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Go to Post FIRST truly isnt about building robots, but allowing yourself to reach higher and farther than you ever could. Brandon Holley Akash Rastogi
Go to Post Battle Bots and other robot fighting competitions is to First Like McDonalds to Hamburgers They get the idea, and have the taste, but they are bad for you in the long run. Conor Ryan StephLee
Go to Post FIRST is not a destination, its not the reward, its the slingshot that will launch you from where you are, to where you can be. KenWittlief Josh Hambright
Go to Post ... it's us against all the bad-grammar-usin', "ya know"-slingin', graciously excepting, "congradulations"-totin', "nu kU ler"-spoutin' linguistic Luddites out there. We'll see who wins! :D dlavery Eric Finn
Go to Post ... you know you are a nerd when you want safety glasses for your birthday! :P Ashley Christine Arefin Bari
Go to Post And we had to walk both ways to the venue from our hotel! Uphill! Barefoot over broken glass! IMDWalrus kjohnson
Go to Post Ask not what FIRST can do for you but what you can do for FIRST. Koko Ed artdutra04
Go to Post Quitting FIRST was so hard that I felt like I needed a 12 steps program to help me through it. Ken Leung Koko Ed
Go to Post Isn't that, April showers bring Woodie Flowers? ;) jgannon Beth Sweet
Go to Post It's like FIRST saying "Well it was too hard, so we give up. Lets give the kids something easier to do." How is that supposed to inspire kids? Mike jgannon
Go to Post More inspired students, more community involvement, less drain on the mentors... Sounds pretty swell to me! Karthik Kyle
Go to Post Listen to this FIRST: Thank you Daniel Brim RogerR
Go to Post Basically, it just doesn't matter. Mark Pettit Andy Baker
Go to Post And we drafted without computers...forget the calculators...we used slide rules...the punchcards piled up so high we needed more office space...and we programmed in three feet of snow...up hill...both ways Rich Kressly Billfred
Go to Post They knew that the number of gracious, professional, make-your-grandmother-so-proud-she-will-puke moments of exemplary behavior by the teams would far outshine any minor mistakes or incidents of less-than-perfect decorum. dlavery jgannon
Go to Post I need to start using "ThunderChickens!" as an exclamation Jessica Boucher Lisa Rodriguez
Go to Post Unfortunately I think IFI made us buy a new one. Something about 200amps across the power connector not being a warranty item. GeorgeTheEng Billfred
Go to Post There is a fine line between genius and insanity, watch your step! Al Skierkiewicz Katie Reynolds
Go to Post I know that it's often dangerous to use common sense in a YMTC thread... Kris Verdeyen Billfred
Go to Post Give me a week, and a lot of caffeine and I could have one made. Problem is the lack of a week and caffeine. Mike Billfred
Go to Post you should see my scout sheet its the bomb diggity Mirza95vx Andy Baker
Go to Post ...I've changed my position. I'm fully supportive of Joe's suggestion... Chris Hibner Joe Johnson
Go to Post Reading Andy Bakers post- priceless :D thoughtful lukevanoort
Go to Post Programmer's pride. FIRST needs some more. Billfred
Go to Post Man, Dave always has to one up us. We build robots to play games, he build robots to go on other planets, Elgin makes CD 30 inches, you make it 63 inches. Levin571 Billfred
Go to Post "Splet" is the sound a frog makes when it hits pavement at 187 feet per second. Don't ask me how I know. dlavery Tureyhall
Go to Post Spell Check is your friend! Dez Sakura141
Go to Post "FIRST" is not a verb (yet - give us time, and we will see what happens). dlavery Jessica Boucher
Go to Post In the professional world, spelling mistakes, grammatical shortcuts, leet-speek, and misused verbiage are not interpreted as signs of cute, efficient communications. They are indicators of illiteracy, inefficiency, unprofessional behavior, and sloppy work habits. dlavery Karthik
Go to Post "Nuclear" is pronounced "nu kli Er." It is NOT pronounced "nu kU ler." When you use this pronunciation, no matter how smart you may actually be, you sound like an illiterate dolt (are you listening, Mr. Bush?). dlavery BaldwinNYRookie
Go to Post "FIRST" is not a verb (yet - give us time, and we will see what happens). dlavery Hallry
Go to Post Spelling mistakes make me sad...Almost as sad as not being able to go to Atlanta this year.. Almost. Elgin Clock Billfred
Go to Post Win, Lose or Tie, but do it in a way that FIRSTers will be talking about for years to come! Bill Moore dlavery
Go to Post We use a student coach/team captain for Team 342. This allows us mentors to sit in the pit area during competition and just relax. Watching the competition really gets our stomachs tied in knots. cbolin Billfred
Go to Post I would like to meet...Andy Baker: I've never met a pig farmer before... MissInformation Billfred
Go to Post We should also remember the fact that the FIRST Manual is not supposed to be enterpreted with lawyer speak. If so you could make it say many things. Anthony Billfred
Go to Post I don't know how much of a safety factor chain manufacturers build into these ratings. I've got empirical evidence to demonstrate that it's not 5, however. Tristan Lall Madison
Go to Post P.S. - Don't eat spicy food before a match, or a marathon of matches like eliminations. It never ends well. Trust me. Keith Chester StephLee
Go to Post ...instead of question marks swirling my mind I got triangles, circles and squares... Dorienne Alex Pelan
Go to Post PS. Listen to the wise Brandon Martus. Think before you (re)act. artdutra04 kjohnson
Go to Post the Robotics team isn't just a club, it's a family. Ashley Christine
Go to Post I feel that the only friends I have ever had are people I know through FIRST. Being on a team gave me the sense of belonging that I thought I didn't even need. FIRST has given me a great life that I never thought I would have. Alaina Ashley Christine
Go to Post i'm not addicted to CD.com...i can stop anytime i want. RogerR AIBob
Go to Post A lot of students decribe FIRST as the best thing that happened to their life. Once a student gets hooked, they don't want to leave FIRST for any cause. I am one of them. Arefin Bari Ashley Christine
Go to Post Frankly, I love CD and everything it stands for. I've made more friends from this forum alone than I ever expected to meet in FIRST. I'd give just about anything to keep this system up, upgraded and going on long into the future. It's not even enough to show my thanks and gratitude. BandChick UlTiMaTeP
Go to Post just flat out, full force, take no prisoners driving spears312 Tytus Gerrish
Go to Post Were going to nationals!?! Did anyone think of telling me this? Beta Version Beth Sweet
Go to Post FIRST is not about lowering the bar to those with the smallest expectations, but helping helping all teams exceed the standards set by the best. Allison K Steve W
Go to Post If you promote not only the growth of your own team but of other teams at other schools you are successful. Koko Ed Alex Cormier
Go to Post In FIRST, success = inspiration. Daniel Brim Kyle

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