Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

Java Java Objects (Retired) Harnessing the Power of Objects Method Signatures

Using Method Sigantures add a new Method drive that drives just 1 lap and takes no arguments.

public class GoKart { public static final int MAX_BARS = 8; private String mColor; private int mBarsCount;

public GoKart(String color) { mColor = color; mBarsCount = 0; }

public String getColor() { return mColor; }

public void drive(int laps) { // Other driving code omitted for clarity purposes mBarsCount -= laps; }

public void drive() { //<<<< The method I added// drive(laps); }

public void charge() { while (!isFullyCharged()) { mBarsCount++; } }

public boolean isBatteryEmpty() { return mBarsCount == 0; }

public boolean isFullyCharged() { return mBarsCount == MAX_BARS; }

}

GoKart.java
public class GoKart {
  public static final int MAX_BARS = 8;
  private String mColor;
  private int mBarsCount;

  public GoKart(String color) {
    mColor = color;
    mBarsCount = 0;
  }

  public String getColor() {
    return mColor;
  }

  public void drive(int laps) {
    // Other driving code omitted for clarity purposes
    mBarsCount -= laps;
  }

  public void drive() {
   drive(laps);
  }

  public void charge() {
    while (!isFullyCharged()) {
      mBarsCount++;
    }
  }

  public boolean isBatteryEmpty() {
    return mBarsCount == 0;
  }

  public boolean isFullyCharged() {
    return mBarsCount == MAX_BARS;
  }

}

Can anyone help explain to me what I'm doing wrong,

I called to the orginal method by using the new method

public void drive() { drive(laps); }

So maybe i called out to the original method with the wrong parmeter???

1 Answer

Omgosh, my apologies that's what was meant by pass 1. So the first the first method gave the structure and the second drive method gave it substance to run? I guess i thought the 1 would have to had gone here:

public void drive(1) <<<<here

Thanks Craig, sorry I did not realize that, my minds playing trick on me