April Caption Contest

Get ready - it's time for a quick contest!

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We're getting right after it in April - with your monthly caption contest. As always, the rules and regulations of the game:

  • Leave your funniest clean caption to the photo 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, April 10th 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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This time around, we're going back to our classic prize - $100 in SparkFun credit for use on whatever your heart desires. May the best caption win!


Comments 141 comments

  • pion / about 7 years ago / 5

    Mild-mannered engineer by day turns into superhero Microcontroller Man; catchphrase overheard to be, "Up And Atmel!"

  • cholq / about 7 years ago / 5

    ugh... morning people.

  • BeerCannon / about 7 years ago / 5

    "The RedBoards are coming! The RedBoards are coming!"

  • BeerCannon / about 7 years ago / 5

    Here at SparkFun, we put the IoT in idIoT.

  • FlippinJax / about 7 years ago / 4

    Got to Sparkfun, step in time / Atmel road tour, step in time / Never need a reason, never need a rhyme / Gonna build it, step in time

  • Cybot101 / about 7 years ago / 3

    Sadly, a song first comes to mind: "I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it.."

  • trevor / about 7 years ago / 3

    Chim, chimney Chim, chimney Chim, chim, cher-ee A SparkFunion is as lucky As lucky can be

  • Einse / about 7 years ago / 3

    Break an ARM out there people!

  • ♫ When you're a tech, you're a tech all the way! ♫

  • Dkleven / about 7 years ago / 3

    Run, run, run as fast as you can. You’ll never catch me, I’m the sparkfun dumpster dive man! I ran from the makers and took there purple socks too. You’ll never catch me, not any of you!!

  • f16simman / about 7 years ago / 3

    I found the golden ticket !!

  • jma89 / about 7 years ago / 3

    Invisible Jet-pack: The real reason there haven't been any Friday New Product Post videos...

  • suitable1 / about 7 years ago / 3

    SparkFun provides Peter Pan with an auto-ranging shadow detector.

  • ameyring / about 7 years ago / 2

    A Sparkfunster doing his best to be ready to catch an errant quadcopter before it hits the Atmel trailer during the 2014 AVC.

  • healthyfatboy / about 7 years ago / 2

    I finally got in on a dumpster dive!

  • WarpedHumor / about 7 years ago / 2

    If a 8-bit micro get him this excited - just think what 64 bit could do

  • MilesTag / about 7 years ago / 2

    Atmel-ican Idol: "I'm going to Hollywood!"

  • Member #580180 / about 7 years ago / 2

    I'm off to see the wizard! The wonderful wizard of Atmel!

  • RodIOT / about 7 years ago / 2

    Who let the Nerd out????!!!

  • Member #15009 / about 7 years ago * / 2

    ♫ Everything is Awesome ♫

    or

    ♫ Open Source is Awesome ♫

    He has a piece of the resistance!

  • mdancer / about 7 years ago / 2

    And here we have the elusive Sparknerd - rarely seen in social gatherings. Notice the similarity between it's response to red boxes and a feline's to catnip. One thing is certain, once the soldering station is setup, the Sparknerd will be gone just as quickly as it appeared.

  • Member #2129 / about 7 years ago / 2

    White Men can't jump but we can do the Atmel Pose.

  • Member #15009 / about 7 years ago / 2

    You can't take some people anywhere!

  • Member #86565 / about 7 years ago / 2

    "Gee, Jeff, when you said you were in the Atmel Broadway musical, I didn't realize you meant the touring company..."

  • Lion XL / about 7 years ago / 2

    Woo hoo...RobertC just autographed my redbox!!....and I almost got to touch his beard.....[pause]

  • mtschaef / about 7 years ago / 2

    Does this make my Atmel look big?

  • I know I'm late, but I couldn't help it:

    The most FABULOUS Atmel groupie: Alan Touring!

  • Rob Schwartz / about 7 years ago / 1

    Waking up to an Arduino Lilypad put a little "spring" in his step.

  • Member #496749 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Well of course I used my homemade invisible jet pack to get here! How else do you think I could get here so quickly?

  • TherapyNotWorking / about 7 years ago * / 1

    "IT WORKS !!!!" Shawn and his Anti-Grav Shield prototype were never seen again...

  • Member #672693 / about 7 years ago / 1

    "On his way to steal your girl ft. Sparkfun's new RedBoard!"

  • Member #451915 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Hot! Hot! Hot!

  • When the giant killer robot began decimating the 2015 Faker Faire, Dave was able to escape the slaughter with his SparkSun Inventor's Kit intact, thanks to his classy trampoline shoes and magic purple socks.

  • SMasci / about 7 years ago / 1

    The latest Atmel chip now uses dark energy!

  • AgustinGS / about 7 years ago / 1

    I am pretty, oh so pretty, I am pretty and witty and a nerd!.... and i pitty... all those sillies who like 'berry pie!

  • DiddleDad / about 7 years ago / 1

    Atmel!?!? I thought you said Mattel! Great.

  • Member #341578 / about 7 years ago / 1

    I never dreamed that I would climb over the moon in ecstasy. But nevertheless it's there that I'm shortly about to be. Cause I've got a red box. Cause I've got a red box. I've got a chance to make my way. And with a red box it's an awesome Atmel day.

  • "No! I distinctly said 'Tech On Tour', NOT 'Take Off Tour'!"

  • slip / about 7 years ago / 1

    Atmel Tech on Tour-Jete

  • THX1082 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun's newest tutorial: Wireless Puppet

  • Member #537149 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Off to see the Wizzard, the wonderful Wizzard od Atmel.

  • Member #470975 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Ugh, someone is playing the six flags music again...

  • DemolishManta / about 7 years ago / 1

    This is our blue screen. Originally we were going to digitally place something cool in the back ground, but George photo bombed the session.

  • DemolishManta / about 7 years ago / 1

    He's T on T, he's dynamite...

  • DemolishManta / about 7 years ago / 1

    jim jiminy jim jiminy jim jim jaroo

  • Jer-El / about 7 years ago / 1

    Broadway style! There's no boxes like Sparkfun boxes like no boxes I know!

  • Member #619618 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Auditions for Atmel's Nerd! The Musical

  • Member #356467 / about 7 years ago / 1

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for TOT TOT

  • Mr. Ben / about 7 years ago / 1

    Shawn of the living runs to technology. Shawn of the dead does not.

  • slip / about 7 years ago / 1

    Demonstrating the new Sparkfun "Ballerina-Matic" muscle actuator board.

  • Member #456272 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Mike is very excited about Atmel newest product. Invisible Stairs.

  • Dubluce / about 7 years ago / 1

    Atmel: we put the spring into Spring.

  • Member #394180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Nope, nope. You can't have it. No matter how many votes your caption gets, you can't win the prize in the Red Box.

  • While on his way to see the Wizard (aka Pete), Dorky met Atmel, the friendly robot trailer. And off they went down the yellow-striped road!

  • Tenacious_Techhunter / about 7 years ago / 1

    All it took was hijacking Atmel's tour truck to bluff my way in, but I did it! I've got Sparkfun's latest prototype!!!

  • Sciencez / about 7 years ago / 1

    Seth was shocked as he saw the alien ship approaching

  • Joebert / about 7 years ago / 1

    Winner of the 2015 Atmel Tech On Tour slam dunk contest!

  • JonB3 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The Microchip Field Rep tried valiantly to distract attention from the giant Atmel marketing truck, but was, in the end, unsuccessful.

  • Member #528124 / about 7 years ago / 1

    I'm Awesome!

  • pyrofx / about 7 years ago / 1

    My Atmel is THIS big!

    This is my new desktop wallpaper.

  • Mr. A. / about 7 years ago / 1

    ... must put red square into white square to activate!

  • RobotDude / about 7 years ago / 1

    Now why didn't I wear my SparkFun socks for the photo shoot??

  • Member #394180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The Atmel tech, hanging onto u while catching a rectangular frisbee (used by the Sparkfun folks to exercise their dogs).

  • Member #19154 / about 7 years ago / 1

    In his excitement, Shawn failed to realize that the Atmel audition was on the OTHER SIDE of the trailer.

  • OneJasso / about 7 years ago / 1

    Mary Poppins Umbrella Kits now available

  • JVA-ABC / about 7 years ago / 1

    A Freescale/NXP shareholder.

  • ftrocchi / about 7 years ago / 1

    I got nothing. Yippee.

  • Member #3531 / about 7 years ago / 1

    "I got it!!!!, we can have a parade!"

  • Member #480667 / about 7 years ago / 1

    I will be on the tour, hurrying towards the new technology !

  • Member #505177 / about 7 years ago / 1

    How to get your project off the ground.

  • Juice Fueler / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Atmel Man away!"

  • DanJAB / about 7 years ago / 1

    We're off to see the wizard...

  • This time around, we’re going back to our classic prize - $100 in SparkFun credit for use on whatever your heart desires. May the best caption win!

  • Ted M / about 7 years ago / 1

    An example of Geek Camouflage

  • Colin_C / about 7 years ago / 1

    ♫ Cause I've got a crimson ticket ♫

  • co_buckfast / about 7 years ago / 1

    Heard from outside the trailer after Shawn's gotten his next generation Redboard idea praised by Atmel: I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn't feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!

  • ddcross / about 7 years ago / 1

    It's time we called the party industry to task for ignoring the all too real dangers of - Sucking Helium.

  • Member #575610 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Caught red ARMed

  • Member #575610 / about 7 years ago * / 1

    One small step for SparkFun (New customer), one giant leap for one excited Sean.

  • Member #116882 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Where I'm going...I don't need stairs!!

  • DoubleAD / about 7 years ago / 1

    It was at this moment that Shawn knew, he messed up.

  • I'm Captain Tech and I'm off to save the world with amazing Sparkfun tech --- FORM OF A GEEK !!!

  • CrowDojo / about 7 years ago / 1

    I for one welcome our new Atmel powered overlords and not just because they put a chip in my brain.

  • Hackberry Jake / about 7 years ago / 1

    I'm off to see the wizard! The wonderful wizard of ARM!

  • Member #500261 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Excited to introduce Atmel to the latest and greatest AVR!

  • Dahio / about 7 years ago / 1

    Like Ralph Hinkley , Jeff had not yet read the instructions to his new toy.

  • Wearing these shoes, I can get away with anything....

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    So... is that Alf-Egil Bogen or Vegard Wollan holding their first Atmel AVR RISC processor?

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Look a puppy! Wait, I was wrong...

  • BrentBoren / about 7 years ago / 1

    The new phonebook's here, the new phonebook's here!

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    AVC, AVR, or ARM Promo? You decide!

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago * / 1

    Just seconds earlier this photo shoot was over run by Sparkfun's AVC practice team.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Looks like someone had a case of the Mondays.... (Office Space, 1999)

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago * / 1

    Shawn-duino! Powered by Atmel and caffeine

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    A large-scale daylight test of the newest PIR module?

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago * / 1

    Shawn's latest Tech Note? Explaining "hardware handshake" to the kiddies

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Yep, it's been photo-shopped again this month

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago * / 1

    The "beer keg shield" demo is now open to all

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Volunteer doing a special project for that Nick Poole?

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Spring Has Sprung, so has Shawn. Birds and Bees and C Code 'til dawn

  • RodIOT / about 7 years ago / 1

    Who let the Nerd Out???? .... SparkFun! SparkFun! .... Who let the Nerd out????!!!

  • Member #601709 / about 7 years ago / 1

    New publicity pic for WEST SIDE STORY 2015: NERDS VS JOCKS.

  • Member #342873 / about 7 years ago / 1

    This is the last photo of Jim. It was taken shortly before he tragically hit the ground after falling from a 10 story construction crane while participating in the ill advised "Hanging with Amtel" competition. If you zoom in, you can see the terror in his eyes.

  • Snortimer / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Two by two, we're marching out the door, we all love Sparkfun and we want some more!"

  • Karl Bielefeldt / about 7 years ago / 1

    SparkFun and Atmel debut their new joint venture: using sneakernet to address security concerns on the Internet of Things.

  • Thetinkerer / about 7 years ago / 1

    The Atmel mothership is here! I have to go, my planet needs me!

  • RyeMAC3 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The hills are alive with the sound of... open source technology!

  • PatentExaminer / about 7 years ago / 1

    Aaaaand now it's Springtime for Atmel and Arduino!

  • l0gikG8 / about 7 years ago / 1

    sometimes you just gotta DANCE!

  • andy4us / about 7 years ago / 1

    In a catch that would have made any outfielder happy, he was able to catch the "red box" AVC airplane entry before it hit the Atmel trailer.

  • andy4us / about 7 years ago / 1

    After this, Atmel decided to stop serving the "Super bean burrito" in hospitality

  • Member #391621 / about 7 years ago * / 1

    RedBoards will take you and your next project out of this world !

  • JN_Austin / about 7 years ago / 1

    I said reset. Not spring in your step!

  • ElegantElectrons / about 7 years ago / 1

    Turns out using an Arduino does not make you a better broadway dancer.

  • ElegantElectrons / about 7 years ago * / 1

    Sparkfun spreads the word about the new Open Source Silly Walk Initiative

  • GeneralPHY / about 7 years ago / 1

    You got red on you

  • Hank Green was really excited about Atmel's new edgeless chips.

  • Levi / about 7 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun: A spot of red in a sea of blue.

  • JHuber / about 7 years ago / 1

    Hover-duino: The Arduino clone to put both Arduino companies out of business.

  • GCF / about 7 years ago / 1

    To put the A in STEAM, Atmel is now touring a new musical Atmel: Tech. The New York Times says, "So good, you'll be pinned to your seat."

  • XLT_Frank / about 7 years ago * / 1

    ♫ The hills are alive with the sound of Atmel ♫

  • MarkMoerman / about 7 years ago / 1

    I’m somebody now! Millions of people look at this book every day! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity, you’re name in print, that makes people. I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now.

  • ME heat o nator / about 7 years ago / 1

    Shawn has once again taken the invisible stairway to Atmel heaven.

  • tcmichals / about 7 years ago / 1

    WooW, another great catch at the "Atmel Tech Tour" wall.

  • Anachronomer / about 7 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun was honored to receive this incredibly lifelike statue of Shawn from Atmel during their recent tour.

  • Member #2129 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The Atmel Trophy Pose

  • GraysonR / about 7 years ago / 1

    Quick! Shoot it now before it plants that sparkfun box with who knows what on our undercover government lab!

  • FiveFeet / about 7 years ago / 1

    Woo hoo, I got the job at SparkFun!!!

  • Member #444314 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Woo Hoo I got my Atmel!

  • CCody / about 7 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun teams with Atmel for the first Annual Ultimate Frisbee contest.

  • Member #15009 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Nothing special here that's just Jackleg the engineer.

  • Empty Jay / about 7 years ago / 1

    Nobody wanted to be the one to tell Jack there was no dance routine in the Tech On Tour show.

  • kirby g / about 7 years ago / 1

    Willy Wonkas gold ticket has nothing on winning a Sparkfun box ticket to an Atmel tour.

  • tmassey / about 7 years ago / 1

    Thank god for spark fun; Clark Kent might have had to pay Bruce Wayne for losing the bet on finding the right part for the new Batman flying suit.

  • Beto Arango / about 7 years ago / 1

    Gravity cancelling Arduino shield finally in production

  • floppystick6 / about 7 years ago / 1

    New tech always makes me spontaneously skip around with joy

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