All posts by Mike Fine

MavBots Are Back! Next Steps

Thank you to all who attended our second robotics team interest meeting Wednesday night. We have enough student and parent support to start the team up again!

Event Reminder: “Battle at the Border” this weekend @ Cathedral Catholic

If you’re curious about an offseason robot competition, attend the “Battle at the Border” this weekend at Cathedral Catholic. Details are at the end of this post.

Immediate Action Needed: Role Sign-up

Our first priority is determining the roles students and parents are interested in. There is now a SignUpGenius for leadership positions, areas of interest, and parent roles.

The team will decide the best way to organize for this season.

As a small team, most students fill multiple roles. Sign up for as many positions or areas as you would like. Our goal is to find out what areas you are most interested in.

Parents, please fill out the parent roles that fit you best.

SignUpGenius Form

The SignUpGenius closes on Sunday night, so sign up as soon as possible!

Next Steps:

Step 1:

Fill out the Doodle poll for next week’s meeting availability so we can set a meeting time for next week

Step 2:

        Join the team Discord server (link expires 10/19/2023)

#annoucements is for team announcements 

#general is for team discussions

        Beginner’s Guide to Discord

Step 3:
Join Google Classroom for general announcements and schedules

Class code: yybick7 

We will continue to send email messages and post on Discord if Google Classroom doesn’t work for you.

Upcoming Event Details:

“Battle at the Border” Offseason Robotics Competition


Cathedral Catholic
5555 Del Mar Heights Rd
San Diego, CA 92130

Best Times to Visit:
Saturday (12-4 PM) or Sunday (10-1 PM)

Note: Wear closed-toe shoes and bring safety goggles if you plan to visit the pit areas.

If anyone has experience with machining or CNC machines, send me a message. 

Thank you all for your enthusiasm and prompt responses as we move forward to restart the LCC MavBots team. Your involvement is crucial, and together, we’ll have a great year of fun building a competitive robot.

*** If you wish to be removed from the team mailing list, let me know ***

Warmest regards,

Mike Fine

Restarting the LCC MavBots Team?

We are having an interest meeting in LCC Room 904 this Thursday, October 5th @ 6 pm to see if there is enough support to start up the LCC FIRST Robotics Competition Team.

It will require a lot of parental support as well as fundraising.

Please visit our meeting for more information and to learn about what it entails to run a competitive high school robotics team.

Questions? Email Mr. Fine:

2021 Robotics sign up

We’re excited to start another year of robotics competition at LCC! We are the La Costa Canyon MavBots Robotics Team. We are an extracurricular competitive robotics team and we love that there’s a class in school now.

This season’s competition is mostly virtual, with some optional small, socially-distanced in-person meetings.

Sign up now to get our meeting information and learn more about competitive robotics at La Costa Canyon!


2020 Tournament Corona Virus / COVID-19 Information

The Fine Family plans to attend our second tournament this week. We are paying close attention to the COVID-19 information from local public health officials as well as our parent organization for the team, FIRST Robotics Competition.

FIRST Robotics Competition COVID-19 Information

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is not recommending cancelling of events in counties without evidence of community transmission. San Diego County does not yet have any such evidence of transmission.

“CDPH does not recommend cancelation of community events at this time if no COVID-19 cases exist within the community.”

CDPH does recommend that “Californians who are at higher risk from COVID-19 to take actions to reduce their risk. This includes older adults, individuals with compromised immune systems, and individuals who have serious chronic medical conditions.”

As with any rapidly changing situation, we will notify team parents if our plans change, or if the tournament organizers provide more information or cancel the event.

Build Season Schedule

Our build season schedule is every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm in LCC Room 905.

Additionally, we will use every available school break, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the two days of semester break and the 4-day President’s weekend.

2019 Kickoff, Saturday, January 5th


We have dropped the ViaSat KickOff in favor of a team pancake breakfast at The Fine Residence. We will watch the 2019 KickOff video and use our two VR headsets to take a virtual look at the playing field for Destination: Deep Space!

Parents are welcome to attend as well.

Come have some food and fun before we head to San Dieguito Academy to break down the 2019 competition!