Your March Caption Contest

Time for a caption contest - let's see what you've got!

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Think you've got what it takes? Follow these simple rules for your shot at glory!

  • 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!
  • Captions will be accepted from the moment this post goes live until Wednesday, March 12th at 10 a.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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The winner receives $100 in freshly minted SparkFun credit to buy whatever your heart desires! Good luck and may the best caption win!


Comments 280 comments

  • Evil_Rich / about 10 years ago / 15

    Nate begins his demonstration of combat hokey pokey with the deadly "left foot in" maneuver.

  • Member #433820 / about 10 years ago / 11

    A SparkFun employee discusses the plan to take over Adafruit.

  • DaveM / about 10 years ago / 9

    "This is why you cannot live under your desk ... Sooner or later you'll wake up with a tour group mocking you!"

    • opensourcerer / about 10 years ago / 1

      elite photoshopping skills, man. I am tempted to make a shrine of your blindingly intense dominance in my broom closet, but that space is already reserved for Sir Robert Cowan's Mighty Beard (praise the all-powerful crumb catcher!). I'll let you know as soon as I manage to clean out my kitchen pantry.

    • That is excellent.

  • tjb81 / about 10 years ago / 5

    You want to work here? You have to wrestle me first!!

  • foolsday / about 10 years ago / 4

    I appreciate the idea of a Flea-Zapping Laser. But you owe me a new dog.

  • The registration numbers for the inaugural Nerdfest were higher than anticipated.

  • jnautique / about 10 years ago / 4

    "Someone's been sleeping in my bed," growled the Papa bear.

  • Thetinkerer / about 10 years ago / 4

    "First of all, I'm glad you could all come out for the roadtest program. Today we'll be testing the dog beds here at Sparkfun. If for any reason you feel uncomfortable, need it fluffing, or would like to provide some feedback, feel free. If you've watched our tutorial video, you'll understand the basics, but to get the best bang for your bark we'll need to go over some simple rules..."

  • Member #230184 / about 10 years ago / 4

    "Bill - get the Arduino and motor shield wired up and programmed. Steve - get the EM 506 GPS and LSM9DS0 IMU package ready. George - get the finger print sensor and Polar heart monitor integrated and ready to go for the Rasberry Pi. Sue - get the Rasberry Pi integrated - we need IC2 communication running with the Arduino immediately before we can put the sensor packages in. Jim - you need to integrate the servos. Coordinate with Bill on this. Jamie - this is critical - find us a watermelon. It needs to be at least 20 pounds for this project to work."

  • schwal / about 10 years ago / 4

    "Our cybernetic dog has gone missing. Sparky subsists on rats and lithium-ion batteries. It never sleeps, and it can smell fear. It will instantly attack anyone in a hat. Good luck, and my god have mercy on our souls."

  • Planecrazy29 / about 10 years ago / 3

    In order to make robots, we need to learn to dance the robot. Like this....

  • nutmeg / about 10 years ago / 3

    私はあなたのすべてを破壊する

  • "These are not the workstations you're looking for"

  • ftrocchi / about 10 years ago / 3

    Watch me lay an arduino enabled, sparkfun red egg I call the eggDuino..... Wait for it....

  • Backyard Pilot / about 10 years ago * / 3

    Everybody listen up! There is a small, furry..."animal" loose on the premises, and he may or may not be entirely "street legal."

  • l0gikG8 / about 10 years ago / 3

    Welcome to ELECTRONICS CLUB. There are four rules to ELECTRONICS CLUB. 1st rule: You do talk about ELECTRONICS CLUB. Everything is open source. 2nd rule: Only two to a workbench. 3rd rule: Projects will go on as long as they have to. 4th and final rule: If this is your first night at ELECTRONICS CLUB, you HAVE to solder.

  • ME heat o nator / about 10 years ago / 3

    Who dares wake me up!

  • Member #496745 / about 10 years ago / 2

    20 questions: I'm thinking of an animal.Here's a hint: It tastes like chicken.

  • The Doctor Doge / about 10 years ago * / 2

    xkcd 496

  • Clark Snowdall / about 10 years ago / 2

    Can I have a volunteer?

  • "Look team, I know there's not a Death Star we need to destroy yet, but we need to be prepared. Let's get a prototype proton torpedo mounted on a quadcopter by the end of the week"

  • Member #526070 / about 10 years ago / 2

    This is serious. Customers are so desperate to get the out of stock Beagle Bone Black, they even took my real beagle.

  • Nevermind that, I actually know what I'm talking about.

  • Member #523885 / about 10 years ago * / 2

    The highlight of yesterday's Fire Safety committee meeting was Nate's instruction on "How To Do The 'Thriller' Dance".

  • LEDLightingandArt / about 10 years ago / 2

    .........so I busted out my sweetest robot moves.
    And that's how I won the dance battle..........college was awesome

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 2

    And, as I was saying, make sure you grip the leash before opening the doggy snacks jar.

  • dah1977 / about 10 years ago / 2

    Today in SF yoga we'll be demonstrating downward facing dog.

  • Now this is wrastlein'

  • cholq / about 10 years ago / 2

    OK guys, give me your honest opinion. Is this shirt too casual for the client meeting this afternoon, or should I wear my collared shirt and chicken pot tie?

  • f16simman / about 10 years ago / 2

    OK! Since I don't trust anyone I will start the TRUST FALL. Forward!,,, 1.2.3. Catch me!!!

  • BeerCannon / about 10 years ago / 2

    Nate rolls a saving throw against being chickenshirt.

  • andy4us / about 10 years ago / 2

    And then the chicken said, "I don't know why I crossed the road either !"

  • Fxxxx / about 10 years ago / 2

    Ok guys, now I'll jump on the mattress so you can learn the gravity effect!

  • BigPupChuck07 / about 10 years ago / 2

    The dog tribunal meets to talk about dog bed standards.

  • R_Phoenix / about 10 years ago / 2

    Easter is coming so watch closely, I'm only going to show you how to lay golden eggs once...

  • MTC_Joe / about 10 years ago / 2

    Nate gets a little defensive when the production employees stage an intervention about sleeping on a dog bed at work.

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 10 years ago * / 2

    OK, One more time! This is how you solder a dog bed!

  • Member #73134 / about 10 years ago / 1

    When using this QA testing bench behind me make sure you stand over the PAD(Personnel Ass Defense) as provided by the safety coordinator due to OSHA guidelines in the likely chance you nubs get electrocuted or in some cases too tired to stand. We will provide a chair when you complete the the non-reimbursable week long instructional course and certification on the methods and proper usage of a swivel chair as Tom here can demonstrate.

  • Crustacean / about 10 years ago / 1

    And over here, our animatronic technician will demonstrate the proper technique to replace a capacitor that failed our flame test.

  • and remember... Rule #1 for ALL interns is: NEVER STEP ON THE DOG BED - NEVER!

  • MechaTweak / about 10 years ago / 1

    Silly Engineer...the zombie horde doesn't respond to reasoning.

  • Member #451649 / about 10 years ago / 1

    ...So I bought a vowel, solved the puzzle, "Chicken Pot Pie" and all I got was this T-shirt!

  • Member #421778 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun Crash Pad Testing... 1. In event of crash, pull out sparkfun crash pad. 2. Throw items at crash pad or punch and kick crash pad.

    Crash Pad does not guarantee survival of any object that impacts the crash pad.

  • GriffonB / about 10 years ago / 1

    Help I am stuck on the corner of this desk.

  • Member #186149 / about 10 years ago / 1

    And then I says to her, I says, No, I got YOUR nose.

  • EvanAlmighty / about 10 years ago / 1

    Note to self: next time we give interns a tour make sure to clear the desks!

  • Crawdad / about 10 years ago / 1

    Only the best make it here at SparkFun! If you want to be one of us, you have to solder surface-mount components to houseplants, while straddling a dog bed! Now, who's first?

  • MHueb / about 10 years ago / 1

    Late, but - "And behind me you will find our technician's master terminal for viewing cat related content."

  • TomC / about 10 years ago / 1

    "You've heard of the tweeting office chair, right? Well wait 'til Dick Costolo gets a load of this dog bed!"

  • EskimoRuler / about 10 years ago / 1

    You kicked my dog!!!

  • Electroman! / about 10 years ago / 1

    "And thats when the monkey handed me a banana! "

  • BigDogGuru / about 10 years ago / 1

    Damn it Jim, I'm an engineer, NOT the company mascot!

  • diz / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate scolds the engineering group regarding cleanliness of dog bedding while everyone finds it hard to concentrate on anything but the idea of chicken pot pie for lunch.

  • Gblaze / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate shows the left foot stance in "Tai Geek-Do'h", telling his students, "Girl's love this move!"

  • chienline / about 10 years ago / 1

    [in robotic class] Attention Please! Meet my new humanoid N4-TE. Who want to shake his hand and say "Hello" ?

  • kaboom / about 10 years ago / 1

    Shut up fancy caps, you’re not getting anywhere near my Pac-Man figurines.

  • kaboom / about 10 years ago / 1

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d like to officially announce that John here’s finally allowed to use the common bed on one condition – he needs to clean out the stain that’s been there for ages, totally not left by me.

  • kaboom / about 10 years ago / 1

    Alright now - who stole my blanket?

  • kaboom / about 10 years ago / 1

    It appears to be trying to communicate

  • subbdue / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Captain's Log: Stardate 314.12 - Scottie hired a few Engineering interns while I was away at shore leave on the Delta-Vega System. I was asked to break leave and return to the Enterprise, at once, to attend to an urgent matter. I returned to the ship to find an abomination that only the heavens can describe .."

    .. PHOTO-FLASHBACK ..

    "Are you telling me that a transporter malfunction turned Spock into this-blue-rug!?!?! .. INTEERRRRNNNN!!!" {read-KHAAANNN!}

  • Member #518989 / about 10 years ago / 1

    This is not the desk you are looking for.

  • einro / about 10 years ago / 1

    Always be ready, feet spread apart, your body weight evenly balanced. When he grabs your solder station, bring your right hand up like this ...

  • Member #15009 / about 10 years ago / 1

    New on kick starter the helping hands CEO with wide adjustable base.

  • Member #15009 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Meet the 3D printed Nate! Even the dog was fooled!

  • TeenageEngineer / about 10 years ago / 1

    And yes... I found it on eBay.

  • DemolishManta / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun's weekly class on self defense in the production room:

    If someone attacks you there are options: 
    stab them in the eye with a soldering iron, 
    seal their head with packaging plastic, or throw them to the ground.  
    Jeff, lets start with throwing someone to the ground on this pad.
    

  • Jade / about 10 years ago / 1

    Introducing a budget version of SparkFun inventor kit. Dumpster diving gear sold separately.

  • mattstroud / about 10 years ago / 1

    The inaugural sparkfun office D&D marathon took an unlikely turn when Nate became overpowered by the potion of Robot-dance...

  • jpvlsmv / about 10 years ago / 1

    THERE... ARE... FOUR... LEDs

  • Member #430887 / about 10 years ago / 1

    LET's GET DOWN TO BUSINESS. TO DEFEAT, THE ____

  • Member #78779 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "I can't even look at this guy. He doesn't stand when I speak, he wears a cap indoors, and he doesn't wash or put up his bed like he suppose to."

  • Matthev / about 10 years ago / 1

    ... and as a final assembly step, you wave your hand just like this to insert the magic smoke. Any questions?

  • I know karate, judo, and 4 other Japanese words. This mattress is soo dead.

  • KM4HPK / about 10 years ago * / 1

    in a little kid's voice and spelled the way it is said. "He's 'bout to go Kun-Foo Wite Man Ka-watty Chikin Ninja on anybody that disturbes his sweeping area."

  • Member #98484 / about 10 years ago / 1

    OK, so you've got until June to make this dog bed fly for AVC -- and it HAS to be able to pop all three balloons!

  • NicoSimon / about 10 years ago / 1

    And now, rookies, I'm gonna teach you how to take a little nap at work without being chased out... Take your pillows and follow my lead!

  • Even Nate knows he shouldn't step on Rex's bed.

  • Member #519229 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "I bet your wondering did I wire in 6 pro minis or only 5, to tell you the truth with all of this excitement I kinda of lost track myself. But being this is sparkasensorofdeath the most powerful sensor in the world, improperly used it can blow your head clean off. You have to ask yourself one question. Do you feel lucky, well do you punk???"

  • Member #9023 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Please add Nate's chicken pot pie tee shirt as a product, I want to buy one. Thanks.

  • kd5crs / about 10 years ago / 1

    Ding I've got it! We should build smart footballs!

  • Gary D. / about 10 years ago / 1

    "I am Mother Hen around here. Nobody sleeps in my bed!"

  • Member #286247 / about 10 years ago / 1

    As interns, you will be required to work 24/7. 1 mattress and 2 work stations so pair up.

  • akZMonster / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Your MOM has a nice ID picture! Now get away from me, IT'S NAP TIME!!"

  • Member #516244 / about 10 years ago / 1

    ET, Phone home

  • Member #360676 / about 10 years ago / 1

    OK, Listen. This is MY solder wick...

  • Troy Johnson / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Now the first step in using the new SparkFun brand TinySleepingBag is the stretch ... oh man, who forgot to paint this thing red?!?!"

  • Brandon James / about 10 years ago / 1

    New company policy. You don't go home. Here is your bed.

  • MilesTag / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Step on the Sparkfun imaginary dog ONE MORE TIME, Steven! ONE MORE TIME! We're ALL watching you..."

  • chartle / about 10 years ago / 1

    And I say to you a Chicken in every pot and a Red Board in every home.

  • Member #494241 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Master Ken demonstrates the paralyzing left elbow strike in his class the Art of the Deadly Chicken.

  • JoyMonkey / about 10 years ago / 1

    ...so then I woke up and this dude here is totally using my bedrooms soldering station. And my red stapler that was right here is totally gonzo!

  • Member #474015 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Ok team. It seems our missing GPS receivers were eaten by our missing office pet... this is what we've trained for! HACK!!!!!!"

  • THX1082 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate the dog demonstrating how the bacon is added to the Baconduino, but would rather be dancing with some babes.

  • RoboRake / about 10 years ago / 1

    Gather 'round everybody, gather 'round. I have news. The rumors are true, it's Zombies, again.

  • MilesTag / about 10 years ago / 1

    A good boss knows the importance of authoritative posture and fashion. Nate begins this briefing with a classic "heavy-metal-guitar-stance", while a black over gray T-shirt ensemble rounds out his signature Head Banger In Charge image. "Any questions? I didn't think so..."

  • dorght / about 10 years ago / 1

    Anymore static from you and I will discharge you on my anti-static mat!

  • Member #480667 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate tries to explain crack team of humor experts

  • TheGreat837 / about 10 years ago / 1

    And this is where we make the Everlasting Gobstoppers.

  • crankd87 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "So wait... you guys are telling me the Broncos didn't win the super bowl?"

  • steven-michael / about 10 years ago / 1

    OK Guys here's the deal, we embed methane sensors inside the dog bed. Then we transmit the data to twitter over bluetooth. We all know what happens next... It's a pure profit plan!

  • themryan / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate defends his 'spot' near the workbench at the beginning of the first and last Sparkfun sleepover.

  • SolamenteDoug / about 10 years ago / 1

    Listen up, enginerds, stop sleeping at your workbenches. Drooling ruins the ESD mats. Make use of these handy dog beds. That is all. Oh and your pay will be docked for this tutorial which can also be found at https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials.

  • mopple / about 10 years ago / 1

    Dog Tribunal is now in session! This is the finest in doge bed technology with NASA grade space doge bed material. Hydrophobic cloth prevents the messiest of messes, and the bed even walks the doge when you are into heavy hacking. Wow such bed!

  • CarterCo / about 10 years ago / 1

    Now let me be very clear: step away from the dog bed!

  • EurekaInventions / about 10 years ago / 1

    You have failed me for the last time!

  • Member #529648 / about 10 years ago * / 1

    "Damnit, who slept in my bed this time?!"

  • Brennon Loveless / about 10 years ago / 1

    I called this meeting because we are going to have to let pacman go and I just wanted to let you all know first... Wait he is standing right behind me isn't he...

  • Member #529637 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Who took the flux capacitor?!

  • Member #320989 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I'm gonna roll out this mat right now... and I'm gonna kick anyone's butt who has a problem with the organization of my desk!

  • LED addict / about 10 years ago / 1

    Ok guys, I have a mission for you...

  • TechTony / about 10 years ago / 1

    A Sparkfun Ginger tries to convince a tour group that he does indeed have a soul.

  • Wylly / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Let me show you my robot-dance moves"

  • Member #528227 / about 10 years ago / 1

    So... How do we travel to the moon???

  • Ok...I don't know which one of you slept on Sparky's bed here...but now he has fleas. Yeah I'm looking at you Steve...

  • jkent / about 10 years ago / 1

    So, I shrunk the dog. He could be hiding /anywhere/ on this bed.

  • Member #124089 / about 10 years ago / 1

    What are you looking at? This is my spot!

  • abosebkk / about 10 years ago / 1

    Seriously folks! This bed is our new project to modify our dreams using the new hot pluggable sanityduino!

  • uizin / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Ok, ok... that was funny... But now give me back my pillow!"

  • AgustinGS / about 10 years ago / 1

    Ok guys... I'm not gonna say names.... (points at culprit)... ahem.... but I know who pooped on my ortho-pillow....

  • RobotConjurer / about 10 years ago / 1

    You're using what micro-controller?!

  • sridenour / about 10 years ago / 1

    And that, people, is how you do the splits.

  • "Alright guy's, we may have a wide selection of LED's and a decent number of other small components, but it's not enough. You on the left, group 10.1011, will flank Digikey from the west while I will lead group 11.0010 on a full frontal assault of MIT's media lab in search for talented engineers. They will naturally follow the man sporting a beard on his face and math joke on his chest. Not to mention I will also have a keg of beer." "Uhhh, about that keg..." "Dave?!"

  • Josh M / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Stand back! I had to eat 12 pot pies to win this t-shirt, unfornately sparks will not be fun within this 6 foot radius."

  • Member #83131 / about 10 years ago / 1

    OK !!! who stole my radio-animatronic dog? Nobody leaves until somebody confesses !!!!!

  • atom / about 10 years ago / 1

    There is broad consensus that living at Noisebridge or sleeping overnight is not excellent.

  • BB / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Late at night if you're really tired you can cuddle up here on this ESD dispersing sleeping mat for a short nap."

  • Member #468437 / about 10 years ago / 1

    O.k. I'm pretty sure "Dog-duino" went in that direction, after he saw "Cat-duino".

  • ACarls99 / about 10 years ago / 1

    ZOOM ZOOM ZOOOOOM!!!!

  • Member #435690 / about 10 years ago / 1

    NOW this is the "crack team of humor experts" you were talking about.....

  • R3dmous3 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Steve is it, Steve with green hoodie black hat. Stand with the others, your making me a tid bit skittish.

  • Member #143974 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Ala-Kazaam!!! The dog has disappeared....

  • Member #447155 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Wait, this isn't an ESD mat? Why didn't anyone tell me?

  • Member #495511 / about 10 years ago / 1

    We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. We're gonna get 'em on the run and once we get 'em on the run we're gonna keep 'em on the run. And then we're gonna go go go go go go and we're NOT gonna stop till we get across that goalline. This is a team they say is... is good. Well I think we're better than them. They can't lick us, so what do you say?!

  • Ted M / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun Man, the electronics superhero, battles the Geek Gang singlehandedly

  • Member #427895 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate makes a serious and productive looking pose to make people think he knows what he's doing but in reality he has no idea what he's saying especially when he's awkwardly standing around a dog bed trying not to trip over it

  • JaJa / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Wait, so you're saying dogs don't need an LED-light-up, GPS-enabled doggy bed?"

  • Sarahhhh / about 10 years ago / 1

    Upon being awoken, the wild Nate can only honorably reclaim his place of slumber through a contest of lock-popping.

  • "OKAY EVERYONE, GATHER ROUND! This area is our global innovation centre. This gentlemen on my left works along side his fury companion to come up with Sparkfun's next best thing" . . . "Any questions?" . . . "No?...okay" . . . "Moving on!"

  • Melt-O-Tronic / about 10 years ago / 1

    Having finally captured the lab monkeys' attention, Captain Chickenshirt goes over the construction plan for Blanket City.

  • EvilGenius121 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Guys... did you know there's a keg in the back? 'Cause I swear it wasn't there yesterday.

  • We needed a test subject for the invisibility ray we are designing. Fido volunteered...

  • Zio / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Why is everybody staring at my crotch?!"

  • Ben Rothschild / about 10 years ago / 1

    Whoever invents the best gadget within the next 24 hours in this lab, gets a job at Sparkfun. Second place gets a mattress.

  • The Doctor Doge / about 10 years ago / 1

    Is that Nate?

  • kpFerg / about 10 years ago / 1

    Remember that time you were straddling a dog bed in your chicken pot pi t-shirt? Epic.

  • beharrell / about 10 years ago / 1

    wax on, wax off

  • TechTony / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate explains to hollywood producers his thoughts on what the Omega 13 actually is and how he intends to use it at his next TED talk.

  • Sneak85 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Due to increase in sales volume, we'll all be working over time and taking turns sharing this bed with the Sparkfun Dog.

  • EvPlasmaMan / about 10 years ago / 1

    The first rule of Sparkfun is tell everyone about Sparkfun

  • Member #462331 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "OK Bob just for that comment, no chicken pi for you"

  • Madboy #82637 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Normal-Day-On-Planet-Earth Day, a.k.a. Operation N-DOPED, was a nearly unbearable strain... but at least the inspectors finally left.

  • elproducts / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate: "So your claiming that smell came from the dog bed.........."

  • Damm man! You need an upgrade!

  • Nate, ex-CEO turned ninja, shows the crew of Sparkfun Nate 'Jitsu.

  • No! I will not hack your brain!

  • You can all be like me if you work that hard!

  • Generic / about 10 years ago / 1

    Wait, what are you all doing in my bedroom?

  • PatentExaminer / about 10 years ago / 1

    Look, I'm not blaming anyone, but somebody left the door open at lunch and QCPete got out. Everyone grab something from the Dings and Dents bin and start looking for him.

  • Member #458527 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "And here's the new invisi-shield for the new pet wearables platform, Doggyduino. We're still learning to deal with the disembodied barking..."

  • Is anybody else here hungry for chicken pot pi now?

  • eeKnud / about 10 years ago / 1

    Welcome interns and co-op students. Each of you will be assigned a work station where you will learn to share space, equipment, tools, and company perks like this multi-purpose, SparkFun-supplied, hackable, Joie de vivre inspiring, rest and recuperation surface. Like most things we share, it is your responsibility to keep it clean... hey, Dave... what's the deal here?

  • Circuitsoft / about 10 years ago / 1

    Now remember, if you accidentally pick up the hot end of the soldering iron, drop it on the workbench, /not/ the dog bed.

  • JohnathanN. / about 10 years ago / 1

    THIS IS SPARKFUN!!!!!

  • The new model Android is out and he's more life-like than ever.

  • Member #403600 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Now this is crucial if you want to avoid serious injury: before you throw the third switch be sure to stand on a thick rubber mat to reduce the chance of shock in the event the internal capacitance of the monster causes violent flashback in the knife switch and throws you across the lab, otherwise you might end up with a useless left arm like me."

  • JohnathanN. / about 10 years ago / 1

    First Rule about SparkFun Club, Do not talk about SparkFun Club.

  • gadgetdad / about 10 years ago / 1

    The Dog Tribunal decides the punishment for a dirty dog bed is Disco.

  • Member #74791 / about 10 years ago / 1

    It was at this point that Nate realized that Spark Cat was no longer sleeping on his blanky.

  • customerX / about 10 years ago / 1

    Seriously, last I remember I was in my office playing with a Big Dome button, and next I know, I’m waking up here on this mat.

  • AltoonaBound / about 10 years ago / 1

    So THIS is why customer service never gets back to me!

  • customerX / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate in his story-telling voice says, "Then I checked the medium sized bed and I didn't find any employees there either. But when I checked the big bed..."

  • Member #470975 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Those are the rules for Couples Amazing Race - Sparkfun edition.....Now Go!

  • Member #495556 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Today's training subject: how to use your cubicle/lab micro bed.

  • mceranski / about 10 years ago / 1

    Now for the new Flatus demo. Pull my finger.

  • exHomunculus / about 10 years ago / 1

    Seriously... who slept in my dog's bed?

  • crkbbyx / about 10 years ago * / 1

    If you're sleeping on the floor, you're gonna get some bath time. ~ Nate, the super cool guy ceo

  • MetabolicCloth / about 10 years ago / 1

    Today we fight for more than SparkFun. Today we fight for all the makers back home, understood?

  • bradn / about 10 years ago / 1

    "A prerequisite for working in Production is killing a bear. Those of you with the Dragon Punch Merit Badge will have an advantage."

  • FlowerAskew / about 10 years ago / 1

    Dog Tribunal, Where did the dog go?!

  • AdrianS / about 10 years ago / 1

    To fend off customers that missed out on the latest Dumpster Dive, new Sparkfun employees get a class in Angry Chicken, an ancient martial art of self-defense without the use of hot soldering irons.

  • Matthev / about 10 years ago / 1

    Pffffft... <hand waving> You smell it too? Bad Spot! Spot? I swear that was the dog.

  • Ogre / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Watch my buddy Kip here to my right while I hold back some triple pound taco farts. He's working on printing me some 3D dog turds for this bed so I can stop being blamed for every "accident"."

  • LightManCA / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate demonstrates the new SparkFun Electronics Test Bed (SFETB).

  • wisehippy / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Not every intern has to work on the 'lab mat of absorbency', nor would I straddle it while you soldered all the time, either. See, Chuck Wonderhat to my left here. Pretty normal looking dude, right? He did it and turned out ok. All I am really saying is two things: You're definitely going to go home feeling itchy a lot the first few months from the absorption but your knees are undoubtedly gonna be the smartest assets in the building."

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    We have very few rules here. No growling!

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    I have a bone to pick with the new tech when he comes back from the doggie park.

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    If anyone else on this tour needs to "go walkies" we'll wait right here.

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago * / 1

    This is as high tech as it gets! Ignore that dog bed...

  • ameyring / about 10 years ago / 1

    Okay, new employees, gather around! We're working on adapting Mitch Altman's NeuroDreamer sleep mask to dogs and you're guessing right there's a dog bed at my feet.

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    Looks like our mascot isn't home from the Westminster Dog Show yet...

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    As corporate culture goes, this is a dog's life!

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    Dogs are a Tech's best friend!

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    Next time Nate, try not to step on fido's tail...

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    Yesterday's tour group tried petting the dog, but it ran off.

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    WOW, who's dog was that?

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    I'll run through the Sparkfun cheer, we'll give each of you a chance to practice on this mat

  • mvrckred / about 10 years ago / 1

    Flash mob practice @Sparkfun , "Ok one more time. Pivot... Step... Jazz hand!"

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    Next stop on this tour is "Department K9"

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    Really? Did no one read the memo about a surprise OSHA inspection this morning?

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    Gather around kids, this time I'll make my latest magic trick work!

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    Recruits never know what Nate will do or say next...

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    The final stop on the tour is the workbench. Techs "work, rest, and play" and sometimes take naps, right here!

  • Ford Anglia / about 10 years ago / 1

    Reenacting yesterday's failed demo, our instructor borrows a handy dog bed

  • Member #391053 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I know that we all agree having a job with room & board is cool. But just because it's my turn to wear the dinner menu doesn't mean I understand it any more than you do!

  • Member #519229 / about 10 years ago / 1

    What we've got here is... failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you end up fried and completly useless XBEEs, which is the way the man in the green wants it... well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you people.

  • CaptD / about 10 years ago / 1

    Yes, I've been sleeping here since I gave my wife the Hater-Matic for valentines day.

  • Busa / about 10 years ago / 1

    I am not lying! My Arduino program has made my dog invisible!

  • jochefo rdz / about 10 years ago / 1

    clean your room

  • jma89 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate gives the inaugural presentation of the SparkFun Flying Carpet, complete with heated seats and a fold-away cup holder.

  • Hemi345 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Now you see the dog... and now you don't. Neat trick, huh?"

  • GeneralPHY / about 10 years ago / 1

    Alright, who has been sleeping in my bed?!

  • Member #52753 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Where are my Twinkies!!!

  • Member #110947 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "So..., wait..., are you telling me that you really don't know where where this "doggyPorter" thing of yours just sent Fluffy?"

  • Gizmoguy / about 10 years ago / 1

    Guys! I've said it before, I don't care what Colorado law says... don't be using the desk lamps for growing!

  • floppystick6 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "How many times do I have to say it? The dog beds go to the left."

  • zer0her0 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Ok what's everyones guess on how many of us can fit in this dog bed? You go first Pete..."

  • Jer-El / about 10 years ago / 1

    "This is my chicken-in-a pot shirt. There are many like it, but this one is mine."

  • Member #529334 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Wait... so you're saying the laser bounced off the desk, hit the ceiling, then turned my chair into a doggy bed?

    (We should probably update the datasheet then, just sayin')

  • Member #504123 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Our job is to do something about all this robotic dog dander."

  • Member #341578 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate's informal lecture on where to, and where not to, eat chicken pot pies captivates the audience.

  • A SparkFun employee shows a group of interns their new living quarters, furnished with a cozy bed and all the electronics equipment they could possibly dream of.

  • Crawdad / about 10 years ago / 1

    "And that's how we make a doggy bed at SparkFun. It's the only way we make a doggy bed here. Any Questions?"

  • birojow / about 10 years ago / 1

    "I'll say it only once: the next to bring a mattress and sleep at work or make fun of my t-shirt will be disciplined with this hot air station."

  • Member #477655 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Okay... has anyone seen the dog? He's been gone since somebody added LEDs and buzzers to his bed.

  • onebeartoe / about 10 years ago / 1

    There are many electronics stores out there, but only one Sparkfun. Can you dig it!

  • Barry2 / about 10 years ago / 1

    There I was, face to face with a flaming tantalum capacitor!

  • Justin Cole / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Who are all you people and why are you in my bedroom?!"

  • Member #228423 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Alright,.... Who brought the dog?"

  • WeaselJones / about 10 years ago / 1

    STEP BACK! I said we are sold out of dumpster dive boxes! Next person that tries for the stuff on my desk gets a karate chop to the neck!

  • Member #10535 / about 10 years ago / 1

    First item on the treasure hunt list, LM3117 Voltage regulator. Ready, set...

  • Dragon88 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "No joke everyone, there I was. The coffee was out, we were running low on solder wick, the Dumpster Dive had just hit the online store, and I was starting to itch in bad places after sleeping on the doggie bed overnight..."

  • Tozian / about 10 years ago / 1

    Recently our CEO has decided to take up zumba teaching.

  • Echo / about 10 years ago / 1

    Who's next?

  • HairlessBaboon / about 10 years ago / 1

    Dude, we've been practicing for the past week and you STILL don't know the Macarena?

  • astroN00B / about 10 years ago / 1

    Alright guys, who took the dog?... I will not trade promotions for the dog!

  • Member #15009 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Which came first the engineer or the technician?

  • twobluenope / about 10 years ago / 1

    Anyway, Peter, what we would like to do is put you into a position to have as many as four people working right underneath you.

  • ElegantElectrons / about 10 years ago / 1

    Most people at Sparkfun practice extreme soldering, which is why the floors need to be padded. Unfortunately you can't stay and watch due to liability issues. (shudder) Moving on.

  • CCody / about 10 years ago / 1

    "You didn't just dis the chicken pot pie shirt!"

  • jhalek90 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate demands to know where the sparkfun prototype 'Dog-b-gone' sent his dog.

  • Member #494464 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "So this guy - THIS GUY - is responsible for fixing the coffee machine when it breaks. Oh yeah, and he's vice president of the company. That's it for the tour. Any questions?"

  • JakeR / about 10 years ago / 1

    "And let this be a lesson to all of you about what happens when you drop your dog off at work and go to the bar thinking we won't notice!"

  • Member #394180 / about 10 years ago / 1

    OK, you guys wait at the checkout, grab the merchandise back out of the carts and throw them back on the shelf. The rest of you, you're on the customer service phone lines.

  • Member #15009 / about 10 years ago * / 1

    What did the Engineer say after he accidentally dropped his soldering iron on his dog? Doggone!

  • Member #494464 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "And then Arduino The Great arrived and conquered the other processsors and SMASHED them to smitherines. So there you have it - the history of hobby robotics. Thank you, thank you very much."

  • LightManCA / about 10 years ago / 1

    The frist rule to remember in solder kwan do, is always be aware of where your solder is.

  • Member #494464 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "I'm only going to repeat it one more time: Chicken-Pot-Pie. Does EVERYONE get it now?!!"

  • CrazyCreator / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nate teaches proper Gremlin combat so that the SFE Widgets can continue to be safe.

  • Joel_Q / about 10 years ago / 1

    I have been wandering through the bowels of the city for days. Does anyone know where I am?

  • Are you kidding me!! This is exactly why I said we should create the Dog Rematerialization phaser before we create the dog Dematerialization phaser.

  • Jon Mayer / about 10 years ago / 1

    We're not leaving until I found out who shrunk my mattress!

  • ElegantElectrons / about 10 years ago / 1

    Here at Sparkfun, we require most surfaces to be padded. If you want to know why, watch our videos.

  • Ok After falling off the Toilet I now know how to make a flux capacitor! You! Go make me a 1.21 gigawatt reactor. By the way, the dog bed saved my fall.

  • Member #15009 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Which came first the chicken or the transistor?

  • RyeMAC3 / about 10 years ago / 1

    OK, just so we’re clear…that's mandatory overtime for everyone. Got it? So if you need to take a quick power-nap at lunchtime, I've got these little beds for you to curl up on.

  • ccbundy / about 10 years ago / 1

    Congratulations on having made it past basic training. Now the real fun starts...

  • Madbodger / about 10 years ago / 1

    You must answer me these questions three, ere you sleep beside of me! Wait, am I showing four fingers?

  • RyeMAC3 / about 10 years ago * / 1

    OK, just so we're clear...the little beds are for the dogs, OK? So don't me catch anyone curling up for a mid-day nap. Got it?

  • BlackTie / about 10 years ago / 1

    Instead of the normal track for AVC this year we'll be indoors. The first bot to find the missing dog wins.

  • Flukesy / about 10 years ago / 1

    Guys, no matter how much he begs, dogs can't solder! No opposable thumbs, remember?

  • Member #134226 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I just got back to tell Engineering this new joke, and I suddenly went BLANK.

  • DrPhibes / about 10 years ago / 1

    I'd like to show you my newest Judo throw. Do I have any volunteers?

  • GreenLite / about 10 years ago / 1

    Here at sparkfun your allowed to bring your dog to work as long as you keep an eye on it. Oh no! where's Fido!

  • Jophish / about 10 years ago / 1

    I have absolutely no idea what is happening.

  • Member #71928 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Still calculating between dream and reality, and unable to explain the scar on his ankle; Nate relives his epic battle with the evil patent trolls from the previous night......

  • No, I will find out who has been sleeping on this dog bed. All I need is bait...and time.

  • D0Cpr0ph3t / about 10 years ago / 1

    Only this guy here can touch my dog bed. Only this guy....

  • big boss buzzers business by dogs

  • Parizival / about 10 years ago / 1

    Welcome to da club

  • Jonathan Bruneau / about 10 years ago / 1

    This isn't rocket science here: this side is MY side, the other is everyone else's side.

  • oneleftfoot / about 10 years ago / 1

    Next up on "Geek Cribs", Nate concludes the tour with "... and this is where the magic happens."

  • Bob797 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Are you taking dog naps with the chicken?

  • Member #453342 / about 10 years ago * / 0

    Who's the wise guy that put the pink, cyan, and orange ghosts in an inescapable box? Before being eaten by Pacman!

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