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 doing well since its rookie year. Our countless hours spent improving the team and community from our mentors and members have brought us far! Many of our mentors are FRC alumni, who share their valuable experience, with gracious professionalism. Local companies have been contacting the team and showing their loving support. The Glencoe staff has also been very helpful, especially Mr. Mike O'Connor, the shop teacher.
Team Members Go to Gladstone High School to Learn Valuable Skills!
It was Saturday, November 16, 2013 when the eager Shockwave members set off in a bus to Gladstone High School for the FIRSTFare! Valuable education awaited through excellent presentations and lessons prepared by dedicated volunteers.
From 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM (Travel Time Included), the students, mentors, and parents worked diligently at the exciting event. Students studied different aspects of FRC and life skills while the teachers, who were mentors, volunteers, and skilled students themselves, were happy to educate them. Each student could choose three classes from a diverse menu to visit and delve into the depths of knowledge on their desired topic. Also, teams were able to meet and exchange ideas to help one another in building better bots and enhancing their experience with FIRST.
2013 Rookie Year - Success!
ShockWave wins at 2013 Girls Generation
"This last weekend (October 19th) at Girls Gen was one hell of a ride. Short version: We won. We were also first seed (only lost one match by 1 point). We scored 100% in autonomous except for one round that we had controller issues. We were doing 4 loads of frisbees per match. But the real story to tell is about the things the girls overcame: broken center drive axle, 2 shattered wheels, and a broken shooter. Phantom crawled it's way to victory!" by Jean Tenca. Go Girls! They did a great job under pressure to fix all and win.
Read the article on Oregonlive by Luke Hammill from The Oregonian, The Hillsboro Argus
Oregon Live News.
FIRST Robotics World Championship
Curie Division Rookie All Star Award and #1 Safety Pit Recognition
Rookie All Star Award - It is the most prestigious award a Rookie Team can receive. One award was given to each of the four divisions at the Championship. We are one of the 4 best rookie teams in the world!
Autodesk Oregon Regional
Rookie All Star Award, Highest Rookie Seed Award, Fourth place in Qualifying Rounds and #1 Safety Pit Recognition
Congratulations to all of the students, parents, mentors and friends who showed such outstanding sportsmanship and gracious professionalism throughout the entire Portland and St Louis Championship tournaments. We received lots of compliments from other teams and tournament officials and won some awards:
Rookie All Star Award - celebrates the rookie team exemplifying a young but strong partnership effort, as well as implementing the mission of FIRST to inspire students to learn more about science and technology.
Highest Rookie Seed - for outstanding robot performance. Celebrates the highest-seeded rookie team at the conclusion of the qualifying rounds.
Rookie of the Year Awards from Teams Phred 847 and TeraViks 3145
Oregon State University FIRST Scholarship to Quentin Luvaas
Dean's List Finalist to Quentin Luvaas
#1 Safety Pit Recognition - for a safe, clean and organized pit and crew work
The Rookie All Star Award gives us a berth at the FIRST FRC Championship April 24-27 in St. Louis, Missouri
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.