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It's Time Again - Caption Contest!

Let's hear your best caption contest!

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Every once in a while, we just get the itch to give something away. We feel like we should at least make people do a little something to earn the prize, so one of our favorite things to do is to run a caption contest. Since it's been a little while since our last one, today is the day! Give us your best caption to the photo below:

We'll close entries at 12 PM MT tomorrow (that's Friday, Nov. 18th, 2011) so get your entry in now! This time around, the prize will be the SparkFun Deluxe Tool Kit (ooooh, ahhhh). This tool kit is pretty sweet - we hand selected all the tools based on what we think is most useful to the embedded electronics enthusiast. Ready, set, caption!


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  • Since Ghostbusters, I have been battling anorexia.

  • After his successful weight loss program the Michelin Man found a new career as a motivational speaker.

  • Having loaded the Pick and Place with the wrong resistors for the third time this week, Jamie had to apologize to the rework crew while wearing the Uniform of Shame.

  • “And this concludes why I believe we should have SparkFun uniforms.”

  • Whoa! I finally have a chance to check out the home page and I see myself in my silly Kodama costume from the Open house with over 200 comments. It’s been a long day. =)

  • -So, let me rephrase…- This is what the IT-department people will wear the next Free day in the server room. And yes! It is fire proof…Questions?

    • After all, Google Analytics is highly volatile in nature, especially when it has IT people within range.

      • -And none will hear the ITs muffled screams behind the lead brick wall when the server system goes into orbit and the radiation from the collected data leaks out. We have named it the “Large Sparkfun Collider”…

  • I bought a suit. You seen it. Now it’s covered in mud. This town doesn’t have a one hour cleaner so I had to buy a new suit, except the only store you could buy a new suit in has got the flu. Got that? The whole store got the flu so I had to get this in a costume store. So it’s either wear the leather jacket, which I know you hate, or this. So, I wore this ridiculous thing for you.

  • “And that, boys and girls, is how babies are made.”

  • Ok kids, i had a large box of red pencils and they were this long…

  • This is why we no longer allow casual Fridays.

    • We sort of intermittently have formal Fridays. I’m not sure where more-casual-than-usual at SparkFun would go, but I think it might not be entirely legal.

  • They told me that I could wear this or gold spandex….

  • Sparkfun’s first attempt at making a porno…

  • “It’s simple. We kill the Batman.”

  • Sparkfun Safety Meeting: “And that is how the Safety Dance is performed. Remember that you too can leave your friends behind.”

  • “For those who don’t want to wear an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini, Sparkfun has designed the bigsy wigsy sunny screeny white plane polyester burqini.”

  • Meanwhile, in Boulder, Colorado…

  • Oh jeez. It’s another suit from the corporate office.

  • Everyone stared in silence while the huge kodama gestured and rattled its head, making this the most productive meeting in Sparkfun history.

    (I’m also surprised so few people recognized the costume: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodama_(spirit) )

  • Dammit! I wouldn’t have chosen these tight gold pants if I knew loose-fitting white body suits were acceptable!

  • Quick! Someone get his EpiPen!

  • “There’s no reason our ESD Protective Clothing can’t be safe AND fun”

  • “As you can see here in this chart, if we continue to drain me of my marshmallow goodness I will cease to exist in 48 hours.”

  • Bob wanted to put the fun back into his gantt chart, but nobody was interested. Somehow his albino gumby costume had failed him once again.

  • The reclusive Kodama brings its creepy head-rattling skills to a classroom near you.

  • The suit protects from ESD, Nuclear radiation, ultraviolet radiation, and provides limited protection from bad humor.

  • “ Gee mate. What do u want to do tonight?” “ Same thing we do everynight Pinky, TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD! HAHAHAA!”

  • “So a guy walks into a bar…”

  • Sparkfun’s best customer showing how he plans to make it back to the mothership using every item Sparkfun has ever carried.

  • “Alright, so whoever has been throwing pencils at the ceiling needs to stop. This is getting ridiculous.”

  • “Dear Microsoft: I can’t get my Kinect to work. Please help.”

  • “Our polymorph supplier asked us for marketing advice…”

  • A geek in his natural habitat.

  • “Sorry guys, laundry day!”

  • I’m pretty sure this was NOT in my job description.

  • Mr. M: You in the yellow, you look distracted. Is my lesson not compelling enough for you?

    Guy in yellow: Your lesson is fine, but all I can think about is how delicious you would taste with chocolate and graham crackers.

  • The Sprakfun Witch Doctor tries to improve the Sales numbers by sacrificing the IT staff. But their firewall blocks his strongest Juju.

  • As you can see, there are many great uses for Sugru…

  • Sex Ed has a new look.

  • What? Like you’ve never lost a bet…

  • Now kids, this is what you see when you sniff too much solder smoke.

  • This isn’t normal.

    But on METH it is.

  • The Pillsbury Dough Boy says, This is how long it takes to cook a Croissant using the reflow oven.

  • We must get to mars before the end of this decade.

  • “No I will not make a noise if you poke my belly button!”

  • “What’s that stain on the carpet….. that not hair gel…..?!”

  • “ …and kids, Let me serve as an prime example as why you should never NEVER mix drugs and electrons”

  • During his Sales Presentation as he stood there incoherent, reeking of cocoa butter mixed with cheap perfume and still drunk off whiskey and kamikazes from his binge the night before… The Pillsbury Dough Boy realized he was naked again and most likely could no longer cover up his drinking problem.

  • What are we captioning on? This looks normal for Sparkfun.

  • Michael Scott’s first day at his new job in Colorado.

  • Lets give away something else for free. Perhaps we can learn form the internet traffic and try to better prepare our servers for Free Day.

  • Here at Sparkfun, we put padding on our employees instead of our walls.

  • I’m going to demonstrate how we inseminate our customers with ideas…

  • Sparkfun: An equal opportunity employer (supernatural beings included)

  • And one time, at band camp, …

  • “Hey, guys, build an spacecraft controller for me. My shuttle needs a heart!”

  • The Michelin man wonders why no one recognized him or his break dancing skillz

  • “No, this isn’t the panel on favorite anime characters. The science fiction con is at the Marriot down the street…”

  • Brian Griffin on his first day.

  • Ladies and gentlemen, It’s my pleasure to present to you: The Marshmallow Laser Cooker 3000. Everybody stand back..

  • “Attention Whore: Now you can’t see the girl with the gold pants… I don’t like her very much”

  • Ever since moving the company overseas, the quality of Stay Puft Marshmallows has really declined

  • And so, if you ever encounter a klansmen, you can avoid them by wearing this!

  • We at Michelin are committed to a leaner and meaner organizational structure.

  • “Our Sparkfun Hazmat mascot discussing current issues with new DIY Home Theater kit.”

  • . Hey Honey, does my bum look big in this? .

  • The death of Steve Jobs has taken it’s toll on the Sparkfun employees. Some have found unusual ways to deal with the grief.

  • SparkFun employees successfully build main character from “Toothpaste for Dinner” comic strip using sugru, tissue boxes, pencils, and vodka (upper left).

  • Sparkfun employees recreate “Toothpaste for Dinner” comic strip.

    http://www.toothpastefordinner.com/113004/

    omg, the comic was also released in November which is the month this contest is being held. 223, the number in the television, when added together is 7 which is how old the aforementioned comic is.

    omg omg

  • … yes, yes, you’ll all get a chance to try on the suit. But first, watch where I place my hands, and how I shuffle forward in this mechanical, somewhat-robotic-yet-still-forest-loving manner; learning this movement is much more important than simply wearing the suit! When you don this suit, you must be ready – really ready to become the “Microcontroller of the Forest”. Let’s all stand up now and practice the Kodama-Duino walk, along with the high-pitched, squeaky voice …

  • This is NOT a glory hole, folks.

  • Awwww…… I thought this was a costume party……

  • Remember kids, use protection. Electrostatic discharge is no laughing matter.

  • I keep looking, but I can’t find a left-handed screwdriver anywhere. Everyone keeps telling me it is next to the buckets of air.

  • Guys! Radio Shack does carry Arduino boards! I had to disguise myself as a non-Sparkfun employee to get in though.

  • This is your brain. This is your brain after you stick your tongue to a light socket. Any questions?

  • Ladies and gentlemen, I wash my hands of this weirdness.

  • I won’t go into detail but it involves beer, a Cadillac, and a toaster.

  • You guys are crazy. On the next Free Day, customers will be looking for people who look like IT guys. They’ll never suspect this.

  • “The temp agency didn’t mention anything about this”

  • And this outfit will be worn for all future new product posts.

  • PUM! CRASH! OUCH! AHHHH! … and that is why safety rules are necessary.

    Former Mr. Panda

  • “In a white room, with black curtains …”

  • Today I will demonstrate how the White Blood Cells kick some virus butt with to help out your immune system.

  • “For loosing the ceiling pencil contest, John had to give the bi-monthly reports wearing a giant spem costume.”

  • …and that’s when their mascot knocked me down and stole my sailor suit. Freaking Badgers!

  • ….Believe me, this new model will overthrow the popularity of intel bunny suits

  • The auditions for Sparkfun’s new mascot were not going well. At least Open Source Hardware Man was less of a liability than Sparky the Tesla Coil.

  • And that’s why the easter bunny no longer wears a Tesla coil hat!

  • “Why are you looking at me like I have two heads? I thought SparkFun didn’t have a rigid dress code. May I continue with the presentation?”

  • “…and after designing this air-tight heavily insulated suit I nominate myself to experience first hand SparkFun’s second High Altitude Balloon Project. We figure that if we have a manned balloon, the balloon should be able to find us in the event that we can’t find it.”

  • My screen is too big!

  • After a lenghty PowerPoint presentation, I will have to admit. The Marshmellow Men did have a strong business case for taking over the world.

  • “And here we have the procedure for folding the suit so it will all go back into the little red box.”

  • Anime meets e-textiles in the new Broadway Musical “Princess Monostable Multivibrator”

  • New-Hire Training Slide #1024: As demonstrated in this workplace picture, White bins go between Red and Yellow bins.

  • “Watch this, in a few weeks… I’ll Be a Butterfly!”

  • If we are going to get more that 223 customers in Alaska, we are going to need to start thinking out of the box.

  • This is what happens at Sparkfun when installing an electrolytic capacitor in reverse. He! He!

  • After playing Little Big Planet all night, Nate decided it was time to institute a uniform policy.

  • Employees were speechless when the CEO began ranting about dismal sales figures in a strange gumby like outfit.

  • “The new sparkfun christmas apparel campaign is off to a rocky start.”

  • Everyone sat attentively; not wanting to be picked for next week’s presentation.

  • The minions listened intentely as Dr Gru outlined his plan to steal the moon

  • There’s my Chippy…

  • After his tree was cut down, Kodama got a job at Sparkfun. Here he is giving a talk on cleanroom best practices.

  • Okay guys, can we stop this moldable plastic experiment now?

  • Hey guys, sorry to interrupt your meeting… but has anyone seen my Halloween candy?

  • after years of never getting anyone’s attention, Ken became a new kind of man

  • Well, I was playing with the polymorph and one thing lead to another, after I covered my hands it hardened… let’s just say I didnt think this thing through. And that’s why I need your help.

  • “We’re just happy he put clothes on this time. OH GOD, now he’s doing the robot!”

  • After the tragic industrial accident, Hello Kitty was still able to find work on the safety lecture circuit.

  • Sack Boy addressing his colleagues on the importance of occupational safety after falling into a vat of chlorine

  • So we decided to make our own Magic cards. I knew I shouldn’t have invented the Mana type “Basic Confection”.

  • They were out of cake, so my options were “ or death”. Luckily, I found this giant marshmallow…

  • I should have chosen the cake.

  • As Strong Bad would say, “Marshie and Clever Dan collide!”

  • “I need more snow for Frosty, STAT!!!”

  • “With the new Kinect bodysuit controller, I can pass gas next to you with wild abandon…and you’d never know it. It’s a win-win!”

  • Last night’s AA meeting… “Hi my name is Frosty and I have been abusing antifreeze for fifteen years….”

  • And for free day 2012, we have these new suits that are available for only 29.99 plus tax…

  • It’s baffling that sales figures showed that we sold more of this crazy Halloween outfit in one day then all of our items combined in one year.

  • Hi my name is John, and I’m addicted to magic smoke.

  • Casper’s brother was also successful working at Sparkfun. The big screen wasn’t for him, but he still made a nice living.

  • … And this is what the panda suit looks like inside out

  • It’s more than Facebook!

  • “So for the next Viking Funeral, we can’t use real fire anymore…”

  • Gumby’s brother training Sparkfun employees on why they should not eat solder paste.

  • “Listen guys, Shaming is funny and all, but a full body cast is too much…”

  • Yes folks I am your new CEO and YES I AM from another planet! Nathan was sent to get things started.

  • After weeks of research, we still can figure out why kids scream and run out of our tents at Maker Faire…

  • Crew rehearsal for the Friday New Product post roll out of the new Sparkfun Transmorgification Ray Emitter roll out. (Break out board coming soon.)

  • “So, I got on this big red rocket….”

  • Oh my God! Look at the size of that television!

  • Trying hard to blend in, Larry the Marzipan-Man freezes when he’s spotted by a hungry group of teenagers.

  • Sparkfun gear and timeline to conquer the world!

  • So, that’s my plan for getting a free ride on SpaceShipOne.

  • After #9 unleashes the tailisman….. it was time to find a new job….At Sparkfun! (#9: How do I put ‘I Saved the world’ on my resume?)

  • Dammit, I knew they made a mistake on the flux capacitor Silkscreen again… messed up my transporter.

  • Kodoma instructs initiates to honor the White Smoke Spirit and demonstrates how to spark fun and excitement in their discoveries.

  • Those Toastmaster attention grabbing techniques really pay off.

  • Mr. Bill’s Ghost showed up in the conference room, but went unnoticed because everyone was hypnotized by the Power Point slides

  • I was born with Arduino Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), so i need to wear this suit to work at Sparkfun…

  • “Mike giving a detailed presentation on the pencil in ceiling Hit to Miss ratio.”

  • Even NASA uses Sugru.

  • “Before electrocuting an elephant Edison tried to scare people away from alternating current by making up medical side-effects.”

  • “…and this, hopefully, will protect IT from banging their heads during the Free Day meltdown!”

  • “Unfortunately due to a scheduling error, this lecture coincides with Laundry Day.”

  • “…and with the software being Windows based, there is the possibility of freezing.”

  • “No, this software’s called ‘Polar Bear’, not ‘ Eagle’”

  • Apparently Kodama can be coaxed out of the forest and taught to work power point presentations. Will we see Nate riding around on a a deer next?

    (Also, love the pencils stuck in the ceiling!)

  • So you see, if the atoms are not arranged properly in the Teleport machine, … well you see the results.

  • sparkfun, making craziness fun.

  • So in conclusion ….. I’m sure now you all understand why purchasers of Sparkfun would be misled in to believing those products originated from SPARC International . . Right ?

  • So, this…..beep….is….beep….what SparKfUn would like in….beep….planet….beep…AndrOmedA

  • Sparkfun searches for snowman alternatives due to global warming.

  • So you see this little white box can transport you from one dimension to another through your TV!

  • David took his Chumby modding very seriously.

  • I always wondered what would happen if you tore off that label on a mattress…

  • Even puppy understand

  • Bet status: Lost

  • Clean-room suit with dandruff catcher.

  • “ gee mate what do you want to do tonight?” “ the same thing we do everynight Pinky, TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD! HAHAHAAA!”

  • Our newest team member demonstrating the ultimate geek suit. Mount a camera and some censors on the outside while you monitor and control the perfect world inside. Use a few Peltiers and fans to control the temperature and if it starts raining outside, no problem, you will see it on your humidity censor display while you still have time to get to safety. The possibilities with this suit are endless, so get yours while supplies last.

  • SparkFun spacesuit concept being demostrated

  • If the passion takes it on the ridiculous, you will love working at Sparkfun

  • If the passion takes it on the ridiculous, you will love working at Sparkfun

  • For the last time guys… Ghostbusters proton packs are NOT responsible for the “sparks” in sparkfuns website/products… Thats the customers doint it!!!!

  • “So my hands were stuck in the toaster, right? But here’s where things got wacky…”

  • Please pay attention to what I have to say, since this is the reason I disguised me this way.

    Listen to my words and focus on me, there’s nothing important on that TV.

    Maybe my had is as big as the screen, But I am human, not a machine.

    In the binary world we look quite the same, just with one’s and zero’s we live in a frame.

    I don’t deserve that crazy prize more than you, rhyming is just what I love to do.

    What I am actually trying to explain, is that whatever you posted, will not be in vain.

    I am on the moon and will fall down very soon, six times slower, can’t fall much lower.

    I am also present when there’s snow, But I fall down with the sun’s glow.

  • We in the IT department have swollen heads from banging them against the wall.

  • Stock-take man:

    Managing stock takes in this place is impossible, i pride myself on at least being able to manage an up-to-date count on the stationary levels. NOW WHO KEEPS THROWING ALL THE SPARKFUN PENCILS IN THE CEILING TILES!!!

  • And that guys, is what happened when I met your mother

  • “In Sparkfun we take you and our job very seriously”

  • And that, my friends, is how opening up hardware led to my planet’s intergalactic exploration program. You truly are the pioneers of tomorrow’s world…

  • Ubisoft visits Sparkfun and shows employees a glimpse of the newest Raving Rabbids.

  • Please don’t feed the guys at Sparkfun; as geeks they are on a strict diet of donuts and birthday cake.

  • “It appears that the flux capacitor has been acting up again. But don’t worry I guarantee you will be fine. I mean I’m still alive.”

  • The kodama has gotten so good at firing up the team that management requires a rated fire extinguisher to be within 20 feet during meetings.

  • And thus the Tree Spirit showed that the building was healthy and safe for business

  • “My people wired in the SEN-09848 and started spraying thorium gel all over the place with a chop gun- once we hit 322 registered events per second things got really interesting.” -C.Johnson

  • Hayao Miyazaki’s first day working at Sparkfun.

  • Why are you giving me that look? I am definitely not making a funny face!

  • The Sparkfun radiation detector kit works great…..I only wish it showed the cumulative exposure level as well!

  • A dis formed snowman practices his karaoke in front of his half drunken Irish co-workers.

  • “Armstrong’s landing on Sparkfun”

  • Future Nate tried warning them of the dangers of unleashing the All-Dof on the masses, but they would not listen.

  • Gumby the Grey tells of his epic transition

  • So we got the database back online and right about here’s where I told him, “You’re crazy. You can’t possibly drive a server hard enough to give off radiation.” And then here, maybe 10 minutes later, you can see us hitting Free Day’s peak load.

  • OMG, you ain’t wearing even a cap! Beware of falling pencils! As you see on the screen; there are 223 that still around!

  • Robert prepares for another New Product Post by demonstrating a great product/outfit you can make with the new 20kg Polymorph kit.

  • The guys in marketing went crazy after Emcee leaked Sparkfun’s new costumes product line in a caption contest.

  • Team meetings are far more entertaining when you let employees solder without air purification.

  • In closing you can see that it’s only 223 days until the launch of SparkFun One.

  • “I can tell some of you are confused. Perhaps an example would help….”

  • I’d been wondering where my polymorph went.

  • Now… remember, hook up the Lilypad first…

  • “Remember boys and girls, "Sammy the Sperm” says, “Wait till your married”!"

  • Educational news: Human Bisquet demonstrates how everything that goes up must come down… eventually. WHat’s next? Barney?

  • Sparkfun introduces new Holiday Hazmat Suit “Frosty Safety Pants”

  • OMG! Look at that vintage turn-table!

  • Sure, the long term effects are a bit extreme, but the picture quality is great!

  • The workers of SparkFun have learned to accept Bill and his tilted head skeltor suit. This happened very quickly, which may seem surprising, but only if you didn’t know Bill used eo only wear his birthday suit.

  • Wait, this ISN’T cosplay at work day?! Where else am I supposed to use this tree spirit costume??

  • Tony Stark was able to build this in a cave!! … with a box of E-Textile scraps.

  • Here we demonstrate the new anti-static suit

  • Wait…We’re not dressing up for halloween?

  • “Engineers demonstrate prototype safety equipment required for operating the Wii U.”

  • Morning after Sparkfun’s office party.

  • Suguru has teamed up with the folks at Pillsbury to formulate a new edible prototyping compound. This is the first rapidly prototyped, edible, lady gaga costume. Soon to be available exlusively at SFE!!!!

  • And it’s about right here that Steve began to rethink his decision not to go to college

  • Damn it. Why are all the sharp objects always stuck in the ceiling when the aliens attack?

  • And finally, to prove Princess Mononoke is the greatest movie of all time, I’ve composed this chart….

    reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodama_%28spirit%29

  • Listen kids…Always follow the safety warnings.. … or you could end up a s'more like me…

  • After the context provided by the link posted above:

    “So, you can see why we have decided to go completely paperless from here on out…And don’t let me see anyone using a non-mechanical pencil ever again either…”

  • Is this sparkfun? Yes, This is sparkfun.

  • This is just what I wear when I want to have a good time.

  • I don’t see what’s so funny, this is how I looked 9 months before I was born.

  • Really guys? I had something more exciting planned for the debut of our new dough-duino than an automatic pencil launcher! I am starting to think you are not taking this project as seriously as I am…

  • looks like familly guy from adult swim stopped buy.

  • Hello class, I’m mr. sperm and I am here to talk to you about how babies are made.

  • As you see here this is the reason your are NEVER supposed to cross the streams. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyaLZHiJJnE

  • yeti teaching electronics

  • “And just remember, when your buddy is spraying the foaming insulation dont stick your head in the way.”

  • and thats why PACMAN is offensive to my people

  • dyslexics and teople poo

  • But the important part is that I learned something: never buy an off-brand Snuggie.

  • I should have put this stupid thing through the Halloween emulator first.

    My DIY Mythbusters Idiom Special went horribly wrong at around this point, when the “You are what you eat” saying was tested.

    Sheen was wrong. My children did not weep over my exploded body, and instead had to fight the urge to eat me until the garbage man brought me back to life.

  • “Sparkfun’s Polymorph experiments produce new ESD-safe clean room suit”

  • “After losing the animation rights to ‘Mr. Bananagrabber,’ GOB reveals his marshmallow-themed secret to the rest of the family…”

  • This is what happens when you inhale the residual soldering smoke.

  • This is what a counterfeit pair of “ Spanx” looks like.

  • Our new intelligent Sugru exhibits different properties after you let it watch “Spider Man 2”.

  • I can you’re all very excited about our new dress code.

  • Our new intelligent Sugru exhibits different properties after you let it watch “Spider Man 2”.

  • Our new intelligent Sugru exhibits different properties after you let it watch “Spider Man 2”.

  • Lady Gaga’s presentation to Sparkfun on the fashion uses of Polymorph was a little awkward.

  • Unfortunately, Sugru seems to have pulled a Spider Man 2 on us.

  • Wait, is that girl wearing gold pants?

    And another caption:

    In conclusion, children, always pay attention to the footnote. Especially if it includes “Marshmallow switch is for novelty purposes only”.

  • Deadmau5 got a little to friendly with the Epic Meal Time guys, they all got drunk and thought his ears were bacon strips… Deadmau5 almost lived up to his name.

  • Sparkfun’s fabrication staff was nonplussed by the new clean-suits.

  • “Ok, so it turns out there may be a slight problem with our new nuclear reactor kit.”

  • The aesthetics of the Michelin Man costume didn’t quite work out, but the fit is amazing. It even won a costume pageant prize: “Most giant cotton balls used”.

  • because three tissue boxes are better than one.

  • …eff you, eff you, eff you, you’re cool (boxes), I’m out….

  • mission control begins an attempt to build an oscillator for a downed crew in the ancient forests of Yakushima

  • We were told it knew how to type, now its in the room of obsolete things…

  • When in doubt, just hire the first one to ask.

  • Development 101: Idiot proofing

  • Cottage Cheese man educates students on the dangers of electronics. He too was once a frivolous student, but was electrified from misuse of electronics and is now cottagy. Viewers beware.

  • “Diversity Day at sparkfun taught employees never to judge a person by their physical appearance, no matter how bizarre.”

  • RoHS does not mean safe to eat

  • So i hope you a finally convinced that I REALLY am the 12th Angel. As you can see, Third Impact will begin in 223 minutes…

  • I inhailed too much of the magic blue smoke from the atmega328…. and then I inhailed more when I got the repair kit and forgot how to use it, and then I got dressed.

  • This is why we can’t let Bella and Edward’s baby be born. Werewolves attack!

  • …so in conclusion you see how our patented clean room suit not only boosts employee moral, but also lowers manual dexterity. Trust me, comedy ensues. Thank you. Now where’s that kegerator?

  • Stupid White Men “Michael Moore”

  • As you can see from the chart, the sales projections for the new Sparkfun Transmutalator breakout board look pretty good. But there is still one minor issue with it…

  • “Yes that is correct. I AM your new solder vacuum…”

  • “Yes, that is correct. I AM your new solder vacuum…”

  • “You know Sparkfun means business when they bring out Mr. Marshmallow.”

  • And that is why the Molex plugs are called male and the sockets are female

  • What?! Today IS casual day!

  • Seriously???

  • Bi annual companywide charades performance on sex ed.

  • “And here is our all new Sparkfun Alien Evasion Suit. For you or the aliens. As long as the aliens are marshmallow like.”

  • “Yes, but is it Arduino compatible?”

  • The same thing we do every night, Pinky …. TRY AND TAKE OVER THE WORLD!!!

  • “Enterprise, - one to beam up”.

  • …and Nathan wants me to go on the sparkfun unmanned mission to mars. Yes!

  • So I said OK, you’ve already picked the star character’s look, but what if you made ‘District 10?’

  • So I said OK, you’ve already picked the star character’s look, but what if you made ‘District 10?’

  • It should be a tablet.

  • Hi! I’m a milk bacteria, and I will show you how to make yogurt with an Arduino.

  • Ok.. I needed to find a way to you pay attention on me and not on this @#$%#$&* I’m showing…

  • Come on, I’m trying to be serious here…..

  • I’m so happy that Sparkfun is a furry friendly environment.

  • “I’m telling you I’ve not drunk the bottles that are in the bottom cabinet!”

  • Okay. Let’s run through this again. My name is Pillsbury Dough Boy.. NO, no. Its Gumby!

  • Sparkfun and Pillsbury have finally merged companies! Look for the new Sparksbury cookies to hit shelves next week!

  • “It was only after his talk that Steve remembered he had forgotten to take off his costume from the Anime Convention the night before.”

  • The Sparkfun IT department bring in the alleged ghost of Steve Jobs for some technical advice.

  • “Professionalism 101: Appropriate Workplace Attire”

  • “Professionalism 101: Appropriate Workplace Attire”

  • “Target practice! How many pencils you can lodge into the ceiling?” (upper right hand corner,full image)

  • “This is what happens when you try to have fun without electronics.”

  • “I realize I am currently being consumed by a giant marshmallow, but I am determined to discuss this graph with you”

  • You guys in front might want to cover you vital bits, this microwave sized nuclear reactor hasn’t really been tested that much…

  • It was bad enough that you made me wear the visitors badge, but now this?

  • Sparkfun’s new mascott. Wait, he has it on backwards

  • “ Aliens are always the most innovative”

  • Yes kids, with this easy to wear, lightweight suit, YOU are the controller.

  • Those skydivers sure had a lot of time to do there thing……….. And it seems that landed on a Sparkfun employee

  • “I’m just saying if we dress up when we play Mario Cart on the Wii, it’ll be so much more realistic”

  • The last surviving bit of Frosty The Snowman presents his solution to global warming.

  • Is that a giant brid droping teaching at Sparkfun?

  • Seriously, none of you have EVER seen a Miyazaki movie? We’ll I wasn’t going to come to work on Halloween dressed as an engineer!

  • This is what you get when using leaded solder in your proyects

  • After loosing his job as an actor, and not being the biggest loser the State Puff Marshmallow Man has slowly begun his ascent to the top entertaining the employees of Sparkfun with his rendition of the robot dance. dōmo arigatō misutā Robotto!

  • Clearly unimpressed, local Boulder, Colorado high school students look on as “Om Nom” Nate (succumbing to the last stages of dementia) explains the business rationale for the upcoming relocation of SparkFun Electronics to “balmy” Anchorage, Alaska.

  • “In the early days of NASA, a moon rook explains where the best landing site should be”

  • Sparkfun’s innovative Sex Ed/Computer Technology combo course was not working out as well as marketing had anticipated.

  • “One of these people…is not like the others. One of these people…doesn’t belong.”

  • “We still do not believe cell phone usage is linked to brain cancer”

  • Who forgot to lock the back door again! Stupid Frat houses.

  • The Michelin man lost weight with SparkFun, and you can too!*

    *Lop-sided head deformity is not a known side-effect of using SparkFun for weightloss, he came to us this way.

  • While nervous presenters like to imagine audience members wearing underpants, socially-awkward attendee finds it helpful to imagine presenters wearing ridiculous costumes.

  • At SparkFun, team spirit is more than just talk.

  • As your punishment for a spotty solder you must do your penance in the suit….

  • Now all we need is a fire to roast this marshmallow…just this time without the magic smoke.

  • “So on my recent trip to the Oreo factory….”

  • Just a little something we threw together for Dave’s birthday party.He insisted on that specific costume - not gonna ask him why.

  • As you can see, my polymorph accident has made me an ideal mascot for any future blob-ular shaped products

  • There was a time when I wore clothes, and then somebody told me that I looked like a marshmallow. So now I wear marshmallow.

  • As you can see, my polymorph accident has made an ideal candidate for future products blob-ular in shape

  • And then he inserted air hoses in both of my ears…

  • Clearly sparkfun has more money than they know what to do with!

  • Ahhh!!!! The Atmosphere! Ahhhhh!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNjwrmmtXJ8

  • How was the show made? As you can see when I wear the late Mr. Bill’s skull, Mr. Hands was at least 100 feet tall.

  • “Cults at work; do they work?”

  • …… and after they injected me with their DNA, they beamed me back down to Earth to go forth and propagate. Any takers???

  • “Sparkfun employees look on wearily as they get laid off”

  • Punishing meeting latecomers - You’re doing it right.

  • In closing, Polymorph Man will encourage children to get into drugs…..er I mean electronics and not do drugs.

  • Poor Bob, We didn’t have the heart to tell him this was a discussion on anti-gravity not anti-cavity as he was so excited to dress up as Mr. Molar Head the anti-cavity super hero!

  • Sorry to interrupt your show, I am seemed to have made a wrong turn somewhere, I am looking for the mental institution… I have an appointment.

  • I am the droid your looking for

  • And that’s step 2 of the underwear gnome’s 3 step plan.

  • The ghosts aren’t just in the machines,…

  • “…and when the Forest’s Spirit was destroyed, I turned to a life of crime and excess.”

  • After the demonstration, we admitted that adding a couple of sensors could increase the functionality of clean-room and anti-esd suits. But we still thought that getting Dia’s input could improve some aspects of the design.

  • “Despite it’s obvious advantages the Sparkfun safety suit has not been the holiday seller we were hoping”

  • We are honored by a visit from a friendly Kodama which dropped by to talk about its current project.

  • “So as we progress to using the cloud for storage…” Randy emulates his hero, a 5th grade history teacher.

  • Unlike sperm, the chance of you becoming an electrical engineer with the help of sparkfun products is more than one in a million!

  • The development team sits through yet another unwelcome visit from the Ghost of Project Schedule Past.

  • Our red pencil expenditures are going through the roof.

  • this is one way to get comments to a post!

  • And they said I shouldn’t wear this in public again……

  • What the???????

  • What the….?????????

  • Sparkfun’s design team reviews flight suit concepts for a future Scaled Composites vehicle.

  • “This is where we weed out the weaklings, only the strong are able to keep up and survive.”

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    translation: (I know its ghost in the machine, but isn’t that the same as a spirit)

  • Look guys, I know this seems weird but you really should try reading Toothpaste For Dinner in this. It really helps me immerse myself in the experience.

  • Me knew nutritionist was wrong. Me knew “cookies are a sometimes food” end badly for me, me am what me eat.

    Monster pattern baldness, me never find work now.

  • Newly declassified photos show final testing of the Proton Pack breakout board

  • “No really, I promise, we’re this close to being ready to launch the first Arduino based space program.”

  • “One Person’s Projection of What Merilyn Manson’s Ghost Will Look Like.” Happy Halloween!

  • “This is Fortiguard, and it pisses me off this much”

  • “Seriously guys, give me back my gecko costume! It’s just not the same…”

  • What did you DO, Ray?

  • !Fahrvergnügen!

  • Our autonomous robotic outfit has given “auto-tune” a whole new meaning! (subcaption: OK- someone turn it off and let Dave out.)

  • “Good morning, my name is Musty, the dust partical, here to talk with you today about the dangers of dust in electronics. Do we have anyone in the audience that is allergic to me?”

  • professional driver, closed course, do not attempt…

  • Who knew the Jack in the Box guy was into electronics!

  • Fact or Faked: They claim he wasn’t there when they took the picture. We’ll have to go to Colorado to investigate.

  • “Frosty makes the Sparkfun staff wish that they had more pencils or booze.”

  • The polymorph sales rep soon realized his approach was a bit of overkill for the SparkFun team.

  • Boo . . . . . My caption does not show because it is too short….

  • And the third reason I’m wearing this suit is… AAHHH,, UHMM… Opps.

  • Is there a breakout board for that?

  • “With 223 votes, the winner (and only submission) to the Sparkfun Mascot Contest is…”

  • “EVERY BODY DANCE!”

  • “OK, I thought I was dreaming when I got hired here… but now I’m sure of it.”

  • “Or course just before the Skype conversation with Makershed and Adafruit starts, you all have to hide.”

  • Sparkfun + Marshmallows = This guy

  • …but i did stay at a holiday inn express last night!

  • Hey guys, wicked party last night. Now on to business…

  • “I find my audience only listens when I wear a costume”

  • Sparkfun R&D, taking ESD protection to a whole new level

  • “As you can see, our new geiger counter breakout board needs a little bit of work….”

  • Sparkfun’s floor manager demonstrates to clean room technicians the advantages of the new “emotive” bunny suits by modeling the “Panic” ensemble.

  • A guest lecturer, in a poorly constructed dice costume, gives a presentation on gambling in the workplace.

  • Haha, no caption attempt as I can’t think of anything, and I have all that stuff anyway so I should let someone else win. But oh, oh you guys. You’re so silly. :)

  • Having finally learned his lesson, that was the last time the intern reversed the polarity of his LED.

  • BAZINGA!

  • BAZINGA!

  • In conclusion, that’s why it’s not nice to fool mother nature.

  • SparkFun technicians get an eye-witness account of what went wrong with the Mars Rover.

  • This is why you don’t date your co-workers…..This is also why you don’t break up with them when they eat the last bag of marshmallows.

  • With the amazing design changes to Arduino Uno, creating a TV remote is even easier. First you import the library then run CommandManInCostume(Push channel button);

  • “Ok, let me put this in a way you can understand it. To be hired, you must deny this: Cloooosed. Haaaard. Wear.!!!!!!”

  • For Munny all weeks were white weeks.

  • Sparkfun’s first foray into semiconductor fabrication had a small setback when they realized Sugru didn’t make a very good bunny suit.

  • As you’ve seen from the commercials, being the Game Stop mascot has its downsides too…

  • www.sparkfun.com - More interesting than an alien!

  • The gang holds an intervention for the new intern, Toby, whose poorly constructed dice costume demonstrates “rock bottom” for his gambling and drinking problems.

  • The new Sparkfun bunny suit getting mixed reviews.

  • See? Clean room suits can be effective and fun!

  • This Gloop doesn’t taste like candy.

  • Forget the marshmallow man, who’s been throwing pencils at the roof!?

  • Suddenly out of nowhere, the albino Gingerbreadman appeared at the IT department a month before Christmas.

  • Did anyone else notice all the booze on the bookshelf in the background?

  • OoowAaaawOooollLaLaaOooowLuuuhLuuuuh-Luuuuh

  • “…of course not all the bugs in your system will be as easy to spot as me…”

  • Mr. Bill suffers from a relapse of his fear of public speaking.

  • Idai Kodama (“Great Tree Spirit”) describes to sparkfun employees their favorite website features…though a series of clicks and head-nods.

  • …And this is how to use the marshmallow sensor with your Arduino

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  • “You found a kodama? Dude, we need the clicker for THE TV.”

  • Despite his best drag-queen outfit with tight fitting gold pants, Bob was not the center of attention at the monthly staff meeting.

  • After the ‘accident’ the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man lectures unexcited students on the dangers of dielectric heating on one of his many stops in the “Safe Microwaving Across the Nation” tour.

  • Sparkfun’s breathalyzer access control widget still needs a bit of work…

  • Having fun with Commando Doughboy

  • “We’ve been concerned about the lack of use of apostrophe’s on our site. Please use more apostrophe’s.”

  • “Hey, D.A.! Buffalo is plural!”

  • Sparkfun now offers classes in how to become a high school team mascot!

  • The folks at sparkfun finally caught the culprit who had been letting all the magicsmoke out.

  • … And that’s how I rewrote my code in binary. Any questions?

  • I said BOOO

  • After the roasting they only ate the crispy, burnt outter shell of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and left him as a wisp of his former self.

  • Robert learns the hard way what happens when you throw pencils in the ceiling while Nate informs about the new initiative to make an opensource doomsday device

  • “I’ve got a secret I’ve been hiding under my skin, My heart is human, my blood is boiling, my brain IBM”

  • Look guys we need to start acting a little more professional around here.

  • According to Pete the after effects of his Ray Gun really shouldn’t be that bad…

  • Also, Michelin man, really? I can’t believe I was the first person to recognize the costume. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodama_%28spirit%29

  • “The hostage situation quickly escalated when the man,who went by the name spooge, brought the sparkfun employees from the freezer into the main recreation area to show them a presentation on why real hackers don’t use Arduinos,and instead write everything in binary.”

  • After years of intensive plastic surgery the Michelin Man almost resembles a man again. Although he will never be featured on television again.

  • Looks like mike had to wear the spark fun dunce uniform for another failed batch of PCB’s

  • “Our safety officer bringing a spark of fun to a SparkFun safety meeting in order to keep attention rates high.”

  • And this is what I propose the new footie sparkfun pajamas should look like.

  • As you can see, at my last position I did all of these great things. What? The costume? What costume?

  • The new employee didn’t know you were allowed to wear jeans on Casual Friday

  • Here is how the new uniform is expected to affect the bottom line.

  • “Who’s been taking the pencils from the ceiling”

  • …then, I had a brief stint on a series called “Kirby’s Dreamland” and after a 10 year hiatus, I decided to go back to my roots in bitmaps and sprites. And that’s how I landed here in the LCD tech support department. Now whoever wants to see a trick, stand right here.

  • “Egon! Slimer calibrated the Marshmallow Man’s accelerometers wrong again!”

  • As you can see, this suit successfully blocks all the sun’s rays… and any stray rays, from another sun, in another galaxy.

  • “The Teletubby is trying to convince Sparkfun for an upgrade.”

  • MIT researchers suggest that none of the DISC1 mutations were significantly more common in the diseased population than the healthy population. But this picture tells a different story.

  • Easter bunny 2.0 tech specs meeting.

  • “Halloween was a month ago, Dave!” “Dammit”

  • The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man pitches his new diet plan.

  • The level of attentiveness at a meeting can be found by the following equation:

    Attention = ((Power Point Slides) / (objects stuck in the ceiling)) * (girls in gold pants)

    for example (93/5) * 1 = 18.6, nicely done sir.

  • Levitate ALL THE PENCILS!!!

  • As you can see from this chart here, humans, resistance is futile. All your Deluxe Tool Kits are belong to us.

  • As sparkfun prepares for the olympic games (500 led solder) a lone olympic mascot interrupts their stare-at-the-sparkfun-homepage-without-buying-anything training (an intense course feared by electronic engineers world over)

  • Nate makes a demo of the new “Mega sound arduino based marshmallow disguise” for the next new year’s costume party

  • Your next diy mission: give the michelin man back his rings.

  • “As you can see, Google Analytics Live will tell us what our visitors are wearing in real time… unless they are wearing something like this.”

  • Do we carry air pumps? My Marshmallow Man costume isn’t staying puffed.

  • Hi, I’m smokey, the magic smoke from inside your ICs. Today, we’re going to demonstrate what a short circuit in a microwave can do to all the electronics in your house.

  • After realizing how much influence SparkFun has, the aliens decided to get a job there as their first step to global destruction!

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