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UFH: Rob Bayer

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Name: Rob Bayer
Date Honored: 09-14-2003
Years involved w/FIRST: 3
FIRST Team(s): FIRST / Other (0000), ATK (Alliant Techsystems) & Hopkins High School (0006)
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Quote: "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction." - E.F. Schumacher
Bio: Rob Bayer has been selected as our fourth Unsung FIRST Hero because of his enthusiasm of the program and his programming contributions. Rob hails from Minnetonka, MN and is currently a student at Carnegie Mellon, majoring in computer science. He is currently working on his own, formerly hailing from Team #6, Cogsquad.

Rob served as Team Captain, Programmer, and Electrical during his time with Cogsquad. Those experiences have paid off: he now runs http://www.robbayer.com in his spare time, providing teams with valuable programming resources. "From July-December of 2002, I wrote/maintained the RoboEmu software. For those who don’t know, RoboEmu is a PBASIC emulator for the InnovationFirst controllers, and has been (I hope!) a valuable debugging/testing tool for many teams. I also have written RoboGUI (a program generator), gDash (a linux dashboard viewer), RoboIDE (a linux PBASIC IDE), and a few other various things." Generously, he adds, "Everything I write is both free and Free, and will remain so for the foreseeable future."

While Rob may be contributing to many teams successes now, he too started off as a FIRST rookie. "I can still remember the first time I walked into the Midwest Regional and saw the sheer hugeness of FIRST. The field was nothing like I imagined it, and the pits were almost overwhelming to a measly sophomore like myself." He speaks well of the program itself, too - "It was at that moment that I realized just how cool FIRST really is."

Rob isn't just a seasoned veteran now; he's wise enough to offer us some advice: "You’ll only get as much out of FIRST as you’re willing to put in. The more you try new things, propose seemingly impossible ideas, and help other teams, the more you’ll learn. Not just about engineering, machining, and programming, but also about yourself." Most importantly, "Give FIRST everything you’ve got, and it’ll return the favor. And never forget to thank your teachers/mentors/engineers for devoting so much of their lives to you."

Thank you, Rob, for your outstanding dedication to FIRST and all the help you provide for all of us.


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Congratulations to Rob Bayer for being our fourth Unsung FIRST Hero.

Thank you for all that you do for the FIRST community - it has not gone unnoticed.
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Mucho congratulations to Rob.

You're one of the most deserving people I know of, for an honor such as this.

Keep up the great work, sir.
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I remember when I first began my venture into programming for my team Rob was there to help me not only set up the program and showed me how to run it, but also pointed me in the right direction on learning to program. I would still be lost if it wasn't for his kind guidance.

Thanks for the help Rob, you deserve this!
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Programming is not all that he does either. He's helped set me straight on more than a couple mechanical things. Thanks man!
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I met Rob this year when I started trying to do the autonomous workshops at UCF and working on making sample codes for teams to use as guides, and he was the first one to walk over and say "What can I do?" Then later when I had my own problems, he came right over and helped out. At UCF, overnight they left the AC on and it rained, sucking water right into Cogsquad's robot since they were in the corner. Rob and his teammates set right to work and performed some miracles, and he can work under the stress and keep thinking strategically, even if a chunk of their robot is taken off during a match I saw many teams using his RoboEmu software to test out their code, while the pit crew worked on the robot, then they'd be ready to go when the pit crew was ready, without ever needing to use the robot, just to tweak some numbers. You deserve this Rob, excellent job!
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You have no idea how helpful RoboEmu has been. You rock Rob!
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Wow, I can't think of anyone better to win this award. All his programming expertise has been a help to so many people. RoboEmu is the best thing in the world too (for robot programming).

Congrats Rob,
Thanks for everything
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Hey, thanks for the great robotics software

I know it's always helped out our robot.
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I believe this really does deserve to go to Rob.

When I was having problems connecting to the RS-232 port for my FIRST Editor, he wouldn't mind if I ask a slew of questions really. He's also a cool guy all-around.

His programming skills are those second-to-none for FIRST IMHO. RoboEmu helped team 5 during our debugging stage before we shipped the robot (it helped way more than many cank think). RoboGUI is also an essential part of team 5 really. It really helped period.

To me, he is one-of-a-kind (all of us are really though ). I wish him the best in his college years, and whatever he makes of himself. He deserves all the accomplishments that he gets.
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Just kidding! This guy is too smart for his own good, and has been a huge help to everyone! You the man Rob!
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Congrats to Rob. This recognition is well deserved. His RoboEmu was invaluable for testing our code last year. I also think Rob should be thanked for how quickly he posts concise answers to people questions. When ever I see one his posts I always stop to read it and usually learn something new. I just hope he comes out with a new RoboEmu if the change the controllers.
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Congrats rbayer!

You're a cool guy.
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Thanks everybody! Your thanks and appreciation makes everything all worthwhile, and as long as Robo* continue to be useful, I'll continue trying to keep them reasonably up to date.

Thanks again to everybody! I'm truly honored to be selected as an UFH.

-Rob
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