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Go to Post You do realize that you all started jumping to conclusions without asking first which JVN he was talking about. Jay H 237 Billfred
Go to Post FIRST is difficult and it is challenging, but you arenít necessarily required to go off and build an 8 motor drivetrain and 4 motor / 8 pneumatic piston arm mechanism for the heck of it when a 2 motor non-shifting drivetrain and 2 motor arm does just as good a job. Bill Gold Karthik
Go to Post What Iím trying to say is that you should not necessarily be looking to build the next ďcoolĒ thing, unless thatís your teamís goal and youíve got the resources to finish it by ship date. Bill Gold Karthik
Go to Post The teams who have the best chance at success are the ones who know where they can save time and money on machining by using or using part of some premade equivalent. Bill Gold Karthik
Go to Post So remember, no matter what the odds, your wildest dreams can come true with science and technology. Ian Curtis artdutra04
Go to Post Gracious Professionalism at its finest - Competing like CRAZY on the field, then working together like professionals off the field to make these events the best they can be for everyone involved. Stu Bloom Ian Curtis
Go to Post If winning that individual match is more important to you than being there in the first place, then I believe you've got your priorities in the wrong spot. Tom Bottiglieri dlavery
Go to Post We are different, on purpose, for a reason. No one in FIRST should EVER forget that. Rich Kressly JohnBoucher
Go to Post FIRST does have instant replay. Its called the off season. Wayne C. dlavery
Go to Post Replay/video isnt a BAD idea, its just not a GOOD idea for FIRST. Ashley Christine Steve W
Go to Post Let's see some love for these fine people. Let's give it up for the refs. Andy Baker Jay Trzaskos
Go to Post This is high school robotics for fun and education. Let's try and keep it that way. Rod RogerR
Go to Post Instant Replay??? AAAAAAUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHH!!! Bill Moore Ian Curtis
Go to Post Learn the ideas, look up the formulas. The other way round will drive you mad Joe Johnson dlavery
Go to Post Those poor suckers on the West coast get three hours LESS sleep than we do afterward. Anyone else glad to see that crate go every year, regardless of what's in it? Rich Kressly Billfred
Go to Post However, as a philosopher, while you need math, you can probably talk your way out of it. sciguy125 A_Reed
Go to Post Limits are imposed by both man and nature. Understanding those limits and attempting to push past them is the basis of creativity. Dave.Norton Marc P.
Go to Post I think that is important to note that winning teams have won without bending the rules. GP allows you to go ask, investigate and take pictures. Learn from others when you have the chance. Al Skierkiewicz Billfred
Go to Post The purpose of the game rules is not to imagine and categorically list everything you should not do, but to give you guidelines of FIRST's intent and leave it to your developing good judgment to know what's acceptable and what is simply skirting the rules. Mark McLeod Billfred
Go to Post There is almost always more than one solution to any engineering problem. One part of elegant design is picking the one that makes the most sense for a particular design problem, even if that means "breaking" some normally established "rules". Jeff Pahl Karthik
Go to Post I believe with every fiber of my being that Engineering is an Art. It is a beautiful, wonderful, delightful art. Joe Johnson Karthik
Go to Post There are laws of physics, useful rules of thumb, and cold hard economics that come into play to be sure but at it's core Engineering is Art. For these artists, there is no substute for the sound engineering judgement. Joe Johnson Karthik
Go to Post You mean nobody else has picked up on the hint about next year's game being called "Whack the Billfred"? EricH Beth Sweet
Go to Post ...too much to do... ...too little time... Joe Johnson Billfred
Go to Post Don't short change your drivers. They really need drive time. Joe Johnson Ian Curtis
Go to Post JVN, thanks for working with me. You will make a great MC anywhere. Folks, he actually loosened up and fit right in. Steve W Billfred
Go to Post While [a college FIRST competition] would be pretty fun, I think that you'll see this build season that mentoring is a heck of a lot of fun too. (except when the kids pretend to cut their fingers off to see your reaction) Beth Sweet Billfred
Go to Post trust me, confused machines aren't fun to be around. [527]phil Billfred
Go to Post Rules are after all rules. They don't have to make sense. ChrisH Billfred
Go to Post Is it January yet?? Kevin Kolodziej Jessica Boucher
Go to Post By the way, a piece of advice to all those who haven't gone to Manchester for Kickoff before: Go. It's something you have to do at least once in your time in FIRST. Billfred Ian Curtis
Go to Post When I encounter Dave at competitions and meetings, I find him to be kind, helpful, almost too nice. When I read his hints, I find him to be EVIL! Ken Loyd Billfred
Go to Post But don't forget about the little details, that can (and will) come back to haunt you. Ben Piecuch Billfred
Go to Post The only thing "an eye for an eye" has ever settled is two eyeless people. Cory Billfred
Go to Post I've found that housework is more fun with power tools. RogerR Andy Baker
Go to Post There's nothing that you can do to please everyone. You have to figure out where you stand and hold your ground. sciguy125 sanddrag
Go to Post As to "no fasteners," I have a gallon of epoxy, and I'm not afraid to spread it. Rick TYler Ian Curtis
Go to Post The only way you can be undermined is if you let yourself be undermined. DUCKIE Bharat Nain
Go to Post When it all comes down to it, it's not gonna be the medal around your neck that makes the difference, but the memories that you think about when you look back on how you got there that makes the difference. Beth Sweet Billfred
Go to Post The Chairman's award is about doing what you can to strengthen the FIRST community. It doesn't require money to simply lend tools, wise advice or a hand. Koko Ed Billfred
Go to Post Engineering is NOT manufacturing. .... It is good to be able to fabricate things with your own hands, but thats not what engineers do. KenWittlief ChrisH
Go to Post We discovered this problem on the ship day (sure, when else?) Manoel Billfred
Go to Post a determined team can accomplish miracles. Wayne C. sanddrag
Go to Post Baker, you certainly are a trouble maker. :) Rich Kressly Conor Ryan
Go to Post This is proof we can change the world. Al Skierkiewicz JohnBoucher
Go to Post Gracious professionalism dictates that if you come to play, I must help you. Al Skierkiewicz Beth Sweet
Go to Post FIRST is a learning, growing and inspiring organization. We can never dictate pretty. We can however encourage and teach quality. Steve W Arefin Bari
Go to Post Pretty robots, who cares? Quality robots are another matter. Steve W Billfred
Go to Post Quality has nothing to do with desire Ė you canít wish quality. Quality has nothing to do with time, or money, or the other guyís attitude. Quality has everything to do with craftsmanship. Jack Jones RogerR
Go to Post "git er done" but do it right. CJO Billfred

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