“What do you mean the dongle fell out?” – As the robot careens unstoppably towards our test ramp, it ripped the tether out and died, phew!
“Of course it’ll work, I wrote it” – Before hours of debugging certain pieces of code
“I’m just tuning the PID loop what could-- OH $@#$@#$@#$@#! OWW!” – Robot shot straight backwards and knocked me over, ended up pinning me down with a wheel gnawing on my leg, out of reach of the dongle, which wouldn’t have helped as it was a few inches from the OI, it fell out again.
“What do you mean backup battery?” – As the radio kept cutting out during testing.
“There’s a right way to do this, a wrong way to do this, the fast way to do this, and the way I’m doing this, which is a blend of the three others, now can you get me a bandaid?” – Scraped up my arm trying to change a fuse in our green light…on the goal…on a rickety ladder, not my idea of fun.
“The code is doing exactly what we told it do, now to trick it in to doing what we need it to do.” – It was doing exactly what we told it to do…
“Mr. Schuler Watch this!..Aww…CRAP!!” – As my tracking code has a horrendous failure in front of the man who never thought I’d make it work. Go figure.
This has been a fun season.