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Unread 07-06-2018, 04:55 PM
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TOP 100 questions about FIRST

We are Robotrojans STEAMex 6832 from Mexico and we are working with FUN to answer the most common questions related to FIRST. The questions can be about FLL Jr. FLL, FTC, FRC, any teams, awards, KoP, engineering, game season, mentoring, FIRST trivia, or literally any worthy question related to FIRST. Post your questions and share. Cheers from Mexico!”
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Re: TOP 100 questions about FIRST

"Is that like BattleBots?"
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Re: TOP 100 questions about FIRST

Not really a question, but when somebody being recruited as a mentor responds "But I don't know anything about robots." - the correct answer is "But you know <whatever it is they do know which is why they're being recruited>. FIRST and Chief Delphi and your fellow mentors will teach you how to make that work for robots." If what they know is non-technical (fund raising, business, etc.) change "robots" to "robotics teams".

This has been the #1 most useful answer in our team's inventory throughout our existence.
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Re: TOP 100 questions about FIRST

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"Is that like BattleBots?"
Ditto. My boss still marks my vacation time for volunteering as "robot wars"... and as a result everybody at works thinks I build such .
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Re: TOP 100 questions about FIRST

"What does your Robot do?"

Such a loaded question as it usually entails an explanation that gets old quickly and makes their eyes glaze over.

Now, I just show them this:
Not a Robot
and ask them to attend an event.
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Re: TOP 100 questions about FIRST

"WHAT? HOW IS THAT CONSIDERED A FOUL?"
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Re: TOP 100 questions about FIRST

"Why are both World Championships in the United States?" - says everyone in the USA that isn't a part of FIRST
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"WHAT? HOW IS THAT CONSIDERED A FOUL?"
And the corollary: "Why wasn't THAT called?"
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Re: TOP 100 questions about FIRST

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Not really a question, but when somebody being recruited as a mentor responds "But I don't know anything about robots." - the correct answer is "But you know <whatever it is they do know which is why they're being recruited>. FIRST and Chief Delphi and your fellow mentors will teach you how to make that work for robots." If what they know is non-technical (fund raising, business, etc.) change "robots" to "robotics teams".

This has been the #1 most useful answer in our team's inventory throughout our existence.
My favorite parent recruitment went like this. I and another Father of a student were standing down near the field as our team battled through the eliminations rounds to the finals. He turned to me and said "This is so cool". I said "Yeah, its great". He replied "I'd love to get involved but I'm not an engineer, I'm just a bank manager". I replied "Great, we have a lot of engineers but we need someone to help show the students how to make a proper business plan". When we started the PNW district he started volunteering and continues to do so despite the fact that his son has long since graduated.
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“Wait, you have to put the perfectly functional robot in a bag?!?!?”
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Re: TOP 100 questions about FIRST

"What's a PID?"
"What's a Derivative?"
"What's an Integral?"

"How do you score 4 rotors with 7 gears and only get a yellow card?"

"What is Purdue First Programs?"

All valid questions, all very interesting answers.
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Is it a sammich?
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“What do you mean it costs more than $6000?”
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