A webcomic based on FIRST!

Hey there guys! I had this posted a long time ago on the forums, but I had to drop the comic for personal reasons. Anyways, for fun I write a comic about a fictional FIRST team (number 1337, teehee) called ROFL (Robotics of Farley Lakes). It’s kinda cute with a mix between humor and some of the seriousness involved in a real robotics team, including rifts between team members and problems getting support from the school. I currently update everyday but that probably won’t last forever–I just do everyday because I have so many comics ready to be uploaded from the first time I had it on the net.

http://www.thefirstteam.org <–Check it out and tell me what you think! I have a lot of fun writing it and I’m hoping someday it gets big enough for me to sell shirts or something because the way things are looking right now, I’m going to flunk out of college and I need all the money I can get >.<

Thanks for your time and have fun FIRSTing!

cool. It;s kinda funny too!

Pretty funny although I did find a disturbing error… in this comic. http://www.thefirstteam.org/comikaze/examples/archive_page.php?comicID=6
Mr. Douglass states 10 is a perfect number… When in reality it isn’t, it is these tiny errors that get to me.
Just kidding I understand the comic and what he meant when he said, “10 is a perfect number.” It is just when I first read it rather than click next, I sat there for 5 seconds… thought about it and said to myself, “Wait… 10 is not a perfect number.”

Nice job! My compliments to the artist.

6 is a perfect number. So is 28. So are 496, 8128, and 33550336, but they are not practical numbers of members for a single FRC team.

I’ve seen FRC teams with 6 members; e.g., FRC276 (Youngstown, OH) in 2004. They probably could have used a few more.

There have probably been FRC teams with 28 members, but I can’t cite one now. 28 seems like the most realistic perfect number of team members. :slight_smile:

Yay! TFT is back!
Keep it up Churchy!

Is “10 is a perfect number” an in joke on Mr. McG? If it is, I can’t find it.

What can I say, it made me laugh.

Keep it up. ROFL!!

I am guessing you do not know what a perfect number is.
Basically to calculate 2p-1(2p-1)=a Perfect Number. Where p= a Mersenne number that is prime (Info: Mersenne numbers are calculated by 2p-1. So 2, a prime number, inserted into that equation would look like 2(2)-1=3 Written as: M[sub]2[/sub] and M[sub]2[/sub]=3)
… ok moving on
now if we insert M[sub]2[/sub] which equals 3; into 2p-1(2p-1) as 2(3)-1(2(3)-1)=28. 28 is a perfect number… hmm yes…

Anyone want to check this?
[edit] I noticed several errors but they are fixed now. [/edit] I wrote 90% of this in quick post XD.

A perfect number is an integer that is exactly equal to the sum of its proper divisors; that is, it is equal to the sum of all those integers that divide it without leaving a remainder, excluding the number itself.

For example, the proper divisors of 6 are 1, 2, and 3; and 6 = 1 + 2 + 3.

For another example, the proper divisors of 28 are 1, 2, 4, 7, and 14; and 28 = 1 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 14.

An integer that exceeds the sum of its proper divisors is called “excessive” (or “abundant”). One example is 12, whose proper divisors are 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.

An integer that is less than the sum of its proper divisors is called “deficient”. One example is 10, whose proper divisors are 1, 2, and 5.

Perfect integers occur much less frequently than excessive or deficient integers. The ones mentioned in my earlier post are the only examples less than 100,000,000.

I like the comic.
I like the characters, they make me smile.
I like the way the series progesses and can’t wait to see what happens with the sponsor.
The twin sisters crack me up.

Way to go!

That was great! I can’t wait to see more!

I’m really glad to see the support of other FIRSTers! Someohow we’ve made it into the low 200’s on buzzcomix.net, I think around 214 last I checked. (When it was at 222, I was like ‘Tigertrons from Tunkhahoohaasomethingconfusing Pennsylvania!’ and my friend hit me for being such a loser). Next thing you know we’ll make it to the top 100! Watch out world, FIRST is going to become mainstream xD