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Go to Post The events are not just a competition, but a celebration of 6 weeks of hard work. ChristinaR Collin Fultz
Go to Post If you want to have other teams cheer for you all day long at competition, name your team "Robot Coming Through". Gary Dillard kjolana1124
Go to Post (Respecting a decision) != (Agreeing with it) dtengineering Collin Fultz
Go to Post I'm basically only posting this so that future Shaker Robotics kids will see it and tell themselves "never again"... Chris is me kjolana1124
Go to Post Continuous improvement turns good to great. Continuous tinkering can lead to inconsistent behavior and headaches. IKE Ken Streeter
Go to Post changing some 0 to 1s was a lot lighter and cheaper than most of the clutches I found. IKE apalrd
Go to Post Anyone else think we're (including me) a little obsessed? The seasons over and were already onto the next one. Bjenks548 kjolana1124
Go to Post If I was a balding man, and Dean Kamen signed MY head, I'd immediately make my way to the nearest tattoo parlor and have them make it a permanent fixture. I wouldn't have washed it off! Just saying. Carolyn_Grace kjolana1124
Go to Post I believe the only cure... is more cowbell? :D The Megan 2207 kjolana1124
Go to Post But their robot puts its wheels on one at a time just like ours, so we can be a HOF winner too! Foster DonRotolo
Go to Post Admitted to MIT '14. FIRST is good stuff. sparrowkc Jamie Kalb
Go to Post And the rest of the team helped them, encouraged them, and made a big deal about how awesome it was that we were competing for the Chairman's Award. Carolyn_Grace JaneYoung
Go to Post Dean's never ending fountain of denim. kjolana1124 DonRotolo
Go to Post Do I think the bar is too high? I think impossible dreams and lofty goals are a key part of FIRST; the "top" being extremely far away only pushes people farther. Chris is me Jamie Kalb
Go to Post So the bar is set insanely high. Probably unachievably high for some of us. But what a shame it would be to lower it. pfreivald Taylor
Go to Post Off season? More like on season, our season is always on. joeweber kjolana1124
Go to Post Congratulations to team 341, your work is nothing short of what I want to do when I grow up. kjolana1124 Vikesrock
Go to Post Kids don't just decide they want to build robots then build the next Einstein champion the next year. kjolana1124 Katie_UPS
Go to Post There can be a fine line between intimidation and inspiration when it come to the elite in FIRST. Those teams who have committed to setting the bar for excellence in ways that change the culture, help to draw that line and deepen it. JaneYoung kjolana1124
Go to Post this thread made crave bacon so badly that I am now, as I write this, cooking 2 pounds of it. :o gvarndell Barry Bonzack
Go to Post It's not about a team having lots of money to spend to travel the world to share FIRST but how the team draws the world into their FIRST experience. Steve W Travis Hoffman
Go to Post Even our greatest idols make mistakes. The good ones, move on and continue to do great things. Al Skierkiewicz Akash Rastogi
Go to Post During the day on Thursday, I had to change costumes a few times, being "Andy the inspector", to "Andy the green power ranger drive coach", to "Andy the President of AndyMark, meeting with companies". I am sure some people in the guys' bathroom were wondering what I was up to. Andy Baker Billfred
Go to Post There's nothing like getting your butt kicked by the best! :D Jared Russell Chris is me
Go to Post We have tried doing the cha-cha slide on the airplane, but that went away very quickly - it seems that the pilots don't like all the movement in the plane. Carol Ian Curtis
Go to Post A coin flip is a wonderful thing. Not because it makes the decision for you, but because when the coin is in the air, you realize what you really want. ATannahill Akash Rastogi
Go to Post I don't know how you can blame a robot getting stuck in the goal on the GDC. The field drawings showed all of the dimensions of the goals. If a team doesn't want to risk getting stuck then they need to plan around it. JamesBrown Billfred
Go to Post Manual labor experience with engineering training is a powerful combination. N7UJJ JaneYoung
Go to Post I think one of they beauties of the program is how it can include so many different interests our students have. Doc Wu Akash Rastogi
Go to Post Science and Technology is like the tide in the ocean, it raises all ships together, whether they're an engineering ship or a manual labor ship. Doc Wu Akash Rastogi
Go to Post If you want to grow the program such that every student on the planet has the chance to participate, you have to start THINKING with a world-centric mindset. Racer26 jgannon
Go to Post I don't know about the rest of you, but I do this to give kids an opportunity that I never had. Jack Jones Alex Dinsmoor
Go to Post You should qualify the same way you eliminate if you ask me. sircedric4 Travis Hoffman
Go to Post Man, Earthquakes all over the place, Volcanos and clouds of ashes, S&Ps down 25 pts! and now 1114 is first seed and going to probably pick 469... yep, id say the end of the world is near scessama Chris is me
Go to Post Andy Grady does a great job of running the WayBack machine for us new to FIRST. Foster JaneYoung
Go to Post I've never seen a spam bot edit posts before Vikesrock Michelle Celio
Go to Post I was proud that there was no whining, no finger pointing and no complaining. Vikesrock JaneYoung
Go to Post When we learn physics, we almost always "ignore friction". The real world never does... Mike Betts Jimmy Cao
Go to Post Only a few more days till i get to see her again! This is sad you would think I was talking about a chick... no wonder my gf gets jealous. XD sportzkrazzy dodar
Go to Post Strive for excellence in everything you do, but also recognize it in others when you see it, rather than try to drag it down. Joe G. JaneYoung
Go to Post I'd rather have a target on my back than be invisible to the competition. Chris is me thefro526
Go to Post Is it really only 5 axes? It looks like that thing could bend time and space. EricVanWyk synth3tk
Go to Post Two robots run in to a bar, the third one had a better driver Wayne Doenges synth3tk
Go to Post You can never have enough figurative language. Travis Hoffman petek
Go to Post The Bus includes Free Wifi and 120v Power (the bare essentials for any robotics team member) Clinton Bolinger Zach O
Go to Post if we aren't here for some wisdom...what are we here for? Molten Taylor
Go to Post Arguing or defending is not how to accept feedback. Someone who shares their opinion cannot be wrong - their opinion is their opinion. DonRotolo Karibou
Go to Post knowing 'my breath stinks' has helped me far more than any thanks and praise I've ever received.. DonRotolo rsisk
Go to Post Do not interrupt, do not defend yourself - just listen. After they are done, be sure to thank them for their honest feedback, and close the books. Arguing or defending is not how to accept feedback. DonRotolo Molten
Go to Post I believe that "going home a winner" is more a matter of perception than anything else. JesseK Billfred

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