On November 17th the Melrose VEX robotics team took home the win by winning the Middle School Excellence Award. They received this award because of their hard work and dedication. Throughout the season they meticulously recorded information into their Engineering Notebook. The judges were impressed by their ingenuity in making the […]

Melrose VEX Robotics wins Middle School Excellence Award

The iRaiders are hosting their seventh Raiders Rumble! We are excited to host this event on Saturday December 8th from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm. For those that don’t know, the Raiders Rumble is a First Lego League robotics competition for elementary and middle school aged children. The Raiders Rumble […]

Raiders Rumble is Fast Approaching!

We want to extend a special thanks to everyone who came to the Melrose Kitchen Tour 2018! We started off with bang having a  massive turnout. We enjoyed having so much traffic in these wonderful kitchens. The food provided by local restaurants and our generous homeowners was delicious. We are […]

Thanks for a Great Kitchen Tour!

Here is some general information on the upcoming 2018-2019 season. During the Pre-Season we meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 6-8. Once the season has begun the meeting change from twice a week to six days a week. We will meet Monday – Friday from 6-8 and then Saturday from […]

Details on Upcoming Season

It is our pleasure to announce that our Pre-Season has begun. We are training many wonderful new members and preparing for our upcoming season. One of the main focuses of our team is to always train the next generation of our peers in the same way we were. Our seniors […]

Pre-Season 2018 Training has Begun!

We are pleased to invite you to attend the Melrose Kitchen Tour 2018 on November 4th from 1-5 pm. Join the iRaiders in viewing some of the most beautifully renovated kitchens in the entire city of Melrose. To attend this fundraiser you can buy a ticket from any member of […]

Melrose Kitchen Tour 2018

Over the past couple of weeks the iRaiders have been making great progress on this years POWER UP challenge. Our claw design robot has been fully assembled and has the ability to complete almost every task in the game. This year the team used redesigned bumpers that allow us to […]

iRaiders Mid-Season Update!

Starting on January 6th, 2018 the new and old members of the iRaiders came together for the kickoff of the new FRC game POWER UP! The entire team reviewed the rules and became familiar with them to help further our understanding of scoring points in the most efficient way. Over […]

Welcome To The iRaiders 2018 Season!

For all iRaiders members this upcoming season: In this post you will find a link to a folder containing the files for the interstage mounting pins to be used this season. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aM-1u4uDhcGNGkL7rbn2XYbH-Sn3zoir Good luck to all students and mentors this coming season.

Interstage Mounting Pin Files

Our first FRC competition was on March 18th-19th at Reading High School March 18th: On March 18th is the beginning of qualification rounds. March 19th: This is the last day of competition, this is when the winners are decided. The winning teams were 5556 (Carriage Town Robotics), 4761 (Robockets) and 1071 (Team […]

Reading Competition: Team Spirit Award

On Saturday February 11 the iRaiders brought the robot to Quincy and got to practice on a realistic playing field. We were graciously hosted by Quincy Hyper Team #69. They invited multiple teams from Massachusetts to come and practice. They allowed us to use their field to practice challenges that we will need […]

Practice Session in Quincy

Climber Group: They installed a new method for controlling the rope on the spool and tested it on the climber. It worked fairly well, but in the end bent. Tomorrow, they will be moving towards stronger brackets and supports. Gear Group: They secured down some of the parts of the […]

Week 5 Update