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Shockwave: FRC Glencoe Team 4488: 2013 - Rookie Year

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Shockwave Team 4488 - Rookie Year

2013 Rookie Year - Success!

Shockwave Wins at 2013 Girls Generation

Girls Generation was a nice event that was held on October 19th, 2013. Six female Shockwave members attended and drove the Shockwave robot, Phantom, to victory!

Their excellent teamwork and shooting an average of four loads of Frisbees each match certainly brought them far. Those great abilities enabled them to prevail in a range of twenty-three other teams in order to win the competition. They earned the award "First Seed" through winning all seven qualification matches except for one and being an alliance captain. In the elimination rounds, they lasted for an amazing six matches.

Even more astonishing were the challenges that the Shockwave team faced maintaining the broken parts on the machine. Over the event, Phantom had to work through a destroyed center drive axle, two shattered wheels, and a broken shooter. The girls diligently endured through the stress of those ruptured parts and the vigorous competition. The Shockwave Lead Mentor, Jean Tenca, commented, "Phantom crawled its way to victory!".

"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.

Thank you to our Girls' Generation Alliance, Team 2471 and Team 2811.

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

Some of the Awards - Autodesk Oregon Regional 2013

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

The ramp:

  • 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.

The Club designed their first Drive System inspired by Team 254.

2013 Challenge - Ultimate Ascent

This year's challenge was released in January 2013 during the kickoff event!

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. Source: FIRST

Phantom - The Robot


Drive Train

  • 6 wheel drive
  • Dual cim per side with AndyMark Toughbox Mini
  • Custom welded aluminum chassis


  • 3 frisbee autonomous into high goal
  • 4 frisbee hopper with high speed loader
  • Can shoot 4 frisbees in under 3 seconds into high goal
  • Can shoot top of pyramid


  • 10 point buzzer beater climber
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Oregon Regional Alliance

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