Unformatted text preview: hard to fathom that someone with a head full of theory and little-to-no practical experience could build something that is more effective at accomplishing its intended task than something built by one who went through the traditional training regimen. While it’s true that experience trumps formal training in many situations, on my robotics team in high school I’ve seen more interesting, and in some cases, more effective out-of-the-box ideas come from those that had almost no experience in the competitions we participated in than those who had been with the team for three, even all four years. If some of these kids had been trained engineers with the same amount of experience there’s no telling what they would have come up with....
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- Spring '06