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Underwater robotics team advances to international competition

Underwater robotics team advances to international competition

May 23, 2018

By Melanie Lust '19 After months of designing, tweaking, breaking and fixing, a team of student engineering enthusiasts took on a particularly difficult challenge: constructing a robot that can keep harbors safe, install infrastructure and help protect the environment -- all while underwater. The...

Staples robotics team takes on worlds

Staples robotics team takes on worlds

Megan Doyle, Web Opinions Editor

May 6, 2016

It’s the end of a three day competition on March 18, and the robotics team, i2r, anxiously waits for their name to be called. They’re at East Super Regionals and have been nominated for six awards. In order to qualify for Worlds, they need to win at least one. Finally, the judges announce the...

i2 strives to make an impact in super regionals and onward

i2 strives to make an impact in super regionals and onward

Brendan Massoud, Web Sports Editor

March 7, 2016

A Staples-based organization is going to super regionals; however, it is not the volleyball team, the basketball team nor the soccer team. In fact, the squad, which is made up of nine individuals, competes under a set of rules officiated by the First Tech Challenge, not the FCIAC. It is i2 robotics. Pronounced as “i-squared robotics,...

“Spooktacular” robotics scrimmage aims to create opportunity

“Spooktacular” robotics scrimmage aims to create opportunity

Molly Lierbergall, Web News Editor

October 30, 2015

On Saturday, Oct. 31 while many will be finalizing costumes and carving pumpkins, i²robotics will be hosting a competition, dubbed the “Spooktacular Scrimmage,” in honor of Halloween.  All profits will go towards helping a robotics team in Haiti The 2010 earthquake put a hold on Haiti’s participati...

Not just for book lovers: Westport Library hosts a variety of programs for students

Ben Foster, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

In its century-long tenure, The Westport Library, located downtown, attracts many students of all ages eager to read and learn. It has been the main source of activities and always provides a laid back workspace to produce work. “When students study at The Westport Library, it isn’t uncommon to...

Staples robotics teams win big at Connecticut State Championships

Staples robotics teams win big at Connecticut State Championships

Ben Goldschlager, Web News Editor

March 10, 2014

This Saturday, March 8, the two Staples robotics teams, i²robotics and Wrecker Robotics, competed in the Connecticut State Champions of the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Tech Challenge (FTC) at Greens Farms Academy. I²robotics was a part of a three-team alliance that ...

Staples Robotics Emerges Victorious in World Championship

Staples Robotics Emerges Victorious in World Championship

April 30, 2011

Last Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday morning, students from Staples’ Robotics team boarded their flights to St. Louis, Mo., in order to take part in the First Tech Challenge (FTC) world championship. Tonight, after two years of finishing second and third, these students are boarding their re...

Years of Gears: Robotics Team Makes World Championship for Third Straight Year

Years of Gears: Robotics Team Makes World Championship for Third Straight Year

March 30, 2011

Although most teenagers know how to use a Playstation 3 controller, few know exactly how much they can do with it. There are the obvious functionalities, like gaming, but this year Harris Durani ’11 and the rest of the robotics team are putting the PS3 controller to a more productive use. ...

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