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Go to Post "It doesn't really feel like a world championship, there's not a lot of teams from around the world here" -A first-year Gear it Forward student I was talking to. Couldn't have said it better. evanperryg ctt956
Go to Post I plugged all the points and dimensions into Solidworks, nothing is defined so my answer is: Unsolvable! (99% sure I did something wrong) Brian M ctt956
Go to Post 67% of all statistics are made up ... just like this one. Daniel_LaFleur ctt956
Go to Post The problem with the water game will be the water. And the game. Probably just the entire water game. Hitchhiker 42 ctt956
Go to Post What do you lose by trying something new? I say go for it. protoserge ctt956
Go to Post We've got a long time to get unhealthily creative with our speculations. Welcome to the off season I guess. Nessie ctt956
Go to Post Be careful in under-specifying your drive system, It could come back to haunt you later. feverittm ctt956
Go to Post We use plastic when appropriate to do so. Just remember: Before using the random clear piece, clamp it to the table and hit it a good one with a hammer, just to make sure it's not acrylic. EricH ctt956
Go to Post We all engage our mouths before engaging our brains sometimes. To come along later, admit it, and apologize is admirable. rsisk ctt956
Go to Post When teams encounter a problem with their design, sometimes it's best to stop and take a different approach, instead of continuing along a more difficult path. There are often many paths they can take to achieve the same result. Jon Stratis ctt956
Go to Post Let me get this straight - FIRST sees NO problem in constantly emailing freshly graduated alumni to donate money to the organization. Yet, can't see those same kids working more than just a safety glasses table. Akash Rastogi ctt956
Go to Post Have you ever wanted to do something and then been told that you couldn't do it for at least another year for any reason and had your desire to do it fade over the course of that year? [...] Alienation is hurtful. Especially those who feel they have earned the right to not be. arichman1257 ctt956
Go to Post Don't worry about asking questions; asking around is how you learn more. CalTran ctt956
Go to Post Be right back, have to go find out just how many tennis rackets I can put on a robot... Countersteer ctt956
Go to Post We can read about torque and speed in books, we can build a robot and drive it, but determination and character are built by time and encouragement, not just by studying. Eugenia Gabrielov Cuog
Go to Post We all know that with mechanical systems, once all the noise has leaked out, the system quits (therefore quiet running mechanical systems last much longer :^) KenWittlief Cuog
Go to Post You wrote a PID control loop for your coach? Whoa. meatmanek Cuog
Go to Post I would like to think that I would be considered smart no matter who I was. Kelly Cuog
Go to Post It wasn't about the ROBOT, or about whether I was male or female, it was about getting to compete in something that was just SO cool. BandChick Cuog
Go to Post From past experience members of our team insist on never trusting gravity. Vash Cyberguy34000
Go to Post What's this about a robot that they speak of? Are we supposed to build one???? ryan_f Cyberguy34000
Go to Post I don't think finding a way to defend the center goals is un-Gracious Professionalismistic (wow). Sachiel7 Cyberguy34000
Go to Post There is something completely respectful and amazing to see FIRST teams who have members go through 4 years of the program without winning a single competition or even a single award. Those are the teams that are looked at by others and respected for what they do. fuzzwaz Cyberphil
Go to Post I HAVE IT PROGRAMMED!!!! Ive just been forbidden from testing it... they think ill make the bot explode. >.> Got_POSTWAFFLE? Cyberphil
Go to Post So measure not by the masses, but by the sparks that you generate. Kims Robot Cynette
Go to Post I told people that I was a summit for world leaders for our regional. We had two that are current world leaders and over 1000 that will be ones in 2029. Foster Cynette
Go to Post Looks like we will be building a wood robot :) IndySam czeke
Go to Post The worst that happens is we try our best and lose. And there's no shame in that. pfreivald cziggy343
Go to Post Maybe this thread should be re-titled "Waiting impatiently for the 2011 hint!" since having over 100 posts doesn't seem very patient. Joe Ross dag0620
Go to Post As part of this test phase, I would expect to see Aidan sleeping on the job for most of the upcoming season. :) dlavery dag0620
Go to Post 'We're back to square one! and while we're at it, let's redesign square one.' Bethie42 dag0620
Go to Post Are people allowed to go to the roboprom, or just our robots? AmoryG dag0620
Go to Post And when I heard the word "Mentor Round" - you had me SOLD. Chris is me dag0620
Go to Post We'll get through this as a community, this we know. JaneYoung dag0620
Go to Post And you said it would be an easy game hint... Time to break out the N-Spire and do some number crunching CalTran dag0620
Go to Post wonder if the April peak for 'frisbee launcher' was from the GDC... cbudrecki dag0620
Go to Post Nonetheless, I would welcome it, as long as [The President] didn't restrict the number of discs that a Robot could hold. Oops, wait, too late, the GDC already did that. :-) MooreteP dag0620
Go to Post I love this man. Justin Montois dag0620
Go to Post Volunteers are in short supply and we always need more. Koko Ed dag0620
Go to Post This reminds me a lot of how millennials are regularly called out for simply being younger and having different perspectives. In the end it's the ones who are calling them out in unprofessional in ways that end up embarrassing themselves and looking uninformed. Karthik dag0620
Go to Post hiring a monkey may not be a good idea i used that method once and it cost me a fried motherboard... Cuog Daisy
Go to Post This is a solemn reminder of how fast time goes by with the blink of an eye, that if you don't run to catch up with it, it will catch up with you and sweep you away. Ken Leung Daisy
Go to Post We don't do battle bots, but we play hard. Gdeaver Daisy
Go to Post Quitting when faced with adversity is not the answer. We have to figure out a solution within the constrainsts applied. Rob Daisy
Go to Post One thing I have learned: If you want the impossible to become possible, just tell a student that it can't be done. JimCash daliberator
Go to Post If there's one thing that I love, it's a good scouting challenge! wilhitern1 DampRobot
Go to Post The term normal is relative to CADer side of me. When compared to the rest of society, there is no normal side of me. Pault DampRobot
Go to Post We don't just build robots. We build people. Koko Ed DampRobot
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 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

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