CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #665

This one’s gonna be phat!

The scores after the last round:

efoote868	133
GeeTwo	130
EricH	125
DonRotolo	121
cgmv123	114
GaryVoshol	109
bdaroz	106
Wayne Doenges	92
Hitchhiker 42	72
Bkeeneykid	66
Pooja Anil	51
frcguy	50
ctt956	45
mastachyra	39
AustinShalit	33
dodar	32
Cothron Theiss	27
rsisk	26
JustinCAD	24
Ichlieberoboter	20
Sperkowsky	19
logank013	18
Golfer4646	17
thatprogrammer	15
FiMFanatic	15
niklas674	14
Nessie	13
JoshWilson	12
ollien	12
petercooperjr	12
smitikshah	10
Zealii	10
gcgeobuff	10
snoman	10
Hess1113	10
Karibou	9
Gravity	8
EmileH	8
WinterPoet	7
ClayTownR	7
Ringo5tarr	6
Taylor	4
Dibit1010	4
euhlmann	4
Poseidon5817	4
Al Skierkiewicz	4
Richard Wallace	3
AllenGregoryIV	3
IndySam	2
Daniel Vijay	2
stannenbaum7	2
edesirim	2
RyanN	2
Sparky Jell-0	2
WesleyK	2
Eryl2000	2
carpedav000	2
Corn_Fed_Stats	2
Joey Jordan	2

The rules, for the newbies.

And the picture:

https://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/27329

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

Go!

“If we put the minibot HERE, we’ll get a .025 second advantage that will win us all of our matches!”

Huh. The game animation made the airship look smaller.

When you have to use a satellite dish to ensure your robot connects to the field … something’s wrong.

Here we see FRC Team 665 perfecting their top shelf, donut stealing robot.

They better ask for some replacement pegs… the bottom one’s a little too bent to hold the tubes.

You know what guys? Tubes are too hard. We better build a ramp. Ka-thump.

[NPOE]
Story time!
I was the co-lead programmer for the TechHOUNDS in 2007. We controlled our tube placement with PID, and had issues tuning it (kids these days have it so easy!). One of the kids on the team kept pestering us, asking if the code was fixed. So we told him that it was too difficult, so we were going to take the arm off and build a ramp. Waved our arms down and said, “Ka-thump.” Amazing when the rest of the team picked up on the troll, everyone kept waving their arms, repeating “Ka-thump”. The kid was so upset, to the point where he said “If Foote [me] can’t do it I’ll program it myself!” Which was a riot, because the total of his programming experience was a semester of AP comp science B. Now I kinda feel bad for making him so upset, and the team teasing, but it was hilarious. And now you know the inside joke, “Ka-thump!”
[/NPOE]

What do you mean there’s no Rube Goldberg award?!

His hand is the only thing keeping the robot from completely falling apart.

“Pull my finger, laddie!”

Greg, we have enough pictures of the sunlit side for next year’s brochure; you can take the back lit photo for Chief Delphi now.

Look! Over there!
Is that Dave Lavery? He’s running here awfully fast.
Oh #%¥$, he sees the giant Krispy Kreme!
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES, grab the doughnut and run!

At last!

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the scores are:

efoote868	135
GeeTwo	133
EricH	127
DonRotolo	126
GaryVoshol	119
cgmv123	116
bdaroz	108
Wayne Doenges	94
Hitchhiker 42	74
Bkeeneykid	66
Pooja Anil	51
frcguy	50
ctt956	45
mastachyra	39
AustinShalit	33
dodar	32
Cothron Theiss	29
rsisk	26
JustinCAD	24
Ichlieberoboter	20
Sperkowsky	19
logank013	18
Golfer4646	17
thatprogrammer	15
FiMFanatic	15
niklas674	14
Nessie	13
JoshWilson	12
ollien	12
petercooperjr	12
smitikshah	10
Zealii	10
gcgeobuff	10
snoman	10
Hess1113	10
Karibou	9
Gravity	8
EmileH	8
WinterPoet	7
ClayTownR	7
Ringo5tarr	6
Taylor	4
Dibit1010	4
euhlmann	4
Poseidon5817	4
Al Skierkiewicz	4
Richard Wallace	3
AllenGregoryIV	3
IndySam	2
Daniel Vijay	2
stannenbaum7	2
edesirim	2
RyanN	2
Sparky Jell-0	2
WesleyK	2
Eryl2000	2
carpedav000	2
Corn_Fed_Stats	2
Joey Jordan	2
Torvando	2

Onward!