i did a quicksearch, and didn’t come up with anything… surprised this thread didn’t come up before… if it did then you can smack me
What do you use your bins for?
Our team actually didn’t start using them for storage until we got to the regional. We kept them stacked with their lids off in the corner of the robotics room, taking them out and assembling them into tables/chairs every time parents brought food. needless to say our bins got rather moldy from residual sauce/food that got into them and cracked from people sitting on them. we cleaned them out before the regional, of course
oh, and we tested our bot with them, but thats secondary
Well, besides the obvious storage and chair function, our bins dont really do all that much.
We actually had one idea though…after Sacramento regional my teammates took tons of the broken bins with the idea of making a FIRST shrine to place either in our school or in our pit at SVR, but the idea kinda got killed when our moderator ordered us to throw away all the bins that had gaping holes (almost all of them).
Oh, and i discovered today that a stack of 3 makes a good podium.
Flip em over and they make great stackable chairs in the pits… Great for working on laptops or just giving your legs a break!
The one i got from competition with the first logo on it is being signed by everyone on my team and says “2003 Midwest Regional Chairmans Award Winner” on it with sharpie…its going to become a decoration in my room!
We’ve used the bins as a giant podium. Two stacks of two, and then we placed our 'bot on top of it. (The next day was a teacher workday and our school-employed sponsor wasn’t always the happiest camper when she came in the mornings and found metal filings and such on the ground.) We wanted her to see what we’d done.
We stuffed babies and small children in them. Err…uhh…err. runs away Warning labels are tossed to the wind. HA!
Err…well, actually…they’re still sitting in our shop.
At Rutgers, I went dumpster diving and found a bin with FIRST stickers in place. I now have parts of an official bin. (Rather than lugging the entire bin onto the bus, I cut off the side of the bin with the sticker and took it :D)