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



First Robotics   “Steamworks” invites two opposing teams with alliances of three to prepare their steamships for a long distance race. Preparing for flight can be done in three ways. Firstly teams can take flight by building steam pressure. Robots collect fuel which is represented by 5 inch diameter green […]

First Robotics Competition 2017 Game “SteamWorks”


Week 3 has been great. We here at iRaiders would like to inform you about the progress that we have achieved this year so far. We have completed many crucial parts for the robot. We have been working on setting up and building the circuitry and electronics for the robot […]

Week 3 Update


  The Melrose iRaiders VEX robotics team consists of 11 students in 7th and 8th grade at MVMMS.  This past weekend they competed in their 5th qualifying tournament of the season at the Walsh Middle School in Framingham.  In their first four tournaments they were battle tested competing against local […]

Melrose iRaiders win Framingham Middle School Robotics Tournament



The​ ​iRaider’s​ ​2016​ ​Robotics​ ​season​ ​kicked​ ​off​ ​with​ ​a​ ​bang​ ​January​ ​4th​ ​with​ ​the​ ​announcement  of​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​challenge:​ ​​Steamworks​.​ ​In​ ​this​ ​game,​ ​teams​ ​must​ ​design,​ ​program,​ ​and​ ​build  robots​ ​that​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​lift​ ​gears,​ ​shoot​ ​balls,​ ​and​ ​climb​ ​a​ ​rope,​ ​all​ ​fitting​ ​in​ ​the​ ​theme​ ​of​ ​preparing  an​ […]

iRaiders​ ​Gear​ ​Up​ ​For​ ​A​ ​New​ ​Season


The Hoover Lego Lords yet again proved their worth by taking home an award at their first appearance at the state level.  FLL highly values effort, teamwork, streamlined robot design and the like.  It is NOT about who had the highest scores but rather recognition of quality of work.  In […]

Hoover based Lego Lords Robotics Team Takes State Honors


Twenty Four teams came to participate in the Raider’s Rumble this year, an annual FLL robotics competition held in the MVMMS auditorium on December tenth. FLL, also known as the First Lego League, is a worldwide robotics program for elementary and middle schoolers. They compete in yearly competitions, with a […]

Raiders Rumble Eastern Massachusetts State Qualifier Hosted by iRaiders



While pretty much every child has played with LEGOs at some point in their life, few stop to consider the actual engineering involved in them. But, there is a group of kids who use their knowledge of LEGOs to solve problems, big and small.  These technologically-minded children are part of […]

Come to the Raiders Rumble!


Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2016 Melrose Kitchen Tour! This year’s event started slow, but turnout grew over the day. The kitchens were some of the best we’ve shown. The food, generously provided by many local restaurants, was well-liked. It’s really great that so many people came […]

Thanks for Coming to the Kitchen Tour!


What are you doing next Sunday? How about satisfying your curiosity with a delightful peek into some of Melrose’s most interesting kitchens? Check out this gorgeous kitchen-you know you want to see it up close. Shout out to Gray’s Appliance and RE/MAX Leading Edge for stepping up as an event […]

2016 Melrose Kitchen Tour