I always find the history of some of these words interesting… get all the Scuttlebutt on the Grok, maties!
If you’re familiar with the idea of ‘crowdfunding’ then you’ve heard of Kickstarter before. Its a site where people make proposals and seek funding for interesting ideas. If they succeed, the backers get what was agreed upon… sometimes (often?) they do, sometimes not, but the batting average is pretty good. I’ve gotten a couple of interesting things that I backed on Kickstarter in the last couple of years.
Anyhow, the T100 looks like a really interesting idea. A rugged, affordable underwater thruster. Designed for robotics and ocean exploration.
We designed the T100 for:
- Makers and Hobbyists who are interested in marine robotics but can’t find capable, affordable hardware.
- Students and Schools who can use the T100 for educational projects or to compete in competitions such as the AUVSI RoboSub and RoboBoat competitions.
- Professional Users who want a high-quality thruster that is more capable than many of the high-end (expensive) alternatives.
And you thought getting your boat in the dock was tough… this takes skill..
Wooden Widget has added the Foldak, a 12 foot folding canoe.
The Foldak is an easy to build 12 foot folding canoe. Like the Fliptail it consists of a central keel, drop down floors, four hoops and a reinforced PVC skin. It unfolds in less than a minute and all the pieces needed to assemble it are always attached so you won't arrive at the water's edge missing a vital piece. It is stable, tracks well yet is easy to turn. Designed to be used with either a single paddle or a double kayak paddle.