CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #836

It’s the one everyone has been buzzing about!

The scores after the last round:

efoote868 14
gellnick 14
Squirrel2412 14
EricH 9
quin 9
GaryVoshol 7
cgmv123 7
Tinnittin 7
rsisk 6
GeeTwo 6
Wayne Doenges 6
Tomithy 6
EricKline 6
Andy Baker 5
Osby 4
Karaoke 4
DonRotolo 2
jackoleary 2
Emiliano6181 2

The rules, for the newbies.

And the picture:

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


“No! Don’t jump, robot, don’t jump! We won’t make you wear those bumpers, we promise!”

In Kick-Off strategy discussion
Student 1: Have you ever been on a teeter totter with a bigger kid, and they jump off and you come crashing down?
Student 2: Yeah! That really hurts!
Student 1: Well, our opponents will want to get the cooperation points, and I see a real opportunity here…
Student 2: You’re not suggesting…
Student 1: We’ll just show them a picture of us balancing near the edge, and they’ll never see it coming.

I didn’t think that social distancing meant robots too.

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We’re going to need a lot of polycarbonate to cover up that rat’s nest of wires.

I would call this how a robot ramps up for competition.

How the heck do you lawyer the rules to allow your mentor out on the field to steady the ramp?

“We promise, it’s NOT BattleBots!”
“Why are they facing off to fight on a teeter-totter then?”
“They’re not, I promise!”
“That’s what you want me to think.”

That moment when you realize it might be easier to just build a ultrathin robot that can sit on the ball deflectors that are under the tippy portion of the BRIDGE.

Visual depiction of the current state of the FMS: The robot is the radio and the mentor lurking nearby is someone in the stands contemplating using a hotspot. Any wrong move could lead to disaster.

Knowing their driver would never be able to get the robot in this position because it drove at 21 ft/s, the test was declared a success.

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Mentor: 21 inches is pretty good, but I wonder how much farther off the ramp we can get it…

Robot: why are you like this

“Jeez, when I said I wanted our robot to be edgy, I meant like cool colors or something! Not on a literal edge…”

And you said there wasn’t hanging in the endgame this year!

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Right robot: “I thought we were friends, why don’t you wanna hang out with me, why’d you tell me to stay away”
Left robot: “bro we are freinds, we just can’t BOTH be on the same side of the teeter totter”

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If that gets me the win I’ll take it :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Let’s judge, shall we?

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the scores are:

Squirrel2412 17
efoote868 16
Tomithy 16
gellnick 16
EricH 11
quin 11
GaryVoshol 9
cgmv123 9
Karaoke 9
Tinnittin 9
GeeTwo 8
Wayne Doenges 8
EricKline 8
rsisk 6
Osby 6
Andy Baker 5
DonRotolo 2
jackoleary 2
Emiliano6181 2


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