over 6 years ago by lexbryan
Which problem are you trying to solve?
Saving our ocean.
How are you going to solve the problem?
Collective research can be conducted through this project and in turn will give people and the government much impact of
What is the impact of your project?
Without data, the government and the people will not know the real situation of our oceans. This project will help solve
How can the project be manufactured in the OpenLab?
You have 3d printers and laser cutters. I also hope you have opensource hardware (arduino, wemos, or raspberry pi).
Describe your project in detail
I am building a sailing drone. The robot will have a modular onboard laboratory which can detect basic (for now)
properties and chemical composition of water and dissolved oxygen. Since it's a robot, it will have the capability
to think autonomously given a set of area to explore. The user will be able to control the robot using a mobile app as
well as see it current progress and location on the map. The robot will have the ability to work as a swarm and
collaborate on a single task even if they have different owners; provided that the owner permits the activity.
robot is modular, community can purchase or develop modules that suits their needs. For example, a user from Japan might
purchase or build a module that has a geiger counter to get nuclear radiation data.
This project is helpful for
enthusiast, researchers, and scientists. I was able to conceptualize the project when I visited Surigao and noticed that
those sea areas that are near a mining activity tend to have an orange color of their water. I believe it's
contaminated with some chemicals and it's destroying marine life. The government won't take actions if
there's no data.
More info here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EjoXX89Otc