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Go to Post Don't test your autonomous on the comp field. There's a practice field for a reason. DampRobot Whippet
Go to Post If you want to use the don't ask, don't tell logic about asking then you know it is wrong. Steve W rtfgnow
Go to Post There will always be a point in your FIRST experience when you realize you can get away with something that is against the rules. It is at that point when you have a choice to make about your own personal ethics, and what sort of example you will set for your students. ToddF Carolyn_Grace
Go to Post You don't see teams plastering the arena with signs saying "Show your spirit!" or "Be creative in your robot design!" or "Be sure to be innovative in your control!" Mr. Van Whippet
Go to Post Defense is a good thing! Kevin Sheridan Mark Sheridan
Go to Post An awesome unveiling video is not necessarily an indicator of onfield performance. ToddF Travis Hoffman
Go to Post "Mentors Only Work When Being Calibrated". Calvin Hartley Whippet
Go to Post Robot shoots forward across field and jams itself into opposing alliance bridge. It was, however, the fastest our robot ever went. PandaHatMan Kevin Selavko
Go to Post There is nothing that compares to the smell of burning flesh, especially when it is your own. Al Skierkiewicz Invictus3593
Go to Post “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” - Henry Ford hiyou102 joelg236
Go to Post FRC is about giving students the best experience possible. MikeE Pault
Go to Post Focus on solving the problem, not on being deliberately creative. If you effectively solve the problem, creativity is naturally leveraged as part of finding a great solution. Jim Zondag rsisk
Go to Post Our Digital Sidecar can attract metal chips from distant planets. electroken Daniel_LaFleur
Go to Post How about we make parts in America that are so amazing that everyone will want to buy them. rsisk Bochek
Go to Post Anyway, it's a global program and a global world. Christopher149 Carolyn_Grace
Go to Post Life isn't fair. There's always luck involved. Welcome to the real world. :) Exla357 aryker
Go to Post OK, repeat after me "FIRST is not about the robot". Foster aryker
Go to Post When you build a practice robot, you're literally buying time. sanddrag Jared Russell
Go to Post FRC is a big tent. There's room for everybody. Ether kelseysea
Go to Post A chop saw may cut aluminum, a knife can also be used to eat ice cream. fox46 Conor Ryan
Go to Post There are no rules specifically prohibiting the use of cryogenically preserved legumes on the robot. dtengineering Rynocorn
Go to Post [I]'Twas the night before ship day, And all through the shop, Not a creature was stirring, Not even[/I] -- Naah, they'll never believe that. GaryVoshol eli2410
Go to Post Needless to say, lots of smoke came out, and I debated using its terrible smell as a deterrent. Snapshot Kevin Selavko
Go to Post Also, I'm tired of the "FIRST is a simulation of the real world"-- it isn't. If the real world was like FIRST, there wouldn't be any need for this organization. cadandcookies
Go to Post I normally prefer my speed controllers to brake, rather then break. Joe Ross Whippet
Go to Post I'll not deprive you of the practice in reading the manual; you'll need it if you want to be an effective part of an FRC team. Alan Anderson cadandcookies
Go to Post If your logo is your team number in a font 4" tall in 1/2" stroke, colored/outlined in white, then yes. Otherwise, no. cadandcookies EricH
Go to Post Anything that moves sideways is a waste of time. Tom Bottiglieri RogerR
Go to Post So we can bring 6x more to the Lunar Regional than all other regionals? no fair to those not going! BBray_T1296 Whippet
Go to Post While grandmothers are pretty cool, I would be hesitant in letting them determine what is and is not a robot. Kellen Hill Whippet
Go to Post Inaccurate data is not data. It's guessing. George1902 Taylor
Go to Post Defense will be everybody's part time job, not their career. Wayne TenBrink Richard Wallace
Go to Post You enjoy your pepperoni pizza, I'll enjoy my cheese and peppers, and we can both agree that people that like pineapple on their pizza, while strange... are completely entitled to their opinions. Andrew Schreiber Whippet
Go to Post Meh, that's nothing a freshman with a drill press and a dremel can't fix... Chad987 Whippet
Go to Post And yes. The Super Bowl is on, and I'm replying to a thread on Chief Delphi... bobby5150 Whippet
Go to Post Dr. Doom becomes Dr. Awesome! Nick Lawrence Whippet
Go to Post Well, there goes our bare aluminum corner tracking full field navigation system... Whippet waialua359
Go to Post Just that the robot battery wont catch fire if you drop it the wrong way. Those LiPos pack quite a punch. dellagd Whippet
Go to Post Backwards PWMs happen to the best of us. Woolly Whippet
Go to Post Guys, Can we agree that "we used it in the past" is not a response. Thanks. Al Skierkiewicz Brian C
Go to Post Like a wizard, Car Nack is never late. He always arrives precisely when he meets you. EricH Amanda Morrison
Go to Post FIRST continues their full-frontal assault on mentor's vacation days. Lil' Lavery Koko Ed
Go to Post Your iphone may be more intuitive for some of your students than a screw driver. Isaac501 Taylor
Go to Post "Field orientation is like a homing pidgeon that can fly backwards." LostWolf MichelB
Go to Post If you think that teams would never bypass the rules or do something unsafe (intentional or unintentional), I suggest you spend a weekend as an inspector. Every bad scenario that you can think of, we have seen. Al Skierkiewicz Ian Curtis
Go to Post As Frank said, when an FRC team hurts, we all hurt. Hallry RamZ
Go to Post Lowering the ceiling is a bad thing, but there's nothing wrong with raising the floor. magnets Steven Donow
Go to Post The GDC giveth, the GDC taketh away. Blessed be the name of the GDC. GaryVoshol Switzer96
Go to Post Can you restate your observation in a manner that reconciles with physics? Madison Nick Lawrence
Go to Post It'd be nice if, one day, people just concentrated on how to inspire your own team and your own community. Let others decide on how to inspire theirs. George1902 Swan217

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