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« on: February 27, 2007, 04:32:20 am »
Well, I'm gonna' be gone the next couple of days.  I'm participating in a Robotics competition, but (strangely enough) I won't have access to the internet.

So, I'll probably be back on Monday...I doubt this will affect any of you, just thought I'd let ya'll know.

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 04:40:45 am »
Ooooh! good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007, 07:11:15 am »
Well draw some strips while you are gone! I keep waiting for new ones!

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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2007, 07:53:59 am »
Robotics competition?  Good luck!  Will it be like battlebots?
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2007, 07:59:41 am »
oh, and upload pictures too!

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2007, 03:31:56 pm »
Good luck dragyn, I'll be rooting for you! =)
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2007, 05:26:14 pm »
Man, Robotics was the one thing I miss from high school. Loved doing that stuff. What are you involved with, B.E.S.T. by any chance? That's what our school did. Anyway, good luck!

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007, 02:41:30 am »
I'm back!

@Fes:  I didn't even have time to sketch anything, let alone a comic.  Sorry.

@Griever:  No, our robots weren't allowed to fight.  That would've been expensive, and I doubt the school would have paid for that.  It would've been cool, though.  

@Xepher:  This was the F.I.R.S.T. robotics competition.  Can't say I've heard of B.E.S.T.

@Everyone Else:  Thanks, guys!  I appreciate it.

Anyway, our team ended up ranked 52 of 54.  Not that bad, for a rookie team.  It feels good to be back, though.

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2007, 03:06:32 am »
What do these acronyms stand for?
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2007, 12:09:22 am »
BEST is "Boosting engineering, science, and technology." FIRST is "For inspiration and recognition of science and technology."

BEST is older, and a bit smaller scale in budget, but it's more widespread. FIRST does some much larger, bigger-budget robots, and have competitions at places like Epcot. Back when I did BEST, they'd actually sponsor state finalist teams to go on to the FIRST competition, as most teams couldn't afford it on their own

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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2007, 02:01:47 am »
Really?  Cool.  I didn't know that.  I knew that some teams had come from other competitions, just not which other competitions.