Easter Egg in CMU Camera Manual

There’s a really funny disclaimer at the end of the CMU camera manual (the one called “CMUcam2_fe manual.pdf” inside “cmucam2-documents-and-software1.zip”). :stuck_out_tongue:

For those too bothered to find it in the manual, here it is:

No warranties, either expressed or implied, are made regarding the operation, use or results of this hardware. This product is meant for educational purposes only. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. CMUcam2 void where prohibited with some assembly required. Batteries and servos not included. Contents may settle during shipment so only use as directed. No other warranty expressed or implied. Do not use while operating a motor vehicle or heavy equipment. Apply CMUcam2 only to affected area. If condition persists, consult your physician. May be too intense for some viewers and for recreational use only. Do not disturb CMUcam2 during boot process. All models over eighteen years of age. No user-serviceable parts inside. Freshest if used before date on carton. Subject to change without notice. Many CMUcam2 times approximate and many pictures simulated. Breaking seal constitutes acceptance of agreement. This product is known to the state of California to cause birth defects. As seen on TV one size fits all. My man the yellow darts comments not actually generated by the yellow dart. Contains a substantial amount of non-tobacco ingredients. Colors may, in time, fade. Slippery when wet. If CMUcam2 acts up; keep cool; process promptly. Not responsible for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect, error or failure to perform. Substantial penalty for early withdrawal. Keep away from fire or flame. Replace with same type. Some of the trademarks mentioned in this product appear for identification purposes only. No animals were hurt in the production of this device. This supersedes all previous notices.

Is the “yellow dart” thing a Strong Bad reference?! :ahh:

What else could that be a reference to?

The packet that contains the manual can be found here. Thanks for pointing this out - chances are that I would have never noticed it on my own.

Does a robot constitute a motor vehicle or heavy machinery? Hmm…

Ah, those crazy Carnegie Mellon kids…

Hot Stuff… Gotta love the animals part! (im so mean)

These following are personally my favorite:
If condition persists, consult your physician.
All models over eighteen years of age.
Freshest if used before date on carton.
This product is known to the state of California to cause birth defects.

Thanks for sharing this! It made my day!

LOL this is the kind of thing jgannon will do to us when he gets to CMU. Nothing like a little humor to keep it real.

hahaha thats good… I definitly needed a bit of humor after a night of writing papers and studying for finals!! :slight_smile:

Those crazy kids did a great job in the DARPA Grand Challenge last March in the Mojave Desert…their autonomous vehicle drove over 7 miles in pretty challenging and diverse environments. Here’s an image of the vehicle:


They also produced a pretty cool clip: a table-top demo of the CMU Cam2 doing its color tracking thing