Texas Torque Places Second at Lonestar Regional

April 7, 2012 in Competition, Slideshow by Scott Rippetoe

This weekend, Texas Torque rolled down to the Lonestar Regional in Houston, Texas. Together with alliance captain Team 624 CRyptonite and Team 2773 Irondogz, they advanced through the elimination rounds, remaining undefeated until the finals. They were awarded second place as regional finalists, as well as the prestigious Woody Flowers Finalist award in recognition of mentor Scott Rippetoe’s commitment and dedication to the team.



Texas Torque Wins Bayou Regional

March 19, 2012 in Competition, Slideshow by Scott Rippetoe

Last week, Texas Torque voyaged to the Bayou Regional in Kenner, Louisiana, placing as the highest seed in the qualifiers and becoming the first seed alliance captain. Together with FRC Teams 624 CRyptonite and 4353 RoBoDawgs, they advanced through the elimination rounds, remaining undefeated and taking home another banner as the Regional Winner. They were also given the Engineering Inspiration Award which recognizes the team’s involvement in the community and dedication to spreading the FIRST message.

Photo: Texas Torque, CRyptonite, and RoBoDawgs battle it out in the elimination rounds.

A shot and a make!

Texas Torque Visits Boy Scout Troop 889

March 10, 2012 in Outreach, Slideshow by Scott Rippetoe

The team demonstrated their 2011 robot for around 60 scouts, explaining the various features and systems used and creating an interactive experience for scouts of all ages. Members of Texas Torque volunteered  their knowledge and expertise in conducting the class for the Robotics and Electronics merit badges,  describing in detail the process of building, programming and competing with the robot. Team members will continue to mentor these scouts as they work through other badge requirements in the coming weeks.


Texas Torque Wins Alamo Regional

March 3, 2012 in Competition, Slideshow by Scott Rippetoe

Texas Torque, along with teams 231 High Voltage and 457 Grease Monkeys, made it through the elimination rounds at Alamo Regional in San Antonio, ultimately taking home a banner as the Regional Winner and the GM Industrial Design Award. Thanks to 231 for selecting us for their alliance.

Dr. Don Stockton Visits Texas Torque at Sci://Tech Fair

February 5, 2012 in Slideshow by Texas Torque

Dr. Don Stockton, superintendent for the Conroe Independent School District, takes a turn driving Sarge at the Science Festival at the Lone Star Convention Center in Conroe, TX.

Halliburton Presents $10,000 Check to Texas Torque

January 20, 2012 in Slideshow by Scott Rippetoe

Alan Coats, Halliburton Director of Strategic Planning, presents Scott Rippetoe of Texas Torque a check for $10,000. Halliburton has been supporting Team 1477 for the past eight years and is a founding sponsor.

Nines years of Halliburton support.