Two Weeks to Stop Build

With two weeks to stop build, we are still plugging away on the Recycle Rush robot.  With all the snow in the past week, we have so much to catch up on.

We can’t wait until our first event, the North Shore District, in Reading, MA, in the beginning of March. It will be exciting to see what everyone else has been working on.

Good luck to all the other teams, and see you in the near future!


2015 build season

We are almost a week in to build season, and we are really excited for this year’s game. It is a new challenge and very different from any before, as it has no options for defense.  We are working on prototyping and really excited for the upcoming build and competition seasons. We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with for the 2015 challenge, recycle rush!


River Rage and the End of the Year

This Saturday we are attending our first competition of the school year and our last competition with this year’s robot. River Rage is at Goffstown High School and will take place all day. For many of our new team members, this will be their first FRC competition. As we are nearing the end of this robot’s reign, we would like to thank all the people who helped us get this far. Thanks to all our sponsors, mentors, parents, school, team members, and everyone else who has supported us this year and in the past and helped us get where we are this year. This year’s game has been a lot of fun, and we look forward to the challenges and fun of next season.


Tech Cycle

Is your computer beige? Does it have a floppy disk drive? Or does your arm outlast your cell phone battery? How about Harvest Gold or Avocado colored refrigerators? Does your TV have a dial to choose up to four channels? Bring all of your obsolete appliances down to Oyster River High School to get rid of!
On Saturday May 10th, the River’s Edge Robotics team from Oyster River High School is putting on the third annual tech-cycle event. You may bring any old electronics or appliances as well as any scrap metal to the high school parking lot closest to the fields (also known as the lower senior lot) from 9am to 5pm. Donations are requested to help support our team and let us safely dispose of any harmful chemicals. All proceeds will benefit the team.

Contact us at ORHS3499@gmail.com with any questions or comments


Day One at Northeastern

We are now part way through day 1 at the Northeastern District Event. We will continue to have qualification matches today and tomorrow morning. Tomorrow around noon, the 8 top ranked teams will each pick two other teams to join them on their alliance for the elimination rounds tomorrow afternoon. We aren’t doing as well as we did at UNH where we were 6th seed captain, so we won’t be picking an alliance, but hopefully someone will pick us to join them.

Anyone can attend the event. Match schedules and rankings can be found here. More event information can be found here. If you want to watch, but can’t get to Boston, you can watch it live here.


Northeastern District Event

Coming up this weekend is our second and final 2014 district event at Northeastern University. Matches take place on Friday and Saturday. You can find a complete schedule here. Parking and other event information is available here.

This event is full with 40 teams registered. Most of the teams are from Massachusetts, but there is one team from Connecticut and five other teams from New Hampshire. There will be four rookie teams attending. If you want a full list of registered teams, you can find one here. We have competed against some of these teams in the past, but many are new to us.

Can’t wait for this weekend! Come see us if you can.


District Events

Our UNH district event last week went very well. We competed against 35 other teams from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. We played very well, getting most of our points through assists. We were delighted to have  ranked 9th in the qualification rounds. This is our best ranking yet! When it came time to pick elimination alliances, we were 6th seed captain. Great job everyone!

Coming up on March 28th and 29th, our team will be attending our second district event of the year at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. We will compete against 39 other teams from around New England. Some of these teams also competed at UNH, some we have competed against at post-season competitions, and some we have never met before. Regardless of how we do, we are excited to attend this upcoming event. Good luck everyone, and see you there!

After our second District, we hope to attend some post-season competitions. These events are hosted by other FRC teams, and are generally more casual competitions. We are not yet registered for any, but check our Upcoming Events page for updates.


UNH

Getting ready for our first District Event on March 6th and 7th at UNH. We will be competing against 37 other FRC teams. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more about the event here. Hope to see you there!


Week Zero

Tomorrow we are attending a practice event at Merrimack high school. This event is for teams to practice with their robot before bag and tag. We will be in practice rounds with 24 teams. It is a great opportunity for us to attend an event before the UNH district event.