Texas Torque to Receive $2500 from the Gene Haas Foundation

For the second time in as many years, Texas Torque has received a $2500 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. The Gene Haas Foundation donates millions of dollars every year to manufacturing education and the community. 

The Gene Haas Foundation was established in 1999, by Gene Haas, founder and owner of Haas Automation, Inc., to support the needs of the local community, through grants to such local charities as the Boys and Girls Clubs, Food Share, Rescue Mission, and others.

Seeing a growing need for skilled manufacturing employees industry wide, the Foundation expanded its mission to include support for manufacturing training programs throughout North America and beyond. By providing scholarship grants, sponsoring individual and team CNC competitions, and partnering with the very best CNC training programs in the world, the Foundation helps expand the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology training worldwide.

Texas Torque Donates to Angel Reach!

Today, members from Texas Torque delivered over thirty bedding sets to Angel Reach, a non-profit organization that provides support to young adults who have aged out of the foster care system. These bedding sets were donated by several generous FRC teams who attended the 2022 Remix we hosted alongside FRC 7492 CavBots on September 24, 2022.

Thank you for your gracious contributions, and we look forward to additional outreach projects going into the future!

The Return of The Remix

After a two year hiatus, The Remix was hosted on Saturday, September 24, by FRC Teams 1477 Texas Torque and 7492 CavBots. Thirty-two teams from Texas and Louisiana replayed last season’s Rapid React with one notable difference; the top eight teams were not allowed to choose each other as alliance partners. This simple change makes it more difficult for a couple of good teams to team up and the alliances are more balanced.

The finalists in this year’s event were teams 118 Robonauts, 2848 Rangers, 7492 CavBots, and 7418 Channelview TechnoFalcons. The alliance struggled in the finals when 7492 had to replace a swerve module.

This year’s winners were the #1 Seeded Alliance of Teams 624 CRyptonite, 3847 Spectrum, 4587 Jersey Voltage, and 7691 TSA All-Stars.

The goal of The Remix is to provide teams with an opportunity to compete with their new drive teams. It also allows new team members to experience the excitement of a FRC event.

Several charities benefit from The Remix. The Montgomery County Women’s Center will be receiving a cash donation from the money left after expenses for the event are paid. Forty Lego sets were donated for Children in local hospitals along with a dozen bed sets for Angel Reach, a non-profit that supports former foster children.

The 2022 Remix

Texas Torque is excited to announce that we will be hosting The Remix for the first time since 2019. The Remix will take place from 9:00 AM CST to 4:00 PM CST on September 24, 2022.

The Remix is an excellent opportunity for pre-rookie teams to prepare for a district event, and we do not charge them to participate. Although we do not use The Remix as a fundraiser, any profits remaining after we cover expenses will go to support the Montgomery County Women’s CenterAngel Reach (a program for young adults that have aged out of the foster care system but still need support), and the Texas Childen’s Hospital.

Details regarding The Remix are available here and a commercial can be viewed below. We hope to see you there!

The End of the 2022 Season

Texas Torque competed against 75 other teams in the Galileo Division for our last official event of the 2022 season at the FRC Championship in Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center, marking the team’s 10th consecutive World Championship qualification since 2011! Our team is honored with being awarded the Gracious Professionalism Award!

After competitive qualification matches, Texas Torque ended at the 18th position with a 6-4-0 record. Congratulations to The Cheesy Poofs 254, Up-A-Creek Robotics 1619, Knight Vision 3175, and Fusion Corps 6672 for becoming the World Championship winner after ranking first in the Galileo Division! Although our team was not selected to participate in the Galileo Division playoffs, we are extremely thankful for the opportunity to compete and our team members will cherish the memories that were made at this event!

Here’s a recap of our team’s performance at each event during the 2022 FRC competition season:

  • FiT District Waco Event – Rank 4 (15-3-0)
    • District Engineering Inspiration Award
    • District Event Finalist
  • FiT District Pasadena Event #1 – Rank 2 (14-4-0)
    • District Chairman’s Award
    • District Event Finalist
  • FIRST In Texas District Championship: Mercury Division – Rank 14 (7-7-0)
    • Innovation in Control Award
  • 2022 FRC Championship: Galileo Division – Rank 18 (6-4-0)
    • Gracious Professionalism Award