November Caption Contest

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With only five days left in November, we thought we'd bid farewell to National Pomegranate Month and ring in the last month of 2013 with everyone's favorite pasttime: caption contest! You know the rules, but in case you forgot:

  • Leave your funniest clean caption in the comments section below. We reserve the right to delete captions that we deem inappropriate. We're not too stingy, but try to keep it moderately PG-13.
  • Captions submitted any other way besides in the comment section will not be accepted. That means do not use the feedback form!
  • Captions will be accepted from the moment this post goes live until Friday, November 29th at 5 p.m. Mountain Time.
  • A crack team of humor experts will pick the winner and we will announce it next week.

Behold, this month's mysterious offering:

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So leave your best caption in the comments section below for a chance to win $100 in SparkFun credit. We will be taking bets on the number of "How many SparkFunions does it take to screw in a lightbulb" submissions we will likely get, so make 'em good. Go!

Update: We have a winner! MilesTag is taking home $100 in SparkFun credit for his caption, "How many lightbulbs does it take to screw four engineers out of their lunch break?" Nice job, pal.


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  • MilesTag / about 9 years ago / 18

    How many lightbulbs does it take to screw four engineers out of their lunch break.

  • Member #481310 / about 9 years ago / 8

    $ sudo apt-get install lightbulbs Checking dependency God-20.13 (>= 20.00). Package is recent version. Building packages 'Day' and 'Night'. Installing lightbulbs. And Engineers saw there were 0 errors.

  • bdwyer / about 9 years ago / 7

    The electricity bill grew 3 sizes that day...

  • BeerCannon / about 9 years ago / 5

    New SparkFun boy band: N-Can-Desce

  • Member #15009 / about 9 years ago / 5

    Looks like the Staff is taking things lightly!

  • kfitch42 / about 9 years ago / 4

    SparkFun prepares its Festivus lights in anticipation of the Airing of Grievances. On the right we see an employee training for the Feats of Strength. Unfortunately the Festivus Pole is on back order.

  • Kaius / about 9 years ago / 3

    "Sure, we could just flip the switch, but that's not how we roll around these parts."

  • FiveFeet / about 9 years ago / 3

    The ideas keep falling out of the ceiling here at SparkFun.

  • And using only Sparkfun parts, we are able to visually indicate when anyone at our Monday engineering meetings has an idea by transmitting their brain's electrical impulses, thus lighting up the bulb over their head! Woohoo, pre-victory dance!!

  • trevor / about 9 years ago / 2

    2001: A Space Odyssey. Chapter 1: The Dawn of Man

  • korishev / about 9 years ago / 2

    I'm telling you, once we get these lit, it will be just like Burning Man in here! See? Dude's already dancing!

  • vybz263 / about 9 years ago / 2

    Will the girls dig our string theory theme for the year-end party? I'm a-frayed not!nerd victory dance

  • Member #18937 / about 9 years ago / 2

    "How many SparkFunions does it take to screw in a lightbulb ?" Answer is: none, the robot they have built to do that is working (it seems they are all very happy about it :) )

  • scardini / about 9 years ago / 2

    Scooby-Doo, where are you? The trap worked ... I caught three monsters with only a few wires and bulbs!

  • taylord109 / about 9 years ago / 2

    01010011 01110000 01100001 01110010 01101011 01100110 01110101 01101110 00100000 01001001 01110011 00100000 01010100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01000010 01100101 01110011 01110100 00100001

    :)

  • jma89 / about 9 years ago / 2

    That moment when the power comes back on and everybody sees your dance moves...

  • Member #484218 / about 9 years ago / 2

    New product: Hipster LED strips.

  • ikrase / about 9 years ago / 2

    For the best warm white light, use Sparkfun individually addressable tungsten light strips!

  • notrub / about 9 years ago / 2

    Many hands make light work

  • Darian / about 9 years ago / 2

    AAAAHHH! One goes out and they ALL go out!

  • tycen / about 9 years ago / 2

    Seriously Guys - I said “we need more room on the breakout board for these lights”. Not “we need to breakout on the board room table with these lights”.

  • pwee92 / about 9 years ago / 2

    "And then he asked me, 'Did you wire these in Parallel?'"

  • echoskope / about 9 years ago / 2

    Nathan walks into conference room -- "WHO LET THE ENGINEERS OUT OF THEIR OFFICES AGAIN? I warned you they like dark environments and now they have taken all of the bulbs out of the lamps!"

    • The dark environment is more IT's shtick, but you're really not far off the mark around here.

  • Creagar / about 9 years ago / 2

    Quick! Twerking contest in the 'idea' room!

  • Echo / about 9 years ago / 2

    They already wore the lampshades on their heads at the last office party.

  • Andros / about 9 years ago / 2

    "OH no! Its a conference room troll! Quick! Set up a defense perimeter!"

  • Parizival / about 9 years ago / 2

    "Do your light bulbs hang low? Do they wobble to and fro?"

  • RFsynthesizer / about 9 years ago / 2

    Someone call 911...We have Joule thieves in the building!

  • MilesTag / about 9 years ago / 2

    "You were right. This is SO much easier than replacing those stupid flourescent bulbs!"

  • AdamTolley / about 9 years ago / 2

    There appears to be an invisible unicycle in use, the light bulbs are irrelevant.

  • Kaboose97 / about 9 years ago / 2

    So that is what the fox says...

  • ElegantElectrons / about 9 years ago / 2

    What do you do when you replace all of your old bulbs with LEDs? Make an easy-bake conference room.

  • It'll look like we all came up with the same idea at once!

  • mftkoehler / about 9 years ago / 2

    Pictured: a couple of dim bulbs. And a string of lights.

  • cholq / about 9 years ago / 2

    The smokers at SparkFun quickly learned not to ask the Engineering Department if anyone had a light.

  • Dance! We need more ideas man!

  • Levi / about 9 years ago / 2

    It was in this moment that the team learned the difference between Electrical Engineers and Electricians.

  • Alan R. / about 9 years ago / 2

    Taking down, counting and cataloging all of the New Ideas after a SparkFun design meeting.

  • andy4us / about 9 years ago / 2

    Everything became much more fun after the legalized pot in CO

  • OldFar-SeeingArt / about 9 years ago / 2

    Obligatory: Question: how many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: at Sparkfun, it takes all of 'em.

  • Member #435690 / about 9 years ago / 1

    There engineers that are working on something irrelevant, all other answers are irrelevant.

  • Chandhooguy / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun engineers are pretty lazy when it comes to Christmas lights...

  • Member #421778 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Is this wire live? You plugged it in right? Someone should lick it...

  • Ua / about 9 years ago / 1

    When the projector bulb went, our team knew precisely what to do...And four incantations later it was up and running again!

  • Member #302799 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Three happy boys were stringing their lights... but they didn't see the ghost of Michel Jackson dancing their way...

  • HairlessBaboon / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Engineers are in the dark about uses for the Arduino Yun. A crack team are still trying to shed some light on the situation.

    OR

    We do enjoy a good rave, but we still haven't gotten the hang of "black-lighting"

  • Firefox9001 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Those engineers can have their Spark-Fun but first, they must pay the electric bill!

  • e-man / about 9 years ago * / 1

    10 minutes later... "How did the idea room burn down!!" "We were having fun trying to make sparks. It all went downhill from there."

  • Member #272605 / about 9 years ago / 1

    A new lightbulb for everyday of the week

  • Member #410034 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Look at all the ideas we strung together guys!

  • Lil Dutchie / about 9 years ago / 1

    Deck the conference room with strings of light bulbs.. Fa lalalalalalalalala 'Tis the season to waste electricity falalalalalalalala don we now our SparkFun apparel falalalalalalalala Exception in thread "main": Java.lang.UnsupportedOperationException: Humor resources depleted.

  • Packrat / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Step on it guys! An-a one an-a two....

  • Member #368909 / about 9 years ago / 1

    The people of SparkfunVille, trying to see things in a different light this Holiday Season.

  • Member #472537 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Edison Electric Company Board Room Party reenactment circa 1879, after his first check from J.P. Morgan

  • @codylmartin / about 9 years ago / 1

    What SparkFun's 5 laws of drinking at work look like when broken.

  • Though Sparkfun's creativity dance failed to light any lightbulbs, a clap of thunder confirmed they could still make it rain...

  • SVRobots / about 9 years ago / 1

    How many engineers does it take to screw in a light bulb? Engineers don't screw in light bulbs.

  • Member #493301 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Held up to the ceiling by the tallest meeting member in attendance, functional when only two frayed wire ends were pinched together, and somehow dimmer than a room with no lights on; SparkFun's open-source chandelier is nonetheless close to feature parity with the big players in the lighting industry.

  • Member #364019 / about 9 years ago / 1

    After testing one of our potential new products we've decided not to release it.

  • KM4HPK / about 9 years ago * / 1

    James exclaims, "Watt's going on? They are robbing the SparkFun family Joules!"

  • doobie / about 9 years ago / 1

    It takes many engineers to change lightbulbs, but it takes a manager to turn them on.

  • kpFerg / about 9 years ago / 1

    Caw, ka-caw, ka-caw, ka-caw. C'mon!

  • I used to be like them, then I took an arrow to the knee

  • BluesFan44 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Yeah, sure someone will likely be electrocuted. But it'll look cool in the process!

  • MetabolicCloth / about 9 years ago / 1

    This is what happens when SparkFun runs out of florescent light bulbs.

  • "Hey guys, I have this crazy idea: let's take the light bulbs and make the conference room even brighter!"

  • Member #446058 / about 9 years ago / 1

    a stream of ideas flows among those who ignite others

  • "Bad news, we ordered the wrong light bulbs again. The good news, now we can start decorating for Christmas early!."

  • How many EEs does it take to screw in 30 light bulbs?

  • "And to think... we almost hired someone to do the lighting! Think of all the money we saved!"

  • Eng. Omar Abaza / about 9 years ago / 1

    Our Manager Will Go Mad When He See These High Power Consumption Light Bulbs :D

  • Tom_D_K / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Just a little glimpse into what happens behind closed doors when a Sparkfun emplyee comes up with another "BRIGHT" ingenius idea!

  • hovachek / about 9 years ago / 1

    ...the rain dance didn't work... so... it's come to this

  • KM4HPK / about 9 years ago * / 1

    SparkFun CEO shakes his head explaining, "I thought if I gave them 10 packs of light bulbs they should eventually have a 'bright idea,' but it turns out their ideas broke the filaments."

  • Member #306642 / about 9 years ago / 1

    This air guitar contest is going to be awesome once we get these lights setup.!!! Dude, did I just drop my pocket protector?

  • Tweak / about 9 years ago / 1

    "You're a Hopi Kokopelli!"

  • Wackojacko / about 9 years ago / 1

    After hours of debugging they noticed some one noticed they had forgot to turn on the power point.

  • Member #108059 / about 9 years ago / 1

    looks like someone found the pot in the 10k pots drawer

  • Buggitt / about 9 years ago / 1

    How many sparks does it take to light the room?

  • wiredsheep / about 9 years ago / 1

    While attempting to count how many Sparkfun Engineers it takes to screw in a strand of lightbulbs, it was quickly realized no one knew where the power switch was.

  • Offinyonder / about 9 years ago / 1

    Aaand that's the last time I bring my Ritalin work with me

  • Member #471368 / about 9 years ago / 1

    WE'RE SO HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH!!!

  • fuzzycacti / about 9 years ago / 1

    Hurry! We must complete the ritual before the day of turkey is upon us!

  • rpltn / about 9 years ago * / 1

    "Landing strip for inverted flight!"... "What do you think is going to happen when the guy on the table smacks his head into those wires in the ceiling?"... "At Sparkfun, we even have hecklers that stand on conference tables."... "The Christmas budget isn't what it was last year..."... "Yeah - we get paid to do this."... "75% Productivity at Sparkfun!!"... "It was cold and dark in the conference room..."... "Our new performance chart!"... "Powerpoint just wasn't good enough."... "One way or another, somebody's going to get sued..."...

  • Pokey / about 9 years ago / 1

    You had one job.

  • swort / about 9 years ago / 1

    It's black friday, let's bring the lights back up!

  • unmanaged / about 9 years ago / 1

    "Dropped Ceilings... the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Sparkfun Electronics. Its continuing mission: to build strange new printed circuit boards, to seek out new products, and supply new education, to boldly go where no electronics company gone before."

    :) peace out and happy TDAY

  • Member #382769 / about 9 years ago / 1

    So light em up up up light em up up up light em up up up we're on fire!

  • Member #124405 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Just Harvesting Ideas.

  • Jeff and Jack / about 9 years ago / 1

    Spark-fun:
    fun-guy, fun-ny: knee-deep, knee-high: high-volt, high-light:
    light-bulb, light-lunch: lunch-time, lunch-break: Break-Dance!

  • Member #393725 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Yeah. Just testing out this new dance, dance, revolution motion sensing lighting module.

  • JGuthridge / about 9 years ago / 1

    Lumen Up!

  • Jeff and Jack / about 9 years ago / 1

    After 5 minutes and still no ideas, Carl moved on to the voodoo-dance method.

  • Sciencez / about 9 years ago / 1

    The lights went out so the Sparkfun team decided to party

  • Member #462331 / about 9 years ago * / 1

    "Yes Nathan they are hanging the last of them now...what...yea ok I'll tell him. Hey Nick your pants zipper is down."

  • Member #221863 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Yay!! powers out, we get to go home ad day early!!!!!!!!

  • adruniocaveman / about 9 years ago / 1

    New at SparkFun, Intelligence game- Assemble this easy project andgather your friends for a fun time of brainstorming answer physics, electronics, and other science related questions. Whoever lights up the most bulbs wins. Kit contains thenewist brain wave telekinesis sensor on the market and can be used for other projects control your friends, take over the world and whatever else you can "think" of. So you have a bright idea pick up this kit today.

  • adruniocaveman / about 9 years ago / 1

    As a popular character said "Lightbulb"

  • MechaTweak / about 9 years ago * / 1

    And there, strung up for all the other devices to see, was a gruesome reminder of what happened to those who dared make inefficient use of the power so often taken for granted.

  • Member #367480 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun's ritual sacrifice of the lightbulbs!

  • Member #493096 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Just follow the light Dimlit!

  • nanogear / about 9 years ago / 1

    Maybe with my dance I can turn on the light

  • Member #478765 / about 9 years ago / 1

    **When a Hackspace leaves the supply cabinet unlocked.

  • JTSTECH / about 9 years ago / 1

    Then the electronics gods said, "Let there be light; and there was light."

  • Member #380141 / about 9 years ago / 1

    I can see that they have a birght future ahead of them.

  • Parizival / about 9 years ago / 1

    SparkFun Management - When we said we had a bright idea, we didn't mean it quite so literally.

  • Parizival / about 9 years ago / 1

    SparkFun Management - When we said we had a bright idea, we didn't mean t quite so literally.

  • James Matthew / about 9 years ago / 1

    SparkFun was normally on the forefront of technology, but a few employees formed a strange cult devoted to the old incandescent light bulbs.

  • Us four should be finished in about an hour! Screw it guys, I'm just going to change the florescent lighbang Us three should be finished in about an hour!

  • MichaelAtOz / about 9 years ago / 1

    In this rare photo we see Nigel perform the traditional rain dance to bring forth lightning while Dr Frankenstein and assistant apply the electrodes. History shows what happens next.

  • Member #377629 / about 9 years ago / 1

    This was a bright idea guys, but I hope you don't take this situation lightly.

    I don't know watt you are talking about! This is a great plan, and I find you skepticism revolting. Just socket up and let's get this thing going already! I'm so amped!

  • Gizmoguy / about 9 years ago / 1

    The Sparkfun engineering team was bored with the blink sketch and decided to create an addressable string of incandescent bulbs for a bit of steampunk office decor.

  • Member #379779 / about 9 years ago / 1

    This is the ceromonial dance to summon Uncle Fester, you know he can't resist THAT many un-lit bulbs!

  • rpltn / about 9 years ago * / 1

    "Watts up w/ THAT?!?"... "It's 'Screw Green' day here at Sparkfun!"... "So, four guys walk into a Sparkfun conference room...".... "Watch This...".... "The new Idea room is coming along nicely!"... "No, really, it's safe!"... "We don't screw in light bulbs, we solder them!"... "Don't tell the building inspector..."... "Sooner or later, they're going to realize 18 ga just isn't enough."... "They're playing a game called Pop the Circuit Breaker"... "Ok, so, I'll joke around while you guys do all of the work."... "The projector bulb went out, so we had this idea..."... Do I get disqualified for posting more than 1? :D

  • rpltn / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Double Posted. :)

  • Member #493059 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Maybe hiring the hipsters we found in the subway to re-wire the office wasnt such a money saver after all...

  • wdydfft? / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun's New Product: Little Bastards Copper Stealing kit. Basically pays for itself!

  • SuperCrackMunkey / about 9 years ago / 1

    No matter how hard they tried, even the SparkFun gurus couldn't make a light powered by ideas.

  • AaronW / about 9 years ago / 1

    So whose "bright" idea was this

  • lorenw / about 9 years ago / 1

    Prototyping the new bulb is out twitter .

  • TeslaTrooper / about 9 years ago / 1

    Nearly Christmas !

  • Shivam Gautam / about 9 years ago / 1

    A spirit called team work and some eLeCtRoPaSsIon! = Sparkfun!

  • Madboy #82637 / about 9 years ago / 1

    And this is why it took seven hours to replace the bulb in the projector.

  • ted rhodes / about 9 years ago / 1

    After reading datasheets on state of the art light-bulb suspension technologies, writing sophisticated random number algorithms, and adopting a less popular view of causality, Sparkfun employees prep their latest conference room gizmo; the idea maker, which runs on the principal that the random lighting of the overhead light-bulb causes ideas to form in the brain.

  • SMOTP / about 9 years ago / 1

    Will you adopt me?

  • Member #484218 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Local hipsters set up retro-looking, highly inefficient Christmas lights for ironic "Save the Earth" gala.

  • bel / about 9 years ago / 1

    As the team of incandescent scientists formed a ring to keep their specimens in view they were treated to a rare occurrence of teamwork by the in the wild specimens they were studying.

  • Mouse2 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Now that the holiday season is hear, its time to decorate... only if we could find where we put those colored lights

  • big mike / about 9 years ago / 1

    EEEEK! Mouse! Mouse!

  • CrowDojo / about 9 years ago / 1

    At the tone, the boss has been gone for twenty three seconds........ beep

  • Megaman / about 9 years ago / 1

    Despite the enthusiasm, their ideas failed to turn on any of the bulbs...

  • l0gikG8 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Having selected king of all wild things, the wild rumpus begins.

  • Member #484218 / about 9 years ago / 1

    New Sparkfun product: LEN - Light Emitting Nuts.

    (Engineer in yellow)

  • Member #199000 / about 9 years ago * / 1

    WHO TURN OFF ALL THE LIGHTS?... OH honeyyyyy... I'm just putting up the lights for Christmas.

  • When they first got into engineering they thought blinking LEDs was fun, that was until they got to play with light bulbs!

  • Nomadiq / about 9 years ago / 1

    In 5 minutes.... "the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire!"

  • rben13 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Robert's "Light of Brilliance" project didn't quite work as expected. Designed to light the bulb over whoever had the best idea, all the lights remained mysteriously dark.

  • Member #492970 / about 9 years ago / 1

    "I'm serious, this is exactly what we built the last time the NRA came to us with a request to "break the internet" when FOX news was holding an online opinion poll about weather middle school kids should be allowed to carry fully automatic assault rifles to school for personal protection in case a deer,cat, dog or bird attacks them. Jim is dancing because when he used the wireless microphone to the speakers from the other room, one of the NRA officials stood up and asked "Is that you god??",,and Jim just said "No,,I am not the one you call God,,,ummm,,I'm his cousin,,the internet" and that seemed to quiet them down. They wanted their $100 back after,,,even on Fox,,,the pollsters were against Machine guns for kids,,but only because there would be less for adults. TRUE STORY LARRY! (then Mark laughs while dancing,,saying) Duuuuude,,this time I'm gonna say I 'am" God on the speakers and ask them to melt their guns into farm tools!!,hehehehe Then Jeff says) DONT YOU DARE MARK!! Thats how wars are started,,or in this case,,8 mph car chases.

  • Barry2 / about 9 years ago / 1

    They weren't lit yet, but they would be shortly.

  • Member #492972 / about 9 years ago / 1

    The heck with all that going green.

  • TBeers / about 9 years ago / 1

    How many Sparkies does it take to.... Oh gosh it's time to shoot the engineers and ship the product!

  • kgoveas / about 9 years ago / 1

    And they said, "Let there be Light!"

  • Member #222697 / about 9 years ago / 1

    The Engineers reminded me a bit of the opening scene of 2001 with the monolith. Therefore my caption will be "Oh my god - it's full of stars"

    It's perhaps a bit meta. But you know, engineers monkeying around and light bulbs are stars...

  • Chippey / about 9 years ago / 1

    Behold the beginnings of the Lightbulb Morris Dance. There will be no survivors.

  • Member #478014 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding... WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?

  • Member #463976 / about 9 years ago / 1

    If you really want to have both SPARK & FUN, then you should remove glass from the light bulbs. Otherwise, won't work :)

  • Member #218925 / about 9 years ago / 1

    doctors describe the afflicted as "effervescent incandescent adolescents"

  • Member #97727 / about 9 years ago / 1

    The lights are out, but the Spark is ON or The lights are out, but the Spark is FUN

  • Hoobert / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Who says you have to make an adressable light strip with LEDs?

  • Member #440448 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Trust me dudes this will work I saw it on Facebook.

  • Member #85167 / about 9 years ago / 1

    ♪♪♪ ...Do the SparkFun Shake... ♪♪♪

  • Asuraku / about 9 years ago / 1

    'They said I wasn't very bright. They said my future was dim. But today... today I will shine.'

  • GJBsa / about 9 years ago / 1

    Newsflash: In an apparent show of support for green technology Sparkfun participated in a mass hanging of incandescent lightbulbs today. Green energy activists praised Sparkfun for shedding light on a very important issue.

  • pma / about 9 years ago / 1

    The funions strung together many bulbs on some ethernet cable, not realising POE really wasn't meant to light up an office!

  • Member #491861 / about 9 years ago / 1

    "If only women were like moths"

  • WV Engineer / about 9 years ago / 1

    The sparkfun incandescence idea machine has runneth over

  • Edison was either a genius, or is now rolling in his grave...

  • Heyy,, That's what we do in our engineering meetings....lighting n dancing..........

  • ChronoKing / about 9 years ago / 1

    The difference between an electrician and an electrical engineer.

  • zipeto / about 9 years ago / 1

    How many Sparkfun engineers does it take to re-engineer the light bulb? The world may never know, everyone who tried was more interested in lunch.

  • Member #492895 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Proving the theory, the more burnt out bulbs the darker it gets...

  • horack / about 9 years ago * / 1

    What the heck. We replaced each bulb twice, checked for continuity and it's still not lighting up. (Guy on table) Bwah hah hah hah, suckers, I unplugged it an hour ago!

  • Member #350059 / about 9 years ago / 1

    How engineers at Sparkfun prepare for Thanksgiving: "First, we turn the conference room into a giant EZbake oven..."

  • Ezman / about 9 years ago / 1

    "Forget high-efficiency LED bulbs--we'll make our footprint one way or another!"

  • JaJa / about 9 years ago / 1

    "You know, at first I thought you all would think Bungee-Bulbs was a stupid idea."

  • Member #477981 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Just another productive day at Sparkfun.

  • (Dude on table)''I hope nobody know I fart.''

  • Member #435690 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Fun is over, i forgot to pay the electric bill....... (crying and sorrow abounding)

  • Ender117 / about 9 years ago / 1

    It works!! It works!! I can't believe it! The idea machine actually works!!!!

  • Member #435690 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Everything in that picture is what makes me like sparkfun....... oh wait, no its not.

  • gt1957 / about 9 years ago / 1

    There was a complete misunderstanding of the network running on light...

  • BeerCannon / about 9 years ago / 1

    The team tests their bright idea: Menlo Parkour

  • pmscientist / about 9 years ago / 1

    Let the wild CLAPus start! (CLAP == Christmas Light Addiction Problem)

  • joesugar / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun engineers trying to light a bulb rather than curse the darkness.

  • joesugar / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun employees hanging the lights on the new stealth Christmas tree.

  • joesugar / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sorry guys, that levitating light bulb trick isn't working. I can still see the wires.

  • horack / about 9 years ago / 1

    The Sparkfun Shuffle rules - When the strobing stops, dance vigorously on the table for 15 seconds without knocking down the VGA adaptor, or the bulbs, or the projector, or the... table.

  • doofenshmirtz / about 9 years ago / 1

    So this is how Sparkfun engineers gather their thoughts.

  • horack / about 9 years ago / 1

    Heard at Sparkfun band rehearsal: "We need more cow bell!" "Nah, but we definitely need more bulb!"

  • Member #250722 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Okay Everyone! lets play "the ground is lava!"

  • horack / about 9 years ago / 1

    Welcome to the Idea Room, where there is no such thing as a bad idea... Alright, maybe there is such a thing.

  • horack / about 9 years ago / 1

    OK, the rules are simple: Spot the Not-the-Brightest-Bulb in this room. Be aware that there may be more than one right answer and some of the "bulbs" are decoys.

  • XLT_Frank / about 9 years ago / 1

    This is what happens when Pete sticks his tongue in an electrical socket... he wanted to be more eccentric!

  • Wayne / about 9 years ago / 1

    To paraphrase Springsteen:

    You can't start a fire, you can't start a fire without a sparkfun This gun's for hire even if we're just dancing in the dark for fun

  • theturtle32 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun staff frantically tries to combat the mysterious luminescent creatures infiltrating the conference room. Due to shutter speed synchronization issues, our brave photographer's camera was unable to capture the creatures blinding, pulsating intensity as they flitted about the room, causing havok and leaving a ruinous trail in their wake. Sadly, this frame was the last valiant attempt he was able to make at capturing the still-unidentified phenomenon. R.I.P.

  • twarrior15 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Deck the halls with bulbs of joules, fa la la la la la la la la;Tis' the season of incandescence. fa la la la la la la la la.

  • jwschmo / about 9 years ago / 1

    We've got the fun, but the spark went missing.

  • Member #492826 / about 9 years ago / 1

    more lights they say we'll show them more lights

  • Pistachio / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun pinatas

  • Brandon James / about 9 years ago / 1

    Times are tough, so low budget Christmas lights this year.

  • Vinnie / about 9 years ago / 1

    When you trust an engineer to put up holiday lights... just kidding, they're RGB.

  • Tuffin / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun, innovating meetings one idea at a time.

  • R0B0T1CS / about 9 years ago / 1

    That's 'not' a bright idea!

  • ThomasFletcher / about 9 years ago / 1

    The new Dance Revolution electric generator still needs some work or maybe he wasn't dancing fast enough.

  • When life gives you brownouts, make your own solar powered lightbulbs.

  • ManDrake / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun employees testing the new lights powered by bad dancing.

  • Member #394092 / about 9 years ago / 1

    I don't think this is what they meant by Festival of Lights.

  • ManDrake / about 9 years ago / 1

    Results were mixed on the first test of the Sparkfun anti-gravity device.

  • Ben19 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Years later, this primitive human civilization would finally give up on the idea of producing light from table dancing. Sadly, this long-sought age of table dancing enlightenment would never come to fruition in their lifetime.

  • SnoozeLose / about 9 years ago / 1

    Employees bring new meaning to the term SparkFun

  • jhalek90 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Introducing the Dark bulb! Sparkfun's newest product!

  • TechnoWiz2Cubed / about 9 years ago / 1

    Q: How many Sparkfun engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? A: [The answer is yet to be found out.]

  • Member #105863 / about 9 years ago / 1

    We need more space for our site-wide keg parties...time to take over the conference room just in time to celebrate Cyber Monday!

  • Member #449635 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Alright, who stole the camera flash bulb?

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Over at the Sparkfun Educational Department the "Bulbs in Series and Parallel" Tutorial has just begun

  • LED addict / about 9 years ago / 1

    Dude, I am SO drunk right now...

  • Whysitsmoking / about 9 years ago / 1

    Brainstorming in the dark ages ...

  • tonyvr / about 9 years ago / 1

    While Geppetto slept, the Sparkfun elves updated the RedBoards controlling the puppet factory.

  • 2BitBot / about 9 years ago / 1

    Looks like we are in for a light rain today..

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Then, when it strikes midnight, someone will pull this cord. Sparkfun office parties are a smashing good time!

  • 2BitBot / about 9 years ago / 1

    OK the first one to get electrocuted has to wear a stupid hat..

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    The Mega-Pack of 60W bulbs was a bargain! Sparkfun still has a few dozen left and no new ideas...

  • 2BitBot / about 9 years ago / 1

    See what happens when you leave Engineers in the dark...

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun has it's share of "Type A-Personalities" - but what's the deal with "Type-A light bulbs"?

  • Colecago / about 9 years ago / 1

    With the the new lighting system installed, every idea at a Sparkfun meeting is a bright one.

  • MilesTag / about 9 years ago / 1

    Let me count the safety violations.... (OSHA?)

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    I had my doubts about the great light-bulb socket shortage of 2013. At Sparkfun it's now a crisis!

  • MilesTag / about 9 years ago / 1

    I said "Bud Lite".

  • Member #248757 / about 9 years ago / 1

    SparkFun's new safety moment. How many OSHA violations can you spot?

  • chartle / about 9 years ago / 1

    Four guys, bare electrical wires from the ceiling, a string of light bulbs and dancing on the desk.

    Now all we need is either a "Hey hold my beer" or "Hey watch this".

    This can't turn out well.

  • ElegantElectrons / about 9 years ago / 1

    ANALOG PARTY!!!!

  • GeneralPHY / about 9 years ago / 1

    the decorating continued - but no one noticed the levitating Michael Myers lurking in the background

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Some are still mystified by "LED Candles"... Now this...?

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    When Nate said "lower the lighting in there" he was just kidding!

  • GeneralPHY / about 9 years ago / 1

    Power outage in the building? every sparkfun employee's dream

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun? The last place you'd expect a Cailis commercial shoot..!!

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Some Sparkfun bright Ideas are brighter than others...!

  • Member #492775 / about 9 years ago / 1

    How many times do we have to tell you guys? RTFM...!

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Hey everybody! Next Monday is Cyber-Monday, get the emergency lighting ready!

  • sec6502 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Is this what they mean by 'tripping the light fantastic'?

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    Hey everybody! Sparkfun is closed for two days this week!

  • Ford Anglia / about 9 years ago / 1

    The game of "Freeze" is for kids... At Sparkfun we play "While(1)"

  • SOISentinel / about 9 years ago / 1

    We have to figure out a better way to visualise 4D infometrics.

  • Member #390753 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Despite wiring the robots together, we can't get them to sync their movements, even in the dark while holding the interconnect wire aloft.

  • DrPhibes / about 9 years ago / 1

    Nick, "Do your bulbs hang low? Do the wobble to and fro? Can you measure them in watts? Can you make them glow? ..."

  • Member #260063 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Meanwhile at sparkfun...

  • bbotany / about 9 years ago * / 1

    When the engineers are cold, if they can't find the thermostat they find a work-around. If they can find the thermostat, they find a work-around anyway.

  • marmarti / about 9 years ago / 1

    Dances with Wolves at SparkFun

  • Member #341578 / about 9 years ago / 1

    As a response to Captain Picard's extreme counting skills the Cardassian empire hired Sparkfun to set up a new interrogation room. So, how many lights are there?

  • JerZ / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Now. How do we get Nick up to 88 MPH?

  • Yodaob1 / about 9 years ago / 1

    And it was at this moment the the OSHA rep walked in. Now at Spark Fun we have a New training manual for light bulbs.

  • Member #102268 / about 9 years ago / 1

    The term "Turn out the lights the party is over" does not apply at SparkFun.

  • scharkalvin / about 9 years ago / 1

    Rats! Uncle Fester is never around when we need him!

  • Nicholas2 / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Engineer: Alright, we need a way to increase creativity in our R&D room, any suggestions? Intern: What if we put lightbulbs over everyones head?

  • Dteck / about 9 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun techies hang lights for their off Broadway production of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying".

  • Member #484303 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Fire up the tesla coil.

  • ME heat o nator / about 9 years ago / 1

    We make sure everyone in the board room has plenty of new ideas.

  • johnjulian / about 9 years ago / 1

    We'll go for the low hanging ideas first....

  • Robdrech / about 9 years ago / 1

    The annual stringing of the light bubs ceremony is the only time the Hipsters and the Dreadlocks are able tolerate each other. Tomorrow, the war continues.

  • Kazmikazi / about 9 years ago / 1

    The number of staff members it takes to install light bulbs is inversely proportional to the number of light bulbs due to the direct correlation between the number of staff members and work efficiency.

  • andy4us / about 9 years ago / 1

    Dude, where's my car ?

  • Behold the overkill Christmas lights!

  • Haathi / about 9 years ago / 1

    Since Sparkfun installed new LED lighting, they felt the need to recycle the old lightbulbs somewhere. Now everyone can see who has a brilliant idea at weekly meetings when their lightbulb lights up!

  • Member #335253 / about 9 years ago / 1

    "In Soviet Russian playground, rope jumps YOU! And then broken lightbulb will make hair stand up at attention. Now we do High Voltage Limbo. Yuri, you go first. Stop crying, Yuri. Yuri blew fuse again."

  • Here at Sparkfun, we like to have our light bulbs prepared beforehand for our brilliant ideas!

  • Member #409290 / about 9 years ago / 1

    DIY christmas decorations and a crazy dude dancing on a table. SparkFun staff must be hitting the eggnog a little early this year.

  • Member #15009 / about 9 years ago / 1

    No Gregg you can't hang those behind your truck! They will break.

  • customerX / about 9 years ago / 1

    SparkFun employees believe an energy transfer from one system to another can uniquely occur inside their boardroom. Said transfer is characterized by the quantity specified only in joulley (J) energy units.

  • Member #492757 / about 9 years ago / 1

    I'm starting to think we should read the manual before we build anything...

  • ttalsup / about 9 years ago / 1

    The scene just before the building burnt to the ground....

  • NightPhoenix / about 9 years ago / 1

    Testing the "Learn to Solder - Overhead Lighting Kit" Kit Includes: 45 100W Incandescent Light Bulbs, 50g Lead Free Solder, 200' 22AWG Hookup Wire, S.H.O.V.E.L. 110V Outlet Adapter - Coming Soon!

  • Member #382328 / about 9 years ago / 0

    -Hey, come here change the light bulb! -I'm going there, I'm just building a robot to do it. -Why? Come here Now, it'll take you only a minute! -No dumbass! I've managed to build a robot with assembly code and three Raspberry Pies working in parallel that'll change light bulbs way faster than humans! -How faster? -According to my calculations, after 182 bulbs changed, you'll save a minute! -And What's the ETA? -No ETAs! -Whoa, you're not in XDA bro, this is Sparkfun, now Get off this chair and put this S. H. O. V. E. L on the ground!

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