Go to Post FIRST is a worthwhile program to be involved in as an Adult mentor. But for me, it does bring its share of personal conflict. ..... Cuz' you know when Jan 4/5 comes round' I'll be itchin to go gang busters again. I'll never learn - PMGRACER [more]
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Go to Post If you want to know how to build a more competitive robot, ask. GP demands we tell you, help you, guide you, teach you. Al Skierkiewicz dlavery
Go to Post (OK, now that I have said this, just watch someone like Kevin Watson have a working solution by this Friday... :yikes: ) dlavery Matt Krass
Go to Post FIRST is about family, making new friendships, belonging somewhere, doing something you love, and finding out what your real love is in life, so when you're old and wrinkly you can look back at high school and say "This is when I found myself." Winged Wonder Jaine Perotti
Go to Post Just wait till Heidi learns video-editing skills. tkwetzel Billfred
Go to Post At one point, we were all once rookies. Vin211 Jessica Boucher
Go to Post I think that one of the most fantastic parts about FIRST is that the biggest and most successful teams are also the most abiding to the rules. Matt Adams Jaine Perotti
Go to Post It would also level the playing field by bringing the bottom up, rather than the top down. russell Matt Krass
Go to Post Searching is your friend - try it. Katie Reynolds Billfred
Go to Post Rules from prior years DO NOT APPLY to this year! dlavery Billfred
Go to Post Ha. Lavery's a genius. Aignam Billfred
Go to Post My contention is that there is not a whit of difference between noting that a change like that has to be made, and making the change. Kris Verdeyen Venkatesh
Go to Post It is not for any other team to say what is beyond a person's or a team's capabilities. That's why they have mentors :-) preussrobotics RogerR
Go to Post Starting from scratch is what makes it hard. ChrisH Billfred
Go to Post FIRST should never come before school and anyone who thinks otherwise is irresponsible and should not be mentoring the kids Koko Ed Billfred
Go to Post There MUST BE room for mistakes. That’s one of the best ways to learn. Ken Leung Billfred
Go to Post every year, Dean's speeches get better. in the process, he's also teaching people to be patient. Winged Wonder Billfred
Go to Post HAH! What else am I supposed to do on a weekend? Sleep? Michael Hill Billfred
Go to Post So as you're thinking about this, think simple. Cyberguy34000 Billfred
Go to Post It's super-ironic that a question about searching was found via searching. Whodathunk? Brandon Martus Billfred
Go to Post Desperation is the mother of accomplishment. Koko Ed Billfred
Go to Post I just weighed myself and I have gained two pounds since last Saturday. Thats a sign of a good robotics team. russell dlavery
Go to Post I have always gotten the answers I need. They're just not always the answers I want... Alan Anderson Matt Krass
Go to Post If only more people could have the same attitude toward FIRST as they do toward their fellow teams! Jaine Perotti Koko Ed
Go to Post I don't even consider FIRST to be an extracurricular anymore; it is a way of life. Jaine Perotti dlavery
Go to Post The few people who don't ever make mistakes are the same people who simply don't do anything. What people do after they make a mistake tells others what they are made of. Andy Baker Jaine Perotti
Go to Post If you are new to these forums, you might want to observe the discussions a while before diving in with opinions, emotions, and expertise. Andy Baker Billfred
Go to Post Jeez, I love my job! :) dlavery Jaine Perotti
Go to Post Is FIRST making it too easy?... yes they are making it easier than years past. But I would also say that does that matter? If students are still inspired to pursue more advanced designs and eventually a career in the technology sector we still have met our ultimate goal. MikeDubreuil Karthik
Go to Post Aim for the stars – you just might hit a planet. Leo M Andy Baker
Go to Post Much of what you do in the "real world" has no rules. You have to look yourself in the mirror and make them up as you live; knowing that what you do WILL come back to haunt you sooner or later. dhitchco dlavery
Go to Post If you are stupid about this and violate the rules, and thereby cause your alliance to lose a match, then your alliance partners will gang up on you and violate your robot. dlavery Andy Baker
Go to Post dang. I wish my legs were as good as Dave's. Amanda Morrison Andy Baker
Go to Post Relax. Have fun. Enjoy the improvements. Build what you want to. Rich Kressly Billfred
Go to Post Logic has no place here whatsoever. ThamiorLianodel dlavery
Go to Post For those of you that think the kit chassis is too weak... It is tough stuff. Those of you that say it is too weak, just do not know what you are talking about. Paul Copioli dez250
Go to Post "Don't make me call my flying monkeys..." Joe Johnson Jaine Perotti
Go to Post Picking up tetra's is going to be as easy as picking up a person of the opposite sex. While a select few will master it; others will be bumbling maroons.. Elgin Clock J Flex 188
Go to Post Engineering is all about trade offs. You can design yor system to do A, B or C easily. Combining A abd C or A and B or B and C requires some effort. Combining A, B and C should be near impossible. Mike Betts russell
Go to Post This is an open forum and it is a privilege to post here, if you don't agree with the rules then just don't post here. dez250 Meredith Rice
Go to Post I love the smell of burnt motors in the morning! Mike Betts Andy Baker
Go to Post I think the winning robot will be the same as every other year, a robot that is excellent at ONE thing. Kel D Jaine Perotti
Go to Post The rules also never explicitly say that I can't park a Boeing 747 right in the middle of the play field and use it as an obstacle for the other alliance. But after a little thought, something tells me that I probably should not do it. dlavery Billfred
Go to Post Every now and then, the judicious application of a modicum of common sense can make all the difference in the world. dlavery Billfred
Go to Post Wow, 3 people able to draw their designs using text in a script processor program. I guess I wasted my time learning all that CAD software Gary Dillard Billfred
Go to Post Boy was that a sleepless night! Suneet Conor Ryan
Go to Post It is not necessary to draw 200 amps to move a robot through a two minute match. Rule of thumb is you robot should be able to compete for three matches without a battery change. Al Skierkiewicz dez250
Go to Post Use these tools as a starting point, not as an end product. Tom Bottiglieri BandChick
Go to Post I think they get nutrition from chain greese. Lucid Venkatesh
Go to Post Never underestimate the power of human ingenuity. Wetzel dlavery
Go to Post This isn't about practical, it's about having fun and thinking outside the box... tetrahedron.... whatever....:rolleyes: Cyberguy34000 Jessica Boucher

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