Super Bowl Live

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On Wednesday, February 1st, VorTX was invited to showcase our robot at the Super Bowl Live festival at the discovery green. We sent our NFL showcase robot, along with our business team members, to demo alongside Texas Torque in the STEM tent at the Discovery Green. From 3-8pm, adults and children lined up to shoot […]

Texas Robot Invitational

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On June 25th, our team went to the Strake Jesuit College Preparatory to compete in the Texas Robot Invitational. It’s been weeks since we’ve competed in a Stronghold competition, but we were primed and ready for TRI.   However, at the start of matches, we were having communication issues with our robot. Hitting the defenses […]

Build Season 2016

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After a win at HRR and a demonstration at ExxonMobil, the time had finally come to commence our 6th Build Season. Everyone in our team was eager to see what FIRST had in store as we gathered for the competition reveal video. It was now time to build a champion robot! In the beginning of […]

ExxonMobil Demonstration

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On November 7th, ExxonMobil graciously allowed us to demonstrate our robots at their Houston campus during Families’ day. The whole team was mesmerized by the sheer beauty and sophistication of their new facility. Our team used STAG from this year’s Recycle Rush game, and Synergy from last year’s Aerial Assist game to demonstrate how STEM […]

Houston Robot Remix

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Leading up to the Houston Robot Remix (H.R.R), our team invested in the progress of our eager rookies. We began the process by training them in the proper use of tools, heavy machinery, computer design, and most importantly the safety which is perpetually our number one priority. Business and public relations training, such as photography, […]

9 Months of Klein Bots

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Previously our blog covered our time at the Dallas regional competition, and boy has it been a ride since then! Over the past 8 months we’ve gained new experiences, ideas, friendships and even some hardships along the way. We have been a busy team participating in the Hub City (Lubbock) regional, the Lone Star regional […]