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  • 2016 Melrose 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 ...
    11/03/16 03:16pm
  • Come to the Raiders Rumble!
    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 ...
    12/06/16 07:39pm
  • First Robotics Competition 2017 Game “SteamWorks”
    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 ...
    1/26/17 07:08pm
  • Hoover based Lego Lords Robotics Team Takes State Honors
    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 ...
    1/14/17 03:41pm
  • iRaiders compete at Boston University Regionals
    The iRaiders successfully competed through 10 rounds to have the 10th highest cumulative score in autonomous mode. Autonomous mode requires all systems on the robot to be controlled by the on board computer with no human input. It represents one of the ...
    3/13/12 06:14pm
  • iRaiders​ ​Gear​ ​Up​ ​For​ ​A​ ​New​ ​Season
    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,​ ...
    1/17/17 07:36pm
  • Kickoff
    The robotics kickoff is one of the most important parts of our year. This is when we find out the challenge that our season will be based around. Here is the 2015 season broadcast: During kickoff, the entire team is present to ...
    1/07/16 07:07pm
  • Melrose iRaiders win Framingham Middle School Robotics Tournament
      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 ...
    1/23/17 07:06pm
  • Northeastern competition (2015)
    Northeastern was one of our team’s most successful competitions. We had the seventh highest average game score and were allowed to select our alliance partners as a result. Our alliance advanced all the way to semifinals against some of the best teams in ...
    1/07/16 07:17pm
  • Practice Session in Quincy
    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 ...
    2/14/17 07:06pm
  • Raiders Rumble
    The iRaiders hosts a state qualifier for First Lego League in annually. This event is continually cited by FLL mentors as one of the best event they’ve ever been to. 2015’s Raiders Rumble was an extreme success and the competition is still growing. 1/07/16 07:37pm
  • Raiders Rumble Eastern Massachusetts State Qualifier Hosted by iRaiders
    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 ...
    1/14/17 03:33pm
  • Reading 2015 First Robotics Compitition
    During the Reading 2015 First Robotics Competition the iRaiders did fantastically. During the qualifying rounds, the iRaiders placed 15th overall, leaving them in a good position in alliance selection. The team was then selected by a top alliance in the drafting rounds. In ...
    1/07/16 07:30pm
  • Reading Competition: Team Spirit Award
    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 ...
    3/21/17 07:12pm
  • Thanks for Coming to the Kitchen Tour!
    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. ...
    11/16/16 06:34pm
  • Week 3 Update
    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 ...
    1/26/17 07:05pm
  • Week 5 Update
    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 ...
    2/07/17 07:08pm
  • White Glove Reading Competition Results
    We are pleased to announce that at the North Shore District Regional 2016 in Reading, the following teams celebrated student leadership the best: Ipswich Tigers (5459) The Force Team (1073) Devil Bots (2876) The Firebirds (1965) Robocats (1699) If you are on ...
    4/03/16 09:40am