My name is Rusty and I am from BlueRobotics. We've spent the last nine months developing an underwater thruster for marine robotics that is high-performing, resistant to saltwater, and affordable for hobbyists. Today we're announcing our Kickstarter campaign! You can preview the campaign at the following link and offer feedback.
The T100 Thruster Kickstarter will go live on August 12th, 2014 at 8:30am Pacific.
We've been really inspired by the work and community of OpenROV. The Kickstarter campaign includes a reward level for an OpenROV Compatible Thruster Kit. It includes two normal thrusters and one that's been modified for use as the vertical thruster on the OpenROV. The kit is easy to retrofit on a finished OpenROV or while assembling a kit!
The thrusters have over 5 lb of thrust, significantly increasing what's currently available on the OpenROV. They also have great low-thrust performance for gentle maneuvering.
I hope you will check it out and back us! Please let us know if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions. You can do so here, on the feedback form at the top of the preview page, or email us at email@example.com.
- Rusty, Joe, and Josh from BlueRobotics
Also visit us at www.bluerobotics.com!