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D.J. Fluck
01-19-2003, 05:29 PM
Today, I was able to sneak this picture out of the Technokat Shop of little Rachel Baker (Andy B's daughter) making parts for the team 45 2003 robot!! :p

Elgin Clock
01-19-2003, 05:30 PM
Way to go Team 45!!! Start 'em off early in the world of FIRST!!!!

Katie Reynolds
01-19-2003, 05:33 PM
LOL! That is the cutest picture I've ever seen! ;)

Andy, you let your kids hang around DJ??

- Katie :D

srjjs
01-19-2003, 05:36 PM
I think that violates quite a few safety rules, doesn't it? It would on our team at least.

Melissa Nute
01-19-2003, 06:58 PM
Come on...where are the safety glasses :P

Cory
01-19-2003, 07:00 PM
She looks like someone is off in the background pointing a gun at her....that, and it looks like she is going to cry

Cory

D.J. Fluck
01-19-2003, 07:07 PM
Heh this is actually a funny story.

Once in awhile Andy brings the young ones in to be with their dad when he is at the shop all day and they play in the back with the old playing field balls or whatever, but today when most of us were gathered around the adults table in the office area, she came over and sat on the bench and randomly picked up the file and started doing exactly what she saw her dad do minutes before (I think Andy was working on that part). Heh one of the adults told anyone with a camera to get a picture of that.

So thats how that picture came to be. :)

She turned her head as soon as I took the pic, so it didnt get the full effect of her working ;)

Future Technokats- not wanting to wait :p

Cory
01-19-2003, 07:27 PM
Originally posted by D.J. Fluck
Heh this is actually a funny story.

Once in awhile Andy brings the young ones in to be with their dad when he is at the shop all day and they play in the back with the old playing field balls or whatever, but today when most of us were gathered around the adults table in the office area, she came over and sat on the bench and randomly picked up the file and started doing exactly what she saw her dad do minutes before (I think Andy was working on that part). Heh one of the adults told anyone with a camera to get a picture of that.

So thats how that picture came to be. :)

She turned her head as soon as I took the pic, so it didnt get the full effect of her working ;)

Future Technokats- not wanting to wait :p

Can she come out here and file for me? I hate it.

/me has brilliant idea
let the youngins have fun playing with files and shiny metal flecks!!:D

Cory

Mike Schroeder
01-19-2003, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by Katie Reynolds
LOL! That is the cutest picture I've ever seen! ;)

Andy, you let your kids hang around DJ??

- Katie :D

YEa, KAtie: Andy must use DJ as a Role Model


Andy to Daughter: see DJ over there, dont turn out like him

D.J. Fluck
01-19-2003, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by "Big Mike"
YEa, KAtie: Andy must use DJ as a Role Model


Andy to Daughter: see DJ over there, dont turn out like him


Actually she was looking in Clarks direction, I was taking the picture, so obviously she wasnt looking at me :D

skrussel
01-19-2003, 08:17 PM
Hi Andy! Cute stuff! Sue Krussell

HolyMasamune
01-19-2003, 11:00 PM
Child labor? What about using students who are only 12 or 13 (aka before they're able to legally work) =)

Also child labor is very common at our school, especially with little brothers coming in and then us making them do slave labor :p

Andy Baker
01-21-2003, 07:52 AM
LOL!

Rachel wanted to come into the shop that day, and for most of the day she kept asking me to do certain jobs. First, I had her measuring our lovely assortment of drill bits with calipers and putting them back into their rightful homes... but reading the calipers were a bit too much for her.

Then, she was helping me run a mill... and she had safety glasses on (she would turn the crank for the x direction).

Then, she was filing those parts that you see in the pic that DJ took... and I know that she started out with safety glasses on when she started filing... hmmm. Maybe she was looking away, knowing that her eyes were in danger.

Some of you might've seen her pic before. It used to be on the front page of the RCU website.

She has discovered a few games to play with the totes... there is "treasure hunt". Hide a "treasure" in one of the totes and a "bomb" (something that simply represents a bomb, of course) and have someone else search for the treasure. If they find the bomb, they lose... if they find the treasure, they win.

Also, there is the game of finding spare change under the platform/ramp. With the polycarbonate sides mounted, it's pretty much impossible to get anything that falls through the grating.

And, yes... DJ is a good role model. Honestly, if my kids grow up to be like the students on the TechnoKats, then my wife and I will be very pleased.

Andy B.

Molly Menges
01-21-2003, 02:25 PM
good part about leaving for college....no more clark and dj :p
bad part about leaving for college....no more baker girls to play with :(

D.J. Fluck
01-21-2003, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by Molly Menges
bad part about leaving for college....no more clark and dj :(

Im sorry you feel that way :D

sevisehda
01-21-2003, 07:07 PM
Yeah for child labor!!!

Least they could do is give her some safety glasses.

Yeah for child labor!!!

Sean_330
01-22-2003, 02:18 AM
Wow, where can my team get members so young and yet so dedicated like that?

Ken Leung
01-22-2003, 06:09 AM
Originally posted by sevisehda

Least they could do is give her some safety glasses.


Yeah! And shorter chair and tables too!

Elgin Clock
01-22-2003, 11:21 AM
Originally posted by Ken L
Yeah! And shorter chair and tables too!

Yeah, speaking of that; Have you people ever gone back to your elementary school and tried to use the water fountain???

I dont remember the spout for the water fountain being a foot above the ground!! :D

D.J. Fluck
01-22-2003, 11:24 AM
I went back to my old elementary school last week and I dont remember the ceiling being that short :D

Jeff Waegelin
01-22-2003, 11:53 AM
I don't remember the ceilings in my high school being so short. We moved back to our old building this year, and they had lowered the ceilings about two feet. It's weird...

HolyMasamune
01-27-2003, 01:10 AM
Originally posted by Sean_330
Wow, where can my team get members so young and yet so dedicated like that?

Have your parents take a vacation, take your little bro/sis to robotics, and force him/her to work :)

Sean_330
01-27-2003, 02:38 AM
My little sister is not so little and she probably works harder than me at robotics!

Lauren Hafford
01-30-2003, 11:01 AM
I have found a reliable source for near-child labor:
the freshmen!!
this year, at our first meeting, we probably had about 70 freshmen (not kidding!) that wanted to be on robotics! it's amazing how quickly filing and bandsawing and even milling gets done on our team, if you only know how to harness thier power....haw haw haw!
i've got my cattle prod that makes work go along at a nice pace, i believe.....
*eeeeevil laugh*

lauren

Ianworld
01-30-2003, 11:25 AM
We got about 30.... lazy freshmen.(and some sophmores posing as freshman.) Now we have about... 3 or 4. Same thing happened last year. (i was one of the 3 who stayed ^_^)

Evildoughgrl334
02-01-2003, 08:42 PM
OMG she is soooooooooo cute.

On the note about child labor well my lil brother who is 12 always wants to help so its ok to bring him every now and then, this way they get exposed to the engineering field early.

Jeff Waegelin
02-02-2003, 10:24 AM
We have one team member's younger brother that comes around all the time. I think he's in fifth grade or so, but I can't remember.

hacksaw692
02-02-2003, 08:27 PM
We have a team member with a younger brother. He used to come after school almost everyday last year since his dad helped out with the programming. It was easy to tell that he got really bored. I suppose he learned from his lesson to prepare for this year, because every time he comes now, he has a small TV system set up. The first time that he brought it, he was playing on his N64. Today when he came, he was watching movies. Guess robots don't interest him *shrugs*... shame really.