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CA$ 21,391
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 17 2015 5:01 PM UTC +00:00
CA$ 21,391
pledged of CA$ 80,000pledged of CA$ 80,000 goal
38
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 17 2015 5:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

Three different colors to choose from: silver, wood-finish, black.

OCEAN SWIPE 360 is the only automated aquarium glass and acrylic cleaner for all walls on the market today.

This smart robot cleans the algae from all the inner walls of a fresh or salt water aquarium in one continuous pass. The OS360 travels along the aquarium walls while avoiding obstacles and maneuvering around corners. Not only does the robot remove the algae, it can polish acrylic walls as well as remove old surface scratches.  It will bring your aquarium back to its original pristine condition.

The OS360 is customizable to fit any tank size  and with a sleek profile and choice of beautiful finishes to suit the look of your aquarium. It is easily assembled and programmable. It can work right out of the box or you can program it to suit your aquarium needs. It works perfectly whether you have a canopy or a stand.

If you're on holiday, or  have a very busy work schedule, don't worry. You can schedule your tank for daily cleanings and monitor the OS360 from your computer or phone.  

Add on extra tracks to all rewards at $3 per ft. Watch how simple the track installation is:

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The OS360 also polishes away scratches on acrylic!  

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If your acrylic tank has received scratches from rocks or previous cleaners, the polishing pads will bring your tank back to brand new. Limit clips allow you to concentrate the polishing to a specific area. 

And so quiet!

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 Safety 

 If a person puts their hand in the path of the robot, the motors will automatically stop. 

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Docking Station

Charges itself and can be placed in a discreet area. If you want to remove the robot completely, easy as two clicks away.

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Floating Dry Brush

Contactless outside dry brush.  No smudges or scratches will occur.

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This video sums it all up!

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Features of the OS360: 

  • Can clean aquarium walls, acrylic or glass up to 1 1/4 inch thick.
  • Can go around the corners and clean all four sides of the aquarium.
  • Can be programmed to move around objects such as pumps.
  • Wireless network communications.
  • Fully customizable cleaning schedule. Can be programmed to clean multiple times in a day/week if desired. 
  • The acceleration and deceleration of the cleaning brush can be programmed so that it will not create waves at the top or disturb sand at the bottom.
  • Runs on a lithium ion battery pack.
  • An intelligent charging/balancing battery system.
  • A charged battery can clean a 350 gallon aquarium in 12 minutes and recharge itself in 35 minutes. It can run for one and a half hours without recharging.
  • Molded tracks are installed on the top and bottom of the aquarium, guiding the robot so that it can go around the corners and clean all four sides of the aquarium.
  • The molded tracks come in kits and snap together in a staggered method, providing maximum strength. See video on installation of tracks.
  •  A 24 volt AC power supply charges the battery at its docking station. 
  • Uses micro-stepper motor technology to move itself along the track for a whisper quiet operation. See sound video.
  • CAD designed.
  • Patented product.
  • You can add on additional tracks to all rewards at $3 per ft.
  • One year warranty

Compliant with the following standards:  From the very inception of the project, all components and designs comply with regulations of the following: CSA, UL, RoHS, and FCC part 14, and EMI. This provides you with an environmentally safe product.

What people are saying.....

Jake Adams from Reefbuilders.com says: "The Ocean Swipe 360 took the reef and aquarium world by surprise when it revealed that someone had designed and built the mother of all aquarium glass cleaning robots.  With a very sophisticated glass cleaning system that can even go around corners, the Ocean Swipe 360 is the most exciting development in aquarium automation in a long time."

Chichild.com, says: "a new product in development promises to make the tedious process of aquarium glass cleaning a thing of the past!"

"I have to say that your new product has me more excited than any product release in the 12 years I've been in the industry," Austin Lefevre, Michigan Aquatic Specialists

"Hopefully this gets released soon", says Reef Sanctuary.

Since our preliminary announcement of OCEAN SWIPE 360, we have received e-mails and calls from around the world, wanting to buy the OS360Here are some of the comments from aquarium owners waiting for the product to come to market:

Owner of a 600 gallon tank:  "Looks amazing. Your team has revolutionized aquarium cleaning."

"That's my Christmas present sorted out!"

"This could be a game changer for acrylic high energy reef tanks.  Not having to worry about getting behind on algae wiping and then removing coralline would be really nice.  I've sworn off acrylic display tanks for this reason - something like this could convince me to go back."

"Congrats.  Looks like an interesting tool for the hobbyist and for professionals as well.  I could see integrating this into a custom tank design."

"Congratulations.  Any interest in working in the public aquarium industry?"

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REWARDS: the OS360 robotic system

$879 CAD (apprx $659 USD)  is suitable for an aquarium up to 3 ft high, includes 1 touch screen, software, 8 corner pieces, 2 cleaning pads, and 24 ft. of tracks. Additional tracks can be added on at $3/ft. This robot comes in black only. This robot can be customized to the height of your tank up to 3 ft. high. We will contact you to get the height measurement and we will customize the robot to the required height.

$1079 CAD (apprx $809 USD) is suitable for an aquarium up to 3 ft. high, includes 1 touch screen, software, 8 corner pieces, 2 cleaning pads, and 32 ft. of tracks. Additional tracks can be added on at $3 ft. This robot comes in black, or  with a hydrographic finish in silver or wood-grain.This robot can be customized to the height of your tank up to 3 ft. high. We will contact you to get the height measurement and we will customize the robot to the required height.

$1379 CAD (apprx $1034 USD) is suitable for an aquarium up to 4 ft. high, includes 1 touch screen, software, 8 corner pieces, 2 cleaning pads, and 40 ft. of tracks. Additional tracks can be added on at $3 ft. This robot comes in black, or hydrographic finish in silver or wood-grain.This robot can be customized to the height of your tank up to 4 ft. high. We will contact you to get the height measurement and we will customize the robot to the required height.

3 Years of Research and Testing:

The Team

Mark Hausmann: Mark started his career as a computer programmer and as an electronic technician. He then went on to become a systems analyst for large corporations.  Five years ago, with the help of Shane, Mark built a beautiful 350 gallon salt water reef aquarium for his wife and her day camp to teach the children the importance of the oceanic environment. The maintenance of the aquarium was much more than he expected.  After 3 years of research, testing and determination, Mark designed and patented the first automated all wall aquarium cleaner. 

Shane Bonnemayers: Working side by side with Mark for the last 12 years, Shane has been an integral part of the Ocean Swipe 360 team.  Coming from a family of machinists, Shane is pivotal in operating our CNC machine, pick and place, and electronic equipment.  As well, being the captain of the local fire department for the past 17 years means he knows the meaning of hard work and working with a team.

Daniel Bernesi, Ing:  Daniel holds a B.Sc., in Electronics Engineering and has 4 U.S. patents under his belt.  He has been a consultant and design engineer for special effects equipment, industrial automation and high volume manufacturing equipment, satellite television receiving systems, and developed computer related products in the computer/telephone integration field.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Risks and challenges

The Ocean Swipe 360 prototypes have been operating over the course of 3 years. We know it works and we know that aquarium lovers want it. We have had many stores and individuals that have already contacted us to purchase the product. One of the challenges we face is to produce the robot at an affordable price. We have already lined up manufacturers to build the components. By accomplishing our goal on Kickstarter, we will be able to make bulk orders of the robotic components so that it will be affordable for everyone. There is always a risk of production delay but we are currently on course and are working hard to meet our production deadlines.

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    We know how excited you are for our robot to go into production so with your donation of $25, you will receive our OCEAN SWIPE 360 clown fish stress ball to help with your anticipation. Your name will also be placed on the Wall of Thanks on our website and we will keep you updated with all the latest news and announcements.

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    With your donation, you will be the lucky owner of the OCEAN SWIPE 360 robotic system that will include the touch screen, software, 24 ft. of track, 8 corner pieces, 2 cleaning pads and will fit an aquarium up to 3 ft. high. This robot comes in black only. Add on extra tracks at $3 per ft. Your name will be at the top of the Wall of Thanks on our website and we will keep you updated with all the latest news and announcements. Let the cleaning begin!

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    With your donation, you will be the lucky owner of the OCEAN SWIPE 360 robotic system that will include the touch screen, software, 32 ft. of track, 8 corner pieces, 2 cleaning pads and will fit an aquarium up to 3 ft. high. You will have a choice of the robot in black or hydrographic silver finish or hydrographic wood grain finish. Your name will be at the top of the Wall of Thanks on our website and we will keep you updated with all the latest news and announcements. Let the cleaning begin!

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    Pledge CA$ 1,379 or more About $1,039

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    With your donation, you will be the lucky owner of the OCEAN SWIPE 360 robotic system that will include the touch screen, software, 40 ft. of track, 8 corner pieces, 4 cleaning pads, and will fit an aquarium up to 4 ft. high. You will have a choice of the robot in black or hydrographic silver finish, or hydrographic wood grain finish. Add on extra tracks at $3 per ft. Your name will be at the top of the Wall of Thanks on our website and we will keep you updated with all the latest news and announcements. Let the cleaning begin!

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