CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #374

It’s that time again!

The scores after the last round:

Joe G.	44
GaryVoshol	33
EricH	28
Taylor	24
kstl99	22
JaneYoung	20
rsisk	20
EricS-Team180	18
George1902	17
Katie_UPS	17
dodar	16
DonRotolo	16
Ninja_Bait	15
S.P.A.M.er 17	15
Wayne Doenges	14
Al Skierkiewicz	13
rachelholladay	12
HedgeHogGal99	11
Molten	11
Karibou	10
Bill_B	10
jgw	10
DRAKE2751	8
Rangel(kf7fdb)	8
rtfgnow	6
Andy Baker	5
PAR_WIG1350	5
Chris is me	4
Colin P	3
Aerosound	3
Cynette	2
akoscielski3	2
stundt1	2
Alex Cormier	1
LemmingBot	1
msimon785	1
SparxProgrammer	1
SuperNerd256	1
plnyyanks	1
GCentola	1
Frenchie461	1
Barry Bonzack	1
kramarczyk	1

And the picture:

As always, the deadline is sorta kinda theoretically Saturday at midnight Eastern.

Go!

Kids, take my advice: Don’t smoke.

<NPOE>Woo Hoo! First Post!</NPOE>

The Fire Game never really took off as a game idea. However, every year, someone tries to play it anyway.

In ancient times, minibots and other strange technologies were often accused of witchcraft, and burned at the stake. The smoke that emanated from the victims was viewed as evidence of the evil power contained within, and forever became known as “Magic Smoke.”

The refs weren’t blowing smoke when they said, “That minibot stinks!”

This year took the phrase “burning up the competition” to whole new heights.

1519 comes up with two rule violations:

  • “Magic Smoke” is not an allowed MINIBOT material per <R92>
  • This fails the “easily removed” requirement of <R94>

Swerve drive train… $875
1114 Lift System… $450
Green hair paint… $150

Smokin’ hot minibot… Priceless

Doing burnouts may be fun, but he isnt the one paying for new tires.

I bet this will be a new one for the fire department. It’s like a cat in a tree…besides for the fact that it’s on fire

The real noteworthy aspect of this picture? The tower actually registered!

WOW that minibot’s on fire! Literally!

maybe going to 11 wasn’t the brightest idea

Actually, the pole is on fire.

This is exactly why SPAM chose NOT to include the ludicrous speed option on our Minibot. We couldn’t handle the risk of going plaid and releasing all of the magic smoke.

This year team 1519 decided to do something special to mark the 20th anniversary of FIRST. They decided to rig a flux capacitor to their minibot and send it as a gift to Dean Kamen back in 1988. This is what actually gave him the idea for FIRST and explains why the robots were so small during the first year. They struggled with getting it up to 88 mph with such a short pole but eventually got it to work. Unfortunately, they set off the sprinklers in the process and created the first water game. This truly was a historic moment for FIRST in so many ways. Thank goodness someone was able to document it.

The first-place-minibot-fireworks didn’t go quite as expected.

Spreading the word of F.I.R.S.T. like wildfire…literally

Driver: “What does this button do?”
pushes button
Coach: 'NNNNNNNNNNNnnnnnnnnoooooo poof oooooooooooooooooo!!!

I knew it was a bad idea to name the minibot “Mount Vesuvius”!