Tuesday, February 23, 2021

AMOS Orange

It was an exciting day yesterday, as Steven delivered the newly built AMOS hull:

The orange color is really vibrant, which should make the boat easily visible from a distance on the water. It weighs about 30 lbs, so heavier than a surfboard platform, but the interior has plenty of room for batteries and other equipment, which should provide it with plenty of endurance and measurement flexibility. 

In other news, we now have a distributor in New Zealand, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. The Stream Ltd. (https://www.thestream.nz/) has signed on as our new distributor on the other side of the planet. They are an environmental services company, specializing in river, coastal, and watershed monitoring.

And lastly, the AMOS Board Kit can now be found on RobotShop's Canadian and US websites (https://www.robotshop.com/ca/en/amos-board-kit.html). (Product photos provided by Moments By Kassie: https://www.facebook.com/momentsbykassie). 

We're always trying to spread the word about AMOS; if you have any good ideas, or would like to help out, please contact us!

Monday, February 15, 2021

The Next One

 Just got some exciting news this evening: the new hull for AMOS 4.0 will soon be ready! Mostly just some painting left to complete. Here are some pictures that Steven (the designer and builder) sent about an hour ago: 

This version will have loads of room for extra batteries, sensors, or other equipment. And it's super-bright orange! So it should be nice and easy to spot from afar.

Work is underway to arrange for some monitoring projects for AMOS for this year once things get a bit warmer. If you have a need for automated monitoring in a lake, river, or coastal area please let me know (murray@innaturerobotics.com). AMOS excels in shallow areas with grass and other vegetation where traditional propeller driven boats tend to get stuck.