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. The documentation for the construction and design of Protei_006, a 3 meter remote controlled prototype, can be downloaded, viewed, or purchased here
, in the hope that eventually, there can be a fleet of unmanned robotic boats, as others copy and implement the designs for ready-to-deploy boats.
This 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. MAJOR THANKS TO SEEED STUDIO for supporting the building of the following Protei prototype!