"Quotes" that were said during build season


#5263

“Procrastination on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine”
(What I said to the mechanical team about wiring the board)


#5264

“For our next team bonding exercise, we’re buying all the sledgehammers we can from tech theater and beating the battery cart to death.”


#5265

“Can we just bag the electrical team in with the robot so that they can keep on working?”


#5266

“I’m not an engineer, I’m just really good at pretending I am.”


#5267

Mentor: “Before you rivet the board in…”
Student isn’t paying attention and immediately rivets the board in
Mentor: “…”


#5268

Someone tapes a plastic knife from the lunchroom on the robot*
Student: watch out the robot has a school sanction knife


#5269

Mentor: Find the green danger knife, it’s not where it is supposed to be
Student: If something is called the danger knife shouldn’t it be put back in the correct spot.


#5270

Immediately after bagging the robot:

“Did we make sure all the students were out of the bag first?”


#5271

“Why are you drinking root beer off a table?”
(It spilled, so there was some of it dripping off the table, and they had spoons… Yeah.)
Me: “Are we going to have to explain to [Mentor] why you were drinking root beer off the table?”
Student: “No, we don’t need to explain. Don’t tell him anything.”
M: “He’s right there!”
S: “Oh. Hi [Mentor]!”


#5272

Whenever we jerry-rig something for the practice bot.
‘It doesn’t matter, it’s just a practice bot!’


#5273

“Don’t worry, it’s a prototype!”


#5274

My personal version of Murphy’s Law: “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and anything that can’t will go wrong anyway.”

A sign that used to be in the hall, right outside where the programmers worked on the test robot: “Caution: programmer habitat. Programmers are easily frightened by humans; observe them from a distance.”


#5275

“We should have bought those new wireless motors to save weight”


#5276

Now that would be bigger than wheels.


#5277

“I grew up in Antarctica. I learned trigonometry from Emperor Penguins!” - assistant coach

“Well I grew up in the Arctic and I can speak polar bear… ERUUUUUUUHHHHHHHH” - a student, in response to the assistant coach.


#5278

When we put the robot on the scale for the first time during Week 5:
“If we just vacuum all the chips out we’ll make weight!”


#5279

Programmer, as the robot shakes violently: “That’s the PID working!”


#5280

Cookie cutters are not made on anvils!


#5281

“literacy is a burden”


#5282

Someone was looking at a prototype up close, so a mentor said “Don’t put boogers on the robot”