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An efficient, rugged, affordable underwater thruster to propel the future of marine robotics and ocean exploration.
An efficient, rugged, affordable underwater thruster to propel the future of marine robotics and ocean exploration.
An efficient, rugged, affordable underwater thruster to propel the future of marine robotics and ocean exploration.
360 backers pledged $102,685 to help bring this project to life.

T100 Thruster: The Final Stretch!

Hello friends,

We have about 70 hours left to go! We have passed 300 backers and $80K. We owe a tremendous thank you to all of our backers! Let's finish strong! Please continue to spread the word and share our Kickstarter page with anyone who might be interested.

We still have a chance to hit Stretch Goal #3: The T200 Thruster before the end of the campaign, but we need your help!

Updates

Limit Increased to Ten Thrusters Per Backer

We originally set the limit of thrusters per backer at six because most ROVs use six or less thrusters. The Kickstarter rules allow us to sell up to ten units per backer. If you are interested in more than six thrusters, you are welcome to increase your pledge for up to ten! Make sure you add basic ESCs or BlueESCs accordingly.

Adding Thrusters to Your OpenROV or BlueROV Reward

A few people have asked if they could back the OpenROV or BlueROV reward but pledge for thrusters as well. Kickstarter does not allow you to pledge for multiple rewards, but if you would like to add thrusters to your reward level, you may do so. Just add $100 each for thrusters and $20 each for basic ESCs or $45 each for BlueESCs.

What Happens to the T200 If We Don't Make it to Stretch Goal #3?

We see a lot of value in the T200 Thruster for projects that require more thrust. If we don't make it to Stretch Goal #3 at $95K, we will continue to develop the T200 Thruster but it will take longer. The closer we get, the easier it will be, so let's make it to $95K!

How Can Thrusters Be Purchased After The Kickstarter?

As soon as the Kickstarter ends, we will be launching our online store and the T100 Thruster will be available for pre-order. All thrusters that are purchased after the Kickstarter will be delivered after the Kickstarter rewards are completed. Remember, the price will increase slightly to $109 each for the thrusters, so it is best to get them now through the Kickstarter campaign!


Please Double-check Your Pledge Amount!!

This is really important! Please take a second and double-check that you are pledging the correct amount for your reward. We made a few tables on our website that show the proper pledge amount depending on your rewards level, number of thrusters, and number of ESCs.

These aren't the only combinations possible but it should cover most of them. For instance, if you wanted, you could buy three thrusters and six ESCs so that you would have backups. Just make sure you do your math and please feel free to ask us if you are confused!

That's it! We'll have a few final updates for you in the next few days and then it's manufacturing time! Again, please share the campaign, double-check your pledge amount, and make sure you add basic ESCs or BlueESCs before the end of the campaign if you want them!

Happy Thrusting!

-Rusty, Joe, and Josh from BlueRobotics

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    1. Martin
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      Can I pledge for the t200 now and can you auto correct it if it doesn't get to the level you need?
      I have pledged for T100 with internal ESC but want t200 version. Thx