Vex Robotics Competition "Nothing But Net"

Vex Nothin but Net

VEX teams get ready for Nothing But Net with the Rolling Robots 'Mech Bots 2.0' Summer Camp. Students get to learn from the same team that won Excellence at Worlds 2015. Each day of this camp will focus on a specific robotics subsystem and use live competitions between students to practice the lessons learned during that day's session. The students will program their systems in RobotC by writing code for both autonomous and driver controlled operation.

Students will review, build and test drive systems, throwing mechanisms and lifting mechanisms. Then they put it all together and play Nothing But Net for the first time at the end of the camp. Our live matches dedicate 15 seconds to executing the student's autonomous driving code and then devote the remainder of the match (1:45) to manual driver control.

holonomic vex drive

Build, program and test a Holonomic or X drive.

Design and build a throwing mechanism.

six bar lift

Learn to work with aluminum and build complex lifting mechanisms.

As a special bonus, our summer camp students will be invited to optional tournaments at our locations after each camp and at the end of summer. There will be one tournament a month at our locations for students to attend:

  • June - Glendale
  • July - Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes
  • August - West LA

The August tournament will be the Summer Championship, inviting back students from each week.

To help everyone understand the details of this new and exciting camp, we will be holding FREE sessions to share our camp plan with students and parents as well as hosting a meet and greet with our competition team members (no reservation needed).

  • Palos Verdes - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • West LA - Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Glendale - Friday, May 22, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • VEX Robotics Nothing But Net 2015-2016 Competition

    Choose a location below to sign up for this one of a kind summer camp:

    GlendalePalos VerdesWest LA

    Or check out our many other summer camp options here:

    summer camp

    Team 7700B wins the Excellence Award

    7700B wins Excellence at Vex Worlds

    Rolling Robots’ VEX Robotics Team 7700B won the Excellence Award at the 2015 Vex Robotics World Championship Middle School Division which took place on April 15-18 in Louisville, Kentucky. 150 teams from 27 countries participated (including 90 teams from the USA). Team 7700B ranked second in Programming Skills in the world, that is #1 among all US teams. Team 7700B has 10 members from five local Southbay schools who have all been members of the Rolling Robots’ Robotics Afterschool Program for the past three years.

    This is the highest award presented in the VEX Robotics Competition. The recipient of this award is a team that exemplifies overall excellence in building a well-rounded VEX robotics program. This team excels in many areas and is a shining example of dedication, devotion, hard work and teamwork. As a strong contender in numerous award categories, this team deserves to be recognized for building a quality robot and being a "team" committed to quality in everything that they do. To be eligible for the Excellence Award at the World Championship, teams/clubs must have submitted at least two different online challenges during the current year. Teams/clubs must also sign up for both the Excellence Award and Design Award Presentations. Only teams that have won an Excellence Award at a Local, Regional, or National event prior to April 1st are eligible to be interviewed.

    Details of awards: World Champions

    This has been a long season with lots of hard work. The team started building their robot in May 2014 and had their first competition at the International Summer Games in Hawaii on July 10, 2014. At the summer games the team made it to Semi-finals and won the Judges award; they were the only middle school team to win an award of any kind.

    8 tournaments and 10 Awards later, 7700B was at the California State Championship. Winning the Design Award and placing first in Programming Skills. It was a great result but it did not qualify the team for Worlds.

    Their last chance to qualify for Worlds was at the Head Royce Skills Challenge, so we drove all night to Oakland, ran our programming skills and scored a 38 point ranking. Then, the new #1 middle school in the world celebrated all-too-briefly before driving home; 12 hours on the road for one minute of all-important glory.

    At Worlds the team won 8 out of 10 matches, took second place in Programming Skills, and ranked 16 in Driver Skills, making it to the semi-finals of the tournament in the process.

    Want to get in on the action? Try one of our Mech-Bots summer camps to get you started in the world of VEX Competition!

    More press:

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    Team Interview with LA JaJa Kids

    The team was interviewed and photographed while getting recognition certificates from California State Assemblyman David Hadley

    CA State Assemblman David Hadley Recognition

    Feature in World Journal
    7700B World Champions VexSkyrise world Journal
    Feature in World Journal
    Qual Match 85
    Qual Match 175

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    VEX Worlds live stream
    Vex Worlds Qual 85 7700B vexskyrise
    VEX Worlds live stream
    Feature in Peninsula News
    Team 7700B vex skyrise 2015
    Feature in Peninsula News
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    Arduino Day 2015

    Share your Arduino projects on Arduino Day at the Rolling Robots Open House. Whether you are a new to Arduino or an expert, stop in and see what we have to offer. Check out the projects made by our students, some of which are as young as 7 years old. Show off your own great project or pick our instructors' brains for some tips and tricks. Be ready to share your ideas, thoughts, and inspirations as well.


    9:30am - 12:30pm March 28, 2015


    Rolling Robots West LA

    10955 West Pico Blvd

    Los Angeles, CA 90064



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