OCCRA
Go to Post ... Imagine NOT being able to count on certain things to stay the same from year to year... It makes you wonder what sort of sick, twisted mind would do such a thing to all those innocent teams out there... - dlavery [more]
Home
Go Back   Chief Delphi > FIRST > General Forum
CD-Events   CD-Media   CD-Spy   FRC-Spy  
portal register members calendar search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ rules

 
Reply
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 9 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
  #1   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 10:21 AM
Carolyn_Grace's Avatar
Carolyn_Grace Carolyn_Grace is offline
Build bridges not walls.
AKA: Carolyn Beyer
FRC #3176
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Rookie Year: 2003
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 412
Carolyn_Grace has a reputation beyond reputeCarolyn_Grace has a reputation beyond reputeCarolyn_Grace has a reputation beyond reputeCarolyn_Grace has a reputation beyond reputeCarolyn_Grace has a reputation beyond reputeCarolyn_Grace has a reputation beyond reputeCarolyn_Grace has a reputation beyond reputeCarolyn_Grace has a reputation beyond reputeCarolyn_Grace has a reputation beyond reputeCarolyn_Grace has a reputation beyond reputeCarolyn_Grace has a reputation beyond repute
FIRST Babies

It seems like a lot of FIRST alumni have reached the age where they're starting their own families. I'm seeing more and more FIRST Babies at events, and I am LOVING it.

As a sucker for robots and (other people's) babies, I'd love for people to use this thread and post pictures of their adorable second generation FIRST children rocking out at FIRST events.
__________________
"It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be." -Isaac Asimov

Follow @Robot_Chat and tune into #BotChat on Twitter, 7:00PM every Sunday during Build Season.

Awards / P.R. Mentor for:
3176 Purple Precision, 1529 CyberCards, and remotely 68, Truck Town Thunder.
Reply With Quote
  #2   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 10:23 AM
Brandon Holley's Avatar
Brandon Holley Brandon Holley is offline
Chase perfection. Catch excellence.
AKA: Let's bring CD back to the way it used to be
FRC #0125 (NU-TRONs, Team #11 Alumni (GO MORT))
Team Role: Engineer
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Rookie Year: 2001
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 2,426
Brandon Holley has a reputation beyond reputeBrandon Holley has a reputation beyond reputeBrandon Holley has a reputation beyond reputeBrandon Holley has a reputation beyond reputeBrandon Holley has a reputation beyond reputeBrandon Holley has a reputation beyond reputeBrandon Holley has a reputation beyond reputeBrandon Holley has a reputation beyond reputeBrandon Holley has a reputation beyond reputeBrandon Holley has a reputation beyond reputeBrandon Holley has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Brandon Holley
Re: FIRST Babies

I have heard that team 88 (TJ^2) actually has a full-on 2nd generation FIRSTer. A member of the founding TJ^2 team had a child and that child is now high-school aged and is participating on TJ^2.

That is incredible!

-Brando
__________________
MORT (Team 11) '01-'05 :
-2005 New Jersey Regional Chairman's Award Winners
-2013 MORT Hall of Fame Inductee

NUTRONs (Team 125) '05-???
2007 Boston Regional Winners
2008 & 2009 Boston Regional Driving Tomorrow's Technology Award
2010 Boston Regional Creativity Award
2011 Bayou Regional Finalists, Innovation in Control Award, Boston Regional Finalists, Industrial Design Award
2012 New York City Regional Winners, Boston Regional Finalists, IRI Mentor of the Year
2013 Orlando Regional Finalists, Industrial Design Award, Boston Regional Winners, Pine Tree Regional Finalists
2014 Rhode Island District Winners, Excellence in Engineering Award, Northeastern University District Winners, Undefeated 18-0, Industrial Design Award, Pine Tree District Chairman's Award, Pine Tree District Winners
Reply With Quote
  #3   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 10:51 AM
Zflash's Avatar
Zflash Zflash is offline
Registered User
AKA: Erich Zende
FRC #1319 (Flash)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Rookie Year: 1999
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 257
Zflash has much to be proud ofZflash has much to be proud ofZflash has much to be proud ofZflash has much to be proud ofZflash has much to be proud ofZflash has much to be proud ofZflash has much to be proud ofZflash has much to be proud ofZflash has much to be proud ofZflash has much to be proud of
Re: FIRST Babies

Attached is a picture of my daughter Zoey Elizabeth Zende (2yrs Old) she was born January 19th 2012 and has been attending F.I.R.S.T. events all her life. I started freshman year in high school with FRC team 281 from 1999-2000. I then moved on to FRC team 507 from 2001-2003. In 2004 my family and others started FRC team 1319 and I have been with them ever since.

I very much look forward to the day when Zoey can participate in FLL, FTC and eventually FRC.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Zoey -Peachtree 2014.jpg
Views:	549
Size:	36.7 KB
ID:	16710  
__________________
Peachtree '08 Champion Thanks 343 & 547
Galileo '07 Champion Thanks 173 & 1902
Palmetto '07 Champion Thanks 832 & 342
Boilermaker '06 Champion Thanks 1272 & 85
Reply With Quote
  #4   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 10:57 AM
OZ_341's Avatar Unsung FIRST Hero
OZ_341 OZ_341 is offline
Registered User
#0341 (Wissahickon)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Rookie Year: 2000
Location: Ambler, PA
Posts: 1,453
OZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: FIRST Babies

Eric (Angry Eric) & Kim Eckhardt are both experienced FIRST mentors and I believe alumni. They brought their adorable little baby daughter to FLR.

She was even sporting a "red mohawk" hat.
Just awesome.
__________________
2010 Championship Chairman's Award
2014 NEWTON Division Finalists (thanks 971, 1983, & 3147)
2014 Mid-Atlantic Champions (thanks 2590 & 11)
2014 Hatboro District Champions (thanks 2590 & 272)
2014 Lenape District Team Spirit Award
2014 Finger Lakes and MAR CMP KPCB Award
Overall Record 60 W - 37 L
Reply With Quote
  #5   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 11:03 AM
ElvisMom's Avatar
ElvisMom ElvisMom is offline
League of Mothers
FRC #1625 (Winnovation)
Team Role: Parent
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Rookie Year: 2008
Location: Winnebago, IL
Posts: 71
ElvisMom has a spectacular aura aboutElvisMom has a spectacular aura about
Re: FIRST Babies

Argos FRC Team 1756 has quite a few young fans. They were all decked out in "game day" bibs and team gear at Central Illinois. Not sure if they are legacy FIRSTers, but they are cute!
__________________

League of Mothers Founding Member
"Four More Years"
Reply With Quote
  #6   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 11:08 AM
Max Boord's Avatar
Max Boord Max Boord is offline
The New Guy
FRC #1065 (The Moose)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Rookie Year: 2002
Location: Florida
Posts: 163
Max Boord has much to be proud ofMax Boord has much to be proud ofMax Boord has much to be proud ofMax Boord has much to be proud ofMax Boord has much to be proud ofMax Boord has much to be proud ofMax Boord has much to be proud ofMax Boord has much to be proud of
Send a message via Skype™ to Max Boord
Re: FIRST Babies

I guess im a gen 0 FIRST baby as I have attended 1+ Frc regional or championship since 2002. Now im a senior with 13 different frc games and 17 events attended.
Reply With Quote
  #7   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 11:39 AM
T.Ricky T.Ricky is offline
Registered User
FRC #1640
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3
T.Ricky is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: FIRST Babies

My wife and I brought our daughter Caitlyn to her first FIRST event (Lenape MAR District event). She's not quite 6 months old yet but had a good time experiencing all the things going on the competition. My wife is the FIRST alum and we are both mentors for 1640. Here she is sporting her "safety glasses" (best we could do for an infant).
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DBX_Lenape_140322_csm-14.jpg
Views:	439
Size:	526.6 KB
ID:	16713  
Reply With Quote
  #8   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 11:41 AM
Dancin103 Dancin103 is offline
The Crazy Blonde
AKA: Cassie
FRC #0103 (Cybersonics)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Rookie Year: 1997
Location: Kintnersville, PA
Posts: 814
Dancin103 has a reputation beyond reputeDancin103 has a reputation beyond reputeDancin103 has a reputation beyond reputeDancin103 has a reputation beyond reputeDancin103 has a reputation beyond reputeDancin103 has a reputation beyond reputeDancin103 has a reputation beyond reputeDancin103 has a reputation beyond reputeDancin103 has a reputation beyond reputeDancin103 has a reputation beyond reputeDancin103 has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to Dancin103
Re: FIRST Babies

Quote:
Originally Posted by OZ_341 View Post
Eric (Angry Eric) & Kim Eckhardt are both experienced FIRST mentors and I believe alumni. They brought their adorable little baby daughter to FLR.

She was even sporting a "red mohawk" hat.
Just awesome.
This - saw them at TVR, so cute! And the hat was just off the cute meter!
__________________
Cybersonics Technology Team 103
2003 Championship Chairman's Award Winners

2010 Florida Regional Woodie Flowers Award - Cathy Beck
2011 Florida Regional Woodie Flowers Award - Jack Tusman
Reply With Quote
  #9   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 12:27 PM
esquared's Avatar
esquared esquared is offline
6 events in a row? No problem...
AKA: Angry Eric
no team (Volunteer!)
Team Role: Mascot
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Rookie Year: 2005
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 185
esquared has a reputation beyond reputeesquared has a reputation beyond reputeesquared has a reputation beyond reputeesquared has a reputation beyond reputeesquared has a reputation beyond reputeesquared has a reputation beyond reputeesquared has a reputation beyond reputeesquared has a reputation beyond reputeesquared has a reputation beyond reputeesquared has a reputation beyond reputeesquared has a reputation beyond repute
Re: FIRST Babies

Quote:
Originally Posted by OZ_341 View Post
Eric (Angry Eric) & Kim Eckhardt are both experienced FIRST mentors and I believe alumni. They brought their adorable little baby daughter to FLR.

She was even sporting a "red mohawk" hat.
Just awesome.
Unfortunately FIRST wasn't an option in my high school back in the days of yore, but I'm pretty sure Kim has more than enough FIRST experience for both of us

Here are the facts about our fully autonomous mini-bot:

While we overran the build season by more than a few weeks, all our I/O is up and functioning and we're making great progress on control of our manipulators and drivetrain. Still need to improve on feedback to the drivers, and there is a pesky software bug that causes pretty bad control system crashes toward the end of the day. While OPR is low, DPR is through the roof due to routinely tripping the opposing robot's cuteness breakers.

While a rookie team in years, there is serious dedication already behind this robot. Out of the 7 weeks since ship day, the robot has been at 4 regionals or districts already, and still has 2 more to go! How many rookies have you met that are attending 6 weeks of competitions? The team has also asked the judges not to be considered for the Rookie All Star award at each competition, as the team is really a RINO (Rookie In Name Only) and felt that other teams deserve the chance to compete for RAS at Champs this year. GP is alive and well in the next generation of FIRSTers!

During alliance selections, this robot is a solid 2nd round pick that will compliment any offensive pair! Keep an eye out for this team during the New England Pine Tree District and NE District Championships this year and let's bring home a banner!

On the downside, after every few matches we let the "magic smoke" out. Believe me, a toasted Victor is both faster to replace AND smells better

PS Thanks to Brett Brimhall from FIRST Team 20 The Rocketeers for this awesome photo!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	BuildSeasonComplete.JPG
Views:	649
Size:	250.9 KB
ID:	16715  
__________________
Facebook

Last edited by esquared : 03-31-2014 at 12:29 PM. Reason: added photo credit
Reply With Quote
  #10   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 12:35 PM
Jon Stratis Jon Stratis is offline
Electrical/Programming Mentor
FRC #2177 (The Robettes)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Rookie Year: 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 2,518
Jon Stratis has a reputation beyond reputeJon Stratis has a reputation beyond reputeJon Stratis has a reputation beyond reputeJon Stratis has a reputation beyond reputeJon Stratis has a reputation beyond reputeJon Stratis has a reputation beyond reputeJon Stratis has a reputation beyond reputeJon Stratis has a reputation beyond reputeJon Stratis has a reputation beyond reputeJon Stratis has a reputation beyond reputeJon Stratis has a reputation beyond repute
Re: FIRST Babies

Not alumni exactly... but so far two mentors from our team have had kids while on the team! With the first, she was very pregnant during competition (the kid was due right around champs), and we got a ton of "who's the pregnant girl on your team?" questions... very awkward. The second had the baby right before our first competition this year, and brought it to meet the team at our second competition this past weekend. Again, questions of "Who's the girl with the newborn on your team?"... very awkward. But I guess that's what you get when you have two female mentors who both look young enough to be team members!
__________________
2007 - Present: Programming/Electrical Mentor, 2177 The Robettes
2012-2015: North Star LRI
2013-2014: Lake Superior LRI
2013-2015: MN State Tournament LRI
Reply With Quote
  #11   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 12:44 PM
Mr. Mike's Avatar
Mr. Mike Mr. Mike is offline
Registered User
FRC #3138 (Innovators)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Rookie Year: 2010
Location: Vandalia, Ohio
Posts: 78
Mr. Mike is a name known to allMr. Mike is a name known to allMr. Mike is a name known to allMr. Mike is a name known to allMr. Mike is a name known to allMr. Mike is a name known to all
Smile Re: FIRST Babies

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandon Holley View Post
I have heard that team 88 (TJ^2) actually has a full-on 2nd generation FIRSTer. A member of the founding TJ^2 team had a child and that child is now high-school aged and is participating on TJ^2.

That is incredible!

-Brando
Thats great. I posted back in 2011 asking if there was any second generation FIRSTers. This is the first that I have heard of. Are there any others?

Mr. Mike
Reply With Quote
  #12   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 01:00 PM
Kettering's Avatar
Kettering Kettering is offline
read. set. rebound rumble.
AKA: Steve Smitka
FRC #3098 (The Captains)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Rookie Year: 2009
Location: Waterford
Posts: 49
Kettering is just really niceKettering is just really niceKettering is just really niceKettering is just really niceKettering is just really nice
Re: FIRST Babies

Here's a few pictures of my son Bennett from this past weekend at Waterford. He started his FIRST career in 2012, being 4 months old and coming to build with me 1-2 days a week. Now as a 2 1/2 year old, he's here 3 days a week. He loves watching the robots and his "robot friends."

My favorite part about having a kid while being on a FIRST team is how much my students, mentors, and parents embrace him as a team member, he's the team toddler! I'm excited because next season he's going to have a new robot friend since another mentor is having his first-FIRST kid!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	bennettgroup.jpg
Views:	346
Size:	459.6 KB
ID:	16717  
__________________
www.team3098.com
Reply With Quote
  #13   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 01:29 PM
Logan Byers Logan Byers is online now
FRC Referee
no team
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Rookie Year: 2003
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 306
Logan Byers is a splendid one to beholdLogan Byers is a splendid one to beholdLogan Byers is a splendid one to beholdLogan Byers is a splendid one to beholdLogan Byers is a splendid one to beholdLogan Byers is a splendid one to beholdLogan Byers is a splendid one to behold
Re: FIRST Babies

Here is a picture of my son, Benjamin. This picture is from Boilermaker and was actually taken by Carolyn (OP). He's been a regular at robotic events in Indiana since he's been born last July (he's only missed Crossroads so far) and I'm sure he will continue to be a regular in the future.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Benjamin_Ref.jpg
Views:	268
Size:	74.2 KB
ID:	16719  
Reply With Quote
  #14   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 02:04 PM
OZ_341's Avatar Unsung FIRST Hero
OZ_341 OZ_341 is offline
Registered User
#0341 (Wissahickon)
Team Role: Mentor
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Rookie Year: 2000
Location: Ambler, PA
Posts: 1,453
OZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond reputeOZ_341 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: FIRST Babies

Quote:
Originally Posted by esquared View Post
..........there is a pesky software bug that causes pretty bad control system crashes toward the end of the day. .......
I had similar problems with my two little mini-bots. And just like a good FIRST robot, every time you fix a problem, some new software bug manifests itself.
But as you can imagine, its all worth it in the end.
__________________
2010 Championship Chairman's Award
2014 NEWTON Division Finalists (thanks 971, 1983, & 3147)
2014 Mid-Atlantic Champions (thanks 2590 & 11)
2014 Hatboro District Champions (thanks 2590 & 272)
2014 Lenape District Team Spirit Award
2014 Finger Lakes and MAR CMP KPCB Award
Overall Record 60 W - 37 L
Reply With Quote
  #15   Spotlight this post!  
Unread 03-31-2014, 02:57 PM
drwisley's Avatar
drwisley drwisley is offline
FRC Coach
AKA: Dave
FRC #1756 (Argos)
Team Role: Coach
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Rookie Year: 2007
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 50
drwisley will become famous soon enough
Re: FIRST Babies

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElvisMom View Post
Argos FRC Team 1756 has quite a few young fans. They were all decked out in "game day" bibs and team gear at Central Illinois. Not sure if they are legacy FIRSTers, but they are cute!
Thanks for noticing! Although I'm the only mentor to have a kid old enough to participate this year, we have 14 other daughters ranging from infants to 6 years old and 2 boys. They are regularly at our team meetings. I half joke about spawning an all girls team in the future.

Sometimes they are insightful beyond their years. My personal favorite quote from my, then 4 year old, daughter is, "if it works, who cares?" She told that to me and four mentors that were discussing how terrible something looked after hours
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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 AM.

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