CNN outlines 7 steamboats still plying the waters around the US - under steam power. I knew there were some riverboats around, but even the ones that “look” steam powered, most are really not. These are the real deal.
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..