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Go to Post Ask questions; don't be afraid to talk to "powerhouse" teams. CalTran ctt956
Go to Post It always surprises me how many teams wait until their robot is being inspected to learn how files should be used. Richard Wallace frcguy
Go to Post We can help FIRST improve the system, but we can't just blame them and wait. Siri Collin Fultz
Go to Post Meh, wear safety glasses. Mike Schreiber bkahl
Go to Post Brace yourselves, reality check incoming. EmileH frcguy
Go to Post "Recycle Rush? What's that, some sort of charity marathon?" Chak Gravity
Go to Post Disclaimer: I am not an electrical engineer nor an electrician. I occasionally play one on CD. And when inspecting robots, sort of... jvriezen ctt956
Go to Post "Hurry, we broke the drivetrain again" Lil' Lavery frcguy
Go to Post I approve of this misuse of machinery! RoboChair frcguy
Go to Post Sustaining an FRC team is really hard! Jared Russell EmileH
Go to Post I think this thread just won "ChiefDelphi is terrible Bingo". Karthik frcguy
Go to Post Might change next year. Read the manual then too. Billfred ATannahill
Go to Post I love some good datas, so tasty. RoboChair frcguy
Go to Post I will be here until the end of time working my butt off to inspire and enable the ever changing group of students that pass through our doors. RoboChair frcguy
Go to Post Drive fast...drive true...otherwise it will kind of crush you techhelpbb frcguy
Go to Post I'd also like to apologize to any of the teams whose robots we may have broken. Ginger Power GreyingJay
Go to Post IMO the main idea behind FIRST is for the mentors and students to work together to produce a machine that the students could never have produced on their own. Tim Sharp AustinSchuh
Go to Post Teams need to make 'don't be a jerk' a part of their culture, and that culture needs to be explained to the parents who travel with you Libby K Chinmay
Go to Post Oh and don't mind the lightening holes. Thats just how I waste time when I get bored :P SerpentEagle Oslim1999
Go to Post I hope there are people in this world who love you too much to let you mentor while you are in college PayneTrain cadandcookies
Go to Post Our wheels just keep falling off. SenorZ itsjustjon
Go to Post We're not here to build robots. We're here to build students. GreyingJay rsisk
Go to Post I want my students to learn passion. I want them to care so much about what they are doing that they infect other people with it... be that FRC or anything else. marshall Kwolfe
Go to Post I never wanted to be a teacher. This was the year I learned that I am one. It turns out mentors are teachers. Oops. marshall Kwolfe
Go to Post A good robot with great strategy beats a great robot with good strategy. Brian Maher CalTran
Go to Post Looks like I'm late, but in the grand tradition of Chief Delphi, I'll butt in and beat the dead horse anyway! PayneTrain Collin Fultz
Go to Post Curse those filthy wrench-swinging rivet-popping screw-driving hammer-smashing mechanical barbarians. Hand over the robot to the programmers! cjl2625 Whippet
Go to Post My mom's cousin heard from her friend who heard from her brother who heard from his barber who heard from his son that his teacher told him that his father's brother's sister's former roommate heard from Frank himself. notmattlythgoe ctt956
Go to Post The culture has shifted, people. You can act shocked and complain, and likely lose the attention of the students you want to reach through FRC and other activities, or you can shift with it, and make FRC relatable and relevant to a bunch of good kids with foul mouths. mrnoble Edxu
Go to Post I've be addicted for 15 years. Tried to quit but failed. Gdeaver maxnz
Go to Post In the now immortal words of will.i.am, "This stuff is really good!" neshera blarson001
Go to Post Dean will make America gracious again seth.brugler Philip Arola
Go to Post What are you people going to rumor mill about if we ever actually get a water game? Kevin Sevcik cadandcookies
Go to Post Pros of living in California from a Canadian standpoint: FRC on-field glass doesn't occasionally have shoe marks on it Edxu ATannahill
Go to Post Thou Shalt Not Leave Crap In The Walking Path. Billfred GreyingJay
Go to Post Eating at Pappy's is the only St Louis activity for me. Cory frcguy
Go to Post AND... ...GET OFF MY LAWN! You young whippersnappers. dang nabit... Joe Johnson dez250
Go to Post This thread is going to make me spend my entire tax return on multitools. Lil' Lavery ctt956
Go to Post We can still do better, even if we've come a long way. cadandcookies Jon K.
Go to Post I will read this blog, read your stories, learn from you, and be a better mentor because of you. You give me hope. Your diversity brings me joy. Carolyn_Grace Jon K.
Go to Post FIRST is NOT just about robotics. It is about the growth of leaders - of Gracious Professionals... MysterE Carolyn_Grace
Go to Post After all, when any student is isolated because of a difference - because of race, gender, social beliefs, or ideological concepts - we all lose. MysterE Ozuru
Go to Post There are "Problems", and then there are "Solutions". Understand the Problem, and keep your mind open to alternative solutions. Don't get married to a Solution. rich2202 Billfred
Go to Post Making even just one person feel safe and included in FIRST is how we know that we have succeeded. Mr_Moko Basel A
Go to Post Who needs daytime soaps when one can watch FRC matches? ;) lkg9999 ctt956
Go to Post At every event I've seen this year, there has been at least one robot that left a part on the field. Even some of the robots have decided they don't want to play and this year and made a break for it in autonomous! :yikes: ctt956 Oslim1999
Go to Post Is CAD essential to all teams? No, but neither are power tools. 346CADmen KMeyers
Go to Post TL;DR: The robot battery (and your car battery) aren't going to electrocute you unless you stab a positive and negative wire from them into your heart. In which case you have plenty of other problems besides. Kevin Sevcik MikLast
Go to Post How you say something is often just as important as what you say. Rachel Lim itsjustjon
Go to Post Build the wrong robot that aims well or build the right robot that can't aim.... decisions, decisions.... Tom Bottiglieri JesseK

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