qualifying Tournament - - Nov. 21


    More info

    www.firstlegoleague.org/  http://mindstorms.lego.com/  

    PVEF Robotics Committee

    Darren Patnoe    DPatnoe@pvef.org               444-8875

    Carey Smith csmith1776@yahoo.com     388-3865

    Tracey Anthony  tracey.maron-anthony@ah.org

    Debbie Hager   xhagerx@gmail.com

    Mabel DeLeon mabeldeleon@hotmail.com

    Bob Taylor btaylor1119@gmail.com


  • 13 Nov 2014 10:07 PM | Darren Patnoe (Administrator)

    The PVEF Qualifying Tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at Monte Vista Middle School.  Monte Vista is located at 888 Lantana in Camarillo. The event is free and open to the public.  The Gym will house the Robot Performance competition and judging will take place in adjacent classrooms and the MPR.  The Opening Ceremony will be at 9:15, judging and performance rounds start at 9:40, and awards will start around 4:00 PM.

  • 05 Nov 2014 7:59 PM | Anonymous

    Here are the award winners from the tournament:

    Champion's Award

    172  FLL & Beyond, 2 squared + 3

    Robot Design

    1st - 2144 The Revolutionizers

    2nd - 1361 Collegewood Wolf Corp

    Core Values

    1st - 2148 RoboMustangs

    2nd - 2146 Santa Robotics Study Squad

    Project

    1st - 2160 The B.E.S.T. Team

    2nd - 9809 T.O.A.S.T.

    Robot Performance

    1st - 1361 Collegewood Wolf Corp (340 score)

    2nd - 172 FLL & Beyond, 2 squared + 3 (330 score)

    Judge's Award (Rising Star)

    2088 Lucky Blocks


    Congratulations, everyone!  We hope you had fun and picked up some valuable information that will help you prepare for your Qualifying Tournament.

    Here are the award winners from the tournament:

    Champion's Award
    172  FLL & Beyond, 2 squared + 3

    Robot Design
    1st - 2144 The Revolutionizers
    2nd - 1361 Collegewood Wolf Corp

    Core Values
    1st - 2148 RoboMustangs
    2nd - 2146 Santa Robotics Study Squad

    Project
    1st - 2160 The B.E.S.T. Team
    2nd - 9809 T.O.A.S.T.

    Robot Performance
    1st - 1361 Collegewood Wolf Corp (340 score)
    2nd - 172 FLL & Beyond, 2 squared + 3 (330 score)

    Judge's Award (Rising Star)
    2088 Lucky Blocks
  • 24 Oct 2014 12:02 PM | Darren Patnoe (Administrator)

    PVEF's FLL Practice tournament will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Monte Vista Middle School - Gym.  14 FLL teams will compete.  The event is free and open to the public.  The event will be from 9:00 AM (opening ceremony) until about 2:30 PM.

    Volunteers are still needed to help the event run smoothly.  Contact Darren Patnoe at dpatnoe@pvef.org if you would like to help or come to the check in table.  We will be setting up at 6:00 PM Friday night if you would like to help there.

    Volunteer check in starts at 7:30 AM.  Team check in starts at 8:00 AM.

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