Protei – a low-cost open-source oil collecting robot

Protei

PROTEI_007 via Instructables. Gabriella Levine writes –

Protei_007 is the seventh prototype for a project called Protei, which is an open source, articulated, segmented, robotic, unmanned, sailboat, originally built to sail upwind, dragging a long oil-absorbent boom, to aid in the cleanup of oil near spill sites. However, Protei is being developed into a more modular and adaptable design for an affordable, easy-to-build, boat, that can be utilized for various purposes, including nuclear waste monitoring, biological sampling, and plastic trash collection.

 

Amazingly, the Protei team recently uploaded a tutorial includes all the necessary information for the mechanical construction, electronic architecture, and software packages for Protei_007, including the laser templates and code packages. This can be constructed in a few hours. Required tools include a laser cutter.

 

We’re so glad to take part in such an awesome project, being one of the sponsors that make it real! More information on Kickstarter and Instructables, and don’t forget to check out the video – Protei_006 on the move!

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