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04-13-2021 06:48 PM

During my senior year of high school I joined the Keller Center for Advanced Learning (KCAL) Robotics club and we competed in something called the BEST Robotics Competition. Our theme that year was hanging power lines back up. We had to do a presentation and create a booth, a presentation, and a competing robot. The base was made out of wood as well as the arm and wheel. The hardest part in building it was editing the wood pieces while it was all put together. For example that cut out in the front of the base was cut with a jigsaw. We had to edit the wood pieces and take it apart so many times. I know its not completely wood, but what do you guys think?

We got first out of the non UIL participants (I think)
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#2 posted 04-13-2021 06:50 PM

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 04-13-2021 06:51 PM

thanks

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#4 posted 04-13-2021 07:00 PM

Not sure I understand it but congrads on the winning. Nice work.

-- Ron

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#5 posted 04-13-2021 07:06 PM

987Ron – There is a link you can go to that has like 7 hours of the competition. I couldn’t find the intro video to show you guys. There were just some hooks on top of some wooden electrical towers and we had to pick up some paracord off the ground and put them on the hooks.

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#6 posted 04-13-2021 08:05 PM

I love that you say “edit the wood,” because that’s exactly it, isn’t it?

I catch myself all the time saying “remove some information” instead of “remove some material” when talking about making a cut. People know what I mean, but I find it funny that my brain thinks of wood in terms of physical data.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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#7 posted 04-13-2021 08:10 PM



I love that you say “edit the wood,” because that s exactly it, isn t it?

I catch myself all the time saying “remove some information” instead of “remove some material” when talking about making a cut. People know what I mean, but I find it funny that my brain thinks of wood in terms of physical data.

- DevinT

Its the Digital Native Generation. They only think in technology terms. Man how I wish my table saw had an Undo button.

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#8 posted 04-13-2021 08:33 PM



I love that you say “edit the wood,” because that s exactly it, isn t it?

I catch myself all the time saying “remove some information” instead of “remove some material” when talking about making a cut. People know what I mean, but I find it funny that my brain thinks of wood in terms of physical data.

- DevinT

Yeah I never really thought about it in terms of removing material just that it was changing it. your right were just editing the wood. Its interesting to think of it in terms of change instead it just being woodworking.

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#9 posted 04-14-2021 06:04 PM

nice job, Jason – did you continue woodworking after high school or did you enter another field.
when I worked for LM Aerospace as a custom woodworker, I had to follow very precise blueprints
provided by the rocket scientist engineers. I really enjoyed the work there as it was a different challenge
every day.
do you do woodworking hobbies or DIY projects now? or are you just concentrating on your studies.

-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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#10 posted 04-15-2021 04:31 PM

Right now I am just working on school. Woodworking has always something I want to get into, but I don’t have the time, resources, or any real tools. So far all I can do is just learn about it and pick it up when I am able.

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