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Unread 09-27-2017, 08:37 AM
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Re: You know you're addicted to FIRST when...

When you go shopping for food and do not realize that you are wearing safety glasses until you return to the shop. It explains why everyone looked at me funny...

Or when you find a few broken staples in your bumper so you feel all over it to find any others and your hands looked like you rubbed broken glass and sand paper all over it. Don't worry, I was fine, just had to put several bandaids on it. And my brother who did the same as me was Safety Captain, I wonder why we haven't gotten any safety awards...
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Unread 09-27-2017, 10:33 AM
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Re: You know you're addicted to FIRST when...

When we don't have enough time or money to build a moat so your captain jokes and tells you to lie down and be the moat and you actually lie down... don't worry, I was told to get up because if the robot ran me over then it could damage the robot
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Unread 10-02-2017, 08:51 AM
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Re: You know you're addicted to FIRST when...

When you want to bring your robot to prom. Not me but during my team's first year, a girl on our team wanted to bring the robot to prom. We for some reason decided to name the robot after her boyfriend, Henry. 3 years later I joked and asked our robot while it was turned off if it wanted to go to prom with me. I joked and took it's silence as a no.
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Unread 10-04-2017, 03:46 PM
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Re: You know you're addicted to FIRST when...

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Yes, always know where your safety glasses are! But on thirty Altairian Dollars a day, you aren't going to build up that sort of cache without taking someone else's glasses. Put 'em in a box and bring 'em back where they belong!

And .. you've thought of an FRC drive you're 99.99% sure has never been used, and are building a prototype at home on your own nickel (though at FTC scale) to see if it works. (If it works, I'll call it the roto-shifter.)
oh no... I just did this.

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Unread 10-12-2017, 07:45 PM
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Re: You know you're addicted to FIRST when...

Your car won't start in your garage, and your car charger is broken, so you grab your robot battery charger and borrow an SB50 to auto test clip converter from your son's room. An hour later, the car starts.
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Re: You know you're addicted to FIRST when...

You check Chief Delphi every 5 minutes. (me)
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Re: You know you're addicted to FIRST when...

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You check Chief Delphi every 5 minutes. (me)
Eh, I can one up that with using a chrome page refresher extension so I can just click in every now and then.
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Re: You know you're addicted to FIRST when...

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When you ask your boss about the "regolith" on the restaraunt walls and that's when you figure out its name isn't actually regolith. -Me 5 minutes ago.
Or when you work at a thrift store and hope that an FRC team got high and decided to donate a robot. I always hope something like that happens.
Or when ALL of your coworkers who have never met your team knows your team by name and number
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Re: You know you're addicted to FIRST when...

...you eat pizza and subs for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the workshop
...you work from 5 in the morning to 5 in the next morning
...you buy groceries while still wearing safety glasses because it is becomes so natural to wear them, you forget they are there
...you beg everyone at your school to join
...you ask your robot to prom
...you run out of wood to build the moat so you lie down so you are the moat. Then the captain says "Adam, we can't run you over! It will damage the robot!"
...you spend more time at the workshop everyday then at school
...everyone has a nickname
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Re: You know you're addicted to FIRST when...

when you use the teams jig saw blade to cut lunch sandwiches at competition
when your teams batteries have names... political names
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when you use the teams jig saw blade to cut lunch sandwiches at competition
*cough*

That never happened... there's no video, and no pictures... and I would never use a jigsaw blade. I cannot comment on the use or non-use of a (new, unused) hacksaw blade, however.
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Re: You know you're addicted to FIRST when...

... You have so many event shirts that you start using them as rags.
... It is difficult to find a non-robotics shirt.
... When all of your vacation time for the entire year is dedicated to FIRST events.
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Re: You know you're addicted to FIRST when...

...you make a CD account in September of your freshman year of FRC.
...your teammates tell you that they see your posts on CD all the time. (hi, guys!)
...there literally is not an FRC event without a team you recognize.
...CD smilies are the only emojis you ever use.
...you are the best necromancer. (4 weeks, 6 days, 14 hours, and 18 minutes since last post on this thread)
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Re: You know you're addicted to FIRST when...

When you can wrap presents better than the rest of your friends and family because you are put on bumper duty each year.
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