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Scream-o-Tron

It gets more X-TREME the louder you SCREAM!
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The summary pretty much sums it up. The coaster is equipped with small microphones and a built-in computer system that measures decibel level from the passengers, and adjusts the speed accordingly. Might bring in an interesting rider-participation factor into your average roller coaster ride.
qt75rx1, Mar 16 2008

Not to be confused with... http://www.geekitud...5TronUpCloseRot.jpg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 18 2008]

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       Yes. Bun. Easily implemented, highly marketable, and totally in tune with the whole ethos of the rollercoaster ride.
david_scothern, Mar 16 2008
  

       I mis-read this as 'scram-o-treon'.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 16 2008
  

       I wish.   

       I'm not riding this thing with my daughter. Bun from her, not me.
baconbrain, Mar 16 2008
  

       Baconbrain, you can only ride in this ride if you are at least this high (points to height sign). Please do not ride the Scream-o-Tron if you are pregnant or have a heart condition, or high blood pressure.   

       Hm, now that I think about it, it might be difficult to separate the loudness generated by the passengers from the loudness of the ride itself. Any suggestions?
qt75rx1, Mar 16 2008
  

       Might this not create a positive feedback loop? Involuntary screams of terror provoke even more extreme roller-coastering? Oh well.. serves em right for getting on in the first place.. +
afinehowdoyoudo, Mar 17 2008
  

       [iron_horse] this is EXACTLY the idea. But then, there IS a certain finite limit on how loud a person can scream... Maybe they should be encouraged to carry loudspeakers and air horns.
qt75rx1, Mar 17 2008
  

       Why not monitor heart rate, blood pressure and other indicators for signs of stress? A truly terrifying ride would correlate these measurements with its behaviour.
DenholmRicshaw, Mar 17 2008
  

       Ah, but [Denholm], that'd take a rather long time to rig up all that monitoring equipment! It'd make the line even longer!   

       (though it'd be good to have it there just in case someone gets a heart attack...)
qt75rx1, Mar 17 2008
  

       Design your coaster cars with a few extra axles. If the passengers seem excitable enough, have it shed a wheel or two while going up a loop...
lurch, Mar 17 2008
  

       // if you are pregnant or have a heart condition, or high blood pressure. //   

       Or you're a deaf mute.   

       Will the system include a tilting section of track at the end so that the stiffening corpses can be neatly tipped out into a convenient skip ?   

       "Soylent Green is People !"
8th of 7, Mar 17 2008
  

       I think if i were riding it, it would get exponentially faster. The faster/more extreme the ride, the more i scream, the more i hate it, the more i want to get off, the more i curse the creators of this damned piece of equipment, the more i scream, the faster i go, the more i want to choke someone, then i will be traumatized and never ride a roller coaster ever again.
crazyrog17, Mar 17 2008
  

       [crazyrog], the machine measures only loudness, not gross amount of screaming! How many decibels can YOU get to?
qt75rx1, Mar 17 2008
  

       Brilliant, if you ask me...NOW GET THE HELLLLLLL AWAY FROMMMMMMMMM ME.
blissmiss, Mar 17 2008
  

       ho-hum. why isn't this thing moving yet?
RayfordSteele, Mar 19 2008
  
      
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