CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #778

Hope you’re feeling great!

The scores after the last round:

Tomithy 186
EricH 160
cgmv123 143
efoote868 138
GeeTwo 134
GaryVoshol 131
Cyberphil 110
Leap 108
DonRotolo 106
Wayne Doenges 96
ctt956 72
hamac2003 54
ClayTownR 54
Osby 51
bdaroz 49
SaltisVonWaltis 48
gellnick 36
carpedav000 35
Squirrel2412 32
Dan T. 25
npatony 23
Al Skierkiewicz 21
jaredhk 20
typeusernamehere 16
snoman 14
ljensen 14
Andrew_L 13
Sanket Nayak 12
topace103 12
tjf 10
gixxy 10
fuddster 10
tanman172000 8
jackTHEnerd 8
PeterR 6
Hitchhiker 42 5
dodar 5
Mr_Tatorscout 5
Richard Wallace 4
bobbysq 4
TheFlash 4
MoistRobot 4
Ninja_Bait 4
Z-Ali 4
ThunderStruck 4
Aiden 4
Kaitlynmm569 4
niklas674 2
mastachyra 2
Big-b 2
Darre_Bonfire 2
DohertyBilly 2
ThatSoftwareGuy 2
Zagar 2
Brittan 2
Quarked 2
Cleanse 2
thedjchi 2
Greeneh 2
Ian4467 2
Rival 2
ash4fun 2
minc3r 2
The_Flames 2
Ryan_Brown_6032 2
quarky 2
Lil_Lavery 2
SnapDragon 2
Anthony4004 2
Weeks1983 2
Ares 2
JKBear331 2
CalTran 2
IKE 2
Fields 2
sgeckler 2
Chris136 2
Duoquinquagintillion 2

The rules, for the newbies.

And the picture:

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

Go!

This is a typical scene in a FRC pit: The programmer sitting on something trying to figure out why the heck the motors are wired wrong, while everyone else sits around waiting for the electronics person to get to the pit.

What everybody thought he was thinking:

Nobody better bother me - I only have 2 minutes to get autonomous working.

What he really was thinking:

One… more… Tetris… before… level… 50…

2 Likes

What do you mean, you have to wear safety glasses even when you’re not touching something powered by electricity? What? Over your eyes?

Kid on the left in the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger: I need your colsons, your boots, and your motorcycle.

1 Like

Team 766 attempts to hypnotize their programmer into coding flawless code.

Legend has it, they’re still trying, over 10 years later.

Here we see the programmer in his natural habitat. Oh look! Looks like he has been spotted by the drive team! Fearing for his life, the programmer grabs a near by laptop and begins typing senselessly into it. This is very similar to that of the North American possum playing dead to deter predators. It isn’t too long before the drive team is called to a match, very well saving the programmer. It looks like the drive team will just have to run that new auto in a match.

Guy on laptop: “By my calculations, we’re due to be in the Caption Contest on March 20, 2019.”

Guy in front: “Too bad it took us an extra 12 weeks to get the robot working.” CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #766

Mentor: “Why isn’t this robot ready to play?”
Programmer: “I’m compiling.”
Mentor: “Oh! Okay.”

As the kid in the background looked into his magic spool of white 3D printer filament, spinning it in his hand three times over, that he realized their bot is overweight by about 3000 lines of unneeded special drive code.

Classic inspection photo:
The pit crew skeptically reviews their robot, one nervously spinning that light strip they removed to save weight.
In the background, the programmer writes the consistent ‘smoother drive code’.

While it look like that kid is Programming, he’s really trying to figure who is the mafia

3 Likes

Everyone thought it was a programming issue, but judging by the guy’s expression on the left, it definitely wasn’t.

1 Like

Begin David Attenborough voice

The programmer in his natural habitat: Field side at a competition, with way too many bugs to fix. His teammates stalk him, oblivious to his total lack of progress.

End David Attenborough voice

Everyone assumes the programmer is writing a program for the robot, but he is actually testing the spinning code for the coil of wire his teammate is holding.

Programmer thinking: Man this game is great. No randomization to worry about, no vision targets to track, no articulating arms. I could program the whole match in autonomous. I bet we wouldn’t even need a driver. Then that’d make my code the driver. Which is like I’m the driver. That’d make me one of the cool kids. Alllll riiiiight!

1 Like

Oh no! My battery is down to 5%.

Team GGL’s robot after the catastrophic flip, with their programmer trying in vain to fix the mechanical team’s problems. As usual.

I haven’t forgotten!

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the scores are:

Tomithy 188
EricH 162
cgmv123 145
efoote868 143
GaryVoshol 141
GeeTwo 136
Cyberphil 110
DonRotolo 109
Leap 108
Wayne Doenges 98
ctt956 72
hamac2003 56
ClayTownR 54
Osby 53
bdaroz 49
SaltisVonWaltis 48
gellnick 38
carpedav000 35
Squirrel2412 34
Dan T. 27
npatony 23
Al Skierkiewicz 21
jaredhk 20
typeusernamehere 18
ljensen 16
snoman 14
Andrew_L 13
Sanket Nayak 12
topace103 12
tjf 10
tanman172000 10
gixxy 10
fuddster 10
jackTHEnerd 10
PeterR 6
Hitchhiker 42 5
dodar 5
Mr_Tatorscout 5
Richard Wallace 4
bobbysq 4
TheFlash 4
MoistRobot 4
Ninja_Bait 4
Z-Ali 4
ThunderStruck 4
Aiden 4
Kaitlynmm569 4
niklas674 2
mastachyra 2
Big-b 2
Darre_Bonfire 2
DohertyBilly 2
ThatSoftwareGuy 2
Zagar 2
Brittan 2
Quarked 2
Cleanse 2
thedjchi 2
Greeneh 2
Ian4467 2
Rival 2
ash4fun 2
minc3r 2
The_Flames 2
Ryan_Brown_6032 2
quarky 2
Lil_Lavery 2
SnapDragon 2
Anthony4004 2
Weeks1983 2
Ares 2
JKBear331 2
CalTran 2
IKE 2
Fields 2
sgeckler 2
Chris136 2
Duoquinquagintillion 2

Onward!