CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #804

Yep, I always deliver (eventually!).

The scores after the last round:

Tomithy 79
gellnick 79
efoote868 74
GeeTwo 71
GaryVoshol 66
Squirrel2412 65
EricKline 61
EricH 60
Wayne Doenges 53
cgmv123 51
Mr.Mascot 45
gixxy 42
DonRotolo 33
Osby 31
quin 24
C_MacC 23
VanNerd 15
Aiden 14
NatsirtD 14
Richard Wallace 12
jackTHEnerd 12
wgorgen 12
hamac2003 10
Thequackmaster 10
Kaitlynmm569 8
typeusernamehere 5
SaltisVonWaltis 4
Mika1820 4
rsisk 3
AustinShalit 3
Leap 3
TheFlash 2
SnapDragon 2
Duoquinquagintillion 2
346CADmen 2
GoalkeeperBoss 2
Attention 2

The rules, for the newbies.

And the picture:

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

Go!

While FRC students are known for their ingenuity and engineering porowice, their spelling skills can be lacking. The “BUBDAWG” is one such example of this phenomenon.

Is this before the rules of no robot carts on the field?

The Inspectors ruled this robot illegal due to its lack of wheels. Luckily, Team 804 had a member-powered drivetrain handy. Unfortunately, the new drivetrain spent most of the match hiding behind the robot while being pelted with balls from the referees.

Old-school 6WD drivetrain: 2 powered wheels in the middle, and 4 casters on the corners. Teams who used peg legs instead of casters reported an infinity-% boost in controllability.

Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

It’s a doghouse! It’s a birdcage! It’s a soccer-playing robot! It’s three - three - three contraptions in one! Now how much would you pay?

Due to an unfortunate accident, team 804 had no robot for the upcoming match. Thankfully, they did some quick thinking, and loaded their robot cart onto the field. At least they won’t lose any ranking points. :man_shrugging:

To the naked eye, this robot appears to have casters at all four corners, but in reality it has a complex swerve drive controlled by a Mindflex headset.

Due to some major budget cuts, FRC Team 804’s robot is also their robot cart. They have to remember to remove all the tools before placing it on the field. Here we see a student making a final tool check.

Team Member: “Hey! Back off! I didn’t steal your robot!”

Robot Cart: “Grrrrr”

Freshmen, this is what robots looked like before you were born.

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MC: “And the winner is nature’s greatest killing machine, man!”
Audience: “BOOOOOO!”
MC: “Show me where in the rulebook that a human can’t be a robot”
“Right here. Rule 1.”

(NPOE: credit Simpsons - https://youtu.be/VY9XhTW1SiA?t=16 )

Welcome to the 2002 FIRST Robotics Competition, and this year’s game, Hide 'n Seek.

Got to line it up just right… and… sigh*

Normally a flashing light would mean to not touch it.

The Magic Smoke came from where?

Unfortunately, they got caught sneaking a freshman into the robot and were DQd.

Robot: “Does this bumper make me look fat?”

Student: “No, black is very slimming.”

Let’s do the thing!

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the scores are:

Tomithy 81
gellnick 81
efoote868 76
GeeTwo 73
GaryVoshol 69
Squirrel2412 67
EricH 65
EricKline 61
Wayne Doenges 55
cgmv123 53
Mr.Mascot 47
gixxy 42
DonRotolo 35
Osby 33
quin 26
C_MacC 25
wgorgen 22
VanNerd 15
Aiden 14
NatsirtD 14
Richard Wallace 12
jackTHEnerd 12
hamac2003 10
Thequackmaster 10
Kaitlynmm569 8
typeusernamehere 7
SaltisVonWaltis 6
Mika1820 4
Attention 4
rsisk 3
AustinShalit 3
Leap 3
TheFlash 2
SnapDragon 2
Duoquinquagintillion 2
346CADmen 2
GoalkeeperBoss 2

Onward!