CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #738

Happy last full week before FTC Kickoff!

The scores after the last round:

efoote868	46
GaryVoshol	38
Cyberphil	33
EricH	32
GeeTwo	26
Leap	26
ctt956	22
cgmv123	21
bdaroz	18
Wayne Doenges	18
DonRotolo	16
Tomithy	14
ClayTownR	12
Sanket Nayak	10
Al Skierkiewicz	4
carpedav000	4
ljensen	4
tanman172000	4
niklas674	2
jaredhk	2
Darre_Bonfire	2
DohertyBilly	2
ThatSoftwareGuy	2

The rules, for the newbies.

And the picture:

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


The four stages of robot failure, from left to right: Denial, Anger, Depression, and Acceptance.

“It’s a programming problem, seriously!”
“Oh, yeah, Mr. Electrical? It was a ‘programming problem’ the last 5 times, when you wired the SRXs backwards.”
“Uh… my wireless just acted up. Something about ‘Duck, 858’s auto reversed’.”
thinking Men and their turf wars… at least the robot looks good!

Rookies pondering: “I don’t know, what is a Stryke Force?”

“Why is all the code written in Fortran!!!”
“Dude, we’ve always used Fortran, remember. We’re that ONE team.”

Posing for the cover of That ONE Band’s debut album, Aerial Dominance.

(Numbered from left to right)

Student #2: “See, I told you programming on a mac just works!”
Student #1: “I guess. But can it run the driver station software?”
Student #3: “Hang on, I’m checking to see what Chief Delphi says.”
Student #4: “I really wish they would’ve figured this out before we got to the practice field”

It’s not that the girl on the right has nothing to do, it’s that she’s waiting for the boys to ask her so she can give them the answer they’ve been trying to find for 30 minutes now…

Girl on the right: I wonder if the caption contest results will be on time this week?

L to R
Student 1: “How many programmers does it take to screw in a light bulb?”
Student 2: "I don’t know, lets ask Steve. Steve, how many programmers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Student 3: “None, that’s a hardware problem.”
Student 4: “Kill me now!”

FTAs, probably: “Can’t say this is anything new. There’s always that ONE team grinding the field to a halt.”

That face when you need to pull code from Github without internet.

Student on far right: “I am not a member of That ONE Team. I just traded for one of their shirts and wore the drive team button as a substitute for their absent drive team member in the picture.”

Later, after the event:

Student that was on far left: “Do you think the robot would’ve worked if we had plugged the radio in?”
Student on second left: “Maybe if we had remembered to put the battery in…”
Third left student: “What are you talking about? My laptop worked the whole time off of battery power!”

The Four Students of the Robopocalypse:

Hardware, Software, Vision, and Human.

The judging is happening, promise!

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the scores are:

efoote868	48
GaryVoshol	40
Cyberphil	35
EricH	34
GeeTwo	28
Leap	28
ctt956	24
cgmv123	23
ClayTownR	22
bdaroz	21
Wayne Doenges	20
Tomithy	19
DonRotolo	16
Sanket Nayak	10
carpedav000	-infinity
Al Skierkiewicz	4
ljensen	4
tanman172000	4
niklas674	2
jaredhk	2
Darre_Bonfire	2
DohertyBilly	2
ThatSoftwareGuy	2