Go to Post We score 8 out of 10 every match. Oh wait, that's just what it does in theory. ;) Man, I wish that theory worked. - Chriszuma [more]
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Go to Post Chuck Norris can be the human player and throw a Poof ball into the 3 point goal and it counts. Andy Baker Conor Ryan
Go to Post Woodie Flowers would like to win the Chuck Norris award. Andy Baker dbs12693x
Go to Post After all, each day is fresh with no mistakes in it [yet]. atomikitten Alan Anderson
Go to Post For fun, someone ought to spread out a bunch of petri dishes or something all over a regional and see what you bring home with you. Or not. KathieK Ian Curtis
Go to Post As a real pig farmer*, I definitely endorse team 1902. Andy Baker Adam Richards
Go to Post FIRST isn't only about winning, it is about making friends, gracious professionalism, and having fun. lallamavolador Michelle Celio
Go to Post I guess everyone cant play real defense, like actually pushing the other robot instead of ramming it with the intent to destroy. Dillon Compton Karthik
Go to Post So I usually end up looking pensive or confused. :) Karthik Andy Baker
Go to Post "Your really pretty and I like your bot" prettycolors91 ArmoredFairy698
Go to Post If this strategy backfires on any alliance that attempts it, they will have no one to blame but themselves. Be smart - know the risks before proceeding. Travis Hoffman Billfred
Go to Post My teams robots have been good, bad and ugly BUT they were all beautiful because they were there. JohnBoucher Jessica Boucher
Go to Post There is no shame in playing the best match you can play. sanddrag Billfred
Go to Post Lucky breaks and trying to minimize failures or moments of retardedness are what these games are all about, like any sport. Bill Gold Holtzman
Go to Post what is FIRST?...It's about innovation, hard work, inspiration, teaching, learning, experiment, strategy, competition, meeting new people, being inspired, aiming high and changing paradigms...Really, FIRST is what you make of it. jarowe Steve Howland
Go to Post I mean, there is a 40 second period where your alliance has to play defense, so you might as well play it well. Jeff Rodriguez Jon K.
Go to Post You can't guarantee outcomes -- only effort. If your team did its best, be satisfied. Rick TYler RogerR
Go to Post More to the point, stop worrying about whether your "Atlanta bot" got screwed over or whatever. Worry about whether you've got an "Atlanta team." RebelWithARobot Koko Ed
Go to Post It isnt about winning and losing (although getting the trophies and medals are nice) Winged Wonder Billfred
Go to Post Its not about Poof balls or green lights or getting up on the ramp at the end, this is about the learning experience and inspiration gained throughout the year. Winged Wonder Andrew Rudolph
Go to Post Thanks to everyone who made the regional possible - I know my team had a blast and I'm pretty sure most other teams did too. Steve Howland Jessica Boucher
Go to Post "You fogot the gears!!!!" The_Gman lukevanoort
Go to Post Ohh the [strike]humanity[/strike] robotity! artdutra04 Noah Kleinberg
Go to Post As a rookie team member at my first event, i had a great time, the little glitches meaning nothing. Gluedtothefloor Elgin Clock
Go to Post One team at the UTC regional scored over 2100 points in autonomous alone. I was highly impressed. Greg Marra Jessica Boucher
Go to Post I think we need to take away your hammer privileges. Katy Michelle Celio
Go to Post we were sick and tired of compromises: "speed or torque", "traction or maneuverability", etc.; bump that, we want it all. all we had to compromise was simplicity. RogerR Billfred
Go to Post Here, and in general, avoid jumping to conclusions without research. This will serve you well in life. DonRotolo Jay H 237
Go to Post The person that I would, without a doubt, would like to meet the most is my sanity. lukevanoort Michelle Celio
Go to Post kids under stress + poor eating habits + even worse food+ walking around a cold ice rink all day + contact with 100s of kids from all over the world = robo flu. Maybe the virus going around is the real "FIRST fever" Wayne C. Bharat Nain
Go to Post its not that I cant spell, I'm just being international. . . . I like it Stuart lukevanoort
Go to Post I guess that we will just have to live with it, EH!!! :D Steve W Ian Curtis
Go to Post Something is subtly different about the competition environment that makes everything worse. kaszeta Rick TYler
Go to Post Don't Canadians spell it that way? Someone should cheque on that.... Travis Hoffman RogerR
Go to Post If you are playing foozball and your ball bounces back out of the goal, do you expect the table's manufacturer to fix it? No - you groan and keep playing! Nothing's different here. Like Dave said, it's part of the challenge of playing the game. petek Billfred
Go to Post Side effect include: Hearing loss, splinters, blisters, extreme sprit, uncontrollable urges to scream "GO MOE", and bright green fashion sense The Lucas Jessica Boucher
Go to Post So perhaps those that are so eager to complain might realize that if they spent a little less time complaining and a little more time analyzing the problem and developing solutions, then they might have a little less to complain about. dlavery RogerR
Go to Post you can't eat a poof ball. its filled with magic smoke. it'd kill you quicker than a robot rampaging in autonomous mode, when you have the green light strapped to your face. efoote868 coastertux
Go to Post Football has been a school institution for over 100 years--we can't expect FIRST to show the same potential in a 10th of that. Petey Billfred
Go to Post While science and technology can solve difficult problems, it is people and interaction that make it all work. DonRotolo Bill Moore
Go to Post Inside Dave's Head (which is a place I'd like to go someday, but I'm not entirely sure what I'd find)... Ian Curtis Billfred
Go to Post Actually there are several Wayne Cokeleys circulating around. We cloned him in 2001. This is his evil twin Mordechai responding.....-WC 3 Wayne C. Rohith Surampudi
Go to Post Who wants to see your robot get their butt handed to them? Joe_Widen StephLee
Go to Post Life is unfair. Learn to deal with it or be unhappy. Joe Johnson StephLee
Go to Post OUR CNC machine is named Joe, and he has this week of school off. He eats candy instead of electricity. Not so accurate or repeatable, but very easy to re-program. Not2B Joe J.
Go to Post No matter what happens to the robot we learned our lesson and we had fun. That's what matters. David Guzman techtiger1
Go to Post Fire and smoke are great if you're into Battlebots, but we like to avoid them in FIRST competitions. Elgin Clock
Go to Post May your shirts be full of buttons, yours inspiration be plentiful, and your error messages be few. Barry Bonzack Jaine Perotti
Go to Post May the road accelerate in the +Z direction, and the wind always be from -Y (modernized Irish blessing). KenWittlief Jaine Perotti
Go to Post hmmm... big open space between arena and pits... thousands of poof balls...thousands of high school kids hopped up on sugar and robotics.... sounds a little dangerous. Courtneyb1023 Billfred
Go to Post Don't you know anything about programming? It's a black box; you don't need to know how it works. Chriszuma Billfred

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