CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #740

inb4 Florence

The scores after the last round:

efoote868	50
Cyberphil	45
GaryVoshol	42
EricH	36
GeeTwo	30
Leap	30
ctt956	26
cgmv123	25
ClayTownR	24
Tomithy	24
bdaroz	23
Wayne Doenges	22
DonRotolo	16
Sanket Nayak	10
carpedav000	9
Al Skierkiewicz	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 unless Florence makes me run for the hills or cornfields or something. Then, all bets are off.


A prime example of what happens when you combine the Bumper Quality Rating (BQR-2, in this case) and mecanum wheels: 7-14-1. So bad, it couldn’t tie in a game that tied every other match.

Here, the parent students teach their child robot to hunt its first soccer ball. It may be poor at it now, but if it survives to adulthood, this robot will be one of the deadliest hunters on the field.

And they said mecanum wheels couldn’t go over the bump! We showed them! Now if only we could get our kicker to work…

Even a fast food chain loves FRC.

Only 12 years ahead of their time…

This kid looks like he’s having as much trouble moving the robot as the mecanum wheels!

“Whoa, look at my shadow!”

“Really? We’re starting the match!”

Usually meccanum wheels are inferior to traction wheels, but when Florence comes in and the field becomes water, it doesn’t matter what wheels are used as long as they leave plenty of ground clearance.

Mentor: “Keep the robot away from the ball, you don’t where its been!!!”

The battery’s dead; we’re going to have to give it a push start. [Sigh/] As soon as field reset gets their soccer ball off the road.

The ultimate do-not-pick-under-any-circumstances-whatsoever-no-really-what-did-I-just-say-I’m-not-kidding-don’t-do-it robot.

Darn it! Our robot spent too much time in the water game and now it’s all prune-bumpered…

Student on the left: “Did you forget the battery!?”

Student on the right: “…The field crew probably wouldn’t see us under the robot during the match…”

“Gotta line it up just right.”
Student on right: “A little towards me”

Judging by the students’ uncertainty, their load-in procedure seems about as rigid as their bumpers…

Okay, okay, Florence didn’t get me as bad as some. (Though if you want to help out, FIRST North Carolina has gotten into gear.)](

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the scores are:

efoote868	52
Cyberphil	47
GaryVoshol	44
EricH	39
Tomithy	34
GeeTwo	32
Leap	32
ctt956	28
cgmv123	27
ClayTownR	26
bdaroz	25
Wayne Doenges	24
DonRotolo	21
carpedav000	11
Sanket Nayak	10
Al Skierkiewicz	4
ljensen	4
tanman172000	4
niklas674	2
Big-b	2
jaredhk	2
Darre_Bonfire	2
DohertyBilly	2
ThatSoftwareGuy	2