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Go to Post One of our electrical engineers would bring his kids in every so often, so they could actually see their dad during build season. Karthik Billfred
Go to Post The major items of FIRST are still what they always were.....understand the game, build a reliable quality machine to play it, train you drivers to use it to its full potential. If you do these things, you can win with or without any specific machine feature. Jim Zondag Paul H
Go to Post Dean Kamen is my Shaquille O'niel (or any other generic sports star). Daniel Brim Billfred
Go to Post You get to see great matches at the Championship event regardless of a people's choice event. Yan Wang Billfred
Go to Post If Dave stops wearing the Hawaiian shirts, the terrorists have won. nukemknight Jaine Perotti
Go to Post The programmers tend to get less credit than they deserve, but the robot wouldn't run if we weren't there. :) IMDWalrus Billfred
Go to Post I want an inflatable playing field so 2 people can setup the competition in one hour at every event. I want it to fit in the back of my car. Ken Leung Koko Ed
Go to Post Anyone riding a Segway looks cool...ask Andy Baker Kyle Love Billfred
Go to Post I owe a debt, as many FIRSTers do, to the entire organization as a whole. Every team, every student, every person involved has help make FIRST what it is today. This is my Thank You. ~Anonymous BandChick Dorienne
Go to Post A great mentor guides without giving the answers, teaches through discovery, demonstrates without lecturing, provides support from backstage, observes without hovering, and leads by example. dlavery Jeff Waegelin
Go to Post Excited and motivated students and teachers can do amazing things. Wetzel Billfred
Go to Post Thanks to ... Dave, who teaches us not to worry, itís only rocket science. JohnBoucher Billfred
Go to Post And Dave...should I borrow someone's hair dryer from here in case the NASA truck needs some de-icing again this year? Billfred Elgin Clock
Go to Post I think the best driver team of the post season would be Mike Wade and Pete Baltzell- because they have been driving that NASA field all over the Northeast so all of us can play.Thanks guys!! Wayne C. Bharat Nain
Go to Post In 2001 instead of staring at the field at the game I turned around and watched the people watch the field. All I could see was a mass of people from all corners of the world, eyes lit up, gears turning in their heads. That, to me, is FIRST in action. Jessica Boucher Billfred
Go to Post It's more of a "gracious professionalism" thing. Matt Leese Billfred
Go to Post When in doubt, ask... don't assume (unless you don't mind wasting time/money). Bill Gold Billfred
Go to Post Don't let the teams here be so much of an intimidation to you, but instead, an inspiration. They all had to start from the beginning, too. Amanda Morrison Billfred
Go to Post FIRST is like riding a bike. At first it may seem hard and confusing, but after a few tries you get the hang of it and its smooth sailing from then on out. Tom Bottiglieri Billfred
Go to Post Is it bad when are you just sitting at home wishing KICKOFF was here. JulieB Arefin Bari
Go to Post Teamwork has always gotten us somewhere. Arefin Bari Jaine Perotti
Go to Post Once you go to your first (FIRST) competition... thats when you fall in love with it. Jaine Perotti dlavery
Go to Post My most distinct memory was watching Tom fix our robot's frame... by whacking it with the hammer. Jaine Perotti dlavery
Go to Post Now I'm off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Cogs. Matt Krass Billfred
Go to Post No, I dont mix robots and girls. Tom Bottiglieri Billfred
Go to Post I knew that the students on our team really understood what FIRST was all about when, two years later, our unofficial team motto changed from "we want to BEAT Chief Delphi" to "we want to BE Chief Delphi." dlavery Billfred
Go to Post I want you to get the right answer no matter what. Al Skierkiewicz Billfred
Go to Post All battery terminals must be wrapped in tape or other insulating material AT ALL TIMES! Al Skierkiewicz Wetzel
Go to Post it's flattering, but a little scary, because I don't know if I'm ready to be an inspiration! MissInformation Billfred
Go to Post We can not close our eyes, ears and minds from March to December. Dave Campbell RogerR
Go to Post Our thanks does not have to come from their lips. It comes from the finished product that walks across the stage, gets their diploma and moves on to bigger and better things. Koko Ed Billfred
Go to Post Without compromise, engineering would be boring. Mike Betts Billfred
Go to Post Just as you and your team will make hard decisions as you struggle to build a robot, FIRST has had to make hard decisions concerning maximizing safety while making the number of rules as small as possible. Mike Betts Billfred
Go to Post Although you will see lot's of people complain about parts (sometimes that includes me) all of us are held to the same constraints. That's what makes this so much fun. Al Skierkiewicz Billfred
Go to Post I know our driver is going to nats over the prom. I mean come on, who wouldnt? :D karinka13 Billfred
Go to Post FIRST Isn't just about the robots, it's about Gracious Professionalism, co-opetition, and outreach also. Julia Magoolia Barry Bonzack
Go to Post "Building the technology of tomorrow - sometime late tonight!" dlavery Bcahn836
Go to Post FIRST competitions ARE holidays, or they should be at least. Kel D Billfred
Go to Post Remember, there are many differents path to obtaining knowledge. There's no need to pigeonhole the process. Karthik Billfred
Go to Post And if in the end the students are inspired and more of the public becomes aware of the program, and people gain more appreciation for engineering, how can that not be a good thing? dlavery Billfred
Go to Post The 4-wheel drive systems bounce around like Mexican jumping beans. It is quite fun to watch. Warren Boudreau Arefin Bari
Go to Post Curse you and your logic! Koko Ed Billfred
Go to Post There's lots of other "stuff" that make a team work well in the FIRST environment, beyond designing and building a robot. KathieK Billfred
Go to Post the truth is that a 'bot is only as complicated as you make it. RogerR Billfred
Go to Post Success in this game comes from a wealth of ideas and good engineering, not deep pockets. Karthik JVN
Go to Post Stratagy drives design, not features. Wetzel RogerR
Go to Post Is all your information based on hearsay and miscellaneous posts by other people that don't know what they are talking about? dlavery Amanda Morrison
Go to Post It's not hard, it just requires thought. Matt Leese Billfred
Go to Post You valuable advice has prevented me from killing myself and others numerous times =) Stephen Kowski Andy Baker
Go to Post This is how students can be inspired! Rich Wong Billfred

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