OCCRA
Go to Post Push the envelope a little, but not too much. There's a difference between being on the cutting edge and being on the bleeding edge. - cadandcookies [more]
Home
Go Back   Chief Delphi > Other > Chit-Chat
CD-Events   CD-Media   CD-Spy   FRC-Spy  
portal register members calendar search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ rules

 
Reply
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-26-2004, 05:45 PM
EddieMcD EddieMcD is offline
-
no team
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Rookie Year: 1998
Location: -
Posts: 3,478
EddieMcD has much to be proud ofEddieMcD has much to be proud ofEddieMcD has much to be proud ofEddieMcD has much to be proud ofEddieMcD has much to be proud ofEddieMcD has much to be proud ofEddieMcD has much to be proud ofEddieMcD has much to be proud ofEddieMcD has much to be proud ofEddieMcD has much to be proud of
Top 10 Uses for the 10 Point Balls

Seeing as they almost never even hit the field, I'm thinking there must be some uses for them. Here's some (and feel free to add more):

Eddie's Top 10 Uses for the 10 Point Balls

10) Well, you could actually try scoring with them.
9) Maybe you want to relive FIRST's 10th anniversary (after all, they both had yellow 10 point balls. and/or it does say "10" on it)
8) To show you're from St. Louis Park, Minnesota (bonus points if you get this reference)
7) Christmas ornaments
6) I suppose they can hold your dinner or drinks on a long build night
5) A non-functional decoration (hey, it's legal)
4) Combine them with duct tape and make it into a carrying case for your tools
3) Life-size game of Pong (although IMO, the 10 point balls from 2001 were much better for that)
2) Using them to show your appreciation for a Top 10 List
1) Cut them in half and use them as a BUZZ smilie face

This has been an official "Eddie's Top 10 List". The Top 10 List is an official property of and sponsered by The Holy order of FIRSTism, and my not be copied, reproduced, or retransmitted in way without the expressed written consent of The Holy Order of FIRSTism.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #2   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-26-2004, 06:16 PM
Elgin Clock's Avatar
Elgin Clock Elgin Clock is offline
updates this status less than FB!
AKA: the one who "will break into your thoughts..."
FRC #0237 (Black Magic)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: May 2001
Rookie Year: 2001
Location: H20-Town, Connecticut
Posts: 7,754
Elgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Elgin Clock
Re: Top 10 Uses for the 10 Point Balls

Although you briushed on this one with #1, cut them in half and make hats out of them. If they fit on your head!!
__________________
The influence of many leads to the individuality of one. - E.C.C. (That's me!!)

Reply With Quote
  #3   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-26-2004, 07:02 PM
MisterX's Avatar
MisterX MisterX is offline
Alumni
AKA: Mr. X
FRC #0521
Team Role: College Student
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Rookie Year: 2000
Location: Around
Posts: 486
MisterX is a splendid one to beholdMisterX is a splendid one to beholdMisterX is a splendid one to beholdMisterX is a splendid one to beholdMisterX is a splendid one to beholdMisterX is a splendid one to behold
Re: Top 10 Uses for the 10 Point Balls

They are also rather useful for a goog ol' school game of four square, dodge ball, or kick ball!!! Ahhhhh...brings back mememories of elementry school and last weekend

p.s. Team 521 is always young at heart in case you were not able to catch our speradic scooter races/derbies we would hold outside of the Meadows with our nifty scoots courtesy of the local elementry school dumpster
Reply With Quote
  #4   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-26-2004, 07:13 PM
Elgin Clock's Avatar
Elgin Clock Elgin Clock is offline
updates this status less than FB!
AKA: the one who "will break into your thoughts..."
FRC #0237 (Black Magic)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: May 2001
Rookie Year: 2001
Location: H20-Town, Connecticut
Posts: 7,754
Elgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Elgin Clock
Re: Top 10 Uses for the 10 Point Balls

Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterX
p.s. Team 521 is always young at heart in case you were not able to catch our speradic scooter races/derbies we would hold outside of the Meadows with our nifty scoots courtesy of the local elementry school dumpster
Wait, are you talking about the crab scooters??? The square piece of (hard)plastic with 4 castors on the corners?? I loved those!! So much fun came from those, and a few skinned knees as well, cause I though I would be cool and ride it with one knee, till I learned the physics of castors.. ie: they go wherever they want to go, and not necessarilly where you aim...
__________________
The influence of many leads to the individuality of one. - E.C.C. (That's me!!)

Reply With Quote
  #5   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-26-2004, 08:10 PM
MisterX's Avatar
MisterX MisterX is offline
Alumni
AKA: Mr. X
FRC #0521
Team Role: College Student
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Rookie Year: 2000
Location: Around
Posts: 486
MisterX is a splendid one to beholdMisterX is a splendid one to beholdMisterX is a splendid one to beholdMisterX is a splendid one to beholdMisterX is a splendid one to beholdMisterX is a splendid one to behold
Re: Top 10 Uses for the 10 Point Balls

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elgin Clock
Wait, are you talking about the crab scooters??? The square piece of (hard)plastic with 4 castors on the corners?? I loved those!! So much fun came from those, and a few skinned knees as well, cause I though I would be cool and ride it with one knee, till I learned the physics of castors.. ie: they go wherever they want to go, and not necessarilly where you aim...
None other my friend!!!! Word to the wise they can get very dangerous if you are wearing a lab coat at the same time something they dont teach you in elementry school
Reply With Quote
  #6   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-26-2004, 08:32 PM
Vivelation's Avatar
Vivelation Vivelation is offline
has red hair again!
AKA: Viv
FRC #0192 (GRT)
Team Role: Alumni
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Rookie Year: 2004
Location: Palo Alto, CA (now UCSD, La Jolla)
Posts: 100
Vivelation will become famous soon enoughVivelation will become famous soon enough
Send a message via AIM to Vivelation
Re: Top 10 Uses for the 10 Point Balls

I vote Calvinball

Although, running around Walmart/Target/Kmart with one of them (aka walking around while bouncing it and thus fighting over it) while looking for other 13" 'playground' balls is fun too. Yep, fighting over them and acting like you're back in elementary school (when you're in high school) in front of random people is always amusing. And those square scooter things from way back when are awesome too (of course)
__________________
the one w/the attention span of a dead parakeet

Fusion 07... April 15th. It's coming.
Reply With Quote
  #7   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-27-2004, 01:16 PM
Steve Horn's Avatar
Steve Horn Steve Horn is offline
4-H Leader/FRC Mentor
FRC #0176 (Aces High)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Rookie Year: 2001
Location: West Suffield, CT
Posts: 143
Steve Horn is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to Steve Horn
Re: Top 10 Uses for the 10 Point Balls

Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterX
They are also rather useful for a goog ol' school game of four square
My team's done that. At the facility where we build our robot and have our practice field, one of our team members made a four square "field" (I dont know what else to call it) out of duct tape (this was on a concrete floor). When we were bored or had finished eating lunch, we would play four square using the 5 pt balls (we used the 5 pt balls as 10 pt balls for our practice field)
__________________
Steve Horn
Mentor for team 176 Aces High
4-H Leader for Connecticut 4-H Technology Team
Reply With Quote
  #8   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-27-2004, 06:00 PM
Brm789
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Top 10 Uses for the 10 Point Balls

Cut them in half, and with either some duct tape or string..you can make great knee pads.

Attitude adjustors. Anyone on your team having any attitude problem...throw the ball at the back of their head and *boink* the attitude is adjusted

They make excellent chairs if you can balance yourself on them.
Reply With Quote
  #9   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-27-2004, 07:55 PM
Jon K. Jon K. is offline
n.e.r.d #6
FRC #3780 (Robot Unicorns)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: May 2002
Rookie Year: 2002
Location: Vernon, CT
Posts: 1,336
Jon K. has a brilliant futureJon K. has a brilliant futureJon K. has a brilliant futureJon K. has a brilliant futureJon K. has a brilliant futureJon K. has a brilliant futureJon K. has a brilliant futureJon K. has a brilliant futureJon K. has a brilliant futureJon K. has a brilliant futureJon K. has a brilliant future
Re: Top 10 Uses for the 10 Point Balls

I think throwing them in the goal and making it in should be number one, namely because of its improbability of occuring. I had the chance to throw the only one that went into play at UTC(during normal game play, not practice) and it went in and then out at the bottom of the goal because the poles were moving too much. I am still beating myself up over it, but oh well. We have a funny hat made out of one of our red practice balls, quite humorus.
Reply With Quote
  #10   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-30-2004, 02:44 PM
Joe Ross's Avatar Unsung FIRST Hero
Joe Ross Joe Ross is offline
Registered User
FRC #0330 (Beachbots)
Team Role: Engineer
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Rookie Year: 1997
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 7,902
Joe Ross has a reputation beyond reputeJoe Ross has a reputation beyond reputeJoe Ross has a reputation beyond reputeJoe Ross has a reputation beyond reputeJoe Ross has a reputation beyond reputeJoe Ross has a reputation beyond reputeJoe Ross has a reputation beyond reputeJoe Ross has a reputation beyond reputeJoe Ross has a reputation beyond reputeJoe Ross has a reputation beyond reputeJoe Ross has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Top 10 Uses for the 10 Point Balls

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elgin Clock
Although you briushed on this one with #1, cut them in half and make hats out of them. If they fit on your head!!
Trying to cover up a bald spot, Elgin?

Anyway, they don't have to be cut in half. I did it in 2000, and I saw a cameraman at LA with one on, too.

Reply With Quote
  #11   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-30-2004, 05:29 PM
Elgin Clock's Avatar
Elgin Clock Elgin Clock is offline
updates this status less than FB!
AKA: the one who "will break into your thoughts..."
FRC #0237 (Black Magic)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: May 2001
Rookie Year: 2001
Location: H20-Town, Connecticut
Posts: 7,754
Elgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond reputeElgin Clock has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Elgin Clock
Re: Top 10 Uses for the 10 Point Balls

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Ross
Trying to cover up a bald spot, Elgin?
Bald spot??? BAH!!! What are you talking about? That was intentional.. (honest)

Ok, ok, so I lost a bet with the team.... Whoop dee doo!!!
__________________
The influence of many leads to the individuality of one. - E.C.C. (That's me!!)

Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Jersey Regional Status Aignam Regional Competitions 144 07-21-2004 04:04 PM
Thoughts on the competiton balls Petey Regional Competitions 26 03-14-2004 08:31 AM
Good strategy? tkwetzel Rules/Strategy 45 02-17-2004 08:18 PM
robot which can put balls on top of goals on bridge archiver 2001 4 06-23-2002 11:48 PM
4 big balls on top of the goals archiver 2001 8 06-23-2002 09:27 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:45 PM.

The Chief Delphi Forums are sponsored by Innovation First International, Inc.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Chief Delphi