You know you're addicted to FIRST when...


#1681

…volunteers at competition look familiar… from seeing them on Chief Delphi.


#1682

You just spent 4 hours on CD, then realize your dad (coach) is in the garage building your crate for St. Louis.


#1683

You see a cool project, and your first though is robot voice control (as in Real Steel).


#1684

I actually asked for the new crescent wrench for Christmas. And got it. And named it. Is that weird?

EDIT: This baby: http://www.amazon.com/Crescent-ATR28-8-Inch-Ratcheting-Adjustable/dp/B008NM6VIC


#1685

When you have the urge to yell robot in the middle of a crowded hallway::safety::


#1686

You’re more excited about seeing your button haul from Worlds than you are about seeing your Halloween candy.


#1687

When, for a circuit design project, you make this:

circuit 001.jpg


circuit 001.jpg


#1688

… you waste $60 on FIRST merch at championships


#1689

To be fair, that is a pretty ratchet wrench.


#1690

You are at the clothing store wondering where all the long sleeve denim shirts are.


#1691

When ever you see your team number somewhere you have the urge to yell it out.
examples include the time,
in movies,
and readings for home work


#1692

You keep repeatedly rifling the refresh button on the team list to your off season so you can truly confirm that 1114 really signed up for your event.


#1693

When your team has become one of the cults of the school
When during those precious days after build season ends we have to ourselves, we meet up outside of the workshop because what else are we going to do with ourselves?
No matter where we go, there’s at least two of us together at any given time


#1694

When this is your 5000th post.


#1695

When your official position in the team that’s recognized by everyone in the team is Chief Delphi Browser.


#1696

Your math answer comes out to be a team number. You laugh, but none of your teammates are around and no one else understands your reference and instead everyone just thinks you’re insane for getting really excited about 1,124.
Essentially your entire team is going to prom together.
You cry when your mother doesn’t want you to stay for the entire Midnight Madness meeting.
You live for competitions.
You spend upwards of eighteen hours in the shop over the weekend and don’t mind one bit.
Your best friends are all team members and you could never live without any of them because robotics people are the best people.


#1697

When your browser auto fills “th” into thebluealliance.com


#1698

When you class people in two catergories: robo-nerds and losers.
When you leave your advisory hour every day to do robotics stuff.
When you consider Dean Kamen, Wood Flowers, and Frank to be the Holy Trinity of robotics.


#1699

When you start marking years by competitions.

Normal people: oh yeah, 2012, freshman year…

you: oh yeah, 2012, rebound rumble…


#1700

So true. I don’t naturally remember which year was senior year, but I know Logomotion was my last year in high school!