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Go to Post Every team should have a rule about not shouting "ROBOT!" when transporting a robot around the pits/arena. frasnow Alan Anderson
Go to Post Mentor: How is that held in place? CAD Lead: Go to the hardware store and buy a bag of constraints and put the constraints on the robot. Kenyow Kevin Selavko
Go to Post AndyMark has done something amazing. Sam390250 Hallry
Go to Post Bumper quality is an "attention to detail" measure. Teams that get little things right tend to do better on the big things. vhcook Billfred
Go to Post Please ask yourself..."If my robot is on fire and the pneumatics are randomly activating, is my main breaker someplace that I want to put MY hand?" Jaxom vhcook
Go to Post Teams that take care of the little things often have much less trouble with the big things! dtengineering Libby K
Go to Post I suggested it in brainstorming, but then people threw things at me. Apparently there ARE bad ideas in brainstorming. Kevin Sevcik CalTran
Go to Post Life is too short to spend 40 hours a week doing something you are not enthusiastic about. Karthik KrazyCarl92
Go to Post It will be really cool if it works, sad if if doesn't. We got our fingers crossed! falconmaster Ian Curtis
Go to Post I may be a little slow responding, I'm shoveling snow. Mark McLeod DeformedFedora
Go to Post It is crucial to keep experience and keeping collected under pressure as high points that can't be measured in a test. jnelly kwam dawg
Go to Post If my shop was snowed in and my unfinished robot was sitting in there, I'd dig it out with a plastic spoon or melt it out with a Bic lighter if I had to. Every hour counts. If there's a will, there's a way to make it happen. sanddrag Hallry
Go to Post Excuse me while I rant on your comment here a bit. Andrew Remmers bobby5150
Go to Post there's no time like week 5 to learn programming :D dcarr Ether
Go to Post Gotta love the blurred robots :cool: Steven Donow Hallry
Go to Post I personally think mentors should sit behind two-way mirrors and hold a kill switch for all power tools. ;) SenorZ jwallace15
Go to Post You worry about your team. Let other people worry about their own teams. pfreivald Koko Ed
Go to Post It's a skid-steer vehicle, so it depends on the phase of the moon and yesterday's lottery numbers. Ether Calvin Hartley
Go to Post Time flies when you're freaking out. Koko Ed MisterG
Go to Post This has to be the hardest, most complicated game I've ever seen the GDC develop - that's what makes it so much fun! SteveGPage Kims Robot
Go to Post Maybe we should have some safety training before and during build instead of just having flyers at our pit. Hm... JaneYoung Billfred
Go to Post "The devil" isn't in the details... The devil is having a loud house party with lots of other devils and demons in the details. And laughing, and laughing... pfreivald IndySam
Go to Post If that many teams could do it successfully every match this year I will eat my robot. Jay O'Donnell DeformedFedora
Go to Post I hate to do say it with these words but...We're all in this together. dellagd DeformedFedora
Go to Post Magic doesn't count as a support, sorry. Neither does simply constraining in CAD... EricH Siri
Go to Post We've done that autonomous. After several years of refinement we decided to skip the information collection and just drive into the wall at the earliest opportunity. Greg Young joshsmithers
Go to Post Our robot will use sensors to collect information about its environment, then discard that information and drive into a wall. Jared Russell Hallry
Go to Post if your robot weighs 1-1/2 tons, you have bigger problems then the legality of that jack... ekapalka Micah Chetrit
Go to Post On the other hand, if the tires were marked "NOT FOR FRISBEE SHOOTER USE" I'd be worried. Ken Streeter Whippet
Go to Post Attempted to like Andrew's comment and then realized this wasn't Facebook :P afowl dictionaria13
Go to Post It's a hunch, based on engineering intuition; there are too many hard-to-quantify variables to do any accurate calculations. Looking for some experimental corroboration or refutation. Ether Ian Curtis
Go to Post My goal as a mentor is to make myself irrelevant. Is that possible? Probably not. But this is one place I am willing to aim stupidly high. Ian Curtis KrazyCarl92
Go to Post Thanks GDC for opening a can of Chuck Norris Brain Hurt Garrett.d.w DeformedFedora
Go to Post Weird. On a forum where people talk about robots, we have a robot trying to talk to people. dellagd Whippet
Go to Post I personally need all the limbs and eyeballs I currently have, and I assume other feel the same way. bfk dtengineering
Go to Post This game is absolutely *NOT* too difficult, but many teams will make it too difficult by biting off more than they can chew. pfreivald IKE
Go to Post Keep your chin up, your safety glasses on, and don't let the magic smoke out of the electrical components and you'll do just fine :) rsegrest DeformedFedora
Go to Post If you refuse to come to any compromises with your Ultimate Ascent robot design, you risk compromising everything (including your sanity). Jared Russell Holtzman
Go to Post Has FIRST ever made a game that was easy to do? Koko Ed Hallry
Go to Post The robots that rise to the top will not be the ones that do everything poorly, but the ones that are breathtaking at one thing. Be that robot. DampRobot Koko Ed
Go to Post Difficult? Yeah. Extremely difficult? Some parts. Doable? It's been done. Andrew Lawrence DeformedFedora
Go to Post "We just fundraised $5000 for registration, and you spent it all on balloons?" Andrew Lawrence rsisk
Go to Post IRI: where egos go to die...uhm..I mean fly! Koko Ed Hallry
Go to Post FIRST provides evidence that many of us are optimists. mrnoble pfreivald
Go to Post We need to grow smart not grow fast. Andrew Schreiber SamC
Go to Post FIRST is hard. It's supposed to be. We can't keep giving people a check and expecting them to succeed. We need to stop this model. It takes a village to raise a child but it takes a community to build a FIRST team. Andrew Schreiber joelg236
Go to Post FRC: more like the real world than we could ever want. efoote868 Joe G.
Go to Post 30 point hang is brutal. Those who say it is easy are not thinking it through or are way smarter than the rest of us ... Paul Copioli Ian Curtis
Go to Post The dog-gear! Do u even shift bro? WileyB-J LedLover96
Go to Post Consider that the 12V from your robot isn't any different from the 12V from your car's cigarette lighter. (Err... sorry... that's "power port" these days, thank goodness.) dtengineering Billfred

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