Mentors are the backbone of every FRC team and they keep us focused and
on-track to achieve our goals, making sure each student is contributing to those goals and participating as part of the team. Our mentors are there to instruct and advise team members how to perform a given job or task via one-on-one or group discussion with hands-on demonstration or whiteboarding. Mentors can demonstrate, but student members must do the work to supply the design, fabrication, construction, and programming required to construct a competition robot.
Mentors should be listed in this order, top to bottom, left to right:
Brandon Hjelstrom started out as a team member and lead programmer for the High Rollers, graduated as a team alumni, came back to the team as a mentor, and later became a Sponsor. You could say that Brandon has done it all. During Build, Brandon makes time in his busy schedule to work with the new team programmers and is often the last
While serving as a mentor to the High Rollers, Greg as a mentor, and Brandon still a high school student, began deep-diving into the the world of robot vision. After several successful prototypes were used in competition, they finalized the first commercially available vision subsystem for FRC robots known as "LimeLight" which has become the standard for FRC teams. Greg Hjelstrom was awarded the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award in 2012.