Glencoe Robotics Team 4488 - FIRST Robotics Competition
FRC Glencoe Team 4488 - ShockWave - History
Team 4488 is a rookie team set in the heart of Oregon's engineering community. With so many engineering businesses here we see the need to promote both management and public relations efforts as well as competitive technology applications.
The Team was founded by Chris Steiner after his daughter, Mary, graduated from another FRC team in 2012. After looking at the impact FIRST had on his daughter's life, Chris decided to give the same opportunity to more students in Hillsboro. Mary is now a student at OSU, majoring in business and engineering.
The Tenca family, founder of Team 1510 in 2004, was invited to help start the Glencoe rookie team. They have been involved in FIRST for 12 years, ever since their first son, Jean, was a freshman in one of the first FRC teams in Oregon, Team 955. Their younger son, Caio, became part of FIRST while in middle school. Jean graduated from the University of Washington as an Electrical Engineer and is a Software/Hardware Design Engineer at Tektronix. Caio graduated with a CSS degree from the University of Washington and is a Software research and development Engineer at Google.
Team 4488 has been growing in its rookie year. Most students that participated in the Robotics Club during the Fall are now part of the team. We accumulated 560 volunteer hours in mentorship and community involvement, only counting the mentors' hours. Many of our mentors are FRC alumni, sharing their valuable experience, with gracious professionalism. Many local companies are contacting the team and showing their support. The Glencoe staff has been very helpful, especially Mr. Mike O'Connell, the shop teacher.
Club - Mock Build Week
For the last week of the club season, our Head Mentor Jean gave the team a challenge: Ramp-o-rama
Go up a ramp and stay at a predefined marker position
30 degree ramp
Ramp has 3 markers (black Duct tape)
Mechanical stop at the bottom of the ramp
The robot starts at the bottom of the ramp and then climbs to the top marker. It then stays for 3 seconds, goes to the middle marker and then finally goes to the bottom marker, for a final 3 seconds. At this point the teleoperated period begins.
When a position button is pressed by the driver, the robot moves to the corresponding marker. Example: When the "Top Marker" button is pressed, the robot will go to the top marker and stay there.