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Go to Post When you tell any of your kids that winning isn't important, or isn't [I]that[/I] important, the flapping sound you hear is your credibility flying away. jlindquist74 martin417
Go to Post 100% of the robots on Einstein in 2009 had hard plastic wheels for their drive train. efoote868 Whippet
Go to Post Doesn't matter what you use if you can't drive it. efoote868 Whippet
Go to Post Honestly, I can't understand why anyone wouldn't want to be a mentor. The fools don't know what they are missing. Steven Smith DjScribbles
Go to Post Everyone should go look at the baby pics….it will make you feel better. wendymom Whippet
Go to Post There is a really bad trap most people fall into, when presented with data they tend to trust it. This is dangerous. Andrew Schreiber cadandcookies
Go to Post I have never gone to a FIRST Robotics competition and not had fun. mathking aryker
Go to Post My favorite quote from my 4 year old daughter is, "if it works, who cares?" drwisley BBray_T1296
Go to Post Adam, when most of us look at your robots, we aren't thinking, "How Creative!" What we are thinking is more like, "Holy Crap!" Richard Wallace Ekcrbe
Go to Post The sword is only as powerful as it's beholder. But if you choose the labview sword you won't get much tech support at regionals. xXhunter47Xx Whippet
Go to Post Wow, an entire thread with positive comments. I must be on the wrong forum... but my URL still says chiefdelphi.com. Hmmmm... Chris Hibner Hallry
Go to Post The toughest part about that Chairman's Award was the fact that someone was cutting onions in the stands near 558/on the field while it was being read out. At least that was the excuse I'm going to use ;) esquared Jon K.
Go to Post Just once I'd love to see a team come out to the field and say " Team xxxx rejects our reality and accepts yours!" Koko Ed DampRobot
Go to Post I see all these people complaining about the FIRST game having perverse penalties for playing defense...then we play without defense, and still people complain. MrForbes z_beeblebrox
Go to Post Coopertition™ can take many forms. MrForbes Brian C
Go to Post Invest our time in enhancing the process of conceiving, designing, testing and deploying the game billylo Sparkyshires
Go to Post This is what happens when Engineers try to design a sport. Jim Zondag Kevin Leonard
Go to Post I am the person I am because I have come to accept the mistakes I have made, not because I try to change them. IronicDeadBird Whippet
Go to Post But please take into account that each year, the GDC has to come up with a rule book that will spend the next three months being picked apart by 40,000 of the brightest, most creative minds on the planet. I think they do an outstanding job of it. dtengineering Whippet
Go to Post As they say... I'd rather be lucky than good any day (especially Saturdays). :) JVN Amanda Morrison
Go to Post I watch students push themselves beyond their limits every year only to realize they have yet to find their true limits. JesseK dictionaria13
Go to Post Being the GDC is not an easy job, anything can happen. Lunacy happened ::rtm:: Conor Ryan SamC
Go to Post No Firsting way! Tytus Gerrish Whippet
Go to Post We want people to exercise Gracious Professionalism® and play at their best, but also not really because we find this archaic rule to satisfy something related to inspiring students to pursue careers in science and technology.™ PayneTrain DampRobot
Go to Post If you think life is fair, you are sadly mistaken. R.C. Amanda Morrison
Go to Post It seems ironic to me that a robotics competition would come down to human error, which is precisely what the field of robotics attempts to prevent. David8696 Amanda Morrison
Go to Post Don't test your autonomous on the comp field. There's a practice field for a reason. DampRobot Whippet
Go to Post If you want to use the don't ask, don't tell logic about asking then you know it is wrong. Steve W ATannahill
Go to Post There will always be a point in your FIRST experience when you realize you can get away with something that is against the rules. It is at that point when you have a choice to make about your own personal ethics, and what sort of example you will set for your students. ToddF Carolyn_Grace
Go to Post You don't see teams plastering the arena with signs saying "Show your spirit!" or "Be creative in your robot design!" or "Be sure to be innovative in your control!" Mr. Van Whippet
Go to Post Defense is a good thing! Kevin Sheridan Mark Sheridan
Go to Post An awesome unveiling video is not necessarily an indicator of onfield performance. ToddF Travis Hoffman
Go to Post "Mentors Only Work When Being Calibrated". Calvin Hartley Whippet
Go to Post Robot shoots forward across field and jams itself into opposing alliance bridge. It was, however, the fastest our robot ever went. PandaHatMan Kevin Selavko
Go to Post There is nothing that compares to the smell of burning flesh, especially when it is your own. Al Skierkiewicz Invictus3593
Go to Post “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” - Henry Ford hiyou102 joelg236
Go to Post FRC is about giving students the best experience possible. MikeE Pault
Go to Post Focus on solving the problem, not on being deliberately creative. If you effectively solve the problem, creativity is naturally leveraged as part of finding a great solution. Jim Zondag rsisk
Go to Post Our Digital Sidecar can attract metal chips from distant planets. electroken Daniel_LaFleur
Go to Post How about we make parts in America that are so amazing that everyone will want to buy them. rsisk Bochek
Go to Post Anyway, it's a global program and a global world. Christopher149 Carolyn_Grace
Go to Post Life isn't fair. There's always luck involved. Welcome to the real world. :) Exla357 aryker
Go to Post OK, repeat after me "FIRST is not about the robot". Foster aryker
Go to Post When you build a practice robot, you're literally buying time. sanddrag Jared Russell
Go to Post FRC is a big tent. There's room for everybody. Ether
Go to Post A chop saw may cut aluminum, a knife can also be used to eat ice cream. fox46 Conor Ryan
Go to Post There are no rules specifically prohibiting the use of cryogenically preserved legumes on the robot. dtengineering Rynocorn
Go to Post [I]'Twas the night before ship day, And all through the shop, Not a creature was stirring, Not even[/I] -- Naah, they'll never believe that. GaryVoshol eli2410
Go to Post Needless to say, lots of smoke came out, and I debated using its terrible smell as a deterrent. Snapshot Kevin Selavko
Go to Post Also, I'm tired of the "FIRST is a simulation of the real world"-- it isn't. If the real world was like FIRST, there wouldn't be any need for this organization. cadandcookies

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