Just wanted to see what people had to say about this…If you could change one thing about FIRST what would it be??
Speed up the Question/Answer time.
Sometimes takes AGES to get answers from FIRST, and when you’re sitting in the shop wonding if you can build something, having to wait 3, 4, or 5 days for an answer really doesn’t work.
Get an 800 number that teams can call, and get an answer right away. (during like normal business hours mon-fri).
I would change the time it takes for the COMPLETE kit of parts/software to arrive…This year we have parts that came out of the box that didn’t work, OR we had parts that never came…
FIRST should lessen the robots part and emphasize the Science and Technology part to attract more people.
*Originally posted by JosephM *
**FIRST should lessen the robots part and emphasize the Science and Technology part to attract more people. **
I disagree. I do believe that FIRST should expand to include operations outside of robotics, but I feel that robotics is, firstly, and excellent means of drawing people into the organization, and secondly, an excellent means of creating student interest in Mathematics, Science, Technology, Engineering, and a plethora of other important fields.
It would, however, be very cool if FIRST expanded to include other aspects of Science and Technology.
Other aspects? Like a bio-robot? Or something powered by an internal combustion engine? I think robotics includes enough aspects of science. We wouldn’t want other teams to clone our robt, now would we?