Our Lego Leagues
Sacramento-Davis Regional Winners
March 22-24, 2013
After thirteen years of hard work, the Robovikes have finally won a blue banner! Our alliance was with team 2489 the Insomniacs and team 3189 the Circuit Breakers, going undefeated and winning the Sacramento-Davis Regional.
April 4-6, 2013
Our third regional. We are traveling to Denver to compete in our last regional of the season.
April 24-27, 2013
After winning the Sacramento-Davis Regional we qualified for Championships in St. Louis, MO.
In March 2007, we helped start two FLL Teams (FIRST Lego League): Foxboro & the Vacaville Boys and Girls Club, and a Lego League Enrichment Class at Cambridge Elementary. At first, four students in the Robotics class (Tim Trujillo, Adam Korynta, Sam Murphy and Danielle Salvador) started the Lego League Enrichment Class at Cambridge Elementary. The class was a trial-run for the school and it was decided that they would participate in the 2008 year.
During the Summer of 2007, we helped launch a Lego League at Foxboro Elementary (which was tested as the curriculum for the GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) program at Foxboro Elementary). Over the summer, Coaches Mrs. Green, Mrs. Pirondini, and Mr. Green supervised and helped enrich young FIRSTers using the Mindstorm Kits to build and program from tutorials. High School Volunteers Priya Rangan and Sarah Stafford also helped students in building, programming, and tasks. The program did well, givings students an idea about the competition and tasks at hand. After slowly going through the tutorials for about nine weeks, we ended our Summer session with the Boogie Bot Competiton, which challenged our students to build and program a robot that could "dance".
After a short intermission, we started the program again in September 2007, this time gearing towards the Power Puzzle task. We still used the tutorials as guides but the students were on their own and rarely needed guidance when it came to the robots. After about nine weeks, we entered in our first competition at Sam Brannan Middle School. We split our full class into two teams: the Robotic Foxes and Foxes because we were required to have smaller groups (however, our team as a whole is called the Robotic Foxes). We ranked second-to-last, but as a team, we learned alot.
At the Vacaville Boys & Girls Club, High School Volunteer Jessica A. gave her time and helped out their team. They went to competiton a week after the Robotic Foxes did.
We continued the Foxboro Team for the 2008-2009 school year and our high school mentors Priya Rangan, Sarah Stafford, and Lauren Brown helped new students with the mission Climate Connections. They competed locally at the Vacaville Tournament as two teams, the Dancing Tacos and the Little Einsteins.
In 2009, our high school team started another FLL team at Golden West. Technically, we started two. Fortunately, the Foxboro team was given the money and space to continue for another year, even with a small team of seven students. All three teams competed on November 14th at the Vacaville Tournament. Students of both schools enjoyed a friendly rivalry with eachother and left the tournament with great memories
We have continued volunteering helping out the Robotic Foxes to this day. Every year the students have done amazing at their competitions. Some new RoboVikes that have helped out with the Lego Leaguers are Frank Shiner, Zach Quigley, and Karan Minhas.