Although we are now known as the QC Elite Team 648, our roots go back to a team called "The FAB 5," Team 309. Team 309 was organized in the fall of 1998 with students from Davenport West, Moline, and Sherrard High Schools. The corporate sponsors were Deere & Co. and Genesis Systems, thus the name, "The FAB 5."

Our first robot was built for the 1999 competition at the Deere and Company Technical Center in Moline, Illinois. We competed in only the Nationals at Disney in Orlando, Florida and finished in the upper 1/3 of the robots present.