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Go to Post Students dream up the ideas for bots, it is than up to the mentors and engineers to make these dreams a reality. dddriveman Bharat Nain
Go to Post Earlier today, I finally saw a copy of the [WFA] essay that was submitted by my team (there will be a separate reckoning later with all those that kept this a secret from me). The narrative overwhelmed me. dlavery Billfred
Go to Post There's more elegant ways to play defense than beating on the other robot. Bill Moore Billfred
Go to Post umm i don't have a life. so no, i really doubt i'll go to the movies anytime soon. wait, does...april count as soon? nehalita Billfred
Go to Post Thanks everyone for being so positive- this just reaffirms why I love F.I.R.S.T. and volunteer my time to this program and the awesome students involved! Weightmn Jessica Boucher
Go to Post We started FIRST to achieve a common goal and not only will we leave with more knowledge and wisdom, we will leave as friends and thats what really counts if you ask me. :cool: Hick18 Andy Baker
Go to Post I admit that it isn't practical...but it sure is fun. Crebb Billfred
Go to Post Anything is capable of happening in FIRST. Dorienne Kyle
Go to Post It's cool when good things happen to good people. :) Rich Kressly Kyle
Go to Post And while I am not that big on hero-worship, I am pretty darn proud to know Dave. However, this does not mean that I will stop picking on him MissInformation Billfred
Go to Post At GLR our team only had to deal with a bunch on kids seeing snow for the first time. With all the ensuing snow fights and vainly trying to run up the giant snowy hill behind the arena. Kevin Sevcik Beth Sweet
Go to Post IT ISN'T THE STUDENT'S JOB TO DISCIPLINE OTHER STUDENTS. That's why God invented mentors. Let them do their jobs. Collin Fultz Billfred
Go to Post Surely any group of rational human beings (which FIRST seems to attract) can work this out. Billfred Kyle
Go to Post FIRST always talks about grandmothers and making them proud. So FIRST---you made my grandmother proud. Collin Fultz nukemknight
Go to Post Build a student a robot and it will keep him/her busy for a few days in the spring. Teach a student how to build(design, wire, program) a robot and they will stay away from home, use some really strange language and wear funny clothes the whole year long. Al Skierkiewicz Jaine Perotti
Go to Post It's ok to be tired. That's what CD Mods are for. Jessica Boucher Billfred
Go to Post Mentors can't get tired, it says so in the manual. SENIOR mentors, therefore, must have a different manual! KathieK Billfred
Go to Post Either way, FIRST works. You just have to keep the big picture in mind. Lux dlavery
Go to Post each year the chairmans award is given to the team the judges think deserve it the most, for that year. How can it be any other way? KenWittlief Billfred
Go to Post Be civil in all things and you will get far. Wetzel Billfred
Go to Post In the end engineering is what happens between your ears, not what you build with your hands, not what a machine spits out. KenWittlief Beth Sweet
Go to Post As a team leader if I do not INSPIRE I have failed, and I do not like to fail. Mike Martus Billfred
Go to Post Bomb squad, that grabber was the coolest way to grab a tetrahedral object in the history of grabbing tetrahedral objects. IronVulture Beth Sweet
Go to Post Isnt it fun submitting your mentors behind their backs for the WFA? Lil' Lavery Billfred
Go to Post I think I speak to everyone who ever attended nationals there when I say...say it with me..."Please stand clear of the doors. Por Favor Metengan se alijados de las puertas." Justin Jessica Boucher
Go to Post I don't miss the manufactured magic of Disney because Championships creates magic in itself; wherever the event may be held. Erin Rapacki MrToast
Go to Post Injuries can come out of no where. I know this is only a robotics competition but the injury doesnt care where or what you are doing. nightrenegade00 Billfred
Go to Post It's one thing to post thoughts, guesses, opinions - that's all good ... However, it's [different] to make statements claiming first hand knowledge & facts without actually having first hand knowledge, facts, or accurate information. Jason Morrella Daniel Brim
Go to Post Yeah.... I'll pay money just for a picture of Andy [Grady] getting jiggy! (then recommend it for the Caption contest!) ;) Rich Wong Daniel Brim
Go to Post Sweeeetttt.....Thats all that needs to be said. :D george56 kjhobin
Go to Post The mission is to mobilize community, school and corporate resources to support the vision. The method is to provide an interesting, exciting program that gives young people opportunities to explore and expand their capabilities and interests. Rick TYler Jaine Perotti
Go to Post FIRST is nothing short of a community. karinka13 shyra1353
Go to Post When you start thinking of FIRST as a robotic building contest you have left the pavement and you are in deep weeds. KenWittlief Daniel Brim
Go to Post [Pi day] is an irrational holiday KenWittlief Daniel Brim
Go to Post For We Will Rock You, we quit counting Saturday morning when it got to 12 times. Gary Dillard Billfred
Go to Post I've never liked the pressure pads. This just confirms my suspicions: Pressure pads hate robots. It must be some inferiority complex or something. Andy A. katkana
Go to Post In my book the team building experience of the kids training the engineers in the operations on the field would be invaluable. It might not get a trophy but you win far more in the long run. Wayne C. Bharat Nain
Go to Post The highest seeded alliance is always placed in the red zone by the computer. In fact, its a great communist conspiracy to mold the mind of teenagers into equating Reds with winners. Btower Daniel Brim
Go to Post If an alternate is used, all four teams are equal members of the alliance. (Trophies, trips, bling, book tours, custody of the children etc.) Btower Billfred
Go to Post I suppose you need to let the kiddies (including Copioli) win a few now and then. Andy Baker Jay Trzaskos
Go to Post I think of the FP's as the party motor, they are kinda like mini smoke generators. coreyjon Billfred
Go to Post Quoting Fred Durst--"Bring it on." Billfred Conor Ryan
Go to Post I can still remember how weird it was to look on the other side of our booth and see a kid in a suit tossing purple balls... OneAngryDaisy Daniel Brim
Go to Post bedtime? there's no bedtime while chief delphi is up and running! Alex Cormier Jaine Perotti
Go to Post I always get a little stressed as arm operator, especially with Paul Copioli standing behind me screaming at me. JohnnyB
Go to Post OooooohhH! OOOOooohh! Can I start the 2009 thread yet? Huh? Can I? Can I? dlavery Billfred
Go to Post Aw... am I too late to suggest a water game? jgannon Billfred
Go to Post They truncated our conference title. We are not showing the movie "Finding NEMO" RoboMom Billfred
Go to Post People aren't getting angry at teams who play defense. They are getting angry at the teams who play BattleBots in the middle of a FIRST match. dlavery Billfred
Go to Post The game ends after two minutes and fifteen seconds. The build season ends after six weeks. Using the experience to help improve yourself and the rest of the world will take the rest of your life. dlavery Bharat Nain

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