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Go to Post I will follow FIRST's guidelines, as long as they conform with those of the English language. artdutra04 joshsmithers
Go to Post Our job is to play the game that the GDC gave us, not the one we think they should have given us. Herodotus Rick TYler
Go to Post A good robot can score a lot of points. A great robot can do it when the other alliance does everything they can to stop it. Rick TYler lukevanoort
Go to Post I (personally) am not involved in FIRST because I want to win (of course, that would still be nice ;) ). pogenwurst Billfred
Go to Post I in all sincerity thoroughly enjoy the way that programming for FIRST makes me want to bash my head against a wall. pogenwurst Billfred
Go to Post ...isn't that part of the point? For high schoolers to do things they "could not have" by themselves? AdamHeard Alan Anderson
Go to Post It is great to be proud of the way you do things, but to imply that everyone should match your way of thinking, is ludicrous. JVN Billfred
Go to Post To offer an opinion is fine, to demand that others adhere to your opinion is laughable. JVN Billfred
Go to Post I can attest that mentoring is probably the most important aspect of this program. Tom Bottiglieri Richard Wallace
Go to Post Even as a "mentor", I am still being mentored by engineers who work with the team. Tom Bottiglieri Andy Baker
Go to Post This is not pinewood derby. This is not a science fair. This is a sport, and in sports there are winners and losers. Cory Amanda Morrison
Go to Post The neat thing about regionals, is that they ARE big robot parties! MrForbes Alan Anderson
Go to Post While FIRST's goal is to inspire young people, it will be much easier to do that if we also inspire all the older people as well. E. Wood Andy Baker
Go to Post Winning or losing on the field has nothing to do with this success. E. Wood dlavery
Go to Post If you have not had a positive experience in FIRST, please don't bring those that have down. Jeff K. dlavery
Go to Post I don't resent or envy them for being strong teams; I hope we can continue to learn from them and someday join their ranks. dsmoker JVN
Go to Post If you want to make change, you have to know what you're trying to change. Amanda Morrison
Go to Post The answer doesn't lie with an all student run team, or an Engineer-fest team... But somewhere in the middle. Moderation is key. Cody Carey Travis Hoffman
Go to Post FIRST is like pizza. You and I may like different toppings, but in the end it's still delicious pizza. Billfred Mike Harrison
Go to Post It's over, done, let's move on and be positive. Next year maybe everything will be perfect. :cool: Ed Sparks Stu Bloom
Go to Post As Murphy as my witness, things happen and will continue to happen. Pavan Dave Kris Verdeyen
Go to Post It would be wise to consider the reasoning behind the statement rather than the statement itself. Sometimes they are right... other times their statement is incomplete... and other times they really do have no clue what they are talking about. dtengineering Pavan Dave
Go to Post According to Clarke's third law, I believe their entire robot works by magic. dtengineering Herodotus
Go to Post Sometimes it is more appropriate for an individual to listen than it is for him to speak. JVN Wetzel
Go to Post Welcome to FIRST! You will soon figure out that there is no "exit strategy" from this program. David Brinza MrForbes
Go to Post I think we must take seriously the importance of "infecting" the rest of the world with this passion. Tstone mizscience
Go to Post Off time, at a regional? What is that? DonRotolo lukevanoort
Go to Post The losing alliance should know they lost, admit it, and use the desire to win to push themselves even further. artdutra04 Karthik
Go to Post Our team calls me "John Regular Neun," because John V-Neun is so spectacular! John Neun Billfred
Go to Post Ironically, I think the best testament to the program [Dean Kamen] founded and his ideals wouldn't be if he won a Nobel Prize. It would be if you did. Kevin Sevcik mizscience
Go to Post I'm a drive team coach, they don't eat lunch during competition. Rick Jessica Boucher
Go to Post "You know, a robotics regional is the only place where you can walk in and see two people in chicken suits and not be confused." Herodotus Karibou
Go to Post Believe that Dave knows what he is talking about. JaneYoung jgannon
Go to Post What is this... extreme air-keyboarding?...For those about to type, we salute you. Andy Baker Rohith Surampudi
Go to Post The driver must have a relationship with the robot, the driver should talk to the robot, speak soft encouraging words to it. Pet names are also a good idea. If the driver does not love the robot, how can the driver learn to trust the robot. Gboehm synth3tk
Go to Post In the long run, you don't remember your ranking points, you remember the lessons and friendships from when you were on a robotics team in high school. smurfgirl Joe G.
Go to Post Remember to have fun! That's what the FIRST experience should be for you- a lot of fun while doing a lot of learning. smurfgirl octothorpe
Go to Post It looks like you put a robot through a paper shredder. Madwolvez synth3tk
Go to Post Our club visited the Seattle Regional this week and they all have the FRC bug now. May God have mercy on our souls... Rick TYler dlavery
Go to Post GP is asking for something then having twenty people answer graciously. synth3tk A_Reed
Go to Post Anything that promotes science and technology is okay in my book. Dan Richardson Pavan Dave
Go to Post Elgin..... ;) Will you marry me? KIDDING!!!!!!! That's yucky, everyone knows boys have cooties. Libby K synth3tk
Go to Post Things go wrong; it happens to the best of us. You learn from it and move on. Waynep mizscience
Go to Post Woody says that gracious professionalism is "acting how you would if you grandmother was watching you"... some people must have some really crazy grandmothers. (: Cappeh A_Reed
Go to Post I have never seen a coach with a better ability to yell with love. IndySam dlavery
Go to Post Upon entering FIRST you immediately apply Murphy's Laws. A_Reed BlondeNerd
Go to Post Sorry for the profanity but how about mentioning the "C" word? Commercials? Pavan Dave synth3tk
Go to Post Accidents happen, but they can be prevented with just a LITTLE bit of forethought. AdamC mizscience
Go to Post Your body does not have replacement parts. Koko Ed mizscience
Go to Post Dang. There goes the hint that was supposed to go out next week. Gotta start over now.. dlavery whlspacedude

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