I was thinking the other day about how incredibly involved teachers, mentors and students are in the FIRST program, when I remember back to the days of Battle Bots. While the two bear minute differences, the question could still be posed:
What would you do if FIRST abruptly stopped? This includes FRC, FVC and FLL programs, just completely halting suddenly. Regardless of the reason, how would you be impacted? I’m just curious for some of the insightful comments that some of you might contribute.
My mom also got me on April fools last year saying that Nationals would be cancelled due to a fire in the Georgia dome… you can imagine how I felt
I already beat you to the punch on that one long ago Art. Actually, I think its called LAST (Lunatics Against Science and Technology). Its a bake-off. I tend to think alot about it during the month of Febuary.
Shouldn’t we all be ending our comments with “Long may it live!”? Or some other verbal equivalent to a knock on wood.
At any rate, there’s always other competitions around. I’d probably spend more time with the BEST teams and tinkering on my own projects now that I’m a grad student and all. More crazy demos of different things at schools. Speaking of, I should have one to show off at Lone Star and maybe GLR… Crosses fingers
I would probably get really depressed for a couple of weeks and be bored because I would not know what to do with all my spare time. Then I would get all my backed up sleep and form some sort of engineering club with a couple of my ex-robotics friends.
If FIRST was canceled I would try to find a group of people who like me love this program and would try to help start a new program with the same goals. Although sitting on the committee trying to host a VEX Championship in Michigan has showed me just how complex the entire program is. So it might be a task but I believe we can handle it.
FIRST abruptly stopping? Before I even get to go to my first competition?
That would be the complete opposite of cool. It would be…not cool. I would like build a robot and take it to the Colonial Center and try to get in…to compete…with myself, at any rate. I may be arrested for tresspassing, but it’s worth it, somehow.