Robotics Summer Camp With Pearadox & VorTX

July 15, 2022 in Outreach by Texas Torque

Texas Torque will be hosting a robotics camp at our lab this summer alongside Pearadox 5414 and VorTX 3735 to teach FLL (LEGO Robotics) to 5th-8th grade students this summer from July 28-July 30 (1pm-4pm) at The Woodlands College Park High School. If you’re interested in signing up, please fill out the Google Form (forms.gle/L8SXYUiBjaord3wEA) and we hope to see you there!

The End of the 2022 Season

May 16, 2022 in Outreach by William Qu

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

2022 FiT District Championships

April 14, 2022 in Outreach by William Qu

Last week, Texas Torque competed at the FiT District Championships in Houston, Texas!

We ended the District Championships as the quarterfinalist in the Mercury Divison alongside Vector 8177 and Wildcards 7506!

Our team received the Innovation in Control and became the last team in Texas to qualify for the 2022 FRC Championships as a result.

We look forward to seeing all of the teams at the 2022 FRC Championships in Houston, Texas and expect a better performance at the 2022 FRC Championship with our improved subsystems.

Our team is also excited to promote our #HowDoYouGP campaign with our buttons, capes, and other merchandise. To learn more, visit the official #HowDoYouGP website here!

See Texas Torque’s FiT District Championships recap video here:

Get ready for our next competition in Pasadena this weekend!

March 14, 2022 in Outreach by William Qu

Get prepared because Texas Torque is coming back this weekend to Pasadena, Texas with 34 other teams and plenty of ambition! We hope to do our best and want to extend our gratitude to everyone who made this build season great. With our new and improved climbers and a perfected shooter, we expect to be better than ever in this competition. If you see us please come and ask for some exclusive Torque merch. If you want to be updated on the road, then follow us at @TexasTorque on Twitter, @frc1477 on Instagram, and @texastorque1477 on Tik Tok!

Torquealiers HEB Parade (Cancelled)

November 24, 2021 in Outreach by Surya Shetty

Last Thursday was the 72nd Annual HEB Thanksgiving Parade. Texas Torque and CavBots, another team based out of The Woodlands College Park, entered the parade together as the Torquealiers.

Unfortunately, the parade was canceled due to the threat of inclement weather, but it was still a lot of fun to work with our fellow team to try and celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays in a colorful and festive way.

We want to give a huge thanks to all the wonderful people in CavBots and in our own team that worked so hard to try and bring the festive feeling of Thanksgiving to life, as well as the organizers for inviting us to participate in such a celebrated event. We hope to have an even better experience next year!

The Remix Reboot (Cancelled)

July 26, 2021 in Outreach by Scott Rippetoe

We are back. Texas Torque could not host The Remix this past fall, in 2020, for obvious reasons. After discussions with FIRST in Texas and campus administration, we will be hosting The Remix 2021 on October 2, 2021. Because the field for Infinite Recharge takes more time to set up than those from previous years, we are starting field assembly at noon on Friday, October 1. Teams are welcome to load-in any time between 6 and 9 pm Friday night or after 7:00 am Saturday morning.

One of the reasons we offer The Remix is to allow pre-rookie teams an opportunity to compete at a robotics competition with an FRC robot before they attend a district event. Because these teams often have no financial resources, we do not charge them to participate. To make matters worse, there are teams that did not get to attend an official event in 2020 or 2021. Many teams have new drivers and operators and do not identify them until the new school year starts.

We are going to try something a little different for workshops this year. We thought it would be helpful to have students from different sub-teams get together at lunch. They can talk shop while eating. We may still have a session dedicated to Chairman’s apart from the working lunch.

Texas Torque does not use The Remix as a fundraiser. Any profit remaining after we cover expenses go to support the Montgomery County Women’s Center. We also ask teams to bring a $10 LEGO set and a bed-in-a-bag set. The LEGO set will end up in the hands of a child at a local hospital. The bed-in-a-bag set will go to Angel Reach, a program for young adults that have aged out of the foster care system but still need support.

Details regarding The Remix are available here.