December Caption Contest

Check out this month's caption contest for your chance to win a major award!

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I have been painfully inconsistent with my "monthly" caption contest posts and for that I apologize. However, I have made the ultimate commitment to remembering this important monthly occurrence - I have placed a sticky note on the border of my computer monitor. No, seriously - look:

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This is not the picture for the caption contest.

So now you can rest assured I will remember to do a caption contest each and every month. Probably. I possibly, probably will remember. I'll try really hard. Anyways, on to today's contest. In the comments section, post your best caption to the picture below. This contest will run from when this post goes up until 9 a.m. Mountain Time tomorrow (12/21/2012). If the world ends, you will get nothing. Here's the picture:

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The prize this go-around is a little wishlist I've created for the "Hacker on the Go." This wishlist is a collection of my favorite tools for when you're out and about and might need to, ya know, do electronics stuff. It consists of the following products: a SolderPro butane soldering iron, a 10-gram tube of solder, 6" digital calipers, some diagonal cutters, a digital multimeter, the Heaterizer XL-3000 (and its irreverent manual), a liquid flux pen, some crimping pliers (now with JST action!), a modular storage box, and - the pièce de résistance - a DSO Nano V2 pocket-size digital oscilloscope.

So get captioning!


Comments 277 comments

  • JohnathanN. / about 10 years ago / 12

    On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me... 4 pretend owls, 3 new ornaments, 2 matching speakers, and a creepy guy standing by a tree.

  • Member #232647 / about 10 years ago / 6

    YOLO: You Obviously Like Owls

    ~ Questionable Content reference is too good here.

  • Dan P. / about 10 years ago / 6

    This years sparkfun christmas party is brought to you by hooters

  • Nic is like Jane Goodall but for plastic owls. It took him a long time to earn their trust. They accept him as part of the parliament now.

  • 2pair / about 10 years ago / 4

    After finally finishing his "system" Jeff pauses to remember all the fine owls lost during development.

  • Hipster Engineer - "It's called hooting, you probably never heard of it..."

  • MEEEEEEE / about 10 years ago / 4

    Owl fetish anyone?

  • Rohanc / about 10 years ago / 4

    I’m singing … I’m by a tree and I’m singing … I’M BY A TREE AND I’M SINGING!

  • Gizmoguy / about 10 years ago / 3

    Programs in OWL. Forever Alone.

  • ZombEE Labs / about 10 years ago / 3

    Unsatisfied by the answers from his youth, the young boy decided to gather an entire owl panel to determine how many licks it REALLY takes to get the center of a tootsie pop!

  • LightManCA / about 10 years ago / 3

    This week on the Red Green show we're going to show you how to light up your Christmas owls with some duct tape, Christmas lights, and only 1/2 gallon of gasoline.

  • Skimask / about 10 years ago / 3

    The new 4 core Owlduino.

  • dude124 / about 10 years ago / 3

    Nice set of hooters you got there.

  • instagram ALL THE THINGS!

  • Member #371067 / about 10 years ago / 3

    Owl being seeing your for christmas

  • Although he looks inocent, he's secretly waiting to deploy his ardupilot controlled owls, which will be the cause of the end of the world on Friday.

  • tiagofumo / about 10 years ago / 2

    even the owls in this picture can't think of a nice caption for it

  • "Gosh darnit there's a penny in my eye....." said makey makey owl number 1

  • Dent / about 10 years ago / 2

    Asher Brewing kicked these guys out for not being organic. Turns out Avery is not an Aviary. So these guys settled at SparkFun, because they'll let anyone in.

  • quidproquo / about 10 years ago / 2

    At least someone prepared for the Mayan apocalypse.

  • Skimask / about 10 years ago / 2

    More cOWLbell...

  • MatthewR / about 10 years ago / 2

    Due to recent economic hard times (evidenced by his slim figure), Santa needs to rethink his method of delivery.

  • JHuber / about 10 years ago / 2

    This was Santa's last hope for traveling in the storm. Luckily, Rudolph showed up just in time.

  • D_C / about 10 years ago / 2

    Oh, maybe this career path is why I do not have a girl.

  • whachutalkinbout / about 10 years ago / 2

    And now my feathered friends, we begin our assault!

  • tommy321 / about 10 years ago / 2

    This year's Christmas party is going to be a real HOOT!

  • Alfonso82 / about 10 years ago / 2

    Owls + spark fun + Christmas + beard elf = not your typical chrismas

  • Skimask / about 10 years ago / 2

    Owl be home for Christmas...

  • Anachronomer / about 10 years ago / 2

    You wouldn't download a bear, but it looks like this guy just might.

  • Member #391567 / about 10 years ago / 2

    In a futile attempt to allow his pet owls to control his computer with their thoughts using the MakeyMakey, he accidentally created a race of hyper-intelligent cyborg owls destined to take over the world.

  • ChipC / about 10 years ago * / 2

    On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

    • FOUR OWLS A SITTING,
    • three unsolvable captchas,
    • two trademark lawsuits,
    • and the KEEEEYS TO A NEEEEWWW BUILDDDDIIIIINGG

  • Member #56685 / about 10 years ago / 2

    Turn around! Your tree is on FIRE!

  • ccbundy / about 10 years ago / 2

    Foolish human, these owls don't need a dentist!

  • James Matthew / about 10 years ago / 2

    When Santa was younger, and considerably lighter, he was able to power the sleigh with only four owls.

  • Member #241991 / about 10 years ago / 2

    All these years they said I was a squib. But I finally got my letter from Hogwarts.

  • Member #329489 / about 10 years ago / 2

    I stole these owls from Hogwarts! I guess Harry Potter isn't getting any postcards this year...

  • ME heat o nator / about 10 years ago / 2

    Owl be home four Christmas!

  • "When Billy Ray said he loved his hooters I was confused. Until now..."

  • aboe / about 10 years ago / 2

    This is the last photo taken before the tragic extinction of the worlds last horned owls. The effort to multiply the species though charged particle duplication went sadly awry.

  • Everett / about 10 years ago / 2

    ...i f***ing hate owls...

  • BARS / about 10 years ago / 2

    Thanks to Dr. Seuss' strict copyright laws, "All the Whos in Whoville" took on a much more literal meaning.

  • Member #136519 / about 10 years ago / 2

    Happy Howlidays!

  • andy4us / about 10 years ago / 1

    Bueller, Bueller,..........Bueller

    Is the winner going to be announced ?

  • rwizard / about 10 years ago / 1

    And then the big elf said they should connect the fire-tree oracle owls to the Internet so that everyone could benefit from their wisdom...

  • Chandhooguy / about 10 years ago / 1

    I know this is old, but...

    Sshhhh!!! Quiet! I'm troublehooting!

  • kuliphex / about 10 years ago / 1

    DJ Shelf doing sound checks for tonight's hootenanny.

  • Jade / about 10 years ago / 1

    How many owls does it take to change a lightbulb?

  • Member #15009 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Al's owls

  • gavinbyers / about 10 years ago / 1

    i hate carolers

  • And after The makey Makey Banana piano we are happy to introduce the christmas owl Piano!

  • doobie / about 10 years ago / 1

    Give a Hoot, Compute!

  • Thimplum / about 10 years ago / 1

    Why am I such a misfit? I am not just a nit wit!

  • Thimplum / about 10 years ago / 1

    First Person Hooter.

  • Thimplum / about 10 years ago / 1

    If you look closely, you will notice that the owl on the right is a mayan statue. They disguise themselves... AND STRIKE!

  • frustin / about 10 years ago / 1

    Omg did you just makey makey a singing owl quartet

  • Sparkun, fuelling DIY electronics day and night.

  • Sparkfun, hooting electronics since Christmas seasons.

  • HairlessBaboon / about 10 years ago / 1

    Having a hoot. Beards and baubles style.

  • stevestk / about 10 years ago / 1

    If you're going to bet the boss about the end of the world, never take the Mayans by a field goal.

  • stevestk / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Merry Christmas from the Sparkfun New Product Development Team"

  • Plinth / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hooters bounce when you drop 'em!

  • MagicWolfi / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hoot Damn You. All 5 of You!

  • Member #40360 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Some people don't give a hoot during the holidays. Some give 4...hooked up to speakers

  • Member #194801 / about 10 years ago / 1

    This Christmas SparkFun ran a survey: Three out of four owls agree ... it take three licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop.

  • RyeMAC3 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I'm a lumberjack and I don't care, I've got 4 owls and an elf who stares...

  • HP / about 10 years ago / 1

    Yes, those are owligator clips...

  • sulchus / about 10 years ago / 1

    I armed my UAV pigeon but don't want to let it ruin my holiday.

  • JerryH / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nordberg's attempt at using electro-shock to train his owls to 'hoot' Oh Tannenbaum was not entirely successful.

  • Member #236770 / about 10 years ago / 1

    At least if the world ends, I'll be with my best friends. Don't judge.

  • willydlw / about 10 years ago / 1

    Owl be home for Christmas

  • Member #27764 / about 10 years ago * / 1

    "That's when it hit me," he told Tom Wilmes of the Daily Camera, " I finally understood why my college roommates interrupted all my late night Saturday study sessions to brag about seeing a nice set of hooters. I now share that same passion."

  • John Price / about 10 years ago / 1

    Gee Honey, I know I said I wanted a set of artificial hooters for Christmas, but this isn't quite what I meant.

  • Member #339620 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Dear Santa, My owl henchmen and I will hold your X-mas tree hostage until you deliver my presents. Sincerely, H0L1D4y H4x0R

  • Member #139112 / about 10 years ago / 1

    The mad scientist eager to start his brain transfer experiment and gain the knowledge of his elders suddenly realizes that he typo'd the tla to his assistant

  • Member #372279 / about 10 years ago / 1

    wHo wHo wHo wHo, Makey Christmas Everyone!

  • Member #139112 / about 10 years ago / 1

    The three wise owls attempt to help their buddy(far right) get over a weekend in New Orleans with the help of Sparkfun's scientists...

  • Member #382569 / about 10 years ago / 1

    A fool with his four owls Ready to make Christmas party cool

  • Member #382569 / about 10 years ago / 1

    A fool with his four owls Ready to make Christmas party cool

  • Member #139112 / about 10 years ago / 1

    WHO's hypnotoad?

  • HackGar / about 10 years ago / 1

    Santa, I said an album by the Who and a Yo yo.

  • Member #357026 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Wow, only thing that doesn't shed here is the elf

  • Wylly / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun version of Harry Potter

  • ECOFOR / about 10 years ago / 1

    Put a couple LED lights in this tree !!!

  • Member #373610 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Welcome to Hogwarts Electronics Engineering department!

  • Member #27764 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "You'll never make new friends in Colorado," she said. Who's the lonely one now?! Who, who, whoo...

  • Blacklab1 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Canadian Tree Hugger Eh?

  • Greek Goddess / about 10 years ago * / 1

    On the fourth day of Christmas

    my true love sent to me:

    4 Hooting Owls,

    3 Power Cords,

    2 Misfit Elves,

    and a Sparkfun on a Christmas Tree

  • Member #286345 / about 10 years ago / 1

    PWLED!

  • Cox / about 10 years ago * / 1

    Op, op, op, op, oppan Sparkfun Style!
    +++++ +++++++ +++++ +++ ++++++++++++++++++++
    ++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++ +++++++++++++++++ +++++++++++ +++++++++++++++ +++++++++++ ++++++++++++ +++++++++++ +++++++++++++ +++++++++++ +++++++++ +++++++++ ++++++ ++++++++
    +++++++
    +++++

  • erich_7719 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Whooo goes there? Whooo? Just a dentist?

  • Member #119306 / about 10 years ago / 1

    WHO is that guy with the big eyes?

  • Cooper / about 10 years ago * / 1

    After decades of searching, Hermie finally finds the perfect family for his dental practice.

  • crlanglois / about 10 years ago / 1

    Four electronic birds, Three LED strips, Two Makey Makey's and Nick in a Funny Hat! Happy HOwlidays!

    (Yeah, I watched this video, epic deadpan humor)

  • Chippey / about 10 years ago / 1

    Electro-shock therapy proved ineffective at getting the owls into a festive mood.

  • tecknurd / about 10 years ago / 1

    It took me many years. I found Waldo -- Whoo Whoo!

    psst, He is right there behind the wired owls.

  • Tinkering With Chance / about 10 years ago / 1

    This Sparkfun Christmas is brought to you by Brawny Paper Towels.

  • jgrauman / about 10 years ago / 1

    Woot, woot, woot, woot, it's a Sparkfun Christmas!

  • prophead100 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Who's your daddy... ...my precious

  • rcflyr / about 10 years ago / 1

    ♫ Deck the halls with hoots and holly! ♫

  • FrankM / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Yes, this special collection of Christmas classics recorded by The Owls can be yours for the low, low price of $19.99 (plus shipping and handling). Just call 1-800-555-6957, that's 1-800-555-OWLS. Our operators are standing by..."

  • Marty200 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I don't remember much of the Christmas party, but the elf tells me it was a hoot.

  • TheKitty / about 10 years ago / 1

    Only you can prevent forest fliers

  • Member #390340 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Shouldn't have ordered those plastic pigeons from China.

  • No matter how many owls you have, your tree may still catch on fire.

  • -or-

    Budget cuts this year caused Wicked Witch Enterprises to seek out alternative ways of creating their flying monkeys...

  • "One of these things is not like the others..." "One of these things just doesn't belong..."

    (Hint: its not the elf.)

  • i8RM250 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Must be cold in there Robert is double hat-ing it.

  • i8RM250 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Who" is the the "misfit"? No Sparks around the tree please, just fun.

  • SirThorfinn / about 10 years ago / 1

    Lumberjacks can build computers too, it's just they don't tweet.

  • meisjohn / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Who" is ready for Christmas? This Guy!

  • jma89 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nobody had the heart to tell Bernie that his owls couldn't hold a tune, especially after the elf incident last year...

  • BB / about 10 years ago / 1

    Glow my pretties! Glow!

  • TallSlick / about 10 years ago / 1

    Even Santa has hobbies.

  • DarthNater / about 10 years ago / 1

    Al Borland's audition to be Robert's new sidekick for the New Product Friday videos was a hoot.

  • Member #218925 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Give a hoot, don't electrocute!

  • Generic / about 10 years ago / 1

    This is how we at Sparkfun go Owling.

  • I gave an ungrateful mouse a cookie -- and these owls have agreed to teach me how to track it down, so I can get it back.

  • Generic / about 10 years ago / 1

    When it comes to Christmas, we really give a hoot!

  • Member #218925 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Although no wiser, elf Nibendir strangely grew over 5 feet that fateful day

  • Larry has been trying to harness their power, so he can realize his dream to be a superhero -- Captain Night Owl

  • Member #391683 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Happy Flocking Holidays!

  • JAVASka / about 10 years ago / 1

    Mom, dad, this is my boyfriend...

  • Matthew Wilkes / about 10 years ago / 1

    To ensure correct operation of the MaKey MaKey please ensure that your owls are not grounded.

  • Matthew Wilkes / about 10 years ago / 1

    Everyone knew the acronyms USB and HID, but OWL was a new one.

  • Thetinkerer / about 10 years ago * / 1

    Really mom, only only the 200W laser editions?

  • Thetinkerer / about 10 years ago / 1

    All your birdhouses are belong to us.

  • TOO MANY OWL PUNS!!!!

  • Thetinkerer / about 10 years ago * / 1

    I received a trifecta of euphonious avians for Christmas. What did you get?

  • Thetinkerer / about 10 years ago / 1

    Best...Christmas...Ever...

  • Bearded Mary, visited by four wise men (one of them didn't get the memo)!

  • gbluntzer / about 10 years ago / 1

    awkward level : four owls

  • SharkBiscuit / about 10 years ago / 1

    Doesn't this make you feel better about going home for the holidays?

  • Bud.. weise... errr... err... That tree is definitely on on fire, btw...

  • Member #115363 / about 10 years ago * / 1

    Double post...

  • Mupeg / about 10 years ago / 1

    Leaving a plate of cookies and milk is so passé...

  • Member #115363 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Recent science suggest that the magic smoke can be replaced by owls to make electronics more enviromental friendly.

  • NablaWebmaster / about 10 years ago / 1

    Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle owl the way...

  • THX1082 / about 10 years ago / 1

    According to my OWLgebra, we need (the LOGarithm of 10,000) owls to be able to generate enough power for the company Christmas tree.

  • MatthewR / about 10 years ago / 1

    Take cover, the Christmas tree is under fire!

    K, think these hats will do?

  • Dr. DFTBA / about 10 years ago / 1

    Yes, yes, I know they're your special decorations, Honey. But seriously! Look how cool this is!

  • prowin / about 10 years ago / 1

    "We shopped at Sparkfun, and all we got was this dope in a Santa hat!!"

  • JohnathanN. / about 10 years ago / 1

    who let the owls out? who...who who who who

    original lyrics here

  • zosguy / about 10 years ago / 1

    Herb Gilquist displays the owls he found hiding in the Christmas tree he purchased at the Walmart this year. Using various fancy electronic gizmos, Herb was able to coax them out of the tree so he could shoot, stuff and mount them for eventual display on the mantle of his yuletide fireplace as is the Gilquist family tradition.

  • THX1082 / about 10 years ago / 1

    4 owls and a lumberjack walk into Sparkfun...

  • TheKitty / about 10 years ago / 1

    Who are you, (wait for it) who who, who who (dedicated to Pete Townsend)

  • LateNightRacing / about 10 years ago / 1

    Chuck Testa? Nope, Sparkfun Electronics!

  • VccDood / about 10 years ago * / 1

    This isn't what Nic envisioned when he excitedly volunteered to "play the musical hooters". He won't MaKey MaKey that mistake again.

  • Hwoodalmen / about 10 years ago / 1

    It's not a Sparkfun party until someone develops an elaborate way to scare a Ornithophob.

  • pyrofx / about 10 years ago / 1

    Pork-chop dispute at holiday party ends with man fatally shooting company mascot owls.

  • BrandonB / about 10 years ago / 1

    Where is the play button?

  • L0j1k / about 10 years ago / 1

    This year's special guest performer at the retirement home...

    (Because he's lined up some crappy plastic owls in front of his computer to play songs by the Christmas tree... No? Still don't see it? Pick a better picture next time, Sparkfun. Trash in, trash out...)

  • Ichbinjoe / about 10 years ago / 1

    Because Christmas and creepy looking (possibly Arduino controlled) owls go together perfectly.

  • Fixxer / about 10 years ago / 1

    Owl I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.

  • Member #391661 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Hello, Sparkfun Tech Support? These speakers you sent appear dead! I instrumented them with your Speaker Audio Noise Transfer Adapter test board, and there is no response from the OWL v4.1 output interface. Help!"

  • tiagofumo / about 10 years ago / 1

    canadian sparkfunian lumberjack owl lover preparing for christmas

  • tiagofumo / about 10 years ago / 1

    santa claus' son says he will continue his father's leagacy but with some changes, the most shocking one is to switch from reindeers to owls...

  • Gerdid1 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun flame + Christmas + Hallowen = ^

  • tiagofumo / about 10 years ago / 1

    it's incredible how "random" these caption contest pictures are... who the hell had the idea "let's put a guy with 4 owls and a christmas background for the caption contest"?

  • VoltageDivider / about 10 years ago / 1

    The choir rehearsing for SparkFun's first annual "Oh, Owl-y Night"

  • ME heat o nator / about 10 years ago / 1

    I should have been a DENTIST!

  • N314 / about 10 years ago / 1

    My moms gotten me an owl for the last four years, Gee i'm so excited for Christmas this year...

  • Member #119578 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Wise MEN, wise MEN ... and there were only THREE. Look, lets just skip the Nativity Scene this year!

  • ajordan / about 10 years ago / 1

    Pat, can I buy an owl?

  • Member #139350 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hogwarts does exist! Let the magic begin

  • hickorysticks / about 10 years ago / 1

    In his quest for more patients, Hermey ran into another Abominable Snow Monster and four Misfit toys!

  • denbo68 / about 10 years ago * / 1

    We listened to your feedback and revised the Owl Shields so that you no longer had to reach into its rear to change the I2C address jumpers.

  • In a most unfortunate turn of events, Dave's hopes of competing in the annual Mechanical Owl Quartet Christmas Music Contest were ruined, due to a burning tree. Investegations are pending on the actions of his rival, Hermie Elf.

  • ALL YOUR LUMBERJACKS/MAKEYMAKEYED OWLS ARE BELONG TO US!

  • Member #185506 / about 10 years ago / 1

    That Christmas, Bob realized he was adopted.

  • Member #334095 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Early in prototyping, the four calling birds were beginning to take form.

  • beagle.fan / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hmm... someone obviously has a plastic mouse problem.

  • sirAlan / about 10 years ago / 1

    An early attempt by Hooters to compete with Showbiz Pizza's Rock-afire band. In the end, they went with a different type of attraction.

  • beagle.fan / about 10 years ago / 1

    The real reason why the New Product Posts are such a hoot!

  • beagle.fan / about 10 years ago / 1

    A noble -- yet failed -- experiment to harness the power of owl brainwaves.

  • Member #81314 / about 10 years ago / 1

    The xmas caroling was beautiful until Jerry - the house elf - hit a note that the owls recognized as common forest rodent. After that, it was all death-from-above and no awasseling of any kind.

  • Nadav Ami / about 10 years ago / 1

    It's alive!

  • MetabolicCloth / about 10 years ago / 1

    New Product Friday: Owls, Beards and Makey Makey

    this new product post we are offering a new kit, The Owl Synth. this is a great kit to get you started with the Makey Makey, it includes the makey makey starter pack, 4 plastic owls and a bearded Sparkfun employee to offer assistance when you need it.

    well, That’s all I've got this week. check back in later to see more new products and other posts on the homepage. Thanks for reading.

  • JGH / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hermey and the Three Wise Owls conspire to set Santa right about the lack of ornamentation on the tree this year. Budget cuts be damned, they have petitioned to have their friend known colloquially as "Spare Owl Number Four" hired as Decorator for next year's tree for which he has submitted a comprehensive proposal which features swooping the tinsel into artful festoons, bravely bucking the current trend for tightly belted bands which tend to cut off circulation to the tree's branches. Number Four suggests increasing the level of ornamentation from one wee paper thing to a full flock of faux turtle doves and their accompanying detritus, some french hens with pearly feathered head wraps, glittery shawls adorned with copious amounts of glitter and a liberal smattering of loosely interspersed gold rings. Number Four has also vowed to replace the satanic looking swoop currently gracing the summit of this year's tree with something a bit more angelic. References to be provided on request.

  • trevor / about 10 years ago / 1

    Puny human, you have failed in preventing Morbo from creating his race of super mutants.

  • Member #143616 / about 10 years ago / 1

    what do I have to do?

  • floppystick6 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Its great to have everyone together for the holidays!

  • Bunk / about 10 years ago / 1

    Concerning our pest problem: Someone has been leaving food around, and it's attracting owls.

  • D-o-m-i-n-i-k / about 10 years ago / 1

    Mr. Santa Claus turned those poor owls into autonomous robots.

  • Member #290187 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Given his failures controlling sled dogs, it was no surprise that Yukon Cornelius had even worse results with owls.

  • Member #244255 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Meet our demands or the tree will never light and the music will never stop.. whoo whooo muahhaahaa whoo whooo

  • Gizzygo / about 10 years ago / 1

    Here is Owl Engineering Department.

  • hamtoro / about 10 years ago / 1

    We're Owl Exterminators

  • Member #391637 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Welcome to St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls. Now everyone stare at the Santa hat. That's right, just stare at it... Mwahahaha! You've now all been Santa-blinked!

  • RadkoB / about 10 years ago / 1

    "SparkFun invites Oehoes to develop Lilypad navigation lights during the Christmas holidays."

  • Hey, your Christmas Tree is on fire!

  • nutmeg / about 10 years ago / 1

    Santa's nephew wanted to be an ornithologists which was Hermie's second choice of study after getting kicked out of dentist school for lighting a Christmas tree on fire.

  • Member #103633 / about 10 years ago / 1

    It all happened so fast. But I'm certain it was the little guy in the blue suit and the third owl from the left.

  • MatthewR / about 10 years ago / 1

    Owlet you know how this turns out.

  • andy4us / about 10 years ago / 1

    Years later, Rocky always considered the "Santa Hat and 4 owls performance" to be the low point in his career !

  • AndyL / about 10 years ago / 1

    It's still not authentic, but it's a lot better than those dove/turtle abominations he constructed last year.

  • andy4us / about 10 years ago / 1

    After this, the two beer limit was strictly enforced !

  • Gizmoguy / about 10 years ago / 1

    Who who whoooo will talk to me?

  • R(Scott) / about 10 years ago / 1

    The elf is the basis for version 2.0 development

  • ajnorster / about 10 years ago / 1

    Putting some spark into the winter spirit, our automated owl drones will stop the jolliest of intruders.

  • R(Scott) / about 10 years ago / 1

    The elf was added by a stakeholder

  • Member #153561 / about 10 years ago / 1

    So when I rolled the Christmas Dice, I didn't realize I was rolling for owls... I'm just glad I didn't get snake eyes.

  • R(Scott) / about 10 years ago / 1

    The elf seems out of place

  • MatthewR / about 10 years ago / 1

    "I think they look better when they have a little star, or an angel on top" - Lucy, in "It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown".

  • LeeActon / about 10 years ago / 1

    Owl I want for Christmas is a little respect.

  • JHuber / about 10 years ago / 1

    Much to Santa's dismay, the elves got hacking when Rudolph's nose burned out.

  • NerdyFirefighter / about 10 years ago / 1

    Despite an open and generally loose set of rules at SparkFun, new regulations regarding caroling had to be implemented after the Owl Choir experiment resulted in the activation of NORAD, even amidst their usual shenanigans of tracking Santa.

  • chartle / about 10 years ago / 1

    Welcome to our Holiday episode of "Owls Today".

    This morning on the show we have a special guest, Herbie the Elf Dentist, who will discuss Spotted Owl gum disease and you.

  • Stujfiter / about 10 years ago / 1

    Santa, I know I've spent over $20 million in research and development but I think I've really hit the nail on the head this time. OwlPod!! The kids are going to go nuts over them.

  • Crawdad / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nick really cracked up when he remembered the Iggy Pop lyric about 'I've had it in my ear before'...

  • andy4us / about 10 years ago / 1

    seconds later, due to Dave's inadequate screw tightening, the tree came crashing down under the weight of the Sparkfun flame !

  • Echo / about 10 years ago / 1

    These should keep the partridges out of the pear tree.

  • FrankM / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Of course owls can chirp. They use RADAR to navigate, don't they?"

  • Dopey / about 10 years ago / 1

    Picture taken 15 seconds before Bob discovered that "YOLO" didn't mean, "You Obviously Like Owls".

  • andy4us / about 10 years ago / 1

    Only a true redneck wears a basball cap under his Santa Hat !

  • DeusRex / about 10 years ago / 1

    No owls were harmed in the taking of this picture.

  • taipan / about 10 years ago / 1

    Anybody seen my ol' Hedwig with my magic electronic parts order ?

  • Member #276380 / about 10 years ago / 1

    You got me what for Christmas?!!

  • Rick-S / about 10 years ago / 1

    As much as Hermey wanted to be a dentist it just didn't pan out so he took the only other job he could find, working with his Large gangly elf cousin categorizing different species of plastic owls.

  • ElegantElectrons / about 10 years ago / 1

    4 bit owlscilloscope

  • ElegantElectrons / about 10 years ago / 1

    This is the problem with engineering, sometimes you need to take a step back and think "Are these ornaments REALLY going to fit on the tree?"

  • PungE3 / about 10 years ago / 1

    If you like these, you should see what I have in my basement.

  • ElegantElectrons / about 10 years ago / 1

    Then the WHOs down in WHOville will all cry "BooWHOWHO"

  • Member #391602 / about 10 years ago / 1

    No matter who, who, who, who is on your Christmas list. They will love their present from Sparkfun.

  • Member #391596 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Teddy bear: What am i doing here!??

  • "In this Christmas Episode of Lumberjack Electronics, I'll show you how to Charlieplex your spotted owls!"

  • healthyfatboy / about 10 years ago / 1

    Billy worked so hard on his "I'm a Lumberjack" routine using Makey Makey for the company holiday singalong but the owls resisted a bit too much to get anything out of them...

  • pburgess / about 10 years ago / 1

    HELLO, POLLY! MAKEY MAKEY! thump thump thump This is your 9 o'clock alarm call!

  • metrazol / about 10 years ago / 1

    Owl bet you've never seen one of these before.

  • Nukez / about 10 years ago / 1

    ... I asked you to make a beautifull christmas scene, adding a lumberjack with a santa hat doesn't add more "magic" to it !

    At least he came with a tree.

  • JLBjerke / about 10 years ago / 1

    This may look weird... but its better than dealing with politicians.

  • Member #114781 / about 10 years ago / 1

    No one will get into the presents early this year. Through the use of 'Shock Therapy' these owls DO NOT BLINK!

  • PalmTreesandPICs / about 10 years ago / 1

    You think I'm about to hack these fake Owls.... NOPE! Chuck Testa.

  • andy4us / about 10 years ago / 1

    The owls ears pricked up, it's eyes wide in surprise, and it found exactly what a man in a Santa hat was capable of !

  • Skimask / about 10 years ago / 1

    Owl be back.

  • Sgt Ploppers / about 10 years ago / 1

    Why are there no lights on that tree??

  • GooseSG / about 10 years ago * / 1

    Now presenting, Hermey and the Night Owl 5!!

  • Skimask / about 10 years ago / 1

    Second owl to the left, and straight on until morning.

  • Alfonso82 / about 10 years ago / 1

    The automated Guardians of Ga'Hoole........

  • Far_Seeker / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hopefully Sparkfun's National Education Tour will turn-out much better then their foray into avian conservation...

  • Looks like the McManus brothers got to the owl on the left.

  • AsaJ / about 10 years ago / 1

    Until his therapist would let him invite real people to his parties, plastic robot owls would suffice.

  • Blueblast88 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Hi I'm santa and I decided to screw the slay this year and we stole some of Harry Potter's owls to deliver the presents this year."

  • Member #228967 / about 10 years ago / 1

    50% off all owls was impossible to resist. A slight smirk appears on his face when he thinks of the joy this will bring to the kids on his Christmas list.

  • NotDavid4JustDavid / about 10 years ago / 1

    And just in time for Christmas, Version 1.0 of our Arduino powered Angry Birds Robots.

  • HissingRoachParty / about 10 years ago / 1

    Owl show them the meaning of Christmas!

  • Evil_Rich / about 10 years ago / 1

    Bumbledorf always was an overachiever…

  • Herbie was right, I should have become a Dentist too!!!

  • Cigol / about 10 years ago / 1

    Who knows when you've been sleeping... Whoo knows when you're awake... Who knows when you've been bad Or good... St. Nick the hacker years

  • Member #282431 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Here i am in front of everyone introducing myself at "The Island For The Misfit Toys Annual Meet And Greet".

  • Jamster / about 10 years ago / 1

    His christmas jokes were so terrible he had them 'owling in the isles.

  • Member #166582 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Let's see - Left ear? Right ear?. No wonder the elf looks happy.

  • Seamus / about 10 years ago / 1

    In this video, I will be demonstrating how to communicate between multiple devices using the I-hoot-C protocol.

  • dude124 / about 10 years ago / 1

    He's a lumberjack and... he's...

    Okay?

  • Human Rights Activists call for end to Input Device Owls.

    OR

    Terry the Lumberjack and the Four Displaced Avians.

  • Michael15 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Who is the wisest? My vote is the Christmas tree.

  • Member #150666 / about 10 years ago / 1

    A lumberjack showing off a days work.

  • ccbundy / about 10 years ago / 1

    The Owls are not what they seem...

  • AlanV / about 10 years ago / 1

    Four night owls... and Bob, who goes to bed at eight.

  • ttalsup / about 10 years ago / 1

    Lᴇᴛ Yᴏᴜʀ Gᴇᴇᴋ Sʜɪɴᴇ!

  • mmetzger / about 10 years ago / 1

    Give a hoot - don't electrocute!

  • Member #150666 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Who knew working here would be such a hoot?

  • CF / about 10 years ago / 1

    I know it's not the contest picture, but... I ALWAYS download my beer. AFTER I'm done enjoying it!

  • He sure brings the Christmas-owl spirit to Sparkfun!

  • jakkjakk / about 10 years ago / 1

    It's a Techno Hoot Christmas!

  • He Obviously Loves Owls

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