IFI Becomes Texas Torque Sponsor

December 20, 2012 in Slideshow by Eric Menees

Innovation First International (IFI) donated their valuable products to Texas Torque. We would like to thank them for the various motors, gearboxes, wheels, and chain they have graciously given to us.  The total worth of the donated parts was over $3,000. IFI’s support is invaluable to us and we are extremely grateful for their contributions to Texas Torque this upcoming year.

Anadarko donates $5,000 to Texas Torque

December 6, 2012 in Slideshow by Eric Menees

Anadarko graciously donated $5,000 again for the eighth year in a row. We would like to thank them for donating to Texas Torque and supporting the 2013 competition season once again.

Texas Torque FLL Qualifier Registration

November 20, 2012 in Slideshow by Scott Rippetoe

We have received only one registration for our qualifying tournament on December 1. After consulting with the FIRST LEGO League Operational Partner at the University of Houston, College of Technology, we have decided to cancel the Texas Torque FLL Qualifier.

Texas Torque at the Houston Robot Remix

November 13, 2012 in Competition, Slideshow by Eric Menees

At the first annual Houston Robot Remix, our team not only hosted the event, but also competed.  Seeding 3rd in the qualifying rounds, Texas Torque formed an alliance with teams 3847 and 3999 for the elimination bracket. In our first and second match we faced the 6th seed alliance and won to advance to the semifinals. However, in the third and fourth riveting matches we faced an unfortunate loss.  While we scored higher in basket points we did not score any bridge points, which proved to be the determining factor.  Team 4589 from Kingwood,TX used our secondary robot and was a finalist. They started a team this year and wanted to participate in the event though they lacked a robot of their own. We were happy to help a fellow team and look forward to hosting the competition next year.

1477, 3847, 3999 Alliance

Houston Robot Remix

October 17, 2012 in Competition, Outreach, Slideshow by Eric Menees

Local FIRST Robotics Team 1477, Texas Torque will be hosting a competition, the Houston Robot Remix, at The Woodlands College Park High School on October 27. Approximately thirty Houston-area robotics teams will compete at the event, which will last from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM and will be open to the public.

The Houston Robot Remix is funded by the FRC Lone Star Region, which represents robotics teams from the greater Houston area. The event is hosted by FRC Team 1477: Texas Torque. The public is welcome to attend the event, and spectators will have the opportunity to watch exciting matches between highly complex and specialized machines engineered by area high school students.

Check out the “Robot Remix”page for more information on the competition.

Texas Torque at Texas Robot Roundup

August 1, 2012 in Slideshow by Eric Menees

Texas Torque headed up to Austin, Texas, for the 2nd annual Texas Robot Roundup, aiming to defend their titles as Tournament and Skill Match champions. Seeding second following the qualifying matches, Texas Torque paired up with team 148 Robowranglers and team 2833 Roboscorpions. After fighting through the quarter-finals and the semi-finals, they lost to the 1st seed alliance of team 118 Robonauts, team 624 CRyptonite, and team 457 Grease Monkeys in the final rounds. Outside of the main competition, Texas Torque and CRyptonite teamed up for the Mentor Matches, where alliances are comprised of two teams and mentors are given complete control of the robots. Together with a mentor from team 231 High Voltage, they defeated all of their competitors and took home the title of Mentor Match champions. We look forward to next year’s competition!