CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #408

It’s still Monday, and I’m still sick :stuck_out_tongue:

The scores after the last round:

EricH	146
Taylor	138
JaneYoung	132
rsisk	115
GaryVoshol	105
DonRotolo	96
Ninja_Bait	86
EricS-Team180	83 17	83
Al Skierkiewicz	73
Wayne Doenges	70
Katie_UPS	66
rachelholladay	62
dodar	56
Jim Wilks	56
Karibou	55
Aerosound	54
Joe G.	52
Molten	51
Bill_B	45
PAR_WIG1350	43
SuperNerd256	41
IndySam	29
kstl99	28
dlavery	27
nitneylion452	25
akoscielski3	25
Hallry	20
HedgeHogGal99	18
George1902	17
Frenchie461	16
Travis Hoffman	14
Josh Drake	14
Rangel(kf7fdb)	12
Dr Theta	12
cgmv123	11
Colin P	9
DRAKE2751	8
iPenguin	8
Peck	7
rtfgnow	6
Q. Sheets	6
Cody Burd	6
Andy Baker	5
Chris is me	4
LemmingBot	3
kramarczyk	3
Flak-Bait	3
stundt1	3
BeltSanderRocks	3
CNettles11	3
Cynette	2
flameout	2
Nick Lawrence	2
O'Sancheski	2
Brandon_L	2
Alex Cormier	2
plnyyanks	2
Tyler Olds	2
In1g0M0nt0ya	2
msimon785	1
SparxProgrammer	1
GCentola	1
Barry Bonzack	1
robokiller	1
~Cory~	1
delsaner	1
Kyle A	1
Sam Drake	1
Littleswimmer14	1
P. Fuller	1
Grim Tuesday	1
Mr. Pockets	1
Jeff Rodriguez	1
mesamb1	1
jdh042397	1
Peter Matteson	1
popnbrown	1
gracie.	1

And the picture:

As always, the deadline is nominally Saturday at midnight Eastern.


OK, I’m cutting the red wire to defuse the… &*$%.

moaning Shoulda cutta black wire…

Oh no! If that shorts, our whole robot could explode. Don’t touch it. We’re calling in the Bomb Squad!

1625- “What are you doing to our robot?”
16 - “I came hear as soon as I heard!!!”
1625 - worried “Heard what?!?!?!?!?”
16 -“Heard that your robot was DA B0MB
1625 -"… Have you ever heard of a figure of speech?"
16 - “SHHHH. This is where things get sticky.”

JTN: Where did they hide their WINpump!?!

1625: Hey! lol HA, who let this kid in???

John Novak, Woodie Flowers Award winner from 2009, assists 1625 with some last-minute adjustments.

Oh, wait - that’s his clone.

Normally when people say call the Bomb Squad, someone calls 911 and a robot defuses a bomb.

When FIRST Calls Bomb Squad a 10 year old with a couple wrenches and the number 16 on his shoulder comes running.

student 1 (s1):“Hey guys, I got some bad news… the battery we just used is the one the mentors told us to throw away because it will explode when it looses power while warm.”

random spectator yells out “bomb squad get over here”

s2: like that will do anything…

kid in bomb squad shirt walks up

kid: oooooooohhhhhhhhh fun!!!

s1: you the bomb squad?

kid: bomb squad? what is that?

s2: stares you have a shirt that says bomb squad on.

kid: oh, that. I guess.

s1: ok. (tells other students to clear the area). the battery will explode if put into an unpowered state while warm, and it’s warm.

kid: ok. (unplugs it) all good, now tell me how this thing works.

Excuse me, young lad, can you help me get this robot off of my fingers?

JTN: I can fix this, but I’m going to need access to Shaun’s Backpack.

Powers of 16 and 25, UNITE!!

Winnovative Solution #16: To ensure a healthy future for your team, involve the children of other teams in your robot so that they transfer over to your team when they’re old enough.

Hey kid, is it righty tighty or lefty loosey?

How do you win Championship? Start building the kids to build robots at an early age.

“It’s not child labor if they wear a team shirt!”

1625: Someone has put something very sticky under the robot

Bomb Squad: I found it here and now I’m stuck!

John: What do you mean? – there’s nothing under here! – Oh, now I’m stuck too!

Last year we used advice from an FTC guy, so this year we’ve called in an FLL expert to help with the drive train. We won’t be using the Lego plastic gears, but this guy has gearing ratios down solid.

JTN: the future is in his hands.

When you design the robot so that only little fingers can get in to work on it, someone has to find little fingers. We are just darn lucky I found this guy and he has been trained by the best. Let this be a reminder for next year. JT is growing up fast and he won’t be able to do this for us again next year.

Hey Winnovation, if you let that robot fall on his fingers, you’ll never be selected for 16’s alliance!

The latest intelligence on how the mysterious WINpump: It might involve the use of explosives.