If you are in the market for a quad copter that is water resistant and can be landed on water, you might be interested in a new flying vehicle called the SwiftBot Quadcopter.
The SwiftBot Quadcopter is currently water resistant but is now looking for help to advance its design to be fully waterproof allowing it to be used over water to take photographs both above and below the waves and even capture water samples if required.
To raise funds for the development of the new waterproof shell for the SwiftBot Quadcopter, its developers have taken to the Kickstarter crowdfunding website and are now looking for pledges to make the waterproof SwiftBot Quadcopter a reality.
“The SwiftBot is a robotic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that is modular, rugged, upgradeable, and features Arduino based open source hardware and software. While we’ve made the SwiftBot water-resistant, our next task is to make it waterproof. We want to be able to safely land on the surface of the ocean, or navigate over a reef while transmitting live underwater video. Our goal is to accomplish this completely autonomously: take off from the beach, see live video, and return home, all without pilot intervention!
The SwiftBot uses 3D printed parts: the fuselage, electronics enclosures, and camera anti-vibration mount are all printed. 3D parts make our quadcopter unique: it’s infinitely customizable. Our 3D parts library allows users to pick and choose how they’d like to personalize their SwiftBot.
We have chosen to use open source software, hardware, and design, to make it easy for DIY’ers, Makers, roboticists, researchers and multirotor enthusiasts to partner with us to develop, improve, and expand the applications for these amazing new robotic devices.”
So if you think SwiftBot Quadcopter is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help SwiftBot Quadcopter become a reality.
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