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Rauni









Since: 08-14-04

Since last post: 146 days
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Posted on 04-11-05 02:04 PM Link | Quote
Ugh, I hate this project... This count as a whole 3rd Quarter grades.

Okay, first off, I already have 2 partners and we were all designing and stuff. I eventually made a plan to solve this situation easy. A "Garbage" truck style except it would pick the ball in this project...

After few weeks, (and yeah, I was working on it) one of my partners have the half of the beginning of the 3rd hours and the last half hours of 4th hours. (In case you are confused, he come at 9:00 - 9:30 and then leave to another class then come back at 11:30).

Everything was going along greatly, I could pick up balls and Brandon (one of my partner, "the driver") have a reckless driving skill. Plus, Brandon suggest a car wash thingy and it does help with our project.

The problem?

Both of my partners kept breaking the box by slamming into a wall or get into a robot fight against someone else. They kept doing it and kept breaking the robot arm. It is not even funny since we hot-glued it like 5 times when it is clearly tell us that we are just as good as picking the damn balls and not start a robot fight with someone else's robot. Whenever I feel that they are going to break something, I told them not to crash into the wall or do any reckless driving. They don't listen to me because I don't want to make our robots look we have to repair the same stuff over and over again...

I am getting sick of having to fix our robot whenever two of my partners drive into a wall. The arm doesn't last as much as we thought it would (duh, it is made of weak wood).

Another problem is everyone is making me playing Dodgebot. What is Dodgebot? I tell you! Everyone who play the "driver" kept driving into my foots, I have to raise most of my foot to evade their robots. Like they were playing dodgeball but using robot. I am getting sick of these...

Worse, I totally dislike this project. Other than I was slacking off for a few time (can't blame for that, I never like this type of project) and my idea was accepted, the other don't know when to stop making our vechile worse then we first started with.

Ugh, I just thought everyone doesn't understand my feeling while I try to understand their. I just don't like fixing or repairing the same project while we are done with it... I understand it was meant to see how strong it is, but we have a okay defense but as long as we get the ball the most, I think we would be fine. Why keep breaking more stuff when we can just focus on getting more balls? (Except the V.S.)
Xeios

You WANKER!








Since: 08-16-04

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Posted on 04-11-05 02:19 PM Link | Quote
Instead of taking the effort to refix it every time they break it. Build a second one, alone, and keep it at your house. Next time they play 'dodge the robot' lift your foot up, and tell them if they don't stop you will crush the bot. If they do it again, stomp on it. You will still have the second one at your house, and your partners will freak out wondering what to do when you refuse to help them. On the day of the project, bring the robot you constructed in and use that.
Rauni









Since: 08-14-04

Since last post: 146 days
Last activity: 146 days
Posted on 04-12-05 11:56 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xeios
Instead of taking the effort to refix it every time they break it. Build a second one, alone, and keep it at your house. Next time they play 'dodge the robot' lift your foot up, and tell them if they don't stop you will crush the bot. If they do it again, stomp on it.


Nice idea... but...

Then the teacher would give me a F and put me in detention or on supisusion (whatever that's spell). If I built a "second" one, the teachers would NOT cared because it have to be related to groups and we basically came up with a plan. Won't work either.

I am just pointing out that I am never going to like this project at all. I don't see the point in it because everyone would basically wreak our robot and the teacher said we have to pay in money if we ever broke any piece he could use. Plus, I never like this project anyway...

There are more bad things about it then the good things about it.
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Take It Easy









Since: 01-10-05

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Posted on 04-12-05 12:08 PM Link | Quote
You could talk to your teacher about the problems you are having with your group and about any other problems with this project that you haven't mentioned. I had an asshat for a science project, talked to teach, I did the project alone and got a 92, he got a zero because he's a lazy asshat.
Rauni









Since: 08-14-04

Since last post: 146 days
Last activity: 146 days
Posted on 04-12-05 01:30 PM Link | Quote
Could work... except it is nearly over with and I can't get a project done within 3 days left. Plus, we wasted a whole month doing this project so he can't determine our actual average grades if I just told him that Brandon and I worked too hard and somehow other students are breaking our stuff.

Even through he told them, they still break it anyway. If this continue, I might have to increase my volume and bluntly tell the teacher the havoc he is creating... But still this is a worthless project that seem to be dependent on how we do.

It isn't really helpful because it is a group project, not a 1 person project. He said that there will be a 1-person project and a group project and well, we are doing that group project instead.
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