CRyptonite Robotics - FIRST Team 624
This summer, Team624 CRyptonite will participate in two offseason robotics competitions. First, from July 19 through 21, CRyptonite will participate in the Indiana Robotics Invitational held in Indianapolis. Team 624 will compete with approximately 70 other top-notch FRC teams at the event. CRyptonite will then compete at the Texas Robot Roundup in Austin, Texas on July 26 and 27. Team 624 is looking forward to attending these exciting offseason events!
THOR - Alamo Regional, 2013
March 28 - 30
Team 624 was Rank 4 with a record of 10-4-0 and won the following awards at Alamo Regional:
Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation
THOR - Peachtree Regional, 2013
Mar 14th - Mar 16th, 2013
Team 624 was Rank 1 with a record of 11-2-0 and won the following awards:Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation
THOR - Lone Star Regional, 2013
Team 624 finished 5th out of 59 after qualifying rounds. The team made it to Quarterfinals in their first outing of the year! We are looking forward to our next competition, Peachtree Regional in Duluth, Georgia on March 14- March 16, 2013.
THOR - Ultimate Ascent
Please click to view the live feed for the Lone Star Regional at the George R. Brown Convention Center March 7th - 9th.
Team 624 Demos Robot At ExxonMobil’s Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day
A group of 14 CRyptonite representatives traveled to ExxonMobil’s west Houston office on Friday, Feb 15, 2013 to participate in the company’s Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day event. Sponsored annually by ExxonMobil Chemical, this event helps junior high girls to envision careers in engineering and encourages them to get involved with STEM courses and activities in high school. Read more...
This year's challenge has arrived! ULTIMATE ASCENT is played by two competing alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots, and they compete to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a two (2)-minute and fifteen (15)-second match. Near the end, robots attempt to scale a pyramid for bonus points.
Meineke Car Care Bowl
FRC Team 624 CRyptonite represented the FIRST organization at the Meineke Car Care Texas Bowl on December 28. During “TexFest,” the students were able to discuss how FIRST robotics makes a real and positive impact on their high school to college path and demonstrate the results with our “Rebound Rumble” robot. Read more...
Ben Button-Edelson Featured in Katy Magazine
Ben Button-Edelson tagged along with his mom, Lorrie Button-Edelson after school when he was a 5th grader. If mom went to an event, Ben went to the event. Ben's mom got to play with robots. So did Ben. Now in high school, Ben continues to be active in Robotics with Team CRyptonite. Read more...
Demonstration at Houston Rockets Game
Team 624 (Cinco Ranch High School Robotics Team) was invited to demonstrate our “Rebound Rumble” robot’s basketball shooting skills, at Houston Rockets game, on December 22, 2012. Team 624 along with Team 118(Clear Lake ISD Robotics Team) demonstrated robot mobility and shooting skills, in the central courtyard of the Toyota Center, prior to the Houston Rockets game. Read more...
FLL Qualifier Tournament
For a second very successful year, Team 624 hosted the Katy FIRST Lego League (FLL) Qualifier Tournament. For a fun filled Saturday, December 8, at Cinco Ranch Junior High, a group of over 70 student and adult volunteers from Team 624 put on the FLL Tournament. Thirteen teams from across the Houston Area, ranging in size from 3 to 10 students, competed in this year’s challenge of “Senior Solutions”. Teams showed their skills in problem solving, strategy and communication by competing in a Lego robot competition and three different presentation demonstrations. The Katy FLL Qualifier awarded Golden Tickets to 8 teams to advance to the FLL Houston Regional competition to be held in February 2013. Read more...
Science Day Camp
CRyptonite Robotics organized the third Annual Science Day event on November 10, 2012. In their efforts of spreading STEM education at early childhood stage, the team was quite successful in teaching concepts of Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy and of course Robotics with the help of Panzer and boxes of Legos. The elementary kids were too excited to participate at all the tables on rotation and the entire day was over before they know it! When asked, they all were unanimous to come back next year. Thanks to all the volunteers of Team 624 for this great event which they finished with the same finesse as they built Panzer, their robot for 2012. Read more...
Demo at Solana
Team 624 gave a robotics demonstration to residents of "The Solana" in Katy on September 27, 2012. Students explained details about the robotics program and showed the robot in action. Students enjoyed answering many questions the residents had about the components and construction of the robot. Read more...
'Trick-or-Treats' for Katy Christian Ministries' Food Pantry
While most kids trick-or-treat for candy on Halloween night, Team 624 trick-or-treats for canned goods for the needy. Clad in team t-shirts, with CRyptonite’s signature florescent green hair, 34 members of Team 624 went door-to-door trick-or-treating for the Katy Christian Ministries Food Pantry. Read more...
CRyptonite Bleeds Green
Team 624 held their annual “CRyptonite Bleeds Green” Blood Drive on November 14 at the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Bank in Katy. Team members and adult mentors donated blood during the annual event, which is part of the team’s community service program. Read more...