Long-Term Design

A project log for SolarSurfer

A robotic solar-powered surfboard that will travel from LA to Hawaii! It's Arduino-powered, satellite connected, and collects ocean data.

Rusty JehangirRusty Jehangir 09/29/2014 at 03:390 Comments

Our current SolarSurfer is just a prototype. It's completely functional but it's not pretty and it's not optimized.

Wonder what the SolarSurfer might look like eventually?

We've put together a concept design for our future SolarSurfer and we think it looks awesome. It's got a custom designed hull and all of the components are cleanly integrated. There's also a few key changes that we'd like to make:

Here's some images of what that might look like.

In addition to the mechanical design changes, there's some things we'd like to do to improve the hardware and software.

If you have any suggestions for improvement, let us know in the comments!