“Dang we forgot to break the code again!” - Programming Lead
“How do you enable the robot?”
Said by our lead mentor, who helped found the team in 2006, is the lead robot inspector at the San Diego Regional, and has been the head robot inspector for a world champs division for 3+ years. It was a genuine question.
“Our code worked first try, now we have to break it!”
We’re ready for bag day, build team though…
-our programming lead.
“I went out there for an exact-o knife and came back with a hammer.” - Mentor
One member said
“our mentor’s the type of guy you would want to snort a line with”
He was talking about our teacher
“My code isn’t working, let me add a couple more 0’s to make it worse”
*Code works *
“What the ****? How does that work?”
I love programmers.
“Hey Coach, I am going home to get my pants.”…
Student A: How many teeth did it eat this time, B?
Student B: Uhhhh…all of them
Context? Please? I really want to know lol
Me: “Okay, so I know you’re all wondering what the progress on the Scouting App has been since Kickoff started.”
Me: “I told you I might’ve found an alternative as well.”
Me: Clicks link to Google Play Store
Me: “Now, I finally found an alternative to our team creating an app, just use someone else’s that’s more professionally built.”
Someone: “But your app last year was so good!”
Me: “APPS LIKE THIS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE BUILT ALONE FROM SCRATCH LIKE I HAD TO SUFFER THROUGH LAST YEAR!!”
Me: “GIVE ME A DESIGN TEAM FOR SUPPORT AND I’LL DO IT, AND FIND TIME TO SLEEP THIS YEAR!!!”
“Don’t worry, I’m an acapellist.”
After a horrible rendition of “Take on Me”
Rule One, mentors are always right
Rule Two, If you have any problems, refer to rule one.
-Our Head Mentor
“Hey guys, can we attach the vacuum to the robot and have it vacuum the carpet for us?”
“We don’t have time for plan B. We need to go to plan C”
Student A is dividing up a bunch of 3d printed rope tensioners for the robots
mentor B requests to look at them
A: here’s the boxes of rope tensioner you wanted from alpha and omega
B: yeah I think there’s something very wrong with them.
about an hour later
B: take them back with you, there is nothing wrong with them after all
A: okay thanks
B hands A one of the rope tensioners
B: I found this
A: which robot does this go to?
B: that’s why I said sorry
B: sorry again
B: I found another one
B: don’t hate me
B: holds out yet again another tensioner
Me to other mentors, numerous times over the years:
“Didn’t you do really stupid things when _you_were in high school?? I did.”
“As a connoisseur of Mountain Dew, Mountain Dew Ice is just discount sprite”
“I’ll show you how much confidence problems I can have.”