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Go to Post Either way, FIRST works. You just have to keep the big picture in mind. Lux dlavery
Go to Post each year the chairmans award is given to the team the judges think deserve it the most, for that year. How can it be any other way? KenWittlief Billfred
Go to Post Be civil in all things and you will get far. Wetzel Billfred
Go to Post In the end engineering is what happens between your ears, not what you build with your hands, not what a machine spits out. KenWittlief Beth Sweet
Go to Post As a team leader if I do not INSPIRE I have failed, and I do not like to fail. Mike Martus Billfred
Go to Post Bomb squad, that grabber was the coolest way to grab a tetrahedral object in the history of grabbing tetrahedral objects. IronVulture Beth Sweet
Go to Post Isnt it fun submitting your mentors behind their backs for the WFA? Lil' Lavery Billfred
Go to Post I think I speak to everyone who ever attended nationals there when I say...say it with me..."Please stand clear of the doors. Por Favor Metengan se alijados de las puertas." Justin Jessica Boucher
Go to Post I don't miss the manufactured magic of Disney because Championships creates magic in itself; wherever the event may be held. Erin Rapacki MrToast
Go to Post Injuries can come out of no where. I know this is only a robotics competition but the injury doesnt care where or what you are doing. nightrenegade00 Billfred
Go to Post It's one thing to post thoughts, guesses, opinions - that's all good ... However, it's [different] to make statements claiming first hand knowledge & facts without actually having first hand knowledge, facts, or accurate information. Jason Morrella Daniel Brim
Go to Post Yeah.... I'll pay money just for a picture of Andy [Grady] getting jiggy! (then recommend it for the Caption contest!) ;) Rich Wong Daniel Brim
Go to Post Sweeeetttt.....Thats all that needs to be said. :D george56 kjhobin
Go to Post The mission is to mobilize community, school and corporate resources to support the vision. The method is to provide an interesting, exciting program that gives young people opportunities to explore and expand their capabilities and interests. Rick TYler Jaine Perotti
Go to Post FIRST is nothing short of a community. karinka13 shyra1353
Go to Post When you start thinking of FIRST as a robotic building contest you have left the pavement and you are in deep weeds. KenWittlief Daniel Brim
Go to Post [Pi day] is an irrational holiday KenWittlief Daniel Brim
Go to Post For We Will Rock You, we quit counting Saturday morning when it got to 12 times. Gary Dillard Billfred
Go to Post I've never liked the pressure pads. This just confirms my suspicions: Pressure pads hate robots. It must be some inferiority complex or something. Andy A. katkana
Go to Post In my book the team building experience of the kids training the engineers in the operations on the field would be invaluable. It might not get a trophy but you win far more in the long run. Wayne C. Bharat Nain
Go to Post The highest seeded alliance is always placed in the red zone by the computer. In fact, its a great communist conspiracy to mold the mind of teenagers into equating Reds with winners. Btower Daniel Brim
Go to Post If an alternate is used, all four teams are equal members of the alliance. (Trophies, trips, bling, book tours, custody of the children etc.) Btower Billfred
Go to Post I suppose you need to let the kiddies (including Copioli) win a few now and then. Andy Baker Jay Trzaskos
Go to Post I think of the FP's as the party motor, they are kinda like mini smoke generators. coreyjon Billfred
Go to Post Quoting Fred Durst--"Bring it on." Billfred Conor Ryan
Go to Post I can still remember how weird it was to look on the other side of our booth and see a kid in a suit tossing purple balls... OneAngryDaisy Daniel Brim
Go to Post bedtime? there's no bedtime while chief delphi is up and running! Alex Cormier Jaine Perotti
Go to Post I always get a little stressed as arm operator, especially with Paul Copioli standing behind me screaming at me. JohnnyB
Go to Post OooooohhH! OOOOooohh! Can I start the 2009 thread yet? Huh? Can I? Can I? dlavery Billfred
Go to Post Aw... am I too late to suggest a water game? jgannon Billfred
Go to Post They truncated our conference title. We are not showing the movie "Finding NEMO" RoboMom Billfred
Go to Post People aren't getting angry at teams who play defense. They are getting angry at the teams who play BattleBots in the middle of a FIRST match. dlavery Billfred
Go to Post The game ends after two minutes and fifteen seconds. The build season ends after six weeks. Using the experience to help improve yourself and the rest of the world will take the rest of your life. dlavery Bharat Nain
Go to Post canadians are amazing.. Ashley Christine Daniel Brim
Go to Post One thing that FIRST has given me ... Friends who care. Arefin Bari Daniel Brim
Go to Post oh, the prom! I thought you were missing a PROM (Programable Read Only Memory) ...you had me worried for a minute, I dont know if IFI has any spare PROMs. KenWittlief Katy
Go to Post Teams should spend more time talking about how to avoid penalties during their strategy sessions. Rob Beth Sweet
Go to Post I love how these contests always seem to find their way to go back to Dave Lavery and (pick one) Krispy Kreme/Heidi/Photoshop DCA Fan Billfred
Go to Post I'm still trying to find a way to get FIRST to dump the Chicken Dance song. :p Koko Ed Daniel Brim
Go to Post I was watching the webcast when that score was posted and thought to myself, "What did they do, steal a donut from Dave?" MissInformation Koko Ed
Go to Post "Defense wins qualifying rounds, offense wins championships." Paul Copioli Koko Ed
Go to Post FIRST is again mirroring real life. And in real life, when we build and design robotic and automated systems, it's safety first. Hitting a human in real life loses a lot more than 30 points. Fred Agnir Kyle
Go to Post I'm not worried about the amount of Segways at a regoinal, I'd rather see them out in the real world than at a robotics competition. Joe Matt Billfred
Go to Post If something on your robot isn't working, then why don't you take the responsibility to fix it? Isn't that what being a TEAM is all about? dlavery Billfred
Go to Post Successful teams - in almost any aspect of life (i.e. not just robotics) - don't make excuses and assign blame when something goes wrong. They improvise. They adapt. They overcome. They correct the problem and move on. dlavery Billfred
Go to Post They really should put warning signs at all entrances: "WARNING! FIRST IS CONTAGIOUS!" KenWittlief Alex Pelan
Go to Post There's no feeling quite like that one you get when you're behind the diamond plate controlling a metal beast that you've put your blood (literally), sweat (more literally), and tears (probably literally) into, and it working. Undescribable. scali Bharat Nain
Go to Post What has happened has happened. Humans were involved, mistakes made. Clarification will come... Wetzel Billfred
Go to Post What's the reason for having a rule if it's not enforced? jpsaul7usa Billfred
Go to Post Temp wiring is always bad but it is made worse when dealing with a $1000+ part. You wouldn't try to lash a makeshift power source to your PC. Al Skierkiewicz Billfred

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