There are many platitudes about the danger of owning ships. For example, “the best two days of the owner’s life are the day they buy the ship and the day they sell the ship”. I immediately thought of this, but there is a loophole in another bottomless abyss of the owner: build a small robot speedboat instead of having a full-size speedboat. You can not only save a lot of money and frustration, but also use the 3D printed ship as a base for education and research projects.
The automatic speedboat adopts modular hull design, which is convenient for 3D printing, and adopts water jet propulsion, which improves the reliability in shallow water and reduces the possibility of entanglement with any object or injury to animals or humans. The platform is specially designed to accommodate any of a variety of sensors, enabling people to easily perform automated tasks in water bodies, such as pollution monitoring, search and rescue, and various inspections. A catamaran and a jet aircraft were originally prototypes, but eventually a catamaran and two jet aircraft were produced, thereby improving the stability and reliability of the platform.
The page of the project provides all the documents required to start using your own automatic (or remote control) speedboat. The creators hope that this platform can meet a variety of needs, and hope to establish a community composed of technology enthusiasts, engineers and researchers to devote themselves to the autonomous marine robot platform. However, if you prefer to give up the engine, we also see some automatic sailboats for research purposes.