CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #156

…or, the Three-Year Anniversary Contest.

(Did you know that every single end-of-the-year caption contest has been done in the state of Maine? True story.)

Here are the scores:

EddieMcD    129
Wayne Doenges    119
Rich Wong    113
MissInformation    111
JaneYoung    109
Boiler    102
Al Skierkiewicz    97
GaryV1188    81
Travis Hoffman    80
InfernoX14    80
Koko Ed    77
KathieK    74
Steve W    68
EricS-Team180    67
Skimoose    67
Lukevanoort    62
Cuog    61
Mocat1530    56
Joe Matt    53
EricH    53
Hiteak    53
Andy Baker    50
Mister_Juggles    46
Cody Carey    45
efoote868    42
Jay H 237    40
BlondeNerd    38
Dave Scheck    36
Dlavery    33
Andrew Blair    33
Raymaniac    33
Icurtis    31
Goober!!!    30
Greg Needel    25
Michelle Celio    25
Schnabel    24
taylort    23
Rich Kressly    22
KenWittlief    21
KelliV    21
“Big Mike”    21
Jessica Boucher    19
Barry Bonzack    18
Artdutra04    18
Arefin Bari    18
Josh Goodman    18
kramarczyk    17
wpdrummer    17
Gary Dillard    17
Thegathering    17
Kyle A    17
Dorienne    16
Rohith Surampudi    13
Nehalita    12
Bcahn836    12
65_Xero_Huskie    12
Zyik    12
Alex Cormier    12
whytheheckme    11
Don Rotolo    10
Dylan    10
cooker52    10
Pavan    10
Lil' Lavery    9
Dhoizner    9
Nuttyman54    9
Elgin Clock    8
anna~marie    7
Kyle    7
Stephi Rae    6
Rick Tyler    6
Danielle H    6
Eric W. Jones    5
Imajie    5
Tytus Gerrish    5
Ewankoff    5
Killerofkiller    5
trilogism    5
KarenH    4
LordTalps    4
Beth Sweet    4
Conor Ryan    4
SizzelChest330    4
EricRobodox    3
Tkwetzel    3
1derboy    3
ALIBI    2
Budda648    2
Calhounian    2
Daniel Brim    2
Graduns340    2
JBotAlan    2
Jonathan Norris    2
kawelch    2
Matt Krass    2
Mercury Rising    2
114ManualLabor    2
Alex Burman    2
Astronouth7303    2
Courtneyb1023    2
fluffy    2
Freddy Schurr    2
Marc P.    2
MattD1Drift    2
Ogre    2
Peter Matteson    2
robotcanuck1676    2
Adam Richards    1
Alexa Stott    1
AndyB    1
Brandon Martus    1
Daisy    1
Djalamose    1
Eldarion    1
eshteyn    1
Eugenia Gabrielov    1
GUI    1
huff_dragon    1
i_am_Doug    1
Jack K.    1
Jeff 888    1
Kelly    1
looneylin    1
Miketwalker    1
Team1591    1
technoL    1
tony.dalia.195    1
waiakea2024    1
Wetzel    1
whlspacedude    1
Worldbringer    1
Xzvrw2    1
rocketperson44    1

In the end-of-the-year tradition, this week things shift to video:

The deadline for this week’s contest is (theoretically) Friday at midnight EDT.


I have good news and bad news.
The good news is we made weight!
The bad news is we can’t make a manipulator.
So that means we’re gonna have to poke the tubes onto the rack.


Ah Ah Ah Ah Ahhhhh oh never mind…

(even the robot is feeling the stress of the 6 weeks build)

How does the saying go? “Measure once, cut twice” or “Measure twice, cut once”? Oops.

“Even the robots are doing the wave in celebration of EddieMcD’s year-three Caption Contest victory.”

<not entry>And with that self-glorifying pity-point, I win! :smiley: I’d like to thank the academy, any godlike entities that may have helped, any demonic entities to whom I may or may not have sacrificed a few goats to, and all my fans who have been cheering me on all year. And Billfred, your check is in the mail. :stuck_out_tongue:

Also, congrats to Wayne for clinching at least the bronze medal. :slight_smile: Who will take the third podium position? Three people are within 4 points of each other for that honor. It should be exciting.</not entry>

Robot: “I swear, I can be just like that beer-throwing robot on Letterman! Here, watch…”

“Who wired this thing? Everytime I try to drive forward the arm goes up!!!”

Mentor: Our manipulator is way behind schedule. Any suggestions on how to get tubes on using this?
Student: TREBUCHET!!!

“OK, now make it wave bye-bye…”

In Mike-is-really-bored tradition, things shift to video* as well:

*Granted, this “video” is two frames. It was also created using Paint.Net and the first result on google for “gif maker”.

Even if the robot isn’t successful in FRC events, it will win countless stuffed animals playing Hi-Striker on its summer carnival and fair tour. How do you think Koko Ed got the one on his head?

“Note to Self: Don’t ask the team to make a you fly swatter, just buy one yourself”

The students had no idea how smart their robot really was. As the freshmen asked questions, it raised its hand to answer. Unfortunately, everyone thought it was just a faulty autonomous.

Ok which noob are we shipping with the robot to finish the arm?:yikes:

Well coach, even if we can’t make an end effector in time, it’ll still be one heck of a double barreled spud gun!

AndyMark introduces their new line of fishing products with the unveiling of “My Little Fishing Buddy”. In this video clip we see Buddy set the hook and than going through the motions of reeling in the fish.

You can’t fool me, this is a pilot for a new robot exercise video.

Unbeknownst to the mentor in the chair, the students on FRC 1618 decided that their summer project would be to dispel the myth that “Safety Glasses Aren’t Forehead Protectors”… by proving that they can, indeed, be used for this purpose!

TV Commercial-

This week on G4TV’s (TechTV) reality TV series “Pimp My Bot,”

Team 1618-Capital Robotics gets pimped for the Low-Rider
Dance hydraulic competition and Billred argues over the spinner wheel covers with the dayglow paint.

We might not be able to score tubes, but we can sure do the “Tomahawk Chop”. :yikes: