Disenchanted with the serious nature that the project was taking, one of our programmers decided to (secretly) implement some new code. This code has since been trademarked as JoyrideMode™.
JoyrideMode™ | joi rīd, mōd |
- a mode in an amphibious airboat where the boat is unknowingly being operated purely for the pleasure of the operator and no other reason. Oh damn, I had the boat in JoyrideMode all day! It didn’t log any data!
- Key features of JoyrideMode:
- Disengages the sensors.
o Battery efficiency decreases by 97%
|These batteries will allow the boat to run for approximately 11 minutes.|
o Feeds out random values.
o Frequently shuts down forcing it to be rescued.
As you can see, JoyrideMode is an important feature of the Airboats.
|Our chief boat operator is unaware that he is operating in JoyrideMode. For three hours he zig-zags across the pond believing that he is collecting valuable sensor data.|
Coming tomorrow (8/9c): “Testing in Maryland, a statistical summary”
Copyright information: JoyrideMode and the 7-battery logo is a trademark of the CMU Airboat project.