The main purpose of this opensource unmanned robot solar catamaran boat is to be used as an affordable maritime platform for education and scientific research.
This platform is fully 3D printed with PLA and can be controlled by GPS way points or by radio. The design enables to transport an inner platform where it is possible to assemble several types of sensors for water quality, microplastics detection, sonar or just to test electronics and programing.
This prototype is a catamaran of 1,5 m long, a width of 1 m and 0,8 m heigh. It weights around 50 kg, it has a maximum payload of 15 kg with a max volume 60L (L500xW400xH300mm) and can move at speed of 1 m/s.
It has two security buttons to stop running and two inflatable bags in the case of sink. The main source of energy is solar but it can be charged when docked. It as two DC motors of 100 W each.
This project can be promoted as an assembled vessel or DIY kit.