Free Robot Battle Session and Open House on Memorial Day!
May 29th, 2017 (Monday - Memorial Day) - Click the button at the bottom of the blog post to RSVP!
We're hosting an open house and free robot battle session on May 29th, 2017, from 11am - 1:30pm. Come learn about and play battle games with our Competition level VEX robots, as well as find out more about how you can get in on the action building, coding, and battling robots with our weekly Summer Camp program. Our week-long summer camp courses are a great way for kids to spend some time learning this summer in a super-fun way that doesn't make them feel like they're at Summer School.
RSVP now to get in on the Open House and have some fun battling with our robots!
Rolling Robots' Teams Win Big at the VEX World 2017 Championship in Louisville, Kentucky
We'd like to say a great big congratulations to all of our Rolling Robots team members for their great performance this past weekend at one of the biggest robotics competitions in the world. Two separate Rolling Robots teams recently competed at the Vex Robotics World 2017 Championship (April 20th-22nd, 2017) and both of our teams had a great run. The new team, 7700S, managed to finish 5th in the qualifying rounds and formed an alliance with 8000A to enter the elimination rounds. Team 7700R formed an alliance with 1010 (the ten-ton robotics team from Vancouver Canada) along with our friends team 6007 (Quantum Flux) from Sherman Oaks, California. Together we went on to win our division and compete in the Round Robin.
We also had 3 Vex IQ teams competing and collected a lot of photos over the course of the weekend, and we can't wait to share it all with you. We're still exhausted and are processing everything, but we're going to be adding more details about the great stories, friends, and learning experiences we gathered at this recent VEX World in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more info!
This last weekend was filled with activities and accomplishments for Rolling Robots' Middle School and Elementary School teams; we participated in events at 3 different locations (spanning from Palos Verdes to Woodland Hills) and the teams took home 5 separate Awards!
At the Miraleste TESI Middle School Tournament we had 5 teams participating with 4 in the top ten and they all made it to the final Elimination Rounds. 7700B from Rolling Hills Estates was ranked 1st and 7700A from Glendale was 3rd.
7700B from Rolling Hills Estates also won the Excellence Award. This is the Highest Award at any VEX tournament. This is the second time this season that they have won Excellence; I guess you could say they make an 'Excellent' team! This Award qualifies them for the State Championship to be held in Pomona on March 9th and 10th.
Our Elementary School kids participated in the VEX IQ Tournament at El Camino College. We had 5 teams there as well. We had 7700G from Glendale finish 3rd, and 7700H from Holliston Dream Tree Center and 7700P from Palos Verdes formed an alliance to finish 4th. Out of 34 teams competing Rolling Robots had 3rd, 4th, 11th, 12th, and 14th rankings. And team 7700J won the Judges Award, which the tournament judges give to a team they feel deserved special recognition.
Over the day we won 4 Judges Awards. At TESI 7700X our all-girl team won the Award and so did our newest team of homeschool students, 7700Y.
At the Oak Park Super Saturday Tournament we had team 7700C and 7700N from West LA participating. 7700N ranked 3rd and 7700C 5th.
In the elimination rounds 7700N made it all the way to the finals. They would not give up in the finals and made it go to 4 matches ending in 1 win, 1 tie, and 2 losses... so close! Although they did not win they had a good enough showing that they were given the Judges Award.