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What are your highlights of the build season so far?

Obviously, the FIRST Competition isn't all about robots. It's actually got a lot to do with making new friends and just having a great time with your team (Or even enjoying a few funny moments). So, I was just wondering if anyone here would like to share some experiences (Good or bad, overly serious or extremely hysterical) that your team has encountered during this year's build season.
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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

We actually had a great session last Friday
It all started about an hour before we were supposed to end.
Freddy challenged us that we wouldn't have a running shooting mechanism so we set out to prove him wrong. He bribed us the astronomical sum of...
$5 (if we made it)

So we began working like a well oiled machine. Probably better than we ever have. We worked so well, our adviser Mr.B let us stay until 7:00 witch made Freddy sweat.

In the end we finished mounting the motors and the wheels are ready to be mounted.
He claims we lost, but we won because we have achieved to a new level of team unity.

Wait a minute could that be what he was planning the whole time?

Could the whole thing be an elaborate plot to make us work together?...

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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

Week 1 Highlight: Watching Neha sit in the corner with the robot on her lap and working on it.
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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

Highlight: watching our team mentor talk at 50 words/second when he got excited about the robot.
Example:

-"And then we can do this! And then this! And omg omg omg!!!!"
-"...chill out...it's not that serious"
-"no IT'S SO COOL. it's awesome man!"

it's great to have mentors enthusiastic about what we are doing. They turn back into 2 year olds. =)
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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

Ours would have to be the free-range hamster farms that our team decided to start up next summer, and plans to run a robot on hamster power. I guess that's a little random...
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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

Our thre best highlights from this year so far are both from yesterday.

One being the fact that we spent more time having snowball fights and POOF ball fights then actually working on the robot.

The second being the fact that we moved our practice facilities out of an abandoned elementary field Cafetorium to and abandoned storefront in the local mall.

the third will be posted in picture form later. It's pretty ghetto.

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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

The highlight for me was last friday. At dinner 1 of our mentors dared me to eat 6 Premium Plus crackers in 1 minute with no water. It's hard to do for those of you who have never done it!! And then another mentor dared me to finish it off by eating 5 packets of sugar in a row. I ate the crackers and wripped open the 5 packets of sugar and ate them all at once. It was crazy!! I was hyper the whole night

The next day I had sooooooo much sugar that the team is now going to ban me from eating any more of it. Let's just say that the build season is very unhealthy for me
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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

playing this on loop in the build room

having the guy in charge of the wireless block as a programmer is good.




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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

WOW there are just tooo many but one of the most recent ones was yesterday we went to CiCi's and one of the students put his head next to the window from the video game area and was starin at us and when a kid wanted to go in his dad was tooo scared and told him to wait HAHAHAHAHA LOL
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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

best moment for me so far would have to be last friday ( or two weeks ago i cant remember! ) a parent brought in bbq ribs for dinner that night. we took pictures of all our members AND mentors with bbq sauce all over their faces and hands . i have two videos too!
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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

Ha, well, definently the odd, spontaneous dialouges that seem to occur every year, without the intention of those involved. You know, like...well, I don't want to ruin it.
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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

I pretty much enjoyed when I told the kids that before we ship the robot, they have to make me understand how it works. They laughed at first until they realized I was serious. Then they stood there, horrified. Eventually they began telling me about it.
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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

So far the highlights of the build season are my animation girls are doing an incredible job and I barely had to look over their shoulder. The team has shown incredible team spirit and in spite of not reaching our scheduled goal (we wanted a working prototype as of yesterday) we are still making incredible progress.
Hopefully this will be the year we break the pattern (since I've been here we've had great odd numbered years and struggled in the even numbered years).
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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

Our advisor letting us shoot POOF balls at each other, granted we were wearing our safety goggles
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Re: What are your highlights of the build season so far?

Our electronics team is ahead of the mechanical team.

Seriously... I've got the camera tracking the target, the gyro keeping the robot straight.. it's an amazing thing.
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