CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #862

After so many weeks stressing about things, I think the mood is lightening.

The scores after the last round:

Squirrel2412 111
Tinnittin 109
Tomithy 88
EricH 86
GaryVoshol 82
efoote868 78
DonRotolo 76
gellnick 74
Osby 72
Wayne Doenges 71
quin 71
cgmv123 70
Karaoke 29
rsisk 28
EricKline 24
GeeTwo 20
Amicus1 17
NatsirtD 10
gixxy 8
jackoleary 8
Andy Baker 5
clonedcheese 5
AustinShalit 4
ari_2412 3
PeterR 2
Emiliano6181 2

The rules, for the newbies.

And the picture:

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

Go!

Little did he realize, the length of flat polybelt they were looking for was hidden in plain sight…holding his pants up.

Kid in the back: I wonder if I can be cool like these guys if I just color the white parts of my shirt blue?

Guys around the robot: “Everybody huddle. That scout outside the pit seems to be more interested in our colored floor tiles than our robot.”

1 Like

“So when did winter jackets become the team uniform?”

Students in huddle: “When do we tell the student, at the rail, that we blew up the RoboRio they loaned to us?”

1 Like

“Well…I think our Lightning in A Bottle ™ broke…”

  • Captain of Team 862 - Lightning Robotics

So what happened guys?
We fired up our robot and now we can’t find our mentor. We think he’s inside here somewhere.
Jeff! Jeff! Can you hear us?

“I’m sorry sir, even though we are orange we are not currently a Home Depot outlet.”

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If we hide inside the robot, maybe the rookie scout will skip asking us what type of drivetrain we have.

Here we see Lightning Robotics in the process of lightening a robot.

2 Likes

Well the battery’s too heavy for this spot.
And too big for that spot.
Maybe we should just leave it out?
What’s the worst that could happen?
The rules don’t say we need one*.

npoe *True story /npoe

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How 862 has grown the team: Look inside and their Student Trap snaps shut, effectively ‘recruiting’ you.

Kid in back

The look you get when you realize there are 147 more Lightning team members in the stands and your team has 10 total.

2 Likes

Guy frantically looking in robot: “What happened to our FOC blue banner from last year? I swore it was just here a minute ago. The drivetrain better not have eaten it up again”

Nothing like some late night build season judging, is there?

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the scores are:

Tinnittin 119
Squirrel2412 113
Tomithy 90
EricH 88
GaryVoshol 84
efoote868 81
gellnick 79
DonRotolo 78
Osby 74
Wayne Doenges 73
quin 73
cgmv123 72
rsisk 30
Karaoke 29
EricKline 24
GeeTwo 20
Amicus1 19
NatsirtD 10
gixxy 8
jackoleary 8
Andy Baker 5
clonedcheese 5
AustinShalit 4
ari_2412 3
PeterR 2
Emiliano6181 2

Onward!