CISD Bond Proposal

September 21, 2015 in Slideshow by Scott Rippetoe

We are pleased to announce the creation of a bond proposal by Conroe ISD to fund the construction of multiple robotics centers in the Conroe area. This news brings us one step closer to achieving a new space for the development and advancement of our robotics program. This new proposal will facilitate the growth of many STEM programs in the area, with spaces dedicated to more than just robotics work. Areas for electronic, mechanical, and group conferences have been proposed. With these resources at hand, more people will be able to find a place to explore and discover more about STEM, and will have the opportunity to interact with and observe Texas Torque’s robotics laboratory environment firsthand.

Bond Details

Voting Details

Early voting begins on Monday, October 19.
The most convenient early voting location for The Woodlands is the South County Community Building on Lake Robbins Drive, near the Pavilion.
Election day is Tuesday, November 3.  The voting locations that day are specific to the voter’s precinct number.

Summer Off-Season Competitions

September 21, 2015 in Slideshow by Scott Rippetoe

The Texas Robotics Invitational (TRI), hosted by team 3847 (Team Spectrum), occurred at Spectrum’s own Strake Jesuit High School on Saturday, June 20th. Texas Torque competed alongside numerous teams at this event, which served as a fresh, non-intensive place for teams new and old alike to compete in an official FIRST environment. During elimination matches, Torque allianced with teams 3335 (the Cy-Ranch Cy-Borgs) and team 3587 (the AwtyBots). Torque was eliminated in the quarterfinals.

The next event Torque participated in was the Texas Robot Round-up (TRR), hosted by team 2158 (the ausTIN CANs), and team 2881 (the Lady Cans) on July 31st in Austin. In this event, Torque allianced with team 4587 (Jersey Voltage) and the Lady Cans. Torque was once again eliminated in the quarterfinals.

Both of these events gave valuable practice time for Torque’s driveteam. The atmosphere gave an added element of realism to the event, letting all members feel the experience of a full-fledged season event. In addition, the presence of many robotics teams at one location allowed for members to explore interactions between various members, and learn the procedures and intricacies of a robotics team.


The Remix 2015

September 21, 2015 in Slideshow by Scott Rippetoe

Coming up, on the 24th of October, Team 1477 Texas Torque and Team 624 CRyptonite will co-host the 2015 Robot Remix at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, Texas. In this event, teams will be able to refurbish last season’s bots and compete with them a second time in a local, competitive FIRST-emulating competition. Traditionally, numerous teams from far across the area come down to compete in a friendly, productive atmosphere and test their skills again. Last year, over 30 teams came down, some from as far as Illinois, to join the competition.

The Remix is a 100% free event, and all people, attendees, enthusiasts, or curious individuals can join in the fun, whether it be watching from the stands or touring the pit areas. Many people find a passion for robotics from observing the community firsthand, and there is no better local spot than the 2015 Remix.

For more information, contact us at [email protected] or our lead mentor, Scott Rippetoe, at [email protected]

Thanks, and we hope to see everyone there!

Houston Robot Remix 2015