Posted by Jon, Engineer on team #190, Gompei, from Mass Academy of Math and Science and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Posted on 4/11/99 12:57 PM MST
In Reply to: Re: Scan it (?) posted by Justin on 4/11/99 8:08 AM MST:
: Well I had though that we didn’t get the comic here but found I was wrong.
: Thus I have included it at the bottom of this post for all to see. Just
: out of curiousity does anyone know the author’s connection to FIRST? It’s
: GREAT to see FIRST and individual teams getting into the mainstream
The comic was written by the EE on team 57, Steve Alaniz (thus the 57 bot in the opening frame).
He is not only an EE but also a cartonist and writer. The 179 bot was kind of random because it was the only drawing of a bot that the artist had around and so he left the number on it instead of just making one up. (Or so the story goes)
Kudos to team 57 (B.T. Washington & HS for Engineering Professions / Exxon / Kellogg Brown & Root / Powell Industries) for making this happen and team 179 (UTC/ Pratt & Whitney & Palm Beach Gardens High
School & Suncoast High School & The Benjamin School.) because this is just cool on a national scale!