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Go to Post When you boil it down, the name “FIRST-a-holic” represents our passion for changing the world, our energy for difficult challenges, and our bravery in facing unknowns. - Ken Leung [more]
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Go to Post FIRST inspired me to become a pain in the patootie or something. :) Madison dlavery
Go to Post Maybe we can start a FIRST team on Mars. Karibou Arefin Bari
Go to Post I guess my point is, let's see how it plays out before we condemn it to failure. Chris Hibner AndyB
Go to Post At IRI you have 72 of the best teams in the country. It could literally be held in a cornfield in the middle of Indiana and nobody would care, because the competition is simply that good. Cory Herodotus
Go to Post ...your mentors are your friends. If you're not sure of something, they probably know the answer to it, and if they don't, they will point you to someone who does. Karibou kramarczyk
Go to Post Kit wheel? Someone probably has them. N-tooth IFI sprocket? You might get lucky. Part Made By A Local Company When You're Competing 800 Miles Away? Bring three. Billfred joshsmithers
Go to Post FIRST was the best thing that accidentally happened to me. Stephen Kowski Elgin Clock
Go to Post You can't expect a situation to get better if you don't make an attempt to confront it. AndyB Travis Hoffman
Go to Post but yea. people have this perception of robots as like, the terminator. you don't have to be a super genius to do this stuff. christina_omg Elgin Clock
Go to Post A dedicated team is a happy team. sgreco dlavery
Go to Post It is not brains but desire that matters. Lancer Robotics Koko Ed
Go to Post Joining a FIRST team is the beginning of "smart," not the culmination. klrswift DonRotolo
Go to Post Its not how much knowledge you have, its how much you want to learn. tennispro9911 DonRotolo
Go to Post A lot of the time in FIRST it's not what you have when you enter the program, but what you gain from being in it. Elgin Clock Dan Petrovic
Go to Post You know you've been involved with robotics too long when you see a remote-controlled traffic barrel coming up behind people and honking - and it doens't faze you. GaryVoshol Qbranch
Go to Post Even worse, you could have a "Kiss the Paul" contest. I heard he squeals when you pick him up too. AndyB Herodotus
Go to Post Andy Baker doesn't go to IRI. IRI comes to Andy Baker. tim_reiher Akash Rastogi
Go to Post "We've got more money than brains." Travis Hoffman Dowjonesbotics
Go to Post "If I had a nickel for every time our robot actually worked, I'd have one whole nickel. It was fail. Epic fail." - lol, a team at the NYC FTC tourny Akash Rastogi Dowjonesbotics
Go to Post "If you can't hurdle, you can't win." "Remember to practice your obnoxious amateurism." . dlavery Dowjonesbotics
Go to Post Seriously I didn't think that "FIRST, it's the WWF for smart people" would ever catch on. Schnabel Dowjonesbotics
Go to Post Place a corner of it on the end of a table, clamp down the other side, and have a good whack at it with a hammer (hard). If it didn't break, it was polycarbonate. vivek16 AndyB
Go to Post Dean's "All Denim" (now referred to as "Deanim") look is apparently catching on. AndyB EricVanWyk
Go to Post ... we are really in FIRST to develop a love and appreciation for Math, Science, and Technology. This is our goal. Every team can do this effectively regardless of how well they do in competitions. tennispro9911 tjf
Go to Post Stop making me want to spend money on books! I don't need any more good influences in my life!!!! FourPenguins Karibou
Go to Post You know you're overdosed on FIRST when you see the thread titled "team 228 can and bottle drive" and think "what kind of crazy drivetrain is that?" Joe G. Katie_UPS
Go to Post It's not all about the offensive "powerhouses", strategy is key. smurfgirl dlavery
Go to Post Id have to say, that is probably one of the most creative floats i have ever seen. then again, this is coming from a guy who hasn't seen many floats (disregarding the 32-bit ones). Uberbots Billfred
Go to Post Besides, all the FIRSTers that I know - are children at heart. JaneYoung Dan Petrovic
Go to Post Students leave and new students come. But mentors are forever. fredliu168 Akash Rastogi
Go to Post Mentors may not be the direct focus of FIRST, but they are just as involved as students are. They play a pivotal role in the success of FIRST and of the success of every team. Dan Petrovic Steve W
Go to Post Without mentors, you wouldn't even be participating in FIRST. Your team wouldn't exist, and FIRST as a program wouldn't exist. If it did, it'd just be another form of a science fair. Cory Akash Rastogi
Go to Post I respect what you have to say and I ask that you do the same for me. Andrew Schreiber dlavery
Go to Post So I thought to myself "Man, I wish I was a part of a large technically minded community... oh... right..." BordomBeThyName Elgin Clock
Go to Post Competing at multiple regionals or Championship events has no bearing on the life lessons you will learn or the unbelievable memories you will have--for that is what FIRST is truly all about. Alivia Steve W
Go to Post You can lay out all the disclaimers that you want, but the bottom line is you are representing your team. Karthik Michelle Celio
Go to Post The stated goals of FIRST are to inspire a culture that values science and technology. Inspiration needs Motivation. What motivates people? Competition. Dmentor kramarczyk
Go to Post At the end of the day, it really isn’t about the awards. JesseK DonRotolo
Go to Post Don't forget to stock up on luck. You'll need some of that too. Molten Blue_Mist
Go to Post These are words on a computer screen, please stop giving the text on this screen such incredible power over how you feel. Stephen Kowski Billfred
Go to Post What is this "non-robotics life" of which you speak? :ahh: Karibou kramarczyk
Go to Post I think Team 45 is cloning Andy. Anybody who has pitted next to them should agree that they are first class students running a first class team. IKE Alan Anderson
Go to Post Here on CD, we are all one big FIRST team, mentoring each other. Joe G. Andy Baker
Go to Post Each poster can bring respect to the topic, whether agreeing with it or not. JaneYoung Steve W
Go to Post I'm not of the belief that this is the intent or purpose of Chief Delphi. It is a place for sharing knowledge and information, perspectives, and humor. In the process, it has created community. JaneYoung KelliV
Go to Post And your other point, "why a debate over a nonexistent rule?". Its summer, we're not building robots, and we're geeks. What else are we supposed to do? EHaskins synth3tk
Go to Post You and I have never met, but I am certain that if we went to the same school, we would have been good friends. Molten Blue_Mist
Go to Post GP is a code which is lived by, not a yardstick to measure others by. Daniel_LaFleur Alex Cormier
Go to Post People misuse GP because they see Dean as some sort of whimsical cross between the Nutty Professor and Mister Rogers and think that FIRST is Disney World and we're all going to happily hold hands around the campfire and sing happy songs all day long. Koko Ed KathieK
Go to Post At least I can appreciate the humor in this LOLCODE; it isn't funny when our our robot goes backwards in hybrid mode sgreco J_Greco

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