"Quotes" that were said during build season


#5608

“Dang we forgot to break the code again!” - Programming Lead


#5609

“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.


#5610

“Our code worked first try, now we have to break it!”


#5611

We’re ready for bag day, build team though…
-our programming lead.


#5612

“I went out there for an exact-o knife and came back with a hammer.” - Mentor


#5613

One member said
“our mentor’s the type of guy you would want to snort a line with”
He was talking about our teacher


#5614

“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.


#5615

“Hey Coach, I am going home to get my pants.”…


#5616

Student A: How many teeth did it eat this time, B?
Student B: Uhhhh…all of them


#5617

Context? Please? I really want to know lol


#5618

Team Announcement:
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!!!”


#5619

“Don’t worry, I’m an acapellist.”
After a horrible rendition of “Take on Me”


#5620

Rule One, mentors are always right
Rule Two, If you have any problems, refer to rule one.

-Our Head Mentor


#5621

“Hey guys, can we attach the vacuum to the robot and have it vacuum the carpet for us?”


#5622

“We don’t have time for plan B. We need to go to plan C”


#5623

plan z


#5624

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

later

B: sorry

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

later

B: sorry again

A: why?

B: I found another one

later still

B: don’t hate me

A: what

B: holds out yet again another tensioner


#5625

Me to other mentors, numerous times over the years:

“Didn’t you do really stupid things when _you_were in high school?? I did.”


#5626

“As a connoisseur of Mountain Dew, Mountain Dew Ice is just discount sprite”

-Mentor


#5627

“I’ll show you how much confidence problems I can have.”