A Good Ol' Fashioned Caption Contest

Check out this month's SparkFun Caption Contest!

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It's been a while since our last caption contest, so we decided it was about time to bring it back. For this contest, the lucky winner will receive - (drum roll, please) - the Wild Thumper 6WD Chassis! If you want to potentially win one, check out the picture below and leave your best caption in the comments. We'll accept entries from now until 9 AM mountain time tomorrow (Feb. 17th, 2012).


"Your Caption Here"

With its six wheels and 34:1 ratio, if you win, you'll instantly become the coolest kid on the block with this awesome off-roading chassis. Don't believe me? Check out this product video from a few weeks back (forward to about 14 minutes):

Alright - so leave your best caption on the picture above and we'll announce the winner at the beginnings of tomorrow's new product post. Best of luck!


Comments 535 comments

  • maxbot / about 10 years ago / 18

    "Gah, where'd I put my [arduino] shield??"

  • emoore / about 10 years ago / 13

    Bob getting ready to try his new +5 to soldering helmet

  • Pinkerton / about 10 years ago / 7

    "Organizing makes me horny"

  • chabboud / about 10 years ago / 6

    The male SparkFun engineer, shown here in his natural habitat, has lost a horn in a battle defending valuable workbench territory.

  • RobotNinja / about 10 years ago / 6

    SparkFun ESD-safety Viking Helmets. sku: HAT-01337 Description: This stylish hat prevents electro-static damage to sensitive electronic components. The conductive horns dissipate static charge into the atmosphere or arc to the nearest overhead fluorescent lamp. Do not wear during lightning storms. Replaces HAT-01132: ESD-safety Plaid Baseball Cap.

  • limeyrock / about 10 years ago / 6

    While less well known than his hammer, Thor's pocket protector was integral to his powers.

  • customerX / about 10 years ago * / 6

    "Put tiny resistors in box, take tiny resistors out of box, put tiny resisters in box... Nathan just doesn't understand the power of a Viking."

  • quidproquo / about 10 years ago / 6

    It was a long fall for Thor... from God of Thunder to God of Magic Smoke.

  • CrazyCreator / about 10 years ago / 6

    Must...build...ship...!

  • pburgess / about 10 years ago / 5

    How to Train Your AVR Dragon.

    • DeadlyFoez / about 10 years ago / 2

      This is the caption that my wife and I are trying to beat. This caption if certainly a winner.

  • cplymill / about 10 years ago / 5

    I said Micro "Chips" not ships!

  • wrighma / about 10 years ago / 5

    I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow to the knee.

  • Borris never really fit in with the other Viking children.

  • Mace Freeman / about 10 years ago / 5

    Really?!? A plaid hat and hoodie on our annual Viking Scientist Day? Does that guy have any pride in himself at all?

  • EvPlasmaMan / about 10 years ago * / 4

    ♬ We come from the land of the ice and snow, where resistors get hot and capacitors blow, Iorn of the gods will drive our chips to new specs, Fight the ground loop, singing and crying: FERRITE BEADS ARE WORTH NOTHING! ♬

  • AlanV / about 10 years ago / 4

    I know they're Nordic Semiconductor modules... but why do I have to wear this stupid hat?!?

  • Bunk / about 10 years ago * / 4

    Put the resistors in a box they said

    it will be fun, they said


    Edit to make it better:

    Work for Sparkfun, they said.

    It will be fun, they said.

    And it was.

  • RichardK_Solar / about 10 years ago / 4

    A Nordic Semiconductor consultant auditing our breakout boards.

  • panshaker / about 10 years ago / 4

    Sometimes safety glasses just aren't enough.

  • Lion XL / about 10 years ago / 4

    Darn...where did I put that Capital one card??

  • Qtechknow / about 10 years ago / 3

    Mr. Viking, sir, may I use your gently organized PCBs?

  • maxbot / about 10 years ago / 3

    "Hmm, where'd I put my [arduino] shield??"

  • viictor4 / about 10 years ago / 3

    Great helmets do not have to protect great minds, except in Sparkfun!

  • Member #185423 / about 10 years ago / 3

    Thor hacks his hammer.

  • Member #42859 / about 10 years ago / 3

    Hoping to improve their success on Free Day, the Vikings deployed an elite secret agent.

  • Member #222257 / about 10 years ago * / 3

    "I'll teach him to steal my horn. Go ahead, try and test these EasyDriver boards without their A3967SLB chips. Bwahahahah"

  • doceme / about 10 years ago / 3

    I let out the magic smoke and all I got was this lousy viking hat.

  • lyonsden / about 10 years ago / 3

    What do you get when you cross a lab coat with a viking helmet? I don't know, but we'd hire him.

  • plasmator / about 10 years ago / 2

    Bob searches madly for his helmet's other antler. Meanwhile, a confused SFE customer is looking for an Eagle footprint for the one he got with his order.

  • tylermeredyk / about 10 years ago / 2

    This next test may involve trace amounts of time travel.

  • Qtechknow / about 10 years ago / 2

    While never able to complete the computer training, Thag excels at organizing little red parts in bins.

  • Qtechknow / about 10 years ago / 2

    Hope he doesn't use those horns of his for testing

  • Member #193277 / about 10 years ago / 2

    Smile, for tonight we troubleshoot in Valhalla!

  • maalper / about 10 years ago / 2

    "The bad news is that there's going to be no way to remove the rest of your Minnesota Vikings souvenir hat without risking further brain trauma."

    "I guess it was a bad idea making that Brett Favre joke at Lambeau Field, huh? So what's the good news?"

    "The good news is that one of the other surgeons knows a colleague in Boulder, CO, and he believes he knows the perfect place for you to fit in..."

  • Felix3 / about 10 years ago / 2

    As pillage, then burn has fallen out of fashion in our modern economy, Sven was forced to pursue other employment. His Viking spirit, however, lives on.

  • Member #256801 / about 10 years ago / 2

    I used to be an electrical engineer like you... until i took an arrow to the knee.

  • PaulC / about 10 years ago / 2

    "The new Norse Code Generator kit being assembled at Sparkfun"

  • techfreek / about 10 years ago / 2

    After being laid off in Skyrim, Bob came to Sparkfun in hopes of a new, dragon free, career.

  • Circuitsoft / about 10 years ago / 2

    Measuring efficacy of the new electrostatic dissipation gear. So far, no coronal discharge.

  • Styles / about 10 years ago / 2

    Caption: Boulder Co. Sparkfun employee wonders how co-workers knew he attended a local C.U. Frat keger the previous night.

    Story: Eye witneses say that the man was seen standing atop the Phi Beta Kappa house with a one horned viking hat holding his "chalice" (flashy pimp cup)while yelling out quotes form the popular 80's movie Revenge of the Nerds.

  • TBlair / about 10 years ago / 2

    These 2.2k resistors run red with the blood of my enemies!

  • Vinnie / about 10 years ago / 2

    ugly hat man put my other horn on shelf above computer cuz he know I scared of that thing so I taking all his rocks.

  • Ondo88 / about 10 years ago / 2

    "I'm pretty sure I can build another right horn with some LEDs..."

  • MattTheGeek / about 10 years ago / 2

    A normal day at SparkFun.

  • dmiracle / about 10 years ago / 2

    "Kill the gwound loop, kill the gwound loop!" Harold hunts ground loops with his spear and magic helmet.

  • magicSmoke / about 10 years ago / 2

    When I turned my back on him, he started stuffing all of our Volvo and Saab parts into that little box!

  • marciopp / about 10 years ago / 2

    Guess where is the other horn ?

  • Cyberfighter / about 10 years ago / 2

    Lab coat...$24.95, pocket protector...$1.50, organizing wires by size and color...hours, viking helmet to crush all that try and stop him...priceless

  • Heh heh heh. Look at that nut in that plaid baseball hat. He looks absolutely RIDICULOUS!

  • RoboSlave.BlogSpot.com / about 10 years ago / 2

    What's in your Bot?

  • Funhough / about 10 years ago / 2

    " While the Viking 1 and 2 Lander models were succesful space missions, Viking 3 turned out to be a spaced out desktop sorting model."

  • cubeberg / about 10 years ago / 2

    Photographic evidence that Sparkfun was actually founded by extremely advanced Vikings in the early 800's. Alien involvement in suspected.

  • Member #234024 / about 10 years ago / 2

    "Just stay cool, no one has any reason to believe you're pillaging..."

  • Stev067 / about 10 years ago / 2

    Arduino Man, recently unfrozen, has proven to be a "cold-hearted" supervisor.

  • acorv / about 10 years ago * / 2

    "Hm, I thought I'd win this week's 'Wild Hat Friday' with this plaid cap... damn Eric"

  • healthyfatboy / about 10 years ago / 2

    After losing his right horn in the parts picking machine, Olof was relegated to picking parts out by hand while the ivory was cleaned out of the machine.

  • bkidney / about 10 years ago / 2

    Had to get a real job. With the economy so bad, there was nothing left to pillage.

  • Reed / about 10 years ago / 2

    Alrik always did try to fit in at the black-box sorting facility. It didn't help any though that his coworkers called him a barbarian for his left-handed approach.

  • Member #15009 / about 10 years ago / 2

    Eric the Red didn't get his start like this.

  • Wayne / about 10 years ago / 2

    After the collapse of wall street, Erik found that his pillaging and plundering skills were not as sought after as they once were.

  • SOISentinel / about 10 years ago / 2

    I am YAR, God of ESD! Behold my spark! Cower tiny chips in the corner of your miserable hovel!

  • sec6502 / about 10 years ago / 2

    "Vikings really do make the best employees. They excel at organizing parts bins. We can send them to pillage our competitors. And all they want in return is... SPAM!"

  • BBORNCR / about 10 years ago / 2

    Once a threat to the coastal towns of Europe, Eldgrim has now exchanged his battleaxe for a soldering iron thanks to the Continuing Education program at Sparkfun Electronics.

  • M / about 10 years ago / 2

    Alvard, Hokey Pokey champion of the Nordic, fuses his career and his passion with the ole' "left-hand-out"

  • Thorsskell / about 10 years ago / 2

    With the downturn in the global economy and workforce reductions to the Pillaging and Burning Division of Sparkfun, "Hrosskell the Destroyer" was forced into a transfer to Shipping and Receiving.

  • mattstroud / about 10 years ago / 1

    Where did the other horn go! I know i put it here for safe-keeping! I bet Rob has taken it!

  • GeoNomad / about 10 years ago / 1

    This is way better than last time I was captured into slavery and had to row the longboats.

  • fiero79 / about 10 years ago / 1

    who won?

  • Sleepwalker3 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Mild mannered Sparkfun worker by day, at night he becomes
    ...Haggar, Viking Barbarian! Plunders villages in a single bound (well maybe a few bounds), conquering fair maidens and pillaging beer-barns with ease!

  • jjoker0110 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Little did he know, he would have to wear the horns just so SparkFun could give away a 6WD chassis!

  • Mith / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Ask Pete..? Ask Pete!? Why not ask Siegfried?! I'm the one who added the LEDs to the Ring of the Nibelung for Odin's sake!"

  • JACK PEACH / about 10 years ago / 1

    Have you no honor? Thou shall not pillage the electrons.

  • gamestr325 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "they said i'll never be a scientist, that I'll do the same work as my father and his father. Well I'll show them all"

  • NetMeyer / about 10 years ago / 1

    �UniHorn Signaling Module - Q/C Station�

  • Voytek / about 10 years ago / 1

    ... Meanwhile in Valhalla

  • tlemery / about 10 years ago / 1

    Lo there, do I see my components before. Lo there, do I see my capacitor, my resistor, my Arduino.

  • augspark / about 10 years ago / 1

    Magnus was only a couple components short of finally adding +10 stamina to his viking helm IRL.

  • 1GreyDad / about 10 years ago / 1

    No Spam! Give me Robot!!!

  • Azdex Shade / about 10 years ago / 1

    Pillaging and plundering from other work stations is not only allowed at Sparkfun, it is ENCOURAGED!

  • Work at Sparkfun they said, you'll get a Wild Thumper 6WD Chassis they said!

  • wallosoup / about 10 years ago / 1

    You should see what the guy who took the picture is wearing...

  • austex / about 10 years ago / 1

    Unable to get past it, the thought had plagued him all morning: "plaid hat, camo pants, and a striped pancho, some people just have no fashion sense"

  • JAVASka / about 10 years ago / 1

    "A Sparkfun employee desperately looking for his medicine in the middle of a mental crisis. Apparently he held a conversation with Pete for about 5 minutes"

  • Member #272957 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Not content to be another "Captain of Industry", Dale becomes "The Raider of Resisters".

  • mux / about 10 years ago / 1

    All hail Plankton... All hail Plankton...!

  • Ocean Mj / about 10 years ago / 1

    Go down in the dungeon. Kill everything you meet. Backstab your friends and steal their stuff. Grab the treasure and run.

  • Member #233793 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Here at sparkfun we take the amount of our horn very serious.

  • Member #233793 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Here at sparkfun all that matters is the size of your horn.

  • Yvan256 / about 10 years ago * / 1

    I don't care what they think. It's casual friday and I'll wear my white lab coat if I want to!

  • jr57k / about 10 years ago / 1

    The Viking King of Nerdlandia prepares for a long and lonely voyage!

  • Member #27199 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I wonder if we can open a store on Asgard......thinking......

  • cvmaas / about 10 years ago / 1

    Women and Arduino's first!

  • Th0mpy / about 10 years ago / 1

    SMILE it will get worse less quickly!

  • RhineMaker / about 10 years ago / 1

    Darn! I think this part is too small for my horn replacement.

  • hamtoro / about 10 years ago / 1

    Thanks ITT Tech. Now I have a job working in computers

  • mtbikerTi / about 10 years ago / 1

    I am Thor, god of parts organization!

  • Milesofmike / about 10 years ago / 1

    "In search of better sound equipment Techno Viking turns to the lab." (http://ohinternet.com/Techno_Viking)

  • ygr / about 10 years ago / 1

    Another Thorsday evening at the office.

    "I hope no one's looking! I will use my EMP powers on these chips. That will show'em! Zap! Zaap!"

  • Firestorm76 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Ok look normal, put the part in the bin... Man, it is sure hard working with half my brain at home in my other horn!

  • The horns on his hat double as multimeter tweezer probes. He hasn't gotten an intelligible reading for days.

  • BMilz / about 10 years ago / 1

    This recently uncovered photo from the vaults at MI6 shows the first Q, the only viking nerd ever discovered.

  • Spikenzie / about 10 years ago / 1

    Design vs. Packing

    Eagles vs. Vikings

  • Sleepwalker3 / about 10 years ago / 1

    This GPS module for the ship should really help us plundering an pillaging the world! Mwah ha haaaaaaa!

  • DrPhibes / about 10 years ago / 1

    I detest this lab coat, there's going to be Hel to pay if the dry-cleaners ruin my animal pelts again.

  • bloomtom / about 10 years ago / 1

    "I should have just stayed on the ship, fighting resistance isn't as fun or glorious as it sounds."

  • NSB / about 10 years ago / 1

    We only discovered that Lars was mistaking coin cell batteries for actual coins after he had swallowed the last one. That was the end of the SparkFun Viking affirmitive action program.

  • Firestorm76 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Darn! This would be so much easier if I hadn't left half my brain in my other horn at home!

  • Nick3865 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Channelling the great tradition of his ancestors, Erik the Tinkerer takes stock of the loot pillaged in his last conquest.

  • Acellama / about 10 years ago / 1

    I am Vi-KING of the Lab!

  • BlinkertonLabs / about 10 years ago / 1

    ...John didn't realize the full breadth of the "Viking Helmet Challenge" until it was made clear where the second horn had to go...

  • BlinkertonLabs / about 10 years ago / 1

    ...the viking scientist takes time to count the plunderings from his last raid...

  • jwertz / about 10 years ago / 1

    Everyone agreed, putting the helmet on made Bob's horn look more whimsical rather than just freakish.

  • imboardru / about 10 years ago / 1

    After the rut, the stag engineer reverts back to his daily routine.

  • aardvarklove / about 10 years ago / 1

    Dammit Jorund, I'm a Viking, not an electronic engineer!

  • ideas_man_71 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I know they said quality control was important! But Dam I don't see how this hat helps it.

  • Member #218604 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I used to be an engineer like you, but then I took an arrow in the knee.

  • Kramerica / about 10 years ago / 1

    Quietly thinking to self: "I have a structured settlement and I need cash now!"

  • meisjohn / about 10 years ago / 1

    The Viking employees are always confused the first time they see the PICAXE bin

  • jwertz / about 10 years ago / 1

    Remember, Crazy Glue pranks on Viking Funeral day have lasting consequences.

  • Th0mpy / about 10 years ago / 1

    What's in your.... Parts bin!

  • Atli / about 10 years ago / 1

    Even Vikings need hobbies!

  • Mordicaii / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hey! Have you seen my crescent wench? I can't open the mead!

  • gaganchd2000 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Grab your shield sold(i)er and take down that (s)chip. Thats like a real Sparkf(t)un

  • LHelge / about 10 years ago / 1

    When Thor were a child his father Odin often grounded him. As an adult he still felt uneasy while wearing an ESD-bracelet. To bad it was mandatory while working in the Sparkfun lab.

  • Member #138318 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "After the tragic accident in Pamplona, Ferdinand retrains for an exciting career in consumer electronics."

  • ajn / about 10 years ago / 1

    Modern day pillaging: Harald collecting licensing fees for all the Bluetooth enabled boards in the office.

    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_Bluetooth)

  • DoozEng / about 10 years ago / 1

    Having fallen on hard times after being laid off from Capital One, Garth turns in his wooden shield for an Arduino shield.

  • CrazyCreator / about 10 years ago / 1

    Let's see the Vikings do this!

  • sqkybeaver / about 10 years ago / 1

    "shortly before a major battle"

  • CrazyCreator / about 10 years ago / 1

    I can finally make the device to take me to Valhalla!

  • Funhough / about 10 years ago / 1

    Earlier in history,before the vikings, job interviews at Sparkfun used to look like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b56eAUCTLok

  • "I used to be an assembler like him but then I took an arrow to the knee"

  • Drod / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Well, today I'm going to connect my Arduino Mega2560 to LabVIEW in order to show the state of all 54 I/O's, 16 analog inputs, and the TX/RX data flow, at the same time." "Man! That's hard!!!" "Don't worry! I'm a VI king"

  • th3ri5k / about 10 years ago / 1

    "[stabbing at Grendels crotch] I swear, the bastard has no pintel!" -Wiglaf

  • Arduinoisawesome / about 10 years ago / 1

    Capacitors go here ... Resistors go here ... Microchips go here ... OMG! I've just found my shield!

  • Sobaka_Gemini / about 10 years ago / 1

    I used to pillage but then I took an arrow to the knee and...

  • UOS / about 10 years ago / 1

    Holy mother of Thor!!! Give me my mighty soldering iron!!

  • ECOFOR / about 10 years ago / 1

    Nordic USB HMI helmet (with integrated monopole antenna)

    sku: GOD-777 (Dec/2012)

    Description: The stylish USB HMI helmet enables an easy connection to the Nordic nRF24AP1. By using the popular FTDI COM Port Drivers, all one needs to do is plug the device into a USB hub on the computer and put the helmet in your head and they instanly can send and receive data to and from the nRF24AP1 module and your head. This unit is great to interface weak brains and through an easy USB connection.

    This item replaces the "Nordic USB ANT stick".

  • HammerFET / about 10 years ago / 1

    The angered warrior prepares to fight the daemon that took his coffee...

    No one told him it's behind that board...

  • PeterG / about 10 years ago / 1

    What Stig didn't realize was that sorting resistors, however painful, was not enough to get him into Valhalla.

  • austex / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun's corporate culture makes for the perfect environment to express your solidarity with narwhals, unicorns, and Indian rhinos. A workplace where you're judged by your contributions rather than your animal affinities is all that anyone can ask for.

  • Jaydrive2000 / about 10 years ago / 1

    1 ->

    ~pulls horn down~ ~watches eyeballs spin~ ~Mouth opens & belly rumbles~ Drat, these things are money hungry.

    2 ->

    Kids, you ever wonder why you don't put umbrellas up in a Thunderstorm? Well, this is kind of the same - but last time I used an umbrella I got the shock of my life.

    3 ->

    Right lads, pick me up and throw me at that target!

    4 ->

    No, not that target. (extracting horn from unfortunate co-worker's stomach.)

    5 ->

    Are you sure this is supposed to improve my WiFi connection?

    6 ->

    ~plucks horn off helmet~ "Hello, Sparkfun Engineering Dept?"

    7 ->

    You know those things they put on Car Aerials? This is the same. But for humans.

  • Alecs / about 10 years ago / 1

    VIKING PROTOTYPING

  • owar / about 10 years ago / 1

    They said voodoo....But to get this work I had to pretend I am viking!

  • Karhusaari / about 10 years ago / 1

    Finnish Electronics Store

  • DML-P / about 10 years ago / 1

    "We've found such broad shouldered men are generally better at heavy labor, but this was an exception."

  • jpkelly / about 10 years ago / 1

    Spam - spam - spam - spam .... spam - spam - spam - spam .... Spaaaaaaam wonderful spaaaam!

  • jpkelly / about 10 years ago / 1

    Bad Boys Run Over Your Gadget But Vikings Generally Win

  • jpkelly / about 10 years ago / 1

    Dreaming of Lobster Thermidor aux crevettes with a Mornay sauce, served in a Provençale manner with shallots and aubergines, garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried egg on top and Spam.

  • PaulC / about 10 years ago / 1

    "The new Norse Code Generator kit being assembled at Sparkfun!" (posted again to add an exclamation point;)

  • jpkelly / about 10 years ago / 1

    Don't take the picture... Don't take the... Damn! Why couldn't they fit two horns in the 3D printer?

  • njh / about 10 years ago / 1

    Pick-n-Place machine "Thor" demonstrating it can work more efficient than the Manncorp MC384.

  • syndicated / about 10 years ago / 1

    It's all fun and games until someone loses a horn.

  • tpobrienjr / about 10 years ago / 1

    This new product is a left-handed Unicorn hat. It contains a circularly polarized WiFi antenna and has a USB (Unicorn Sound Blaster) port built right in.

  • Wylly / about 10 years ago / 1

    Where did I place that Dungeons and Dragons Dice Gauntlet I made last week?!

  • Wylly / about 10 years ago / 1

    Where did I place that Dungeons and Dragons Dice Gauntlet I made last week?!

  • erich_7719 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Where did I put my other horn? Maybe in here.

  • lesto / about 10 years ago / 1

    "the king of the resistance"

  • aaah where is my replacement arduino brain?

  • Davidjh / about 10 years ago / 1

    In the tradition of the SPAM Vikings, the Erik the geek establishes the first of a long ine of Spark Vikings...Spark Spark Spark Spark Sparkedy Spark, Sparkedy spark....

  • hobbytownfresno / about 10 years ago / 1

    Believe it or not, he has not taken that hat off in 15 years.

  • Duke2Luke / about 10 years ago / 1

    The one-horned warrior collects the spoils of the great 2012 solder war!

  • fogger / about 10 years ago / 1

    With the project well overdue, the head of the R&D department prepares for a meeting with management, while the rest of the team try to blend into the background.

  • LanceEJeffrey / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hey does this viking hat does go with my lab coat? or do i need to add an Arduino or two?

  • LeeActon / about 10 years ago / 1

    Just as I thought. I�m no more important than a part in this bin. Not a single person noticed I put my rhino cap on sideways today.

  • Terrathe / about 10 years ago / 1

    a descendant to Harald Bl�tand following in his ancestors footsteps

  • fogger / about 10 years ago / 1

    After accidentally sitting on his viking helmet, Sparkfun engineer discreetly puts on his lab coat, and spends the rest of the day standing up.

  • fogger / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun engineer hard at work designing a kit that makes you look like your WoW character.

  • David L. S. / about 10 years ago / 1

    "It's all fun and games until someone looses an eye. Then we put on our safety glasses."

  • Picardu / about 10 years ago / 1

    My chassis must be amongst these resistors somewhere.

  • dizz / about 10 years ago / 1

    NEWSFLASH: Sparkfun employs left wing unicorn!

  • tylermeredyk / about 10 years ago / 1

    Oh, and remember: next Friday... is Hawaiian shirt day. So, you know, if you want to, go ahead and wear a Hawaiian shirt and jeans.

  • Member #182420 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "and once I've finished, I can RULE THE WORLD!"

  • Bp103 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I always win hat day.

  • dano2 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun HR representative to employee: "Yeah, asking 'Who has two thumbs and is horny?" is unacceptable behavior. Please remove the helmet."

  • Member #249718 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Getting started on that time machine. Mead and wenches... HERE I COME!!!

  • Bp103 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I'll fix it as soon as I find my hammer...

  • Lynnco / about 10 years ago / 1

    It may have cost him a horn from his helmet, but that's one less engineer coming in and demanding a prototype "yesterday". Now, where was he in the parts count?

  • JesseC / about 10 years ago * / 1
    • VIII-KING HAT! VIII-KING HAT! VIII-KING HAT!
    • I want to wear my vi-king hat.
    • I want to wear my hat.
    • I want to wear my vi-king hat.
    • I want to wear it where I liiiiiike.
  • YetiKhan / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Look at my hat?... Look at that jacket you are wearing!"

  • YetiKhan / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Loot at my hat?... Look at that jacket you are wearing!"

  • OrionBot / about 10 years ago / 1

    1) Deep Thoughts..."I wonder if Vikings had the capacity to resist the temptation to wear plad with camo... Oh Crap, someone's taking a picture. Quick, look busy!" 2) It's lunch time and nobody has said anything about my hat. "Wear your favorite hat day" is so lame around here.
    3) Lyle the Kindly Viking plots a way to help his co-work fix his clothing style mistake. Just one more LED should do it... 4 I like my hat and my hat likes me! Oh, I'm a Viking! Sailing the deep blue sea! Oh, I'm a Viking! And I really need to pee!

  • Shakerobo / about 10 years ago / 1

    "viking brain works faster than a supercomputer"

  • All that stands between Thor and the Lightning of his Hammer is a piezo sensor, a 555, a LiPo, some caps, and a compact Tesla Coil...

  • nlewis / about 10 years ago / 1

    Most people don't realize that after the vikings discovered America they also discovered electronics manufacturing!

  • shermanq / about 10 years ago / 1

    Think, Think, Think! Service Call is not what its used to be!!

  • shermanq / about 10 years ago / 1

    Think, Think, Think!

  • Slartibartfast / about 10 years ago / 1

    Lord Bothvar was only pretending to inspect the bins. After months of careful planning he would finally be rid of his nemesis, the "Plaid Chameleon". Reaching into his lab coat he would pull out the giant herring that he so skillfully smuggled in and, in a few calculated moves, beat his enemy sensless. This time there would be no mercy. This time he would have his revenge.

  • NerdyFirefighter / about 10 years ago / 1

    After months of working on the LillyPad powered "Self-Tapping Tap Shoes, " Jim had to shelve the project to pursue the more important "Asymmetrical Viking Helmet of Justice" with peltier heating and cooling system inside.

  • SquareOne / about 10 years ago * / 1

    Peacetime.

  • elmer_fud / about 10 years ago / 1

    Bob finally got his time machine working but all he was able to bring back was a hat

  • SquareOne / about 10 years ago / 1

    Of all the gods, Hephaestus has had the most experience at, well, everything.

  • Cmtimm / about 10 years ago / 1

    With these I shall build my hammer.

  • CrazyCreator / about 10 years ago / 1

    Because Sparkfun hats are too mainstream!

  • Vertex / about 10 years ago / 1

    I used to be an inventor like you, till I an arrow in the knee...

  • Blueblast88 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Wheres my other horn!??!?!!?

  • Static / about 10 years ago / 1

    The vikings were hoping to start their new campaign with their spear and magic helmet. Added to this stunning arsenal is the Arduino Shield and Soldering Lance.

    LOKI!

  • Colecago / about 10 years ago / 1

    Rolling a 1 in the Sparkfun office means you get to organize SMT resistors.

  • VccDood / about 10 years ago / 1

    SPARKFUN - So easy, even a Viking can do it!

  • Neb / about 10 years ago / 1

    I dont always wear a helmet, but when i do i make sure it has only one horn and is ESD safe

  • charlvj / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Hagar The Horrible and Lucky Eddie finally reached Valhalla."

  • Member #298237 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Solder, Sketch, Kill

  • Ted M / about 10 years ago / 1

    Wait, what? You wanted me to invite TEBOW to visit Sparkfun -- I thought you said HE-BOW.

  • Mupeg / about 10 years ago * / 1

    Would the ancient warrior 'Andvett the Berserk' have anything in common with his great, great, great grandson 'Andy of Hot-Air Rework'?

  • Member #6383 / about 10 years ago / 1

    ... Shown tweaking the new, servo controlled Rhino Hat, 90 degress left...

  • bob.cook / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Successfully thawed after 983 years suspended in ice, Eirik the Red finds employment in the great state of Colorado. In America anything is possible."

  • CaptD / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hey. .. thor's hammer not in here

  • Member #268720 / about 10 years ago / 1

    What every little viking wants to be!

  • prophead100 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Uffda! You sink one boat and your counting fish eyes

  • Cody! / about 10 years ago / 1

    Before beIng captured by the imperials, dovahkiin could often be found tinkering in his electronics lab.

  • hsatnick / about 10 years ago / 1

    After a hard day on the battlefield, Thor eats all of the Frusen Gladje...

  • b33n / about 10 years ago / 1

    You call that a rune-stone? WHERE'S MY LED'S!

  • tbp105 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Someone didn't get the memo that there is no Norse Code requirement for amateur radio licenses these days.

  • Wedge Antilles / about 10 years ago / 1

    Though he lost a horn to the Wild Thumper in a tragic accident, he was able to live a full life and remains gainfully employed at SparkFun.

  • RacerRob / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Hey man", he said, "Why don't you wear the cool double horn viking hat while we check out our new UAV. It'll make for a great photo op."

    Sure what could possibly go wrong? I guess they didn't realize there is a difference between altitude above sea level and height above the ellipsoid.... or the viking hat.

  • Mr.snickers / about 10 years ago / 1

    Is that a magic unicorn or are you just happy to see me?

  • "SparkFun: Where anything can be reused, and nothing is thrown away"

    or

    "Sparkfun: Where they will hire anyone!"

  • end / about 10 years ago / 1

    If we build it he will come...

  • pion / about 10 years ago / 1

    Junior engineer accidentally flips AC / BC switch on power supply

  • Tom Davies / about 10 years ago / 1

    After losing a horn in a tragic pillaging accident, Erik was relegated to the workshop.

  • Kaiser / about 10 years ago / 1

    Viking lesson #105: When pillaging act causal and plant other viking hats around. This way you look normal

  • gadgetdad / about 10 years ago / 1

    Looking for an arduino for your latest Viking Expedition? Sparkfun has just the product for you!

  • Static-electric discharge terminal, or lightning arrestor? You decide.

  • ILO / about 10 years ago / 1

    Had Leif's innovative Viking longboat navigation technology been installed previously, we'd all be eating lutefisk.

  • Member #124829 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Really want those sunglasses but have to do work, thank god I got a viking helmet to protect me from the sun!

  • Sciencez / about 10 years ago / 1

    Dressed in his disguise David knew know one would notice him stealing Sparkfun technology secrets.

  • glenndrives / about 10 years ago / 1

    Ha, there's my Higgs Boson!

  • speedpunk / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun, Putting 11Th Century Vikings back to work since 2004.

  • Electronic Kiwi / about 10 years ago / 1

    Now, I just need to connect the BlueSmirf module and I'll be able to encrypt the entire Internet into Norse code and achieve total world domination! Mwuuuhaahaahaaaaaaaa.

  • BratMan / about 10 years ago / 1

    While Capt. Einhorn cleans out the ants in the resistor box, his faithful minion puts the finishing touches on the secret ray device that will enable them to turn water into beer at the party tonight.

  • rebelzach / about 10 years ago / 1

    In zee morning I vill sail across zee seven Vee Sea-Sea's!

  • BratMan / about 10 years ago / 1

    While Capt. Einhorn cleans out the coffee he spilled in the resistor box, his faithful minion puts the finishing touches on the secret ray device that will enable them to get women at the costume party tonight.

  • gaganchd2000 / about 10 years ago / 1

    With all these shields, chips, solders I feel sparkFUN.

  • acorv / about 10 years ago / 1

    Mark the Rhino's human costume was working perfectly.

  • d w / about 10 years ago * / 1

    .

  • MicroClutter / about 10 years ago / 1

    The horn keeps falling off this stupid hat. Now where did I put that super glue?

  • CNCguy / about 10 years ago / 1

    What happens when Santa leaves the workshop.

  • North Alabama PC / about 10 years ago / 1

    Adam & Jamie never had to put up with stuff like this, I wished I worked for the MYTHBUSTERS.

  • North Alabama PC / about 10 years ago / 1

    Where is the other horn, I look funny without it, OK who took it!

  • North Alabama PC / about 10 years ago / 1

    every time I wear the horns I get the blue screen of death!#$^&%

  • North Alabama PC / about 10 years ago / 1

    I am going to build something great to help me train my dragon!

  • Cybot101 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "One last job, and I'll get my horn back"

  • laptopman / about 10 years ago / 1

    Excellent... with this new batch of brainwave-resonating resistors, we can coerce our customers to spend EVEN MORE money on our devious products... Mine is an EVIL laugh!

  • andrey8 / about 10 years ago / 1

    The Minotaur builds a digital labyrinth, while Theseus bides his time in the back.

  • Member #15009 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Eric the Geek!

  • metrazol / about 10 years ago / 1

    "God of thunder" he says, "don't have to worry about static electric discharge" he says... tell that to this 328...

  • nakedhoof / about 10 years ago / 1

    Now where did I put that sweet roll?

  • aus.stew / about 10 years ago / 1

    Despite being persecuted and exiled from his Nordic homeland for his "engineering" lifestyle, and though, as we all know, the doors to Valhalla open not for those of an engineering persuasion, Thord never quit being a Viking.

  • nakedhoof / about 10 years ago / 1

    I know I put that memo about raping and pillaging in here somewhere...

  • JonJmz / about 10 years ago / 1

    Article Title: "Scientist discover viking factory" Picture Caption: "Artist interpretation of viking factory"

  • roypogi / about 10 years ago / 1

    ARRGGG!! Stacking these red things, too much for me one-horned viking!

  • Alfonso82 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I found Hiccup, he is hiding next to Stoick, can anyone else see it?

  • Alfonso82 / about 10 years ago / 1

    If vikings had this things in there time, they will still be ruling

  • Alfonso82 / about 10 years ago / 1

    This is viking is at my Valhalla, I envy you!!!!!

  • Alfonso82 / about 10 years ago / 1

    This what I call an "organized mess"

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

    Sven Thörgensen nears his life's goal of perfecting the bionic prosthetic horn.

  • Alfonso82 / about 10 years ago / 1

    OMG, even "Stoick the Vast" can learn electronics at SFE

  • AndyL / about 10 years ago / 1

    Fun fact : If you leave Skyrim running for 1,000 in-game years, the Nords develop a thriving hobbyist electronics industry.

  • MaxB / about 10 years ago / 1

    New fashion piece for workplace health and safety 2012

  • Member #182902 / about 10 years ago / 1

    THIS...IS...SPARKFUN!!!

  • Greg-J / about 10 years ago / 1

    Get a job in robotics they said. It will be rewarding they said.

  • anzel360 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "While many companies are discovering the cultural difficulties of outsourcing to developing countries, Sparkfun has found competitive advantages in the synergies Viking bring to brutal capitalistic competition and open source hacking."

  • Greg-J / about 10 years ago / 1

    Dress for the job you want.

  • aromond / about 10 years ago / 1

    Not even this viking helmet will make people notice me.....forever alone.....

  • THX1082 / about 10 years ago / 1

    He was considered a "left-horn nutjob" in his ancient homeland of Sweden. But once he was found and unfrozen from his 1000 year slumber, Ericsson developed the country's largest technology company.

  • Wayne / about 10 years ago / 1

    All our parts are packed by Vikings to assure freshness.

  • war_spigot / about 10 years ago / 1

    "I wore this hat to remind me of something... Viking...Seaking...CMOS...MOSFET!! We need more MOSFET's!!"

  • Member #193277 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Smile, tonight we troubleshoot in Valhalla!

  • CJ_arduino / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Stripped of a horn, dazed and befuddled, Thor soon begins to wonder how he will ever be able to finish his device that will finally allow him to shave the hair off the top of his helmet."

  • Mattmar96 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hmm.. wish I could of had this in greenland.

  • Member #118891 / about 10 years ago / 1

    ESD won't be an issue on THIS raid!

  • MrAlb / about 10 years ago / 1

    The old Viking literature warned about the possibility of his Norse-duino had some interesting side effects.

  • Member #118891 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Unfortunately, Bob's co-workers vetoed the kilt and rollerblades.

  • Member #118891 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Min sv�vare �r full med �lar

  • Member #118891 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Luftputefart�yet mitt er fullt av �l

  • Member #118891 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Bob was never invited to the PIC user group meetings...

  • eewestcoaster / about 10 years ago / 1

    Erik the Nearsighted tries to introduce a bit of culture at work.

  • eewestcoaster / about 10 years ago / 1

    An undercover TSA agent donning a viking helmet checks SparkFun for compliance with the new "See Something, Say Something" campaign.

    Sparkfun failed the test.

  • Member #120239 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Eric the Mbed

  • Member #276733 / about 10 years ago * / 1

    Let me put on my thinking cap: Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly

  • hsatnick / about 10 years ago / 1

    NOWF WINDS BWOW!!! SOUWF WINDS BWOW!!! INDUCTANCE!! CAPACITANCE!! LIFE... LIFE!!!! GIVE MY CREATION LIFE!!!!

  • Member #74791 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "My Caption There"

    • Member #276733 / about 10 years ago / 1

      I swear I took 15 min, then posted, then found you above. Wierd.

  • Member #276733 / about 10 years ago / 1

    When Olaf got his next job, it was still pillage and plunder.

  • "Good parking spot... plaque with picture... no, nothing motivates like the employee of the month POWER HELMET!"

  • snarkhunter / about 10 years ago / 1

    Parts! Parts! Parts! Parts! Love-ly Parts! Won-der-ful parts!

  • Member #213974 / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Oh how embarrassing. My other horn fell off and now I am desperately looking for anything to replace it. What kind of Viking am I turning out to be... Hey, maybe this resistor would work!"

  • war_spigot / about 10 years ago / 1

    "I'm looking fjord a better life here up Norse in Boulder"

  • Failsafe / about 10 years ago / 1

    Madness? This is SPARKFUN!!!!

  • Daguava / about 10 years ago / 1

    Meticulous packing and planning ensued, for a project worthy of Valhalla was born.

  • Ira3 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Izgrig hungry for KNOWLEDGE!

  • Funhough / about 10 years ago / 1

    " Sparkfun- Where the Wild Things are"

  • doofenshmirtz / about 10 years ago / 1

    13th Warrior (Alternate)

  • Funhough / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Sparkfun -Were the Wild Things are"...

  • Tomasreabe / about 10 years ago / 1

    This is the disguise that we gave our spy to go in and steal the new open open source hardware from sparkfun, He will fit right in.

  • Member #276733 / about 10 years ago / 1

    its a two eyed one horn flying kit assembler!!

  • FateousMaximous / about 10 years ago / 1

    After last months time machine mishap, does anyone else think we brought the wrong Erik back from the past?

  • Member #225833 / about 10 years ago * / 1

    Foxconn mastermind revealed!

  • l0gikG8 / about 10 years ago / 1

    After escaping from Tomator, Olaf assembles robot pieces and gains new abilities.

  • Keeping the old pick-and-place machine busy. Last time he ran out of work...well let's just say both Nathan and a horn went missing for an unspecified period of time.

  • godric / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Wildy the Viking"

  • Member #269283 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Odin would be proud.

  • themryan / about 10 years ago / 1

    Just another few parts and my catapult will be done!

  • RoboSlave.BlogSpot.com / about 10 years ago / 1

    Solder assemblies so simple even this guy can do it!

  • Loren- / about 10 years ago / 1

    Caption: "Gotta grab this last controller before my invisibility cloak wears off and I find myself back on the longboat."

  • ramjet / about 10 years ago / 1

    What do you mean, the time machine only works in one direction?

  • Jamster / about 10 years ago / 1

    147 seamonsters and 10 normans... 148 seamonsters and 10 normans... 149 seamonsters and 10 normans... 1 thor!

    1 thor and 1 seamonster... err... where was I up to?

  • staticboy / about 10 years ago / 1

    Thee Soldering Helmet Hath Entranced Thy Solderer

    Only $19.99 plus shipping and handling!

  • AndrewParnell / about 10 years ago / 1

    Thanks to Moore's law, pillaging really doesn't carry the same macho flair it once did.

  • BrandonB / about 10 years ago / 1

    Brett Farve enjoying retirement. Fortunately, vikings make better electrical engineers than civil engineers.

  • Whoa black betty bam a lam gotta clean this bin bam a lam don't pee in the bin bam a lam kinda hate my job bam a lam gotta sweet hat bam a lam in my country i was surgeon bam a lam....

  • Rokowitzky / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hopefully this nord warrior doesn't show up to the 1st Annual SparkFun Electronics Soldering Competition!

  • Resilient / about 10 years ago * / 1

    After losing one of his horns in battle, Ivar was shunned from the Viking raids and had to look for 'other' lines of work.

  • l0gikG8 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Berserking ain't what it used to be

  • jaqpepe / about 10 years ago / 1

    "The coolest kid on the lab!"

  • Han_Sojoe / about 10 years ago / 1

    Dave: "Hey I'm Dave you must be the new guy." New Guy: "Nope, I just got screwed 3 consecutive years on Free Day so I came to plunder."

  • jaqpepe / about 10 years ago / 1

    "The coolest kid on the lab!"

  • sultanblender / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hmmmm... Looks like a resistor shorted. Better get my battle axe.

  • "'Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean?' he said, now I have to go talk to HR...again"

  • LoneStranger / about 10 years ago / 1

    "They all said I was insane. But when my ax hurling mass driver is complete I'll show them."

  • Cap'n Matt / about 10 years ago / 1

    The only problem I see is he is not wearing his ESD strap.

  • Member #220272 / about 10 years ago / 1

    With my wireless helmet interface almost complete... I WILL be FRED, VIKING GOD of the INTERNET. /evil laugh

  • Liqdfire / about 10 years ago / 1

    On this stop of our trip we observe a very rare "One-Horned Engineer" in his natural habitat.

  • Member #132347 / about 10 years ago / 1

    My magic helmet allows me to put the smoke into the devices before shipment - whatever you do, don't let it out!

  • What's in YOUR workbench?

  • shinmai / about 10 years ago / 1

    After the last... incident, Bob was only ever allowed to wear either his viking helmet OR his sun glasses. The right choice was obvious, really.

  • tails / about 10 years ago / 1

    *sigh I never should have jumped ship, atleast sparkfun is an equal opportunity employer

  • bdwyer / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun hires professionals to design future Arduino "shields"...

  • vsbuffalo / about 10 years ago / 1

    Row, Row, Row! I'm out of space on this breadboard row!

  • vsbuffalo / about 10 years ago / 1

    eargh

  • JaumeT / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Bluetooth, king of Denmark, unifying components in the Lab"

  • JaumeT / about 10 years ago / 1

    Bluetooth, king of Denmark, unifying components in the Lab.

  • themryan / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hmmm, I wonder if accidental electrocution while constructing a death-bot for Robot Wars counts for entrance into Valhalla?

  • ehawk / about 10 years ago / 1

    Disguised Viking: "No one will see me here"

  • themryan / about 10 years ago / 1

    Traditional pillaging of villages has been replaced by plundering cubicles and workstations in some more modernized Viking tribes.

  • another-dave / about 10 years ago / 1

    whilst once revered for his legendary exploits of mayhem and plunder, after loosing one of his horns to a child at solder-palooza, Grolf was relegated to testing belly button lint for the mythical Norse ESD canceling material Mithril.

  • Arduinoisawesome / about 10 years ago / 1

    The creators of Asterix and Obelix didn't know about the consequences...

  • Quick, hide the coffee!

  • Ted M / about 10 years ago / 1

    All your base are belong to Vikings

  • LateNightRacing / about 10 years ago / 1

    I'm a Viking and I'm Okay. I code all night and I hack all day.

  • Evil Genius jr. / about 10 years ago / 1

    Observe the viking engineer in has natural habitat.....

  • Harbingerx81 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Meet Techno Viking's step brother, the Tech-Yes Viking!

  • He used to work for Atmel

  • Harbingerx81 / about 10 years ago / 1

    In an effort to lower operating costs, the Sparkfun Time Machine is now being used to recruit all new employees. Kit available: 20 December 2145.

  • padvinder95 / about 10 years ago / 1

    It must have been the language barrier that made Eric apply for a "shipping" job. Still, you gotta take the bull by the horns, so he thinks everything eventually will sort out.

  • isaacbwagner / about 10 years ago / 1

    You guys should start putting links to the new products in the posts

  • Mahdi Olfat / about 10 years ago / 1

    And that kids, is how we do it at SparkFun!

  • Member #167681 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Boy I hope no one notices the bad hair cut I've got under this Viking Cup Hat.

  • TBlair / about 10 years ago / 1

    These 2.2k resistors run red with the blood of my enemies!

  • Drevious / about 10 years ago / 1

    Damn it Hans, I'm a Seal Slapper not an engineer!

  • "Just another day at the office. Well, thinking about it I do feel like I'm missing something."

  • Keeping the old pick-and-place machine busy. Last time he ran out of work...well let's just say both Nathan and a horn went missing for an unspecified period of time.

  • fiero79 / about 10 years ago / 1

    The Lab Viking, Bjorn the Grand, Counts his spoils from the War of the Sparkfun Backroom. 5802 COM-00097 push button switches, 39406 COM-00532, and many many more resistors than one viking will ever use. His current plans are to upgrade his ship with many flashing lights, spinning motors and all 99 dangershields he found(retail and non retail boxes). His ship will now have a plus 500 shock and awe quotient, and his helmet that afforded him the +10 in the battle will now aid him in his ventures into conquering all that is Hobby Electronics in the USA.

  • Member #3928 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Biorn The Solderer!

  • Member #135602 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Let the Pillaging Begin

  • Drevious / about 10 years ago / 1

    Bjorn, have you seen my Capitol One Card?

  • Crawdad / about 10 years ago / 1

    Resistors, SPAM, capacitors, SPAM, LEDs, SPAM, ICs, SPAM, SPAM and SPAM!

  • Nukez / about 10 years ago / 1

    Wunderbar ! I find a new way to make fire !

  • Kaius / about 10 years ago / 1

    It is the only way to get my circuit to work...

  • DaveyPocket / about 10 years ago / 1

    Where are those super bright LEDs? I need them for my battle axe...

  • jon.whitten / about 10 years ago / 1

    Due to cutbacks, Tom was forced to work immediately after the Warrior Dash.

  • frnk / about 10 years ago / 1

    Loki sneaks in to short out a few random items AFTER they've been quality checked. Muahahaha!

  • doobie / about 10 years ago / 1

    You should be glad I`m not a real Viking. You electronics workshop would have been ravaged and plundered by now.

  • olegm / about 10 years ago / 1

    "And Here we see the elusive one-horned viking. Lets observe as he searches for his lost super bowls"

  • Finding the electronics crafting table was a long and difficult journey for Dovahkiin but trading that heavy steel breast plate for a sexy, white coat was a no brainer.

  • Superteck / about 10 years ago / 1

    Once I'm through pillaging, these guys should be getting nervous.

  • viper3210 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Historians believe Viking culture was very different before the discovery of alcohol and foreign women.

  • Member #3928 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Who knows how to impress the new girl? THIS GUY!!!

  • Ichbinjoe / about 10 years ago / 1

    He's still honoring the lost boards that went out to "sea".

  • jpvlsmv / about 10 years ago / 1

    It was a four-eyed, one horned, busy purple-duino 'sembler, four-eyed, one horned, busy purple-duino 'sembler, sure looked strange to me.

  • frnk / about 10 years ago / 1

    To keep from scaring any possibly counterfeit chips Justin had to resort to wearing a disguise. The hidden battleaxe only comes out when they have been verified.

  • Kaius / about 10 years ago / 1

    Jokes on them! I would have worn a tutu for the chance to work at SparkFun.

  • Gary D. / about 10 years ago / 1

    I hope i get the promotion soon I can finally get my other horn.

  • Member #295647 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sven realizes he should not have ordered the state-of-the-art replacement horn!

  • Member #15009 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I swear I'm from Minnesota!

  • jeaxup / about 10 years ago / 1

    Bjorn realized his natural 'skills' wouldn't afford him entrance into Valhalla, so he devised a plan ... impress Heimdall enough with his electronics skills, that he'll allow Bjorn entrance into Asgard. ~Crosses Fingers~

  • Gary D. / about 10 years ago / 1

    If i work here for 3 more months i can finally get that sweet club I put on lay-a-way.

  • Gary D. / about 10 years ago / 1

    how long do i have to wear this rediculous coat?

  • MattTheGeek / about 10 years ago / 1

    Lab coat, Check. Viking hat, check. SparkFun badge, ...Where did i put it?

  • Ingibjorg madly plunders the vault

  • limemaverick / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sigbjorn the Ruthless sorts a batch of parts from northern France. Don't ask how he got them.

  • The Vikings, still bitter about Columbus, set to work infiltrating the workforce of awesome electronics companies.

  • AlexMay / about 10 years ago / 1

    Mighty Gunnmar One-Horn has successfully disguised himself and infiltrated the strange fortress! He will now collect a worthy trophy of his fearless exploits to show his brethren and honor his ancestors.

  • floppystick6 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Edger found out the hard way, that breaking the horn off of the Ceremonial Viking Helmet is a big No-No. He was given the punishment of sorting out the bin full of resistors of different values.

  • Hussein / about 10 years ago / 1

    The only thing i couldn't get an answer is "What does pair of shoes on the shelf !!!" Do you see them ???

  • project240dotnet / about 10 years ago / 1

    Burt's failure as a technician paralleled his difficulties as a Viking. Despite persistent recommendations that he take a two-pronged approach to his problems, he always found himself putting all his parts in one bin.

  • Ulrich / about 10 years ago / 1

    while his ancesteors pillaged gold and silver the modern viking pillages silicon.

  • Dent / about 10 years ago / 1

    Casting call for unicorns in the sequel to Legend. Just imagine this guy prancing about while Jon Anderson sings about the sun.

  • Zmaster / about 10 years ago / 1

    Dave at work wearing his viking helmet despite we told him many times that without the SF sticker he look ridicoulous.

  • sptrks / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun would like to welcome fusrohdah - a brand new intern who will be specializing in both surface mount board design as well as pillaging.

  • Dent / about 10 years ago / 1

    The photographer must have a thing for employees wearing horns. First Dean, now Evan. Poor Evan, he doesn't even have a full set.

  • tylermeredyk / about 10 years ago / 1

    I'm not a geek, I'm a unique weasel.

  • Ugilten / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun R&D testing new methods or putting the magic smoke back

  • bbotany / about 10 years ago / 1

    Burn some firmware? Can do!

  • wings / about 10 years ago / 1

    just need to add the 4th dimension to this bin so I can carry all the tools and spare parts that I’ll need to keep me from getting stuck in the past. I’m sooooo much smarter than Dr. Emmett Brown!

  • AD8BC / about 10 years ago / 1

    "I know my horn sharpener is in here somewhere..."

  • Ugilten / about 10 years ago / 1

    Leif working on the machine that goes Ping

  • Member #232861 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I didn't get the thread of all that comments ? Could someone explain me what are you speaking about ? Sorry I'm French so it's maybe my poor English..

  • Echo / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hagar the Horrible had somehow managed to slip past Sparkfun security.

  • Sure, you laugh now, but when the Broncos play the Vikings in the Superbowl, I'm ready.

  • PalmTreesandPICs / about 10 years ago / 1

    Where is that screw!?!? Nate is going to kill me when he sees his hat is missing a horn....

  • TurboTronics / about 10 years ago / 1

    If my new robot can kill a Nightfury, ill definitely get a girlfriend.

  • fugalster / about 10 years ago / 1

    "I bet my ancestors never had to organize resistors...."

  • honkbonk / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Much have I have seen, and much have I done, for I am Lothar of the Hall Effect People!"

  • Member #142762 / about 10 years ago / 1

    This'll teach you to never mess with a Viking's helmet.

  • jbookout / about 10 years ago / 1

    Part sorting can be fun.... PIC, PICAXE, PIC, PIC, PICAXE, PIC, BATTLEAXE!!!

  • Dent / about 10 years ago / 1

    Evan lost his other horn in a freak electric wheelchair robot accident.

  • KB / about 10 years ago / 1

    They had to move Thor out of shipping... so they got him counting breakout boards... we don't know where we have to send him next if this doesn't work out.

  • jdwbmc / about 10 years ago / 1

    Beowulf invokes the god of magic smoke before his epic battle with the USPS.

  • lahcen005 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Long ago the Vikings were the world's best engineers.

  • Member #153561 / about 10 years ago / 1

    After receiving counterfeit chips, Techno Viking prepares for war!

  • Mastermind / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Dude, you look stupid"

    "Fine I'll take my glasses off."

  • mallcitybear / about 10 years ago / 1

    OK, safety glasses, check Helmet, check Lab coat, check Monitor hooked up to Thor's Hammer, check... Now if I overclock the frequency I should get a 20% power boost... OH NO... Not the blue screen of death!

  • Member #102903 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Damn, I didn't think it was PLAID cap day!!!

  • Member #102903 / about 10 years ago / 1

    What's the opposite of a thinking cap?

  • Lowlight / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Kill the wabbit. Kill the wabbit. Kill the wabbit with a Wild Thumper mounted Death Ray!"

  • godofcode / about 10 years ago / 1

    They don't have electronics like this in Asgar

  • godofcode / about 10 years ago / 1

    Vikings of the future

  • godofcode / about 10 years ago / 1

    At least my hat doesn't clash with my coat

  • godofcode / about 10 years ago / 1

    Pillage if you like the hat

  • godofcode / about 10 years ago / 1

    Alteration increased to 96

  • godofcode / about 10 years ago / 1

    I keep telling myself I'm cooler than I am... until i remembered, I'm wearing a viking helmet

  • ted rhodes / about 10 years ago / 1

    ever since the "Thor's hammer" episode, the more intelligent Stargate sg-1 cult fans are trying to save the earth by creating a gu-ald removal device. despite the impending doom, sparkfun has yet not devoted more than one staff member to creating a breakout board for ridiculously tiny the atmelGR12 (Gu-ald remover)

  • Member #269591 / about 10 years ago / 1

    This new WiFi helmet works great.

  • sgrace / about 10 years ago / 1

    Assembly skill increased to 5!

  • Dim_ON / about 10 years ago / 1

    Wear a hat to work day at Sparkfun. Two conditions. It must be silly and something must stick out of it. Our runners up are the single horn cow helmet and a checkered cap. The winner is the knob wooly hat on Nat.

  • This is James, he is the coolest guy at Sparkfun... really.

  • nagmier / about 10 years ago / 1

    Conquest, In every Sparkfun box

  • jschroedl / about 10 years ago / 1

    400,000 capchas and all I got was a lousy helmet!

  • Stinny / about 10 years ago * / 1

    RTFM or I will ravage and plunder!!!!

  • Evil_Rich / about 10 years ago / 1

    Ivan the Terrible wasn't really so terrible prior to his two month stint on the resistor sorting desk.

  • jschroedl / about 10 years ago / 1

    Gunther hunts for a replacement flux capacitor.

  • Member #167433 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Oh boy, circuit manufacturing! That's where I'm a viking!

  • pmarchesi / about 10 years ago / 1

    I got a nice discount on this helmet... too bad it's missing a horn and now i look like a unicorn :-(

  • D_rock / about 10 years ago / 1

    I'm here to pillage your free electrons.

  • Member #269591 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I travel ahead in time and end up here at SparkFun!!

  • ipv1 / about 10 years ago / 1

    ElectOblix trying to scrape some magic potion...

  • Member #114873 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Too bad I didn't have time to print the second horn before work...

  • Defo / about 10 years ago / 1

    I'll show you what's in my wallet!

  • Gnardo / about 10 years ago / 1

    Joel dressed up for the annual SparkFun BlueTooth day, and by noon, had gotten tired of explaining his outfit.

  • Rune Warhuus / about 10 years ago / 1

    Why O' Why did I lose my hammer...

  • Member #3928 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Inspired by Herbie the elf dentist, Gunther pursues his dream...

  • dwc309 / about 10 years ago / 1

    A new world Viking pillages the parts bins.

  • sanloublues / about 10 years ago / 1

    We hired this engineer after he showed ability and initiative by reconstructing his own skull using riveted brass and assorted cow parts in the middle of his interview

  • 36thchamber / about 10 years ago / 1

    Reverse engineering the Viking ship kept Sven very busy...

  • Gnardo / about 10 years ago / 1

    The truth behind the Capital One commercials...

  • karlmag / about 10 years ago / 1

    Eyolf was really happy about the antenna in the helmet horn and his reality enhanced glasses. Both where to prove really helpful on his new project.

  • Member #301448 / about 10 years ago / 1

    YE OLDE VIKING BUILDS A SHIP

  • The time machine worked! But we haven't figured out how to send him back...

  • tommy321 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Just need a few more pahts for my wascawy wabbit twap!

  • lolindrath / about 10 years ago / 1

    "The Viking Re-Education Program"

  • Tuffin / about 10 years ago / 1

    Upon seeing how crowded the New World has become, the vikings have decided it is time to set sail to the moon...

  • BenAnderson / about 10 years ago / 1

    Three guys and a dog.

  • Duckfeet / about 10 years ago / 1

    Dignity, it's always in the last place you look.

  • John Price / about 10 years ago / 1

    These damn Yankees just don't understand Viking technology.

  • Cowattack / about 10 years ago / 1

    Viking industrial espionage had evolved greatly, but still lacked subtlety.

  • Victoare / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun Fus Do Rah, now available in blisters.

  • nathangray / about 10 years ago / 1

    The last parts I need to super-charge my impact driver http://www.sparkfun.com/news/800

  • Imjoh1 / about 10 years ago / 1

    ... and here we see the elusive Lab-ra-horn in his native environment, grazing on some unsuspecting spare parts.

  • WaukElec / about 10 years ago / 1

    Maintenance was called to replace the burnt out light. This guy showed up. We have a communication issue.

  • millerjon / about 10 years ago / 1

    The Sparkfun Adventure Kit: What's in YOUR Toolbox?

  • k.granade / about 10 years ago / 1

    In the face of increasingly difficult Lost Viking puzzles, Baleog the Fierce turns to hardware development to give him an edge.

  • RobotDude / about 10 years ago / 1

    With a little luck I will be the First Viking to self-re-attach my right arm and right horn!

  • GoZer / about 10 years ago / 1

    The god of Magic Smoke breathes life into his creations!

  • victorydiv / about 10 years ago / 1

    Another Sparkfun employee with a cow fetish...

  • brifeld / about 10 years ago / 1

    Horny?

  • GravMurk / about 10 years ago / 1

    If it's not Viking, it's crap!

  • hikebikeclimb / about 10 years ago / 1

    Ferb, I know what we are going to do today!

  • darkred / about 10 years ago / 1

    In Their Tongue He Is Dovahkiin ... SparkFun Born!

  • Member #207687 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Just fixing the ol' vik-o-meter before battle.

  • sqkybeaver / about 10 years ago / 1

    For a nominal fee, you can have it assembled by sparky the viking!

  • Marcoose / about 10 years ago / 1

    I'm a Viking, and I'm okay; I pillage all night and sort parts all day.

  • cplymill / about 10 years ago / 1

    It was simple to do but the "CaveMan" was not available.

  • Member #86232 / about 10 years ago / 1

    And when I plug this IC into the board all of our ships will turn red!

  • oneleftfoot / about 10 years ago / 1

    I would swear I saw a Pillaging Shield in here this morning.

  • nakedhoof / about 10 years ago / 1

    We'll never get that Knarr moving without that navigation breakout board...

  • lukedjr85 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Hey Frank, does this hat make my butt look... oh look, a skittle!

  • Oh I thought that was standard issue uniform?

  • Member #210900 / about 10 years ago / 1

    ...We come from the land of the o-scope probe and the breakout boards where the hot solder FFFUUHHLOOOOOOWSSSSSSS...

    ...We are your overlooooooooords...

  • ArgoRob / about 10 years ago / 1

    One of these days I am so going to own this company and change the name to VikingFun. For now incognito my friends...incognito.

  • Member #15009 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Why is there a horn in the wave solder?

  • Chiva / about 10 years ago / 1

    Erik the Red chooses the appropiate part for a sacrifice to Odin so he keeps electrons flowing

  • nakedhoof / about 10 years ago / 1

    "The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands! Now, if I can only find that Led Zeppelin CD..."

  • Flokos / about 10 years ago / 1

    "The sparky unicorn has some fun."

  • mw994 / about 10 years ago / 1

    the new sparkfun hearing aid storage device.

  • S2000 / about 10 years ago / 1

    Safety first at Sparkfun - Labcoat, glasses, large pointy hat.

  • BoltOf / about 10 years ago / 1

    It's the new hair club for men viking version

  • Steinarr / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Eg er korkje alv eller �sa-son, eller av visa vaner komen. End� f�r eg �leine gjenom fr�sande eld salen her � sj�."

    • According to a Viking Friend: I am neither elf or spam, or of visas habits spam. I went alone through the cold duck fire hall here to see. spam.

  • Leif / about 10 years ago / 1

    Sparkfun: Equal Opportunity Viking Employer

  • mceranski / about 10 years ago / 1

    BEWARE! I am the SparkFun Viking! Women love me and electronics fear me! Hmmm...where did I put my little pony keychain?

  • DigiSport / about 10 years ago / 1

    "I used to strike fear into all those who I come across, now i only strike fear into these 5 1/2 inch floppies."

  • Ducky Virus / about 10 years ago / 1

    Borris works hard to repair his Flux Capacitor before Doc Brown wakes.

  • Member #15009 / about 10 years ago / 1

    OR Meet Eric the Red Spark Fun PCB Binner

  • Hoffmann / about 10 years ago / 1

    "The Clovis of modern time"

  • Ted M / about 10 years ago / 1

    Thor would just be another dork without his lab coat.

  • Jon S / about 10 years ago / 1

    21st century wiking hard at work building his chip!

  • RichardK_Solar / about 10 years ago / 1

    A Nordic Semiconductor consultant auditing our breakout boards.

  • RichardK_Solar / about 10 years ago / 1

    A Nordic Semiconductor consultant auditing our breakout boards.

  • jessejay / about 10 years ago / 1

    Vikings plunder sparkfun!

  • You sir, are playing a dangerous game! Keeping this much raw... 'Viking-ness' contained! There will be consequences!

  • AndyL / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Well, my burning and pillaging machine half works."

  • spacecowboy / about 10 years ago / 1

    Thor, former Norse god of thunder, was at first a bit worried about working at an ESD-protective workplace. Then he saw Sparkfun's Kegerator

  • RichardK_Solar / about 10 years ago / 1

    Production process of our nRF2401A Transceiver breakout, with a special consultant from the chip´s manufacturer.

  • scharkalvin / about 10 years ago / 1

    caption: "Valhalla Laboratories Inc"

  • The Dude Abides / about 10 years ago / 1

    Being the only viking in the existence today, Sven Redbeard has the privileged position of distributing otters' noses and worms to his colleague's lunch boxes.

  • Member #188794 / about 10 years ago / 1

    With your Capital One credit card, you can earn free Sparkfun twice as fast every time you use your card.

  • Sl33per / about 10 years ago / 1

    In order for this Norse to become a Viking and receive his final horn, he must conquer and pillage another... Workstation?!?!

  • Leif / about 10 years ago / 1

    My other hat is a third-hand.

  • Member #65213 / about 10 years ago / 1

    I wonder if these are Virking...or not?

  • lightpeople / about 10 years ago / 1

    I need to find more components to upgrade my viking ship.

  • RichardK_Solar / about 10 years ago / 1

    Only one more cap and i�ll be able to fix the continuum transfunctioneeer !

  • Kenneth Henderick / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Where did I left that other horn..."

  • Andrew KE8P / about 10 years ago / 1

    "With these last few parts, my Leif Ericson Day decorations will be complete!"

  • RichardK_Solar / about 10 years ago / 1

    All of our components are carefully tested and selected using ancient alien-influenced viking techniques, by our teleported viking-alien. ( the camera cought him distracted but we can�t really see him ourselves).

  • AZN Gear / about 10 years ago * / 1

    I wonder if my strategy to mix plaids, stripes, and camo is helping me seem more macho to my Viking co-workers. My girlfriend says it should be fool proof. I just want to fit in.....

  • ME heat o nator / about 10 years ago / 1

    Soldoor the Crafty slaves away in his lab to create a merciless PCB.

  • Keyster / about 10 years ago / 1

    As the 4 o'clock hour rolls near Yergan, the head engineer at Sparkfun, packs up his gear with anticipation of his eHarmony date at Applebee's tonight. Helga can't wait to meet him for the first time.

  • BigHomie / about 10 years ago / 1

    "Where's that wascally wya".

    http://rlv.zcache.com/elmer_fudd_viking_poster-r2c22e1f9a3a04028b460191b91cf1663_gw2_400.jpg

  • Yahya / about 10 years ago / 1

    de-soldering with my sword and magic helmet.

  • trodoss / about 10 years ago * / 1

    (Sven prepares the old 5 1/4 floppy disk box for a Viking Funeral after failing to win "Vintage Day" with his complete Zork collection) "...Just a few more lady fingers..."

  • agemoz / about 10 years ago / 1

    Aha! Now I understand why my free-day shipment arrived with a horn stuck in it and a pair of sunglasses in it. Weirdest shipment I've ever gotten!

  • 1st one: Hmm, which one is the beef? 2nd: "Your Caption Here" 3: Our new capacitor checker is great... He just eats the ones that are blown. 4: Our new coat hanger statue, hand crafted by artisans in Atlantis.

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