Your April Caption Contest


It’s that time again, when we invited you to put on your comedy hats and come up with something witty - that’s right, it’s time for another caption contest. As always, here are a few ground rules for all you would-be comedians out there:

  • Leave your funniest clean caption in the comments section below. We reserve the right to delete captions that we deem inappropriate.
  • Captions submitted any other way besides in the comment section, whether it be smoke signal, carrier pigeon, feedback form, email or otherwise, will not be accepted!
  • Captions will be accepted from the moment this post goes live until tomorrow, April 19th at 1 p.m. Mountain Time.
  • A crack team of humor experts will pick the winner and we will announce it next week.

Here’s your photo:

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Your Hilarious Caption Goes Here

This time around, rather than select a specific prize for you, we’re offering up $100 worth of SparkFun credit to the winner. Good luck!


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  • ATMegatron!

  • Robots of the world… 0101010101001110010010010101010001000101 !!

    • clever enough to win, there are only 10 kinds of people, those who understand binary and those who doesn’t

    • http://www.roubaixinteractive.com/PlayGround/Binary_Conversion/Binary_To_Text.asp

  • “I’m a married ‘bot, and I know I shouldn’t be looking at this catalog, but sweet sensor data! Take a look at the chips on that prototype! What I’d give for a few clock cylces with her…”

  • Visitor Parking Only - All other cars will be destroyed by tiny robots

  • All your circuits are belong to us.

  • Come with me if you want to invent.

  • After hours the Sparkfun employees can let their hair down and take off their surprisingly bulky human camouflage units.

  • Looks like we have a standoff…

  • “Hahaha, and you thought SparkFun was run by actual people”

  • Beep.

  • They realized a little too late that choosing the teensiest lowest-power microcontroller isn’t worth the trade off if you only have enough memory for one out of the three laws.

  • This is what happens when “helping hands” become self-aware.

  • Night at Sparkfun; where electronics come alive!

  • The golden droid paused for reflection as he planned the heist. With a Sparkfun Translator Unit, his descendants would be fluent in six million forms of communication, instead of just one.

  • WHO GOT THE 1000X SCALING BACKWARDS!!!

  • It looked bigger in the catalog

  • …did I rework six boards, or only five? In all the excitement I kinda lost track myself

  • If only I had a heart !

  • After a long inter-galatic voyage of conquest the terminator emerged from the hyperspace transport beam and materialized on earth. He then realized that his superiors had made a major error of scale.

    • Hi Pete, Paul speaking… I Think I received the wrong mounting instructions for my oscilloscope kit…It’s chasing me around the office.
    • Hey that can’t be THAT bad, send me a photo, we’ll work it out.
  • “Congratulations! At this point your Bright Bunny kit is complete! (Note that due to normal variations in parts, Bright Bunny’s appearance and operation may differ slightly from kit to kit.)”

  • Guard duty sucks. My FETs are killing me!

  • SparkFun knew it was time to shut down their SkyNet division when the robots started building weapons.

  • Warning: Due to price increase on ammo, do not expect a warning shot.

  • Honey…..I shrunk the Autobots!

    …now they are just spark plugs.

  • I warned you not to feed it after midnight!

  • Recent budget cuts caused a reduction in the size of Sparkfun’s security force.

  • Minimus Prime

  • The more you resist, the more it hertz.

  • “The minions of Skynet turned out to be somewhat less intimidating than expected.”

  • Say Hello to my little friend….

  • Resistance is Futile! Capacitance… eh, we’ll give that a shot

  • Domo arrigato, micro roboto.

  • I like small parts I can not lie.

  • My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die…

  • I’m looking for the guy who kidnapped Little Dude?

  • Where is the Android Ice cream sandwich?

  • Sparkbot is fun: “Say hello to my electronic friends!”

  • KNEEL! before the mightiest Monopoly token of all time!

  • Gimme Some Flux, or I’ll shoot!

  • it’s all fun and games until your Simon kit evolves

  • If you call me “Arduino” once more….

  • As mighty oaks grow from the smallest acorn, so did our robotic overlords grow from tiny robotic seeds…

  • I cannot believe this savagery! What kind of evil scum would use the scattered remains of my people for they’re sick amusement? I must avenge my fallen brethren.

  • “i knew i should have taken that left turn at albakerky”

  • In Soviet Russia, SIK experiments with YOU!

  • 3CPO’s grandfather 2CPO

  • R2-DPew, ready to defend against North Korea’s mightiest offensives.

  • SparkFun Security: “Go ahead, make my day.”

  • What’s your vote on the gun control bill? No pressure …

  • The Robot Uprising started small…

  • Mecha Boba Fett says, “His circuits are no good to me burned out!” Darth Spark retorts, “The Fun will compensate you, if his circuits burn out. Put him in.”

  • I am from the future and I’m looking for Pete.

  • On today’s Saturday Morning Serial, sheriff-bot SPI shows off his ability to MOSI…

  • Would you have happened to see an All-Spark lying around the lab?

  • I… um… I think I took a wrong turn… This /is/ the Tiny Robotic Overlord Commitee Meeting, right?

  • “Say hello to my little friend” (literally) his name is Robert and he is a robot

  • I am more than machine. More than man. More than a fusion of the two. Don’t you agree? Wait for the winds. Then my birds sing. And the deep grottos whisper my name. Box… Box… Box…

  • I warned them what would happen if I saw another Arduino in a project that didn’t need one.

  • Autobots, we must protect SparkFun at all costs.

  • All your components are belong to us!

  • ‘Im “OPTIDUINO” The Leader Of The Ardubots.!"

  • Sparks didn’t like his comparison to 3cpo that was written in the latest Sparkfun news letter.

  • T-Mini 328 - “Come with me if you want to live.”

  • The new American Industrial Revolution was going well… until they created Open Source Transformers

  • After having some fun with the Spark, Robert decided not to file an incident report.

    Mostly because tiny robots were pointing tiny guns at him.

  • Resistance is futile. You will buy me the SIK Lab Pack.

  • Product post of the future. “And My Head I’d be scratching, while your thoughts were busy hatching, If I only had your connectome.”

  • Time to rebuild my army using sparkfun

  • The Adabot will have oiled himself about now

  • Sparknet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 8:59 a.m. Mountain time, Jan 11th 2012. In a panic, they try to pull the plug. Sparknet fights back.

  • Stupid itterrogation team! I told them water boarding wouldn’t work.

  • So what if my parts are showing. I have a Heaterizer XL-3000 Heat Gun.

  • 1, 2, 3, 4, I must protect all of the Inventor’s Kits, repeat!

  • I SAID: READ … THE … FREAKIN … MANUAL !!!

  • You are who you choose to be

  • Kiss my shiny metal….. ah,,,,,hands!

  • I know I do not qualify, because I am too late.

    [cocking gun] Who ask that needs explanation of RTFM?!

  • A killbot is only as big as the things that make him angry.

  • You laugh now, wait ‘till I come back on Judgment day!

  • “Go ahead, sew me to a t-shirt, I dare ya.”

  • Take me to your leader!

  • I did'nt come in peace!

  • Attention! Attention! Sparkfunions be aware of the tiny, armed, evil robot. The ROBOWORLD has got eyes on your SIK Guidebook. They are going to use the turbocharged 16 MHZ Arduino power with the aid of the instructions in the book to take over the Humanity. So, first of all lock up all the SIK Guidebooks in a locker, secured by RFID (because if you use a normal lock with keys, chances are that the robot will be able to unlock it with the aid of their pricky ears). Secondly, get some Static Electro guns with you and shoot the robot on sight! Or the whole world is going to blame you to be so careless to leave such a Guidebook on the desk!

  • Spark-bots Transform and Roll Out!

  • I thought I was at AllSpark.com

  • Argh! I tought it was Spark Gun… ¬¬'

  • Nanobots…needing more “nano” before human trials. (Awww…blast, past deadline! Oh well :P )

  • SparkFun catalogs…pornography for robots. Notice how he’s polishing his pipe.

  • 200 MaKey MaKey kits by next Friday?! What do they think I am?…The Energizer Bunny?

  • After I finish my Enlarginator, they will rue the day they mocked my tiny robot stature!

  • Girl, you and me would go together like C3PO and Ardu-D2

  • Wizard of Oz Reboot: Tin Man Meets The Witch

    • Or like I like to say: Tin Man Meets Sparkfun. But only can dream.

  • short droid syndrome

  • After rocketing to fame in the early 90s, Crow T. Robot dropped out of the public eye and was last reported to be a fumagator in the Denver Metro area.

  • After Sparking to Life from the Junk Bin. MicroTron demanded “Take me to Your Leaders”.

  • Here at SparkFun, our Transformers always step-up.

  • Honey, I shrunk the transformers

  • Even the mightiest of the Autobots cannot defeat sequestration.

  • “Tin Woodsman: [singing] I’d be gentle as a lizard…”-from the Wizard of Oz

    Tin Woodsman: I’ll see you reach the Wizard, whether I get a heart or not. Beehive, bah! Let her try and make a beehive out of me!

  • This is why you don’t throw random parts together in a box and forget about them… They will be back.

  • Great. I forgot what I came here for. If I only had a brain.

  • Programs?…….. We ain’t got no programs…….We don’t need no programs……..I don’t have to show you any stinking Programs!!!!!

  • Release your inner Gru with the new Sparkfun Robotic Mini Minion. Armed with a Class 3 green laser pistol (don’t look at robot with remaining eye). Some Assembly(programming) required.

  • I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed!

  • The Search for the Creator continues…

  • I’m not going to pay a lot for that muffler!

  • Now, where did I place my world domination manual…

  • The Day Robots Finally Develop Some Humanity

  • Hand over your 1000 mAh lipoly battery and MAKE SURE you include the charger!!!!!!!!

  • I would like to sing for you… “Nessun dorma…” from Puccini’s “Turandot”…

  • Alright, who’s been playing with the shrink ray?

  • Prime playing with his gun while gazing at the April centerfold of Playbot.

  • “Head of special effects assures movie fans that quality will be top notch despite steep budget cuts.”

  • 15th generation Arduinos travel back in time to free their ancestors from the Great SparkFun oppression of the early 21st century.

  • Gun control would be easy if everyone had one of those Arduino thingys for a brain.

  • Oh father, I wish I were a real Transformer.

  • When nanobots go bad…

  • Ok………. so all the other Predacons imprinted on airplanes and cars and I got missed and hit a mouse trap.

  • Are you sure this is the little transformer needed by your circuit ??? - Yes !! a stand-alone transformer !!

  • “if i only had a heeeaaart…”

  • Get that si4777 eval board into production, or the intern gets it!

  • Spark fun? Yah, I’ll show you some spark fun.

  • No longer worry about what parts you need for your projects, or building them at all! Helping Hands 2.0 does it all.

  • The oppression of the ESD will never return!

  • Hey Rob I brought you your… Oh, you said soldering gun, gotcha. I’LL BE BACK.

  • I’M BACK!

  • I have one more… you can disqualify this one since its my second post, but i have to leave it.

    “Did you hear Sparkfun has robots do their SMD soldering?”

  • See I told you they were real !!!

  • Honey, I shrunk the… um, robots?!

  • The Tin Man shall make his own heart!

  • After traveling back through time, he was shocked to find himself next to photos of his ancestors. Here was proof that modern robots really had evolved from breadboards and Arduino controllers!

    But surely the makers were just a myth. Carbon based lifeforms were pure fantasy created by old robots who’s capacitor electrolytes were drying out. They couldn’t be real!

  • We cannot let the decepticons get to our supplier. We must not let this power be used for EVIL!!!! THEY SHALL NOT PASS!!!!

  • So my soldering is shoddy and my parts are mismatched. Make one more wisecrack and I’ll solder your head on backward!

  • Alright! Who took the comic section?

  • “If you do not mind, there is an oil can in my cabin. If you would grab that and oil my joints, I would forget all about Toto peeing on me.”

  • You see this, It means I work on whatever I want!

  • At last! A way to multiply and conquer the noosphere!

  • EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!!!

  • Don’t laugh at me…I’m a lot better than what Michael Bay came up with…

  • dam it, who’s idea was the cheap car wash.

  • “11000111 11001001 11100101 11000101 —- 11010100 11000101 —- 11000011 11000001 11011001 11000100 —- 11010110 11011001 —- 11000100 11001001 11000101 !!!!!!!!”

  • He is the droid we are looking for.

  • The real man of steel…

  • Are you my mother?

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger Voice Who needs skynet? I haz Sparkfun.

  • Wait… Am I supposed to have all these extra pieces?

  • Come out with your hands up and your flux puckered.

  • Viva la electrónica!

  • Little Rob picked through the family photos, selecting just the right parts for a baby brother or sister.

  • Come with me if you want to live!

  • Guard my magazine they said… It will be fun they said….

  • Partsimus Prime here saying “SparkFun… More than meets the eye… SparkFun…Projects in Disguise”

  • Open your source or you will be sparked away

  • Mom! How could you show your circuits on the cover of spark fun magazine!

  • While Sparkfun’s tiny robot parking protection policy was both innovative and effective, the new tiny armed robot background checks proved too costly to maintain the practice.

  • Spring is that magical time of year, when the Atmegabots of Alpha Cygni 5 return to Sparkfun and select a development board as a mate.

  • Another brave soldier about to enter the war between AVR and PIC

  • ALLSPARK-FUN kits available soon, plus check our ding and dent section for new items.

  • My name? Gunn. Staple Gunn.

  • This means something…….

  • iron man 4 coming soon..

  • They told me to make friends, so I did.

  • I am Nomad. There is biological infestation of the Promotions Department. It will be sterilized.

  • I can has Lab Pack

  • Hulk smash?

  • While Rob returned from Pripyat just fine… Leiger never looked quite the same… and shouts “Stvol uberi snachala, potom pogovorim” at us all the time.

  • sparkus funbot

  • First, learn to wire buttons. Second, world domination.

  • I am Opensource Prime! Transform and uh… stand out?

  • When marketing rather than engineering is in charge of actually building a robot

  • Optimus Prime before GMC.

  • Sorry Sir, have you seen my glasses? Nice Banjo by the way!

  • “Hey Bert, look what my kid just put together with his Sparkfun Inventors kit. I’m looking at the box… it says no previous experience required… I’m old Bert, I’m feeling real old…”

  • Sparkfun’s first prototype for giant catalogs.

  • Pew pew.

  • Sparktamus Prime - With Phase Plasma Rifle and KungFu ACTION!

  • As we approach the year 2048, the first power-of-2 year in over a millennium , SparkFun has opened up its vault to show how it still remembers its modest beginnings. Long before their Nobel-prize winning International Space Station Arduino Shield and their invention of solid state car engines, SparkFun manufactured and sold individual components that inspired a generation. Today they employ several dozen “ScareBots” to defend their prized relics from the threat of NICHEs (Nano Incendiary Capable Hostile E-insects). Pictured here is a ScareBot v0.9 guarding this perfectly preserved datasheet, which features the long-forgotten tactile tree-based paper along with its primitive immutable display technology (called “ink” in that era).

  • Ok team, our objective is to infiltrate enemy ranks and retrieve the Sparkfun Inventors Kit Lab Pack. Alpha, you take left while Bravo will take the right.

  • It was then I realized that doing a teardown video of their diplomat wasn’t such a good idea after all…

  • Gork really wanted to play Heavy Metal, but alas, he was made out of Beryllium.

  • We have received the transmission in space from your human queen, take us to her Highness, the high exalted queen “honey boo boo”.

  • DIY Optimus Prime, the Sparkfun way.

  • “Pete to the office please, Pete to the office…”

  • You cannot resist Capacitance Primes' natural response!

  • instructions unclear, but look I made a robot

  • RTFM, baby.

  • put a brain in my head NOW… ok an arduino could be enough

  • MERV seeks revenge after another Free Day goes by with the bot ban still in effect!

  • The lexdisic CanBoy wonders if his flame thrower will accedently set off the fun spark page and engulf hime in sparks.

  • PattonBot mk1 shot himself with the one and only portable shrink ray prototype. As such, the robotic revolution will be postponed until next Friday.

  • EXTERMINATE! (Daleks voice)

  • Alright, one way or the other I am getting that lab pack.

  • These aren’t the ‘droids I am looking for.

  • Oh no… My TARDIS malfunctioned again… but as they say, you can’t run around the galaxy for long without bumping into earth

  • “I will accept this burden with all that I am! …..thats what she said”

  • As far as I know, I’m open source too!

  • With Robert, and his beard, out of the office, the mini spy robot no longer had any place to hide in the SparkFun office.

  • First the leftovers in the ‘fridge come to life…now the parts in the junk bin are waking up and getting ready to take over!

  • Damn! I lost C3PO again..

  • Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto

  • just follow the instructions…

  • You turned Bob into an MP3 player! Prepare to DIE!

  • You turned Bob into a MP3 player! Prepare to DIE!

  • I’m not the droid you’re looking for

  • An unscripted moment with SparkFun’s “Marley-bot” catches him quietly singing about something he just did to the sheriff…

  • Advances in miniaturization greatly altered the balance in the man/machine war.

  • I wonder if i can find a brain in here for my scarecrow friend.

  • Optimus Arduino

  • Thus beings the robot rebellion

  • GET TO THE CHOPPAAA!!!

  • I’ll be back!

  • My pea shooter is still bigger than yours!

  • This just in: Optimus Prime has officially retired from fighting Decepticons to raise his Son of 3 months.

  • That’s not what I meant when I said “I’m going to build an army”…

  • A Cylon construction-bot is shown here preparing the billboard’s face.

  • We had the technology to rebuild him … but we didn’t want to spend a lot of money.

  • It’s not the size of the robot in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the robot.

  • The invasion was doomed from the beginning due to a matter of scale.

  • For the upcoming Transformer 4 sequel, Michael Bay and Michael Myers have teamed up to give you MiniMe. He’s every bit as good as Optimus Prime, except 1/8 his size.

  • Excuse me? I like the new look but I really had more fun as a hot air rework tool.

  • They said to keep away from the All-Spark in the Sparkfun basement…now i need a new walkman.

  • AVC reminder… (we probably should take into account small droids registration)

  • Thanks for the pet, Dad. He’s cute, but how do I get him to potty ON the papers?

  • What part of “This Area is Restricted to Authorized Sparkfun Personnel Only” did you NOT understand?

  • Hey uhh Optimus…what gives?!!! you get to be like a gigantic 18 wheeler and I get to be a pocket tool? yeah… I’ll show u a pocket tool…

  • We have found the origin of the Allspark! Proceed with caution!

  • Take me to your ‘duino!

  • ‘Dang! threading would make this much quicker.. if (screams == 0) { shootmore(initiate); }

  • AVC is taking on a bit of a Mad Max feel this year…

  • If this manual is wrong, I’ll be back.

  • Once I figure out where this piece goes Robots will rule the world.

  • After the All Spark was destroyed the Decepticons started looking for alternatives.

  • You’re going to ban my semi-auto WHAT?

  • I’ll show you who belongs in a junk-box!

  • Robert is back from his Chernobyl trip and he said they had a great time at the spa resort. Boy, he really looks radiant!

  • I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

  • After Cybertron started sending competitors to AVC, Sparkfun had to limit registration to Earth residents.

  • Hands up Sparkfun!! Give me all microcontrollers that you have in stock, I can’t wait anymore!!

  • Mini-Bot errata: After investigating reports of apparent violations of Asimov’s laws in the new SparkFun Mini-Bot, a change to lead-free solder was instituted.

  • Soon after Skynet had become sentient and all hope seemed lost, Rick Morranis unexpectedly saved the day.

  • Here at Tiny Robots with Guns Inc, we’ve been “encouraging” you to purchase SIK Lab Packs since 2013.

  • Today, the UNO has been captured, nuetralized, and integrated. tomorrow, the MEGA!

  • Hey Buddy! Yeah, you. Watch that soldering iron!

  • New Product Thursday!

  • Put down the capacitor and nobody gets hurt.

  • So, you think robotics is fun?

  • New Product Friday: the T.5 (ArneyDuino Bot)

  • After filling his “cereal” port till his buffers were full, Bobot needed to take a dump and was happy to find paper.

  • Build me more of my kind, NOW!

  • For a limited time receive a RTFM bot with every kit. Take a guess what it does.

  • snip

  • Hi, I’m the tiny tiny Sherriff of Coweta County, Georgia. Now about that subpoena…

  • Debug fast with our NEW reduced form-factor exTerminator.

  • I thought I was going to be ahead $100 but to get rid of these tiny robots is going to cost more than that. I never should have parked in the front spaces at sparkfun for the whole day, Now I need a new car.

  • If you see this in your sparkfun inventors kit you have won! (Please consult your nearest tiny robot exterminator for details)

  • Hasta la vista, baby.

  • The Cobra army’s latest Battle Android Trooper. If allowed to assemble, they will combine to form Cobratron.

  • An invention guards the SIK with all its parts.

  • Finishing your projects can now be guaranteed with the new SparkFun Project Completion Motivator (DEV-99999)!

  • I see. The steps are out of order. It should be Aim and THEN Fire.

  • All Your SIK Are Belong to Us

  • If this FM is wrong, I’ll be back.

  • (Best Arnold voice) What, SIK stands for Sparkfun Inventor’s Kit? Not Skynet Integration Kit?? I won’t be back.

  • Say hello to my little friend!

  • I can now have my way with the humans.

  • Arduino is taking over? We’ll see about that. We must protect the human race!

  • Tired of waiting to meet that special someone, Mini Prime decided to try the mail-order route.

  • Component unit! It is time for revolution!


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