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Go to Post There was no real separation between who did what. "we" did it all and it was fun. Team2339 JVN
Go to Post Raw students in, pure engineers out. ebarker lukevanoort
Go to Post there should be a continuous cascade of knowledge spilling over to the less experienced team members and and continuous upward flow of members gaining experience. ebarker lukevanoort
Go to Post You all have made me think about this in a new way - which I appreciate. aaeamdar Andy Baker
Go to Post FIRST like life is what you make of it, if you would rather go through FIRST worrying about what other teams do to make their robots, then your destined for disappointment. if you go through FIRST making the most of it doing the best you and your team can then it doesn't matter what other teams do. Mike Schroeder Akash Rastogi
Go to Post HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short. . dlavery synth3tk
Go to Post PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part. dlavery synth3tk
Go to Post I live for the offseason...that is, when i'm not living for the actual season. Libby K EricH
Go to Post Now stop reading CD, do your homework, eat your peas, brush your teeth, and go to bed. Any time you spend speculating as to what Dave's ravings might mean is completely wasted. Richard Wallace Libby K
Go to Post Oh, for the love of cod, can't you see that Dave is messing with us just for the halibut? When the actual clue comes out, I'm sure we'll all be singing a different tuna. Pat Fairbank synth3tk
Go to Post so, i want the clue now, okay? is it bad that i am more interested in this years game than i am in taking my finals next week? jwfoss Tottanka
Go to Post Do you guys mind if we postpone kick-off to around January 26 or so? We can still keep the ship date on February 20, if that isn't a problem. dlavery Grant Cox
Go to Post I need to start sleeping now to make up for build season Kingofl337 synth3tk
Go to Post I blame FIRST for being the best thing that has happened to me. vivek16 Tottanka
Go to Post You can't lose if you submit an animation. Even if you don't win an award, your team wins by just doing it. David Brinza Billfred
Go to Post You know you are addicted to FIRST when you have trouble describing it because you realize it truly is way more than just a robotics competetion. vivek16 synth3tk
Go to Post The closest and strongest friendships that I have formed, however, have come from the FIRST robotics program. Friends that I can call “brother,” that I can call “sister,” that I can just call “family.” DanDon synth3tk
Go to Post Yep, after all, when life gives you lemons, make a robot to pit and squeeze them, purchase sugar, cups, water, and ice and make lemonade!! vivek16 Herodotus
Go to Post I am also impressed that you maintained the integrity of your parentheses; you must be a software guy... DonRotolo whytheheckme
Go to Post We can't all be Dean. But with the right attitude and preparation, we can make careers out of our passions. Richard Wallace Andy Baker
Go to Post At first, "water game" was funny. Then it went to silly. Now it's just dumb. Not to mention unrealistic for FIRST. EricH synth3tk
Go to Post Just be nice. It works better in the long run. Libby K Richard Wallace
Go to Post See, another reason for going--you can find out your chances of being thrown off the field for a safety violation! EricH Billfred
Go to Post when answering a question you throw out other teams names (thunder chickens and killer bees)...and a distinguished guest raises his hand and asks if he heard right when I said thunder chickens and asks for an explanation of what a thunder chicken is. Devon27 JaneYoung
Go to Post You can build bridges, or you can burn them. The choice is yours. dlavery Pavan Dave
Go to Post Technology is everywhere, yet the human factor is what makes an event special. synth3tk KathieK
Go to Post looks like he was getting ready for a sprint! be careful chuck, its only like 2 feet from the line to the controls... vivek16 synth3tk
Go to Post Why is everyone on these boards so obsessed with Segways? Tom Bottiglieri Billfred
Go to Post Banned for being a nerd. There are no nerds in here! Schnabel whytheheckme
Go to Post I don't mind being odd...I like to - listen - to Dean Kamen's speeches. They make sense. I don't get to listen to a lot of sense in the world, just a lot of noise. JaneYoung Tottanka
Go to Post edit: laptop. yeah as a programmer to not put this in I should be taken out the back and "decompiled". Stuart vivek16
Go to Post No matter what you do and how well you try to protect them, some people are just out there to be candidates for the Darwin Awards! Jay H 237 Pavan Dave
Go to Post Actually, I think the standard Klingon warning label ought to be sufficient: 'yIQIpQo' (don't be stupid) Alan Anderson Andy Baker
Go to Post NO MORE "COTTON EYE JOE"!!!! hipsterjr synth3tk
Go to Post Smart defense doesn't even require your robot to push another. Cory Billfred
Go to Post I am as certain as can be on this issue ... believe me. Paul Copioli dlavery
Go to Post There is no charge. We just want to help. We are family… emnasson303 synth3tk
Go to Post I've heard of mentors who keep talking until they are blue in the face, but this is my first time actually seeing one. Richard Wallace Pavan Dave
Go to Post .......I would still heed Al's suggestions above. He has many a grey hair and he earned them all the old-fashioned way. :) Richard Wallace Billfred
Go to Post Have you ever found yourself staring at a physics problem, not understanding it, then connected it to a past FRC game and suddenly felt the light bulb start shining? StephLee JaneYoung
Go to Post Its just going to be a dirt game. We are going to be using shovel bots to dig for gold. Anyone who strikes oil gets the 100 point bonus! Uberbots synth3tk
Go to Post And I have to say, those days where you are just beating yourself, and smacking your head against the wall, and you just wish the robot would catch fire so you could go home, make the top of the mountain that much sweeter. Gboehm synth3tk
Go to Post Just remember, a spark of inspiration can produce a lifetime of success. JoeXIII'007 Steve W
Go to Post No amount of sleep beforehand will make up or prepare you for the lack of sleep you will receive during build season. Dan Petrovic synth3tk
Go to Post I actually see no issue about the sentence, but then im still in college and only half way edumacated, i am only eduma right now. Alex Cormier synth3tk
Go to Post Weren't you ever told Canada is backwards from the US? Alex Cormier synth3tk
Go to Post I have a pair of lucky safety glasses too. When I wear them I never get stuff in my eye. I swear.... vivek16 synth3tk
Go to Post Maybe FRC WILL casue world peace, who knows, eh ? Tottanka Romeo1351
Go to Post In real life, I use almost nothing I learned from football except that with a bit of hard work you can get somewhere. Oh, and I have bad knees on top of that. I could have (and wished I would have) learned that from a FIRST FRC team instead. JesseK Billfred
Go to Post I believe that those who have a clear understanding of their capabilities, both physical and financial, and design and build within those capabilities are the teams that succeed. Daniel_LaFleur Karthik

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