Oil spilled moves downwind : we are sailing upwind to capture it. Protei is an ocean cleaning and research open hardware drone. Read more
This project was successfully funded on April 12, 2011.
Starting to prototype new ideas!
Hello dear Backers,
Sorry for the slight delay, we've been so busy building stuff, it is getting overly exciting!
After a first week of installing the space, a week of brainstorming, a week of smaller prototype, we are now in the process of building small scale prototypes to test different mechanisms and actuation systems.
A lot of small scale experiments. Trying to see if it is possible to make a self-righting trimaran.
Really interesting potential actuation mechanisms below.
You can follow the parallel Progress of all these different versions of Protei under our versionning system :
Protei_005.1 "Alien" : Inflatable and articulated
Protei_005.3 "Surface Control"
Protei_005.5 "Articulated +"
Stay tuned, because in the coming days we should start putting stuff in the water :) !
This is a very exciting time, and this week, we would like to introduce to you our advisor for Oceanography, the fantastic Peter Keen, brought to you by Toni Nottebohm, our film maker .