That Moment When


#193

That moment when you reverse the direction of a motor and it still manages to spin in the same direction.


#194

That moment when you almost perfect your autonomous, and then another team puts their autonomous on your program without changing the driver control setup.


#195

That moment when you realize that you’ve watched 3 hours of robot reveals and you still don’t know what to build.


#196

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That moment when your sister team’s catapult cuts a c-channel in half


#197

NOOOOOOOOO! (This hurts to see.)


#198

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When your sister team also manages to best a stand-off 45 degrees just by shooting it twice.


#199

How is that possible?


#200

Physics in action! Arm meet standoff. Standoff meet arm moving at 12FPS with a mass of 300 grams. Bending happens.


#201

That is a LOT of deflection for steel, especially in that shape (hexagonal).

Edit: Aluminum, not steel.


#202

I half-expected standoffs to simply snap under enough pressure. I guess they’re not tempered or heat-treated…


#203

Nope, pretty soft metal, I’ve seen teams bend them for special uses. (Corner support anyone?)


#204

I really had to bulk down on my hard stop. And I still had bending. I added those pieces to my “Boulevard of Broken Parts” (Green Day reference for those who get it.)


#205

that moment when your ally pushes you off a parking spot


#206

That moment when you realize your sister team did this to their single battery mount
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And if you think we were out of locknuts
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Think again


#207

That moment when you realise your sister team is breaking their catapult and fixing it the night before states.


#208

That moment when the referee disqualifies a team but you don’t get the win.


#209

That moment when you shoot a high flag in the last seconds of the game, but it doesn’t flip for some reason, and you lose the match by 2 points and get ejected from the state bracket


#210

That moment when you think you know what you need to do to bypass the 20 character limit but your school blocked the function on their laptops.


#212

That moment when you can’t figure out the correct way to bypass the 20 char limit

EDIT: by “you” I mean @gilmorkn472. I know how to do it. Nothing the school can do could possibly stop you. DM me if you want to know more.


#213

It’s easy