May Caption Contest!

IT'S TIME.

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We're doing our best to de-Monday the vibes around here, so let's celebrate with a crowd favorite - the monthly caption contest! You know the rules and regulations, but here they are again:

  • 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, May 22nd at 10 a.m. Mountain Time.
  • A crack team of humor experts will pick the winner and we will announce it next week.

And here it is:

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Get to it! This time around, the prize is two of our favorite new products - a handsome, shiny FreeSoC2 and a special Anouk edition Pink Teensy!


Comments 145 comments

  • TomC / about 7 years ago / 12

    U-S-B! U-S-B!

  • Member #410531 / about 7 years ago / 9

    Casey learns he is actually Canadian.

  • daverlee / about 7 years ago / 5

    2nd Amendment: the right to bare armatures

  • Rasb / about 7 years ago / 4

    " Become an Electronics engineer, they said. It will be fun, they said"

  • pion / about 7 years ago * / 4

    Forget Watergate, this is NAND gate. Don't mess with FPGAs – the Fierce Programmer Geeks of America.

  • Gr8Scott / about 7 years ago / 3

    What do you mean my Captain America Underoos were back-ordered?!?!

  • Nic_B / about 7 years ago / 3

    "A Beautiful Mind"

  • DrPhibes / about 7 years ago / 3

    How dare you! My office isn't messy, I have a system you know.

  • brian bloom / about 7 years ago / 3

    Hello, Joshua. Let's play Global Thermonuclear War.

  • TherapyNotWorking / about 7 years ago / 2

    FOR THE LAST TIME! DINNER'S READY!!! ~ the mom

  • cobra18t / about 7 years ago / 2

    Making 'lectronics for 'Merica!

  • trevor / about 7 years ago / 2
    Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
    The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
    And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
    But there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out. 
    
  • SMasci / about 7 years ago / 2

    Happy?! What's there to be happy about... It's my Pink Teensy they're giving away!

  • Member #341578 / about 7 years ago / 2

    After Skynet took over Casey was Humanity's last chance.

  • Member #15009 / about 7 years ago / 2

    Every Spark Fun employees biggest fear, the moment they see their picture on the monthly caption contest.

  • SleeplessNerd / about 7 years ago / 2

    Some assembly require, they said SOME assembly required. I'll show them SOME assembly.

  • sirkha / about 7 years ago / 2

    Captain America knew he would need an ally that could match Tony Stark in the Civil War. This was not what he had in mind.

  • Member #436136 / about 7 years ago / 2

    No, it's not okay because if they make me, if they, if they take my, my red USB cable then I...I'll...I'll have to, I'll set the building on fire...

  • Hackberry Jake / about 7 years ago / 2

    The same thing we do every night, Pinky, try to take over the world.

  • Member #580180 / about 7 years ago / 2

    The Arduino v. Arduino SRL saga brings many tears.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 2

    In denial Casey types "Adafruit" into the browser.

  • matt46k / about 7 years ago / 2

    "Could not load OpenGL subsystem"

  • BeerCannon / about 7 years ago / 2

    A day in the life of Capstan AmeriCode.

  • Atrus_Darkstone / about 7 years ago / 2

    America: keeping electrons free since 1776.

  • EskimoRuler / about 7 years ago / 2

    Textbook desk of a great Engineer.

  • cholq / about 7 years ago / 2

    Casey responds positively to the news that Arduinos will soon be manufactured right here in Amer'ca!

  • Member #383088 / about 7 years ago / 1

    It is a said story that I dont own the stuff you are giving away. So please consider me ;)

  • Rhynier / about 7 years ago / 1

    The New Army Strong!

  • n1taz / about 7 years ago / 1

    Hacked in the USA I was hacked in the USA

  • Member #26607 / about 7 years ago / 1

    AMERICA, fsck* YEAH!

    *(file system check command in Linux/UNIX)

  • Mr. Patrick / about 7 years ago / 1

    GOD BLESS AM-NERDICA!

  • nerdwaller / about 7 years ago / 1

    WASD: Flying American.

  • Member #19154 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The same thing we do every night, Casey. Try and take over the world!

  • sspain / about 7 years ago / 1

    Memorial Day in the age of IoT: Free to make thanks to those who served.

  • Member #463180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Trusting no one, Molder searches for Sulley's files on the X:drive. As everyone knows, there is no X:drive.

  • Member #462331 / about 7 years ago * / 1

    So that's why the stepper drivers are out of stock. Someone tell Casey that stepper motors can't fly.

  • Fusekiller / about 7 years ago / 1

    This stuff is like crack!!! Speaking of crack... mine feels a bit drafty... (zoom in!!).

  • ElegantElectrons / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey didn't know why, but he always got the feeling that the US government was looking over his shoulder.

  • When they told Casey to represent his country; be brought out FreeSoc's, EagleCAD, and a SolidWorks attitude.

  • Llamas. / about 7 years ago / 1

    The moment when you realize that the huge american flag you've cherished for so long has the incorrect number of stars on it.

  • JohnathanN. / about 7 years ago / 1

    After another fight with his mom, Casey soothes his soul in her basement.

  • RoboRake / about 7 years ago / 1

    I'll die a thousand deaths before I let you vacuum my room, Mom.

  • Member #500261 / about 7 years ago / 1

    There's a short in here somewhere...

  • Rambo / about 7 years ago / 1

    "The Hunt for Bin Laden - Behind The Scenes"

  • Sarahhhh / about 7 years ago / 1

    memes for freedom

  • AlanV / about 7 years ago / 1

    Stars and Gripes Forever

  • Dan60 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Must. Pass. Level.

  • Evil_Rich / about 7 years ago / 1

    Cuz 'MERICA! that's why..

  • scottymuse / about 7 years ago / 1

    Oh man, my office is a mess, I'm behind on a ton of projects.....I think I'll play GS:GO

  • Mr. Ben / about 7 years ago / 1

    Mighty Casey at the hack, who needs an organizing rack. Settled in his patriotic home, trying to assemble his flying drone. But he's depressed as you can see, because his drone is banned at the SP AVC.

  • Rodney B. / about 7 years ago / 1

    I don't have to clean up my room mom!!! THIS IS 'MURICA!!!

  • SMasci / about 7 years ago / 1

    Yep, he's tidied up... You should see what's behind the camera...

  • SMasci / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey is so well organised he keeps track of all his stuff on a database on his computer.

  • Oscilloscope Man / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey is still depressed after his tragic defeat in The Actobotics Challenge.

  • Member #677257 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Champion, Revision 1776

  • Sometimes you are positive that you have an original idea, but then you look on Alibaba and someone else is already selling a Raspberry Pi based Badger Racing Simulator. And their's only costs $50.

  • AlphaDisconnect / about 7 years ago / 1

    One of those people who cant clean up until after they finish a project but start more projects than they finish.

  • BMilz / about 7 years ago / 1

    After Casey's desk was moved into the supply closet, he could be heard to be muttering something about his missing red Swingline stapler.

  • PatentExaminer / about 7 years ago / 1

    Deep inside the command center of Operation Enduring FreeSOC(2)...

  • Fretless_kb / about 7 years ago / 1

    Undaunted the determined Robo Warrior is back to the design board

  • SMasci / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey writing a stern email regarding the self assembly robot just "sitting" in the corner.

  • SMasci / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey bidding on vibranium to finish his latest project.

  • SMasci / about 7 years ago / 1

    I'll show them... you can do anything with emacs!

  • SMasci / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey got the wrong idea when he heard about the FreeSoC2's ability to configure hardware!

  • SMasci / about 7 years ago / 1

    I told them Windows 10 to control a 3D printer was a bad idea!

  • PointyOintment / about 7 years ago / 1

    "I will make these Actobotics parts as aerodynamic as any of the planes on the wall… even if it takes me a thousand CFD simulations!"

  • SMasci / about 7 years ago / 1

    software engineer trying to determine cause of hardware failure

  • Casey is quite frustrated to learn that his "electric freedom blasters" (shown leaning in the corner) have been rejected by the military.

  • Tom Davies / about 7 years ago / 1

    I may be living in my Mom's basement, but it's a G----n American basement!

  • The home of the free and now the FreeSoC2, does it get any better than this?

  • Butterwaffle / about 7 years ago / 1

    I'm sooo close to finishing the scavenger hunt; all I need is an American flag. Maybe there's one on Craigslist...

  • ic / about 7 years ago / 1

    "Dear Mom, I think I left Fluffy Buns under my pillow when I slept over last night. Could you please check my old room and ...."

  • IkeHayes37 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Arduino wasn't powerful enough to guide the rocket they said. Couldn't hit a target they said. On rocket test landing on they're desk in 3, 2, 1...

  • Bobby Leighton / about 7 years ago / 1

    I've got a pile O' Scrap, and the Internetz....the world is MINE!

  • Chris Torrence / about 7 years ago / 1

    Cubicle dweller, circa 2020. Seen in his native habitat, surrounded by fetish objects, this individual is attempting to communicate with one of his technology gods, perhaps the Great SporkPhun himself.

  • Jess2 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Filthy maggot puke ISPs are suing to overturn new net neutrality rules in this great country.......Figures.

  • Rasb / about 7 years ago / 1

    " The new Sparkun HARDuno PEASHOOTER project was taking a bit longer than initially expected"

  • unmanaged / about 7 years ago / 1

    oh no don't do it... oh my god

  • diz / about 7 years ago / 1

    Until Casey obtains enough Actobotics c-channel to complete his operational B-25 Mitchell replica, he will have to get by on Microsoft Flight Simulator.

  • Member #580180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Instead of taking the electronics market by storm, Casey is unfortunately confined to his desk for the day.

  • Member #580180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Every American has certain unalienable rights, such as, the pursuit of happiness (meaning freedom to purchase FreeSoC).

  • Member #580180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Why create top of the line products? Cause 'MERICA!'

  • magee / about 7 years ago / 1

    ... and I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because i told, I told Bill that if they moved my desk one more time, than, than I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but than, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler than I'll set the building on fire....

  • Interzen / about 7 years ago / 1

    With his failed erector set based missile defense system tossed aside, Casey searched desperately for a project patriotic enough to impress his new special ops online girlfriend.

  • Thetinkerer / about 7 years ago / 1

    America, the land of the FreeSoC and home of the br-AVC

  • Member #342873 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Two hours preparing for this dungeon raid ruined. I hate you Leroy Jenkins!

  • GraysonR / about 7 years ago / 1

    Captain America off duty...or trying to stay off duty. "they need me out there"

  • Karl Bielefeldt / about 7 years ago / 1

    I'm too much of a manly American to demo that new pinko commie Teensy! Hmph!

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Hard drive not found.. Oh, S***!

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Scorned and rejected by those around him Casey gives up on his request for a storage rack.

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Looks like everyone else got a ride on that Atmel Bus except Casey

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey returns to work AFTER the mandatory annual cube spring cleaning

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    If only my mom could see me hard at work

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Another volunteer found for special projects by that Nick Poole

  • Ford Anglia / about 7 years ago / 1

    Like so many of us, Casey didn't win anything in Dumpster Dive Dos... Sad, Sad, Sad.

  • FlowerAskew / about 7 years ago / 1

    And now, Casey stares his computer into submission, all while eating a 1 lb. bacon burger.

  • Oscilloscope Man / about 7 years ago / 1

    Finally! Someone with a workbench more organized than mine.

  • CompuCat / about 7 years ago / 1

    O beautiful for spacious ROMs, for silver blobs of solder....

  • Techtester / about 7 years ago / 1

    Location: Sparkfun USA. Area: The old Pig Place Prototype Area. I know I just hit submit to have my pizza delivered.

  • "No dumb battlebot ever won a war by going out and dying for his team. He won it by making some other dumb battlebot die for their team."

  • archaeo / about 7 years ago / 1

    COMPILE THIS!

  • Member #590514 / about 7 years ago / 1

    His face is saying, "No, I'm totally serious about my work". His eyes are saying I haven't had this much fun in weeks and I am holding back a smile.

  • Member #453142 / about 7 years ago / 1

    when you upgrade from a cubicle to a office space and don't know how to organize your stuff: look on the internet at the unappealing suggestions.

  • moiven / about 7 years ago * / 1

    Meet the Sparkfun veteran; recreating the Amerian dream

  • XLT_Frank / about 7 years ago / 1

    "'Nuclear launch detected'. 'NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!"I guess I will have to get back to work now!"

  • Member #15009 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The great grandson of Dr. Loveless working on the next mechanical spider.

  • GCF / about 7 years ago * / 1

    Casey the Coder says, "We can do IT!"

  • SaberMage / about 7 years ago / 1

    As long as I keep my office messy and patriotic no one will notice I'm just checking my Gmail...

  • mmetzger / about 7 years ago / 1

    The source of the Ding and Dent boards...

  • DemolishManta / about 7 years ago / 1

    The "red box"... I know it is there, but I will not look at the "red box". I cannot think of the "red box". Just like I cannot think of the "the game"... Damn it! I lost the game again! Damn you "red box"!

  • Member #683578 / about 7 years ago / 1

    "I can't stand unpatriotic code."

  • DemolishManta / about 7 years ago / 1

    And here we have Bob. He has been working here for 6 months and the only thing he ever types in his emails is: "Hodor".

  • EvilTwin / about 7 years ago / 1

    Super drone? I am not building a super drone, who said anything about a super drone?

  • jma89 / about 7 years ago / 1

    'merica.

    Yeah. 'merica.

  • Member #394180 / about 7 years ago / 1

    The illegitimate son of Lady Ada and Duke Nukem gets an intern position at Sparkfun.

  • BeerCannon / about 7 years ago / 1

    Deep code, by "Hack" Jandey.

  • BeerCannon / about 7 years ago / 1

    Casey on the verge of creating a breakthrough smirking emoji.

  • mdancer / about 7 years ago / 1

    After being told by his mommy that he couldn't get the new FreeSoC2 for his battlebot, Casey retreats to his room in the basement to pout.

  • Rafael Pinto / about 7 years ago / 1

    I'm gonna pour some freedom into those orders!

  • ccbundy / about 7 years ago / 1

    Just another day at Avengers operations division with Captain Coder.

  • BeerCannon / about 7 years ago / 1

    The guy who bought Microsoft BOB.

  • Member #644003 / about 7 years ago / 1

    "With my Raspberry pi-based rail gun, I will stop, the world...I will stop, the pain."

  • ameyring / about 7 years ago / 1

    After failing to come up with a suitable air-to-air defense system, he's be relegated to a hidden corner of the DOD to while away his employment til retirement.

  • Member #17043 / about 7 years ago / 1

    I'll give you this keyboard when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

  • Funhough / about 7 years ago / 1
    • They have a cave troll, said Boromir and started to barricade the door.
  • 'Merica, let's build stuff!

  • scharkalvin / about 7 years ago / 1

    The Infamous Hacker-Drone builder proudly posted images of all the enemy aircraft his drones had shot down on the wall behind him.

  • NotDavid4JustDavid / about 7 years ago / 1

    That's it! Time to take a more aggressive approach to exterminating bugs....

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

    DANG!!! "Iron Man" and "Captain America" have been taken. Why aren't there any open source super hero names! Curse you evil copyright system!!!

  • ftrocchi / about 7 years ago / 1

    Now to make a device to prevent stomping on the American flag. C:\MKDIR FlagDefender

  • Holy cow there it is "HELLO WORLD", Mom's gonna be so proud!!!

  • JohnD. / about 7 years ago / 1

    the sheer horror of realizing you haven't saved in hours right after getting "eagle.exe has stopped working, Windows will never find a solution."

  • Member #15009 / about 7 years ago / 1

    That's the look you have when you are trying to decipher a picture on Spark Fun's website to win a CAPTION contest!!

  • Pay no attention to that man behind the flag!

  • DanJAB / about 7 years ago / 1

    Come on! There must be somebody selling a bigger flag on eBay.

  • FiveFeet / about 7 years ago / 1

    All I need is my computer and flag. All I need is my computer and flag and stapler.

  • The only easy day hacking, is yesterday.

  • stegall / about 7 years ago / 1

    Here is a rare glimpse of what it actually looks like inside DARPA.

  • suitable1 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Relegated to the junk pile

  • The_Druber / about 7 years ago / 1

    International standards? I only have time for 'merican standards!

  • Member #2129 / about 7 years ago / 1

    Captain Sparkfun - defender of the makers!

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