Through support from Micro, Middlesex Board of Education, Ansun Protective Metals, and many smaller donors, Middlesex High School has a Robotics Team named POWER CORD. Each January, we receive the current robot kit. Once we receive the kit, our dedicated team of students, parents, teachers, and volunteer engineers begin feverishly working to build a working, competitive robot. We only have six weeks to develop our game strategy, design, build, and debug our robot for the competitions.

Middlesex High School Robotics Team
Power Cord 869 Accomplishments

In 2002 we were the Champions at the St. Louis Regional Competition, and placed 32nd out of 300+ robots at the National Competition in Florida.

Maximus placed 9th out of 73 teams in the Archimedes Division at the 2002 Nationals! Team Power Cord went with an astonishing 6 wins and only 1 loss in the seeding matches.

In 2003, we competed in the Rutgers Regional and made it to the Championships in Texas.

In 2004, Maximus competed in the semi-finals at both Trenton and Sacramento, tied for 3rd among some very tough competitors. At both competitions, we received the Imagery Award.  We also received a web site award.

In 2005, Maximus was 2nd Place Finalist and won the Imagery  Award at Pittsburgh. In Trenton, we were Quarter Finalist & Winner of the Spirit Award!

In 2006, Maximus competed in the Trenton Regional and the extremely competitive Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia.

In 2007, MAC reached the quarterfinals in Annapolis. We placed 2nd in the New Brunswick Eruption and Monty Madness competitions.

In 2008, we represented Middlesex High at the Annapolis and Trenton Regional events.

In 2009, we represented Middlesex High at the Trenton and Pittsburgh Regional events. We placed 6th at the Trenton Regional and received the Spirit Award at Pittsburgh.  We also won the Spirit Award in Trenton!

In 2010, we represented Middlesex High School at the Baltimore and Trenton regional events.

In 2011, we represented Middlesex High School at the Trenton and Connecticut  Regionals.

In 2012, we began our season at the Hatboro-Horsham District Event and were the recipient of the Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox.

At the Rutgers’ District Event we placed 6th and were the recipient of the Industrial Design Award  sponsored by General Motors.

We competed in the Mid Atlantic Robotics Championship Event at Temple University and were the 2nd ranked alliance in the finals.

We competed in the Bridgewater Battle Royale and won the competition and were awarded the #1 Seed Award and were the Highest Scoring Alliance.

In 2013 we competed in the TCNJ District Event and were the 8th alliance in the finals.

We competed in the Bridgewater District Event and were the 8th ranked alliance in the finals.

We competed in the MAR Championship and were awarded the Judge’s Trophy which recognized the robot’s design and game strategy.

In June we competed in MidKnight Mayhem sponsored by West Windsor-Plainsboro HS North and won the event.   

In 2014 we were the Champions at the Clifton District Event as a member of the 2nd ranked alliance and received the Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors.

We competed in the Bridgewater District event and were the 6th ranked alliance and picked by the 1st ranked alliance to join them and made it to the semi-finals. We also again won the Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors.