Go to Post It's rather simple: you start with a block of solid and remove material until you just have the robot left. Kind of like making a sandcastle. Only harder. - petek [more]
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Go to Post How else can I get my polar bear sized tub of Lard? niklas674 Brian Maher
Go to Post Welcome to The 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition: Bureaucracy Bash! Andrew Schreiber Brian Maher
Go to Post Parallax is evil. RoboChair ctt956
Go to Post You know you've made it big when people assume every imperfection is genius! araniaraniratul Cothron Theiss
Go to Post Yeah, if we didn't have robots then we could concentrate on all that outreach stuff! marshall ctt956
Go to Post Maybe FIRST could get a sponsorship from Ikea, and we all could get flat-packed field parts with pictoral assembly instructions. And then all the parts could have funny names. sanddrag Pat Fairbank
Go to Post "The rio has a boulder sized hole though it? *shrug* Just duct tape it. That doesn't let the code out, right?" Bkeeneykid ctt956
Go to Post Ahem, a climbing xerox machine. Also known as the scariest type of xerox machine this Earth has ever seen. itsjustjon ctt956
Go to Post Perfection is less about effort or skill than it is about having a clear and limited goals. SoftwareBug2.0 ctt956
Go to Post Are quadcopter rotors considered a pneumatic device? bobbysq Whippet
Go to Post I would go even further and say always hate your robot. Keep breaking, iterating, and trying to figure out how to change the robot from week one of build season to champs. saikiranra itsjustjon
Go to Post Somewhere in New Hampshire at this very moment , the GDC is redesigning the game. Whippet tjf
Go to Post There are few things I hate more in life than electrical tape residue. AdamHeard EmileH
Go to Post I'm totally hooked on reffing now and will be volunteering in the future because of [Beach Blitz]. Ali Ahmed Andrew_L
Go to Post Regardless on how you feel about any team--respect should be paramount. MeGuttieri billbo911
Go to Post Mmmm scrap used parts. Dismantle, find data sheets and have fun.:D techhelpbb ctt956
Go to Post Hallry's back! Tell a Friend! Tyler Olds ctt956
Go to Post So we had forklifts in 2015 and now front end loaders in 2017. First has really embraced the industrial side of robotics. dmorewood ctt956
Go to Post An amazing manipulator system is worthless without being able to drive reliably. RoboChair Adithya Balaji
Go to Post I like this thread because it means I don't have to leave my house to find something to complain about! PayneTrain Brian Maher
Go to Post *When putting grease on anything* "The bigger the glob the better the job." TheMagicPenguin ctt956
Go to Post Look for metal shavings in a pwm port; that's caused us to crash plenty of times. Gary Dillard ctt956
Go to Post Your primary job is not to build the most technically advanced robot, but build the best possible team. PayneTrain Karibou
Go to Post it takes a village to raise a robot. Taylor Pooja Anil
Go to Post You're here for them, not for you. Chris is me Taylor
Go to Post The more time we spend there, and the more investment we have in the team, the more rewarding it is. ILAMtitan Taylor
Go to Post FIRST should come with a warning label. Tim Sharp Brian Maher
Go to Post "prepare to take flight"! I see people taking off shoes and waiting in long lines. 346CADmen Whippet
Go to Post For what it's worth, while they may or may not be legal as safety glasses, Steampunk goggles are perfectly legal as forehead protectors. Nuttyman54 frcguy
Go to Post Anything worth analyzing is worth over-analyzing. And anything worth over-analyzing is worth hyper-analyzing. Ready, go! Michael Hill ctt956
Go to Post Building a drone during Ri3D is going to be a challenge... Ginger Power cadandcookies
Go to Post Really, flight? That is going to feed the rumor mill... Munchskull ctt956
Go to Post Einstein 2015 was just a tryout for FIRST's next warehouse forklift operator. Jay O'Donnell ctt956
Go to Post Sometimes at work I fantasize about being a giant bulldozer operator. AdamHeard Brian Maher
Go to Post According to a 6 year old I once met at a demo, our FRC machine was not a robot because, "How can it be a robot if it doesn't have a face?" Jared Russell ctt956
Go to Post Recently my wife and I met some mentors from Michigan with their wives at Disney World. It seems that I'm not the only mentor who needs to bribe their wives with vacations before they sign up to mentor FRC for another year... Mark Holschuh ctt956
Go to Post Honestly though, having a cave would be one of the greatest places to build a robot. There's already lack of light and lots of floor space! Well, if you have a good cave sponsor, that is. Bryce Clegg frcguy
Go to Post You guys must sponsor that one team on The Fosters! Tyler Olds frcguy
Go to Post Darn elite teams and their mentor-built caves. Brian Maher ctt956
Go to Post Your team has a cave?!?!? OMG, how did you guys get that?!?! Do you have a cave sponsor? We tried talking to cave sponsors but none of them responded. You guys must be an elite team to have a cave. marshall Karibou
Go to Post FIRST really does enjoy watching us squirm with their teasers, don't they? Anupam Goli ctt956
Go to Post We found our bandsaw on Craigslist for $40. We keep looking for laser cutters and waterjets in that price range, but so far no luck. chapman1 frcguy
Go to Post Like Mom blending a carrot in a chocolate milkshake to get vegetables in the diet. Foster Chief Hedgehog
Go to Post You don't have to build a winning robot to build a team, but you won't build a great team unless they are striving to build a winning robot. Richard Wallace Darkseer54
Go to Post I found another student once at a Cross Country meet because she was wearing a team shirt. I must say, I was surprised. I should start wearing my team shirt around more often. TheBoulderite ctt956
Go to Post I'm absolutely certain that kids prefer scoring points to not scoring points AdamHeard Brian Maher
Go to Post This game is all about dealing with the unexpected and making changes on the fly. Greg Hainsworth ctt956
Go to Post It's not a rendering mistake, it's a design challenge! Eric Scheuing ctt956
Go to Post Car Nack called. He said get off his lawn. Taylor Whippet
Go to Post Tinted safety glasses and ice cream cones allowed in the pits? What else could go wrong!?! logank013 ctt956

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