CD's Unofficial Caption Contest #876

It’s that time once again!

The scores after the last round:

Tinnittin 171
Squirrel2412 164
DonRotolo 134
Osby 128
EricH 117
gellnick 115
efoote868 114
GaryVoshol 113
Wayne Doenges 107
quin 102
cgmv123 98
Tomithy 92
rsisk 36
Karaoke 31
Amicus1 24
EricKline 24
GeeTwo 20
NatsirtD 14
Taylor 10
gixxy 8
jackoleary 8
Andy Baker 5
clonedcheese 5
AustinShalit 4
ari_2412 3
PeterR 2
fuddster 2
wgorgen 2
TheRealJamesOo 2
Emiliano6181 2
Levi_Blumer 2

The rules, for the newbies.

And the picture:

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

Go!

“Seriously, we’ve GOT to recruit some middle schoolers next year.”

Team driver qualifications.

Are they smooth with the robot? 15%
Do they think ahead? 15%
Do they handle pressure well? 20%
How tall are they? 50%

The confusion of the drivers can entirely be attributed to Billfred’s lack of haircuts.

Thank you @EricH for help with figuring out what Billfred doesn’t have lol

Incontrovertibly refuting Randy Newman.

In the early 2030’s, the number of people in their mid-40’s seeking treatment for back trouble spiked. Doctors were stumped in coming up with a cause, until two patients in the waiting room had a conversation.

Patient 1: “Do I know you? You look familiar.”
Patient 2: “Yeah you look familiar too.”
P1: “I got it. Were you a driver on FRC Team 876?”
P2: “Yes I was!”
P1: “I was on Team 2503!”

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The challenge got more difficult the better teams got. Until the drivers realized that when filling up the entire board, order didn’t matter and they could do the middle row last.

Driver on right: “I don’t mind driving, but my knees are killing me from kneeling on this hard concrete floor.”

MoC: “And now time for the Innovation in Controls Award. Before we announce our winner, we’d like to give some honorable mentions.
The judges were quite impressed with Team 971’s use of mirrors and prisms on their driver station to allow their drivers to see the field around the game pieces without having to change positions.
Team 254 also had an amazing approach, fusing multiple camera streams together and using a custom machine learning model to digitally remove the game pieces from view.
Now for your winner, Team 876, for their novel approach to seeing the field around the game pieces: Short Drivers! Congratulations 876!”

At least they aren’t asking us to crawl through the bottom opening onto the field.

Welcome to the 2011 game: Chiropractor Realignment! Two alliances of three teams are given 2 minutes to bend awkwardly at the waist while remotely operating their robots. During the last 30 seconds, drivers can lie flat on their backs in an attempt to work thru their pain. Alliances with all drivers standing tall at the end of the match are awarded an additional 2 Ranking Points!

“We do not need to be short, it is just refining our training so when they take away our vision completely”

What every elementary schooler at an outreach event imagines when they play with Lego Mindstorms.

Let’s get judgy!

First place goes to:

Second place goes to:

And the burn award goes to:

Which means the scores are:

Tinnittin 176
Squirrel2412 166
DonRotolo 137
Osby 130
GaryVoshol 123
EricH 119
gellnick 117
efoote868 116
Wayne Doenges 109
quin 104
cgmv123 100
Tomithy 92
rsisk 38
Karaoke 31
Amicus1 24
EricKline 24
GeeTwo 20
NatsirtD 14
Taylor 10
gixxy 8
jackoleary 8
Andy Baker 5
clonedcheese 5
AustinShalit 4
ari_2412 3
PeterR 2
fuddster 2
wgorgen 2
TheRealJamesOo 2
Emiliano6181 2
Levi_Blumer 2

Onward!