Maker Faire, SparkFun Flickr and a Caption Contest

Check out our Maker Faire Photos, our Flickr page - and how about a caption contest?

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Update: The caption contest will end at 9 AM MST on Thursday, May 26th. Get your entries in before then!


There is no shortage of the unusual at Maker Faire.

When SparkFun first started, one of the things we really wanted to make sure we did was have clear, detailed photos of our products. In fact, that was one of the factors that led to SparkFun's inception - the fact that our CEO, Nathan Seidle, couldn't find photos of the actual parts he was buying. It made sense to him that he should be able to see what he was spending his money on. Product photos continue to be something we focus on today.


The soldering workshops at Maker Faire were a blast.

In addition to product photos, we also like to try to document events we attend and keep tabs on whats happening around SparkFun. So, in case you weren't able to attend Maker Faire this past weekend, we have a fairly large photo set to check out! I've picked handful of my personal favorites to post here, but there are a lot more on our Flickr page.


The life-size Mousetrap game is always a hit.

If you haven't visited the SparkFun Flickr page before, there are some pretty cool shots. In addition to the photos from Maker Faire San Mateo this past weekend, there are tons of other pictures from things like our trip to Siggraph, the 2011 AVC Competition, and other zany shots.


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And since we're talking about photos, lets do a caption contest! Take a good look at the above photo - and give us your best caption in the comments. Try to keep them fairly PG! The winner gets - wait for it - a SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Arduino! Let the captions fly!


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  • gbluntzer / about 11 years ago * / 8

    New 10bitworks.com(San Antonio Hackerspace) weight lose device goes horribly wrong, turns into giant child magnet.
    Never fear Super Carny Vince "Evel Knievel" Smith was on the job.

  • Jad-Berro / about 11 years ago * / 6

    basdlkfdf

  • ElegantElectrons / about 11 years ago / 5

    Check out my "Gregor Counter". The more gamma rays hit his head, the angrier he gets.

  • lastcoolnameleft / about 11 years ago / 5

    Daft Punk's early costumes had some aesthetic issues to be ironed out.

  • Skimask / about 11 years ago / 3

    Looks like "Two and a half men" is back!
    Winning!

  • Steve Buscemi demonstrates his new Head-Cannon, much to his assistant's dismay.

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 3

    Mom was right, my face DID freeze like that. I just wish she hadn't saved it for posterity.

  • MTMentat / about 11 years ago / 3

    The portable HAL 9001 proved difficult to deal with, and even more difficult to remove.

  • Mr. Yellow Suite Man was devastated after finding out his prized crop of human heads was given the red ribbon for second place. Better luck next year.

  • FlexiRyan / about 11 years ago / 2

    Frank, how many times do I have to tell you to stop licking the glass? Another zap for you!

  • mcookieman / about 11 years ago / 2

    insert funny caption here

  • PaulC / about 11 years ago / 2

    Robot Vantriloquists--After the Uprising.

  • clane380 / about 11 years ago / 2

    Dude. Camera. Look normal.

  • ElGus / about 11 years ago / 2

    From the Cylon development files: The road to go from a toaster to Number 6 was not always a pretty one

  • elmer_fud / about 11 years ago / 2

    the teleporter didn't work quite right last time bob used it

  • I wonder how much Lady GaGa would pay for 5 of these...

  • They said "fairly PG!", not "Try to make the polite 5th graders wince by thinking up twisted captions!".

  • CowBell / about 11 years ago / 2

    But you said the cake was delicious

  • customer207 / about 11 years ago / 2

    Couldn't resist taking this picture! I talked to Mike (standing) later. Turns out he was trying to console his friend, Tom (kneeling) about being angry that Maker Faire didn't have a costume contest. Mike was a pretty all-around happy guy. Tom on the other hand, was pretty much always drunk. He told us he was drunk when he made his costume so he couldn't even tell us what it was!
    See ya on the Friday New Product post (perhaps something about plastic storage containers? ;))
    -RobertC.

  • wing0 / about 11 years ago / 2

    Take that, Power Rangers!!

  • dksmall / about 11 years ago / 2

    Yes folks, you too can build your own Arduino powered Prostate examiner 2.0!! Gives new meaning to the term "open source"!!!

  • Davidjh / about 11 years ago / 2

    "Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor not a goldfish"

  • Uber Cody / about 11 years ago / 2

    It's always the guy in the back with a smile on his face...
    You said fairly PG.

  • mcgreen / about 11 years ago / 2

    After years of developing a toxic gas containment suit a major design flaw is discovered.

  • shawkinsl / about 11 years ago / 2

    The Fly meets Three Mile Island: Only at Maker Faire.

  • kd5crs / about 11 years ago / 2

    Guy in blue shirt drinks purple beverage and stands on skateboard (partially obstructed view)

  • hamtoro / about 11 years ago / 2

    Man, do I love interns. They do pretty much anything you tell them.

  • V3rtigo / about 11 years ago / 2

    Rubbermade's new biohazard suit on display.

  • TheMoogle / about 11 years ago / 2

    Noooo! Nate isn't here!!?! But I must show him what I did with my Simon Kit!!!

  • Proze / about 11 years ago / 2

    It started as these things always do, Subtly. Strange grins that seemed out of place, an odd look as you walked down the hall, Strange devices laying on Marvin's desk. No one noticed, or rather, no one wanted to notice.
    I wonder now, had I paid more attention, could I have prevented what was to come.
    It was a beautiful spring day when it happened. We were attending our annual company picnic at at the local park.I had noticed Marvin pull up in his truck but paid it no mind, we all were looking for the boss's car to pull into the lot.
    I was standing by the snack table trying to snare an extra piece of bacon when the screams started. As I turned to see what was going on I saw a large yellow monstrosity coming towards us, Firing ... Lasers? Oooze Blasts? something, from a neon tube it was carrying. It was a sight to behold, shaped like a man it had a distended tan chest, a Bucket like head,and some sort of multicolored deformity coming from it's back.
    As people started to run I found myself like a frog in the flashlight, unable to move and only able to stare in disbelief. As I watched John from accounting get mowed down, I even felt a brief moment of levity, To heck with my expense report. In shock at this thought and what I was seeing I collapsed to the ground, trying to Hide from what was going on.
    Eventually ,however, the field emptied, silence descended and I was left alone with bodies strewn across the once pristine area and the yellow monster.
    I was shocked when rather than blast me as it had others the monster approached. It came next to me and Knelt down and it was then that I saw the tortured face of my boss inside the helmet! As I looked up in horror I saw the 'Deformity' On its back detach....
    I blacked out then, In fear ,surprise who knows. I only awoke later in a hospital bed. I was told that the police had found evidence in Marvin's home that he had been experimenting with Human-Machine hybrids, creating monsters in his basement.

    I was lucky to be alive they said, but now, Years later as I sit watching T.V. I have these odd thoughts come through my head , a strange desire to travel..... Somewhere. And I wonder, Was I so lucky?

    TLDR: "Marvin's First Experiment in Human-Machine Hybrids is a rousing success! Just a few side affects to work out.

  • Max_Phil / about 11 years ago / 2

    Note to self: "Do not go through the transporter with my pet fish, Eric, again!"

  • SolamenteDoug / about 11 years ago / 2

    And so ended the first, and last, Simpsons-Futurama Cosplay Spectacular.

  • Despite his heroic efforts, bubble boy Leroy had to admit that he would never fit in with the biker crowd.

  • patrickmccb / about 11 years ago / 2

    Before Maker Fair could set sail, everyone had to learn how to put on a safety suit in case of a "minor" emergency.

  • what happens when you don't read the manual for your DIY jetpack

  • Hindsight: Do NOT invent the modern equivalent of Medieval Chamber Pot Hats...

  • A life-sized self contained human powered pez dispenser

  • fm2 / about 11 years ago / 2

    There's nothing to worry about with these exams.... until you feel a hand on each shoulder.

  • fm2 / about 11 years ago / 2

    Hand 1, man-puppet 0.

  • sqkybeaver / about 11 years ago / 2

    in retrospect, i should have installed ventilation in case of flatulation.

  • species_0001 / about 11 years ago / 2

    The key to any DIY project is being creativity in finding components.

  • Another fine Maker Faire innovation: worse than the Atomic Wedgie, The Bio-Hazard Wedgie!

  • brrrrstickem / about 11 years ago / 2

    OK... I think I found the socket

  • Hazmatt / about 11 years ago / 2

    You know the future is here when we invent the first talking head from Futurama.

  • MoriFi / about 11 years ago / 2

    Hey you guys have a shot out in this article. http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/04/radio-shack-decides-it-loves-diyers-after-all.html

  • Member #144606 / about 11 years ago / 1

    I wonder why sparkfun can't do the stuff at the maker fair NYC that they can in the Bay Area Maker Fair?

  • tecchie / about 11 years ago / 1

    geez i wish i hadn't eaten that burito

  • Imjoh1 / about 11 years ago / 1

    An attempt by a Futurama head to take over the body of a local stuntman was foiled by a helpful Maker Faire bystander.

  • Imjoh1 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Hear no Evel, see no Evel, speak no Evel

  • Dano1957 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Actually, THIS is what makes time travel possible.

  • Member #105131 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Let's see you "welcome your overlords" THIS, buster!

  • Member #105131 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Well, childbirth works rather differently in my species, but we're past the hard part now.

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

    "What? No! I left my time machine right here, on this lawn!! I don't want to be stuck in 2011!!!"

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

    "You have no time to rest!! We've got to get to the transplant recipient ASAP!!!"

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Think they'll let me on the plane with this?"

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago * / 1

    "Think this is cool? Wait 'till it gets dark: his head tube lights up!"

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

    Enabling Firefighters to save more lives, the Jaws-of-Life 2.0 revives a person's head when that's all they have left. Similar to the Taser, there are several lawsuits pending concerning "inappropriate use" or "excessive force" or "smiling too much".

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

    Subject #492 succumbed to asphyxiation, similar to previous subjects. Cause: blocked air filter (again). We really should fix that.

    • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

      Well shoot. I just ruined the "256 Comments" with this one. Karma is real: don't post comments past the deadline :P

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago * / 1

    When brought to his knees, the ventriloquist's dummy realized he should have quit when he was a-head.
    (a-Ha! ha ha... hrm.)

    • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

      Master, ventriloquist's dummy, ventriloquist's dummy's dummy head. Can you say 'pyramid scheme'?

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

    "No, no I'm not seeing it...Yes I'm squinting! Bob, I think Jim's helmet HUD is goofing up again...why are you laughing?"

  • HessiaNerd / about 11 years ago / 1

    You addlebrained idiot! You can't even beat a bunch of miserable turtles! I refuse to give you one more iota of my technology until you finish building my new body!

  • Member #99011 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Internal organs? Mate, you want EXternal organs to survive around Maker Faire.

  • twobluenope / about 11 years ago / 1

    Marty! there's no time for that, the Libyans are coming! One point twenty-one jigawatts!

  • Gosh, did he say to cut the red wire or the blue wire...? ...Oh! camera.....cheeeeze :)

  • twobluenope / about 11 years ago / 1

    Is it in yet?

  • wing0 / about 11 years ago / 1

    End!

  • jessejay / about 11 years ago / 1

    Prototype of the portable Matrix human power supply.

  • Gavinator / about 11 years ago / 1

    The beer is Jim's cooler was so strong it could take your head off

  • Member #151172 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Caption:
    Dear Penthouse,
    I never thought these stories were real, until today...

  • jnautique / about 11 years ago / 1

    The brand new human waste to energy converter suit . . . power all of your electronics anytime, anywhere.

  • Stev067 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Warning: do not attempt to use the hyper-gravity suit without a spotter.

  • Madone / about 11 years ago / 1

    "If this guy tells you 'I pushed him down ', he's lying"

  • neohd / about 11 years ago / 1

    I'm, I'm a Thinking! Wait who is that?

  • Member #86232 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Quit smiling and cut the wire going to pin 7 on the Uno so I can move again.

  • mbrown9412 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Aw man, you guys would use a D7000 to take all those photos
    Color me jealous

  • Member #79329 / about 11 years ago / 1

    So... You REALLY can Doo Doo a Twin???

  • FlexiRyan / about 11 years ago / 1

    It's obviously a Prison Rear Entrance Protection Suit. This guy is clearly occupied.

  • wing0 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Guess where is the red button :D

  • Mr. and Mrs. Sam Adams, of Boston, announce that, at the insistence of the Church, the venue for the marriage of their son Grizzly to Buzz Lightbeer of Milwaukee, WI and to Bud Miller of St. Louis MO has changed. The ceremony will be held at the Civic Center this Sunday, after the Rollerderby. The trio are registered at SparkFun Electronics, and will honeymoon in Golden, CO.

  • Meinaart / about 11 years ago / 1

    New attraction at Maker Faire; free yourself from robot-arms unlocked by methane sensor.

  • Meinaart / about 11 years ago / 1

    Privacy not guaranteed at Maker Faire's portable restrooms.

  • Meinaart / about 11 years ago / 1

    Even the portal restrooms are a special Attraction at Maker Faire.

  • Meinaart / about 11 years ago / 1

    Inventor of gas-powered robot "The Engulfer" poses behind his excellent working creation.

  • Alephn / about 11 years ago / 1

    At The Maker Faire this weekend a local doctor helps an expecting mother robot give birth, our nations first. Notice father wearing blue in the back celebrating with a drink. Congratulations

  • J.R. / about 11 years ago / 1

    Guy in backgrounds thinking, "Sweet if that fireman passes out, I get a free pressure cooker!"

  • YankeeNate / about 11 years ago * / 1

    "Ever had the proverbial monkey on your back?"
    OR
    "It's always funny when someone ELSE has the proverbial monkey on THEIR back."
    By the way, are you guys going to give us the lowdown on what REALLY is happening in this picture?

  • EZ$ / about 11 years ago / 1

    Dude "We followed the tutorial to a T. I don't know what when wrong. Lets pretend It worked and smile."

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Please, don't post this on AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com"

  • St3ph / about 11 years ago / 1

    The beans didn't create the 1.21 gigawatt, but a funny smell...

  • MazdaFan / about 11 years ago / 1

    ...and for just 5 easy payments of $99.95, but wait! There's MORE!
    (air holes not included and available for an additional cost)

  • Petalthy / about 11 years ago / 1

    Hey, don't you know that threes a crowd, I'm trying to let one go here!

  • DanJAB / about 11 years ago / 1

    This model comes with a big glass jar to contain the explosion. (the helmet behind shows why you need it)

  • torsuneson / about 11 years ago / 1

    aaagh, wedige!

  • Richard Hart / about 11 years ago / 1

    Dateline Houston: Flo & Eddie, America's beloved siamese twins prepare for their mission on the International Space Station. Here they're seen practicing takeoffs with NASA Astronaut "Crash" Carruthers.

  • Richard Hart / about 11 years ago / 1

    John, dude! When I told you to stick it where the sun don't shine I didn't mean it literally...

  • WizenedEE / about 11 years ago / 1

    Hang on dude, lemme get my transformer back into a 'board and I'll ride with you.

  • criffe88 / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Help I've fallen and I can't get up!"

  • eye_solder! / about 11 years ago / 1

    Suddenly, Dr. No realized that his army of Siamese triplets was no match for the Maker Faire bean burrito.

  • Matchlighter / about 11 years ago / 1

    I am ready for Mars!

  • Juancv / about 11 years ago / 1

    This is how robots are created.

  • ElGus / about 11 years ago / 1

    This is proof that nothing good can happen after the words "hold my bear and watch this ..."

  • TheRobberDotCom / about 11 years ago / 1

    Looks like Alonso won't be Flux-ing any time soon ..

  • Member #96348 / about 11 years ago / 1

    "I think I'm not using this space shuttle toilet right"

  • Bajeeburs99 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Isotope Manwich

  • Bajeeburs99 / about 11 years ago / 1

    make up your mind! Is it Thursday, or may 25th??!!

  • wing0 / about 11 years ago * / 1

    Don't...take...my...battery...

  • mbrown9412 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Yo dog, So we herd you like Maker Faire, so we put a guy in a crazy suit so you can watch a crazy affair at Maker Faire!

  • burhanmz / about 11 years ago / 1

    Packing an extra suit just in case we time-traveled and ended up leaping to Mars.

  • Daguava / about 11 years ago / 1

    One Arduino and a broken washing machine later, e-textile washing-machine "clothduino" had become self aware (and self conscious). Skynet was not amused.

  • krish2487 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Our new Radioaactive gamma suit also comes with a space for a backup driver..
    Exhibit A : Under such circumstances when prolonged exposure to the green radioactive renders you incapable of moving, another human can then get into the pillion/driving/walking assist seat and navigate you...
    If i can just get into the suit without killing myself.....
    :-I

  • Member #225137 / about 11 years ago * / 1

    Station toot at the harnessing alternative energy workshop.

  • ScottyC / about 11 years ago / 1

    Somehow I knew this Krang costume was a bad idea.

  • Techduded / about 11 years ago / 1

    Trial 1 for instantaneous human clone machine:..... I think we're gonna need just a few more trials... Oh well, smile for the camera!

  • man at maker faire eaten by transformer disguised as motorcyclist

  • Turns out a portable garbage disposal wasn't such a hot idea.

  • oz-solutions / about 11 years ago / 1

    "... then i realized that genetic engineering was not my gift. thats why I do electronic engineering now." "fascinating, drink some more caffeine and keep pushing"

  • Kapziel / about 11 years ago / 1

    Mr Burgundy, you have a massive leak!

  • healthyfatboy / about 11 years ago / 1

    Spacesuit man: "Oh crap!"
    Proctologist: "No joke."

  • Next New Product Post Giveaway Prize: An amazingly realistic* robotic SparkFun Employee to help you with all your troubleshooting, soldering, and component scourcing!
    *It's actually a human employee. You can ship people in Rubbermaid containers without stamps, right?

  • ttjarrett / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Trying to pass a stubborn spent fuel rod can be hard work"

    • ttjarrett / about 11 years ago / 1

      I've actually got no idea what time it is in the mountains of the USA, so I think I'm too late!

  • The new Terrestrial Manned Maneuvering Unit (TMMU) needs work...

  • androticus / about 11 years ago / 1

    Frank is delighted that his Lil'SportsFriend(TM) social robot mistook Tom's insult, "You are TOTALLY gay!", for a command...

  • blackthursday / about 11 years ago / 1

    three members from the bay area hackerspace, bongbridge.

  • Excuse me, sir, which way to the Life Sized Mousetrap?

  • Elictronec / about 11 years ago / 1

    The new radioactive Chi pets are proving much less user friendly than previous iterations.

  • Launching ICBM (Inter-Continental Body Missile) In 5...4...3...2...1...

  • pikachu / about 11 years ago / 1

    1-Bob realized he was in over his head.
    2-Is there an Arduino shield for this?
    3-In Soviet Russia, E-Textiles wear you!

  • Member #147755 / about 11 years ago / 1

    "No dad! The instructions say for a life sized spongebob the other part goes on TOP of the first one"

  • jma89 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Two-man hazmat suit.
    Not so great actually...

  • customer207 / about 11 years ago / 1

    I was taking a few last-minute pictures of some of the Faire-goers on Sunday.
    I came across these two.
    Mike was (smiling) later told me he was just about to pull out some fire ants out of Toms' (kneeling) costume. I didn't know it at the time that they were actually biting him, because I couldn't hear a thing out of that guy!
    Talk about ants in the pants! Get it?
    Ah... Maker Faire. Good times.
    Talk to you soon!
    -Nate

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Guy in the background: entering Maker Faire
    Guy in the suite: leaving Maker Faire
    Maker Faire makes people ABNORMALLY HAPPY, so happy in fact that they have to wear special suites to contain there happiness.

  • customer207 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Two facts about San Mateo you won't find on Wikipedia:
    1) Guys like to wear 2 earrings in their left ear.
    2) It is in fact LEGAL to drink beer while skateboarding!

  • customer207 / about 11 years ago / 1

    You asked for 'em, we got 'em!
    We finally found a supplier that was willing to manufacture for us large plexiglass cylinders. These are completely sealed on the bottom. We can imagine these being used as waste baskets(what a waste, hah!), vacuum chambers, or the perfect helmet for that costume idea you've kicking around (Yes! They will fit over human head - we've tried it).

  • PSmith / about 11 years ago / 1

    Sadly, the GOP search for a 2012 nominee had come to this.

  • PSmith / about 11 years ago / 1

    If men became pregnant, this is what giving birth would look like.

  • cypherf0x / about 11 years ago / 1

    Just have to insert the control rod a little bit further...

  • gordonmx / about 11 years ago / 1

    A little to the right. Ah, that’s the spot.

  • Curtis / about 11 years ago / 1

    Oh look! My entry for the next Sparkfun AVC contest!

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago * / 1

    I can't tell if there are 3 guys or 2!

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago / 1

    look at the guy in there, poor guy, how will he get out nobody knows!

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago / 1

    portable gas chambers!!!

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago / 1

    This is one heck of a human powered boom-box.

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago / 1

    As you can see, most of our pictures were obscured by men in costumes.

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Makers recreation of a saw movie seen.

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago / 1

    As you can see, Maker Faire had a small budget and could only afford three flags, one red, one yellow, and one blue.

  • eephillip / about 11 years ago / 1

    "See that guy back there, Makers don't get mad, they get even"

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago / 1

    the new way to chug!

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Maker Faire's portable restrooms.

  • ZerotimE / about 11 years ago * / 1

    If this does not get me a date with 7 of 9, I don’t know what will.
    Look, that guy in front just crapped a radioactive midget!
    Boy, I thought Ghostbusters 3 would have had a bigger budget…
    I would have won the Master Chief lookalike contest if that idiot motorcycle guy hadn't t-boned me.
    That’s it, this time; Lady Gaga has gone too far.

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago / 1

    This just so happens to be how they found out 42 was the answer to everything.

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago / 1

    As you can see the grass was very green at Maker Faire.

  • Cooper / about 11 years ago / 1

    Maker Faire just seemed like the perfect opportunity to roll out Sparkfuns newest wearable, the "Backpack Buddy"! This Arduino driven mini-Gundam provides great mobility for anyone willing to sacrifice their legs. We're working out some wrinkles with the power supply, but the Buddy will park itself in kneeling position (for safety)when the charge level is critical. Full surround protective helmet is optional, but recommended. Electromagnetic Shielding for the power source is not optional according to the NRC.
    Check back for product updates, including a version for those who choose to keep their legs!

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago / 1

    One great maker created a human looking robot that likes to wear blue shirts and ride skate boards.This robot is unique as it runs off of coca-cola, which is not a common energy source.

  • Uber Cody / about 11 years ago / 1

    You're doing it wrong... =)

  • Davidjh / about 11 years ago / 1

    (man in back) "You've heard of cow tipping? Wait until you see what I do to THIS guy!"

  • Uber Cody / about 11 years ago / 1

    And with this device and some assistance from a friend, you too can poop out a helmeted man doll.

  • Member #98814 / about 11 years ago / 1

    random guy entering a time machine made of spare parts and a guys head for fuel!

  • Member #12697 / about 11 years ago / 1

    New at MakerFaire 2001: The Genetic Experimentation Pavilion.
    Watch in amazement as the giant cicada man-beast undergoes his natural molting process before your very eyes!

  • madmaxyel / about 11 years ago / 1

    Mike's faulty piggyback GPS resulted in yet another crash landing. "recalculating"

  • Uber Cody / about 11 years ago / 1

    It's like a Daftpunk sandwich.

  • 911otis / about 11 years ago / 1

    The DIY cyborg community is doubling all the time.

  • No-one / about 11 years ago / 1

    This isn't what it looks like...
    Seriously...

  • Member #228108 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Upgrading his killer robot's hardware will be a lot easier once this new Arduino board in installed.

  • godofcode / about 11 years ago / 1

    Step 1 when designing a costume: Quick escape.

  • godofcode / about 11 years ago / 1

    Wait. Today is May 25. Tomorrow is Thursday. Which is it?

  • bphobby / about 11 years ago / 1

    I'm not sure I want to know what is happening here...

  • godofcode / about 11 years ago / 1

    Only 3 hours left in the make faire. I think I can hold it.

  • Member #218604 / about 11 years ago / 1

    The definitive reason why Howie Mandel shaved his head.

  • Guy 1: “Hehehe”
    Guy 2: “Insert the photon defibrillator already dag nab it! I’m down to 14 gigajoules of nucleic energy!"

  • sultanblender / about 11 years ago / 1

    We've got to get this baby up to 88 miles per hour!

    • sultanblender / about 11 years ago / 2

      Wow, I just realized this could be a caption for the first picture too...

  • c2builder / about 11 years ago / 1

    helper winds up robo-dummy while superhero logs into haz suit.

  • chilliwaggon / about 11 years ago / 1

    Gotta get it! Gotta get it!

  • Tone / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Hey Forest, it's me, Lt. Dan! Check this out, I built it from spare shrimp boat parts, an Arduino, and a severed head. Pretty far out, right?!"

  • Manwolf / about 11 years ago / 1

    I told you the atomic powered paper shredder was a bad idea!

  • bsmithyman / about 11 years ago / 1

    Our most advanced technology in a magical & revolutionary device at an unbelievable price.

  • Nadav Ami / about 11 years ago / 1

    Radioactive tag is always a bad idea.

  • dkire / about 11 years ago / 1

    Radioactive milk was a bad choice!

  • boris_1981 / about 11 years ago / 1

    On the next episode of Early Aerospace History: When foley bags go wrong!

  • Lee / about 11 years ago / 1

    "There is just no way this is going to work, but if you insist..."

  • AV / about 11 years ago / 1

    Sweet please keep me posted on new events!

  • godofcode / about 11 years ago / 1

    Apparently even Gordon Freeman has experienced budget cuts.

  • godofcode / about 11 years ago / 1

    He obviously forgot to pack a spare air tank.

  • Alan R. / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Don't worry folks, I've reset the system and it will re-boot fairly quickly. What? No, it's not a lack of Oxygen - it's the 95% drop in pressure that causes his face to look like that. Ah, there we go; he should regain consciousness in a few minutes."

  • dbrunner / about 11 years ago / 1

    Hey! Get off my airhose!

  • laze / about 11 years ago / 1

    "The reverse centaur stuck in the toilet tank." I think this is real. :)

  • wings / about 11 years ago * / 1

    the porta-recycle-potty for motorcyclist has the potential to extend the riding range after the device completes its planned miniaturization redesign which also includes a carbon/methane recapturing system build into the helmet. unfortunaly, due to lack of funding, the biofuel capturing device originally intended for the seat is now directly inserted into both of the riders waste expulsion organs.
    [Please click on the star to vote]

  • blackthursday / about 11 years ago * / 1

    man demonstrates exotic riding lawnmower.

  • blackthursday / about 11 years ago / 1

    "i should have used a licensed chiropractor."

  • Bio-Hazard Man's super power was that he could defecate half-sized clones of himself.

  • Aeroengineer1 / about 11 years ago / 1

    As you can see, we are making great progress on our human solid waste collection unit, though we are still having issues with the wiping mechanism.

  • John Price / about 11 years ago * / 1

    An inventor at this years AHC (Autonomous Humanoid Competition) makes last minute adjustments to his entry's guidance system after it locked on to a safety officer instead of the guide beacon.

  • TurboTronics / about 11 years ago * / 1

    I told him not to divide by zero

  • Member #37643 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Are they using the guy in the motorcycle helmet as a condom?

  • Member #63839 / about 11 years ago / 1

    After 87 hours of Labor, we are pleased to announce the "birth" of our sweet robotlet, Fred.

  • John Price / about 11 years ago / 1

    Velcro Boy captures Bio-Hazard man!! Father struggles to separate them.

  • bryanzimmer / about 11 years ago / 1

    Really glad to see you guys at Maker Faire, just wish you had brought more of your store with you so I could empty my wallet and save on shipping. :)

  • customer207 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Robonaut 3 prototype make its Maker Faire debut!
    Unfortunately, the California heat and Earth's gravity prove too much of a challenge for the team's EMU-styled backback transport.

  • TomChm / about 11 years ago / 1

    How long will it take the guy to realize that the radiation he's producing far exceeds the limit of the suit?

  • Robo-Human Test #367;
    Statis: Failed;
    Notes: Still haven't resolved the constipation reaction....;

  • rbthursby / about 11 years ago / 1

    SparkFun Human Breakout Board v0.1

  • Echo / about 11 years ago / 1

    Official judge's uniform for the blue-hoodied, hat-wearing, drink-holding skateboard competition.

  • customer207 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Winner of the Sparkfun.com-sponsored "AHC" (Autonomous Human Competiton) posing with his "Mr. Robota" project.
    Runner-up: "Guy with a skateboard" (seen in the background).

  • hugh_mann / about 11 years ago / 1

    The sad part is, that guys helmet used to be only black and yellow.

  • cjh08052 / about 11 years ago / 1

    SparkFun's first ever robot guided human contest.

  • Member #199310 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Tiat's the spot Roy, keep scratchin'

  • PrivateHQ / about 11 years ago / 1

    "My siamese twin had to be quarantined, he's pretty upset about it."

  • fortueni / about 11 years ago / 1

    Ready to evacuate in 3..2..1..
    Oh! hey look a little girl with a camera * smile *

  • nonegatives / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Keep winding! I can almost use my legs again."

  • ransomhall / about 11 years ago * / 1

    Just... need... a... little... more... fuel... to... start... the... flaturated... biogas... ramjetifier.

  • Mupeg / about 11 years ago / 1

    "WHAT?!? You wanted me to build a RETINAL scanner?"

  • Zaphod / about 11 years ago / 1

    Get out of my dreams, get in to my jar (get in to my jar).
    set to Billy Ocean's "Get out of my dreams, get into my car"

  • Behold! The Cutting-art-State-of-the-edge-High-tech New Product Post Dave Annoyance Expensive Device!

  • Must... remove... stupid glass thingy... before... I suffocate.

  • carl669 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Walt Disney's frozen head finally found a body.

  • rileyh / about 11 years ago / 1

    when geeks and junk collide

  • Mupeg / about 11 years ago * / 1

    "Suffering from great pressure to maintain his family legacy of innovative spirit young Edwin Edison tests his latest attempt to put the portable back into port-O-let."

  • Member #228042 / about 11 years ago / 1

    A proven fair regrowth capsule! Insert your head into the tube, concentrate really hard, and watch that receding hair-line disappear! (results shown in background)

  • Zio / about 11 years ago / 1

    Don't plug it in that hole!

  • TimCole / about 11 years ago / 1

    Damn it! My coffee is gonna get cold!


    How in hell am I supposed to put the helmet on over the pen cap?


    Air holes. Should've remembered air holes....

  • Hephaestus / about 11 years ago / 1

    I told you not to eat so many prunes - then you had to go and drink a whole pot of coffee - I told him the zippers stuck ha ha - hold on buddy I almost got it

  • DigiSport / about 11 years ago / 1

    Guy in Face Shield "I knew those pop rocks were a bad idea!"

  • DigiSport / about 11 years ago / 1

    Little does the blue sweatshirt man in the back know that he is next!... Never put you drinks down at a Makers Faire, the people are way to creative.

  • DigiSport / about 11 years ago / 1

    Guy Smiling "I told you I would get you back for cutting a hole in my pants! Now you're stuck in my Ex-Lax-Duino 5000: Face Shield!"

  • species_0001 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Okay, I caught him. Get my head out of that jar and back in the helmet!

  • Stephen6 / about 11 years ago / 1

    I can make him talk without moving my lips!

  • Funhough / about 11 years ago / 1

    Mythbuster had Buster, TopGear The Stig. Let us present Jarvis- SparkFuns own Waste man...

  • rnakata808 / about 11 years ago / 1

    The mad scientist was overjoyed because he had twins

  • rnakata808 / about 11 years ago * / 1

    spark fun!

  • nitelich / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Why are you stopping to smile at the camera? The suit is still trying to eat me!"

  • rnakata808 / about 11 years ago / 1

    wish I had a tum

  • Jeffhead / about 11 years ago / 1

    The mad inventor smiled as his beast with two backs roared to life.

  • Liqdfire / about 11 years ago / 1

    All your heads are belong to us!

  • intwizs / about 11 years ago / 1

    engineering sci-fi to sci-now!! ..

  • mpitt / about 11 years ago / 1

    DON'T PANIC! You'll be out of there in a minute (but first, let us take some souvenir photos).

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

    Feeling in your arms? No no, that's phantom limb. Perfectly normal when your body is cut off. Hey, you feeling okay?

    • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

      "You Maniacs! You [cut] it [off]! Ah, damn you! Damn you all to hell!"

      • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago * / 1

        (Anyone recognize it? :P ) [http://1b4.it/maniacs]

  • pvernia / about 11 years ago * / 1

    "import Restroom.h"

    • pvernia / about 11 years ago / 2

      I tried normal c-based syntax and my comment disappeared

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

    Bob takes his Red Alert 2 fanaticism to new levels with his DIY Psychic Beacon.

  • dbrunner / about 11 years ago / 1

    I KNEW the self-contained rebreathing system and instant bean burrito tablets were going to be a bad idea...

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

    Banned Science Lab Pranks: switching the decapitatee's oxygen to methane.

  • AmicableNinja / about 11 years ago / 1

    While the inventor of last-ditch life support was excited, the patient reported significant discomfort.

  • Ingram_x88 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Taking the phrase "Getting a-head in life" to a whole new level!

  • lyonsden / about 11 years ago / 1

    Just one more push and he'll be out.

  • jac_goudsmit / about 11 years ago / 1

    "This was a BAD day to forget my towel!"

  • New at Maker Faire: methane powered rocket packs! Methane source not included.

  • Lee / about 11 years ago / 1

    In retrospect, the double-D battery for the magnetic seal on this hazard suit may have been a mistake.

  • Leader / about 11 years ago / 1

    Constipation: It's a two man job that's incredibly hazardous.

  • Nate8 / about 11 years ago / 1

    What do you mean we didn't install the Texas catheter?

  • Chris / about 11 years ago * / 1

    "To infinity and beyo..... Uh Oh, I think I just pooped my spacesuit.” Hey Nate, what smells up there?

  • ball / about 11 years ago / 1

    "A true hero: saving his peers from biotoxic waste"

  • AntonOlsen / about 11 years ago / 1

    Hmmm, Just a few minor adjustments...

  • Scubasteve / about 11 years ago / 1

    "Using my jedi mind powers i shall break out of this jar strains"

  • jmount / about 11 years ago / 1

    Ever since his body-ectomy, the patient has exhibited extreme symptoms of constipation.

  • AlbertS / about 11 years ago / 1

    Jar Head Life Support System

  • TroyMcClure / about 11 years ago / 1

    I thought for sure my HMO would have covered this!

  • ABSamide / about 11 years ago / 1

    The new SparkFun propulsion system has a new and somewhat unusual ignition source...

  • MoriFi / about 11 years ago / 1

    Where am I, NO WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY BODY, why WHY AM I INSIDE THIS GLASS TUBE.

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