Go to Post FIRST is the most glorious test of the mind. Anyone can run a marathon or get a slam-dunk. It takes guts to admit you are a nerd that enjoys six weeks off non-stop stress, and actually thrives on it. - kws4000 [more]
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Go to Post A quote from the Southern California Regional Visitors guide: "If you are having problems the FIRST thing to do is ask your neighbor for help" ChrisH kayla13
Go to Post We were also at 9,999 [characters] for Chairmans...Mom always said I was an under-achiever. Chris Fultz Billfred
Go to Post Please don't act embarrassed if your designs didn't work out; join the club. You are learning and will get better every year. Gary Dillard Billfred
Go to Post We want you here, and we want you back. Welcome. Gary Dillard dlavery
Go to Post At this point (after shipping the robot), I'm really looking forward to doing laundry, eating a square meal, and getting to bed at a reasonable hour. Emily Pease Jessica Boucher
Go to Post Do what you do well and I'm sure there will be much hope in your future! Collmandoman phrontist
Go to Post Well I guess that's better than some teams idea of team bonding which would be taping a wayward freshman to the wall with duct tape. Koko Ed Billfred
Go to Post ... six weeks, it's too long, but not long enough. Stillen Daniel Brim
Go to Post Darn, I won't be at Pittsburgh. But I ain't going anywhere this year without my gracious professionalism! Eugenia Gabrielov Billfred
Go to Post Come on guys....what else could we expect.....its Wildstang!!! Kyle Love Billfred
Go to Post Programmers fuel: pure, unadulterated caffeinated beverages. Mike Venkatesh
Go to Post i do not TOUCH the robot. i don't even press the load button or the reset button. nooo touchy. but i like it better like that, this way, when something goes wrong, i can wholly blame the electronics ppl nehalita Billfred
Go to Post That Billfred guy is going to pay for this one. Bcahn836 Billfred
Go to Post Just wondering what types of food you have been living off of while working on your robot? Our team has had pizza almost 3-4 times a week or more. Just wondering. SGS DRAGONS sgsdragons kayla13
Go to Post Or you can always say "we programmed it that way." probizzle Billfred
Go to Post If they're going to blame you for it anyway, you might as well have fun. Rick TYler dlavery
Go to Post Slight physical blocks will never stop a good programmer, we can just program around it. AIBob Kyle Love
Go to Post I want to take a moment to thank every single FIRST mentor on behalf of all the FIRSTers (students) out there, for giving us the best we can get. Arefin Bari Jaine Perotti
Go to Post I walked out to the area where the robot was getting ready to move, and there's no room near the robot. I look again, and realize it's all students. rachakate Dave_222
Go to Post there is no mechanics Barbie. Iain McLeod DarkJedi613
Go to Post Over Weight. What else is to be expected? There is still time for the diet team to perform miracles. Meanwhile I still keep adding parts. Steve W Hallry
Go to Post None. Ours is anorexic at the moment. Lets see if the building people can come up with a simple tetra-knockdown mechanism. Fixen kayla13
Go to Post This is the best experience you will ever get. Arefin Bari Kyle
Go to Post the rookies come up with amazing stuff (I have seen it happening), they amaze me at times. Arefin Bari Billfred
Go to Post Our robot weighed 168lbs..... bring it on Trimspa!!! slickguy2007 Bharat Nain
Go to Post Nothing worth gaining was ever obtained without effort. Jaine Perotti Billfred
Go to Post No one ever said that this was easy. Jaine Perotti Billfred
Go to Post A wise man told me a few nights ago, that it is important to own up to all your mistakes, so that others can see you doing that and wont deny and try to hide their own. Josh Hambright shyra1353
Go to Post you, sirs, are most definately gracious proffesionals. Leav Josh Hambright
Go to Post Given a choice between giving a man a fish and teaching him to fish, you always want to teach them to fish. But sometimes that involves showing him how to put the worm on the hook first. dlavery Billfred
Go to Post When you are able to get inside their heads, you will either... or.. B) Learn way to much, and end up running away screaming. - Either way, it'll be a learning experience. Elgin Clock Beth Sweet
Go to Post Teach them to fish by catching the first fish for them. (Give them the answer, but also give them how you came to that conclusion) David V Billfred
Go to Post FIRST definately holds the key to my heart...and everything that goes with it (except maybe the evil chop saw in the basement) karinka13 Daniel Brim
Go to Post Its a good bug too. :) spadercool Venkatesh
Go to Post You can't simply bring another 100 teams into FIRST and have them all asking Andy Baker questions. Rich Kressly Billfred
Go to Post I expect you to make mistakes and need help constantly. Just be sure each time you come to me, it's a new mistake and a different kind of help you need. This way I know you're growing. Rich Kressly Billfred
Go to Post A mentor, by definition, provides a nuturing environment and, over time, makes themselves progressively unnecessary. Rich Kressly Kyle
Go to Post This isn't a science fair, sometimes it's okay to give away the answer, especially if they learned something on the way there. Karthik Billfred
Go to Post the usual Canadian thing Karthik
Go to Post I'd like to thank FIRST for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I've learned so much! Leav Daniel Brim
Go to Post yesterday we completed our bot mechanically and let me tell you.... i was jumping up and down like a 12 year old girl going to a boy-band concert Leav karinka13
Go to Post A person is not defined by what mistakes they make, but more so by what they do after they realize their mistake. Andy Baker Billfred
Go to Post People were learning left and right. 14-year olds knew what a pitch diameter is... cool stuff. Andy Baker Karthik
Go to Post Was it supposed to go all sparkly and smokey like that? dlavery Billfred
Go to Post "If all else fails, use a bigger hammer" - Steve Florence Logan Byers Josh Hambright
Go to Post Basically: engineering is fun. Mike Jaine Perotti
Go to Post When I see stuff like that, sometimes I say, "That's BRILLIANT, why didn't I think of that?" But I never like the answer. dtengineering Kyle
Go to Post My only question is, Can your robot place tetras and deliver Krispy Kremes to team mentors in autonomous mode? Rich Kressly Billfred
Go to Post I haven't seen it yet, but I have complete confidence in him, because he is Andy Baker. Alan Anderson Josh Hambright
Go to Post Nominate your mentor for WFA, it's the best way to say 'Thank You'. Brandon Martus Billfred

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