Posted by Andy Grady at 2/2/2001 8:52 PM EST
Other on team #126, Gael Force, from Clinton High School and Nypro Inc…
Many of you probably don’t remember Grady’s personal injury avoidance tip #1 which stated that you shouldn’t grip the rotating part of the fisher price gear box to try to stop it while its running, because the grooves act like a saw almost, which I learned from personal experience last year…
Well eventhough this isn’t directly related to FIRST, I once again have goofed, which resulted in personal injury today. While in a lab for digital computer circuits today, I was inserting a chip into a bread board. Now i didn’t have the pins on the chip lined up directly with the holes and I wasn’t really paying attention so I put more pressure on the chip to try to get it in. Well as luck would have it, the chip flipped over, and insert 2 pins directly into my right index finger…ouch! Very similar feeling to getting a staple in your finger (yes ive done that too, i know im just a clumsy mofo)…anyway moral of the story is, be careful, pay attention, and always carry (or have someone carry for you) a first aid kit if you are injury prone.
Have a good one, be safe,
Andy Grady =)
(p.s. I appologize for any spelling mistakes as my injured right index finger hurts when i type)