Testing the final prototype

As you know, we’ve been testing Ziphius, and on our last post we said we would have new photos and info about the final prototype. Here you have it.

We’ve made some changes regarding size and form. The major visible differences are:

  • Easily replaceable motors;
  • Protection in the turbines for children safety;
  • Right turned and left turned propellers, for more stable behaviors;
  • Easiler way to detach Ziphius skin from the rest of the body;

These are the type of tests we’ve been doing:

  • Test of the new attach of the EPP

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  • Speed

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  • Image captures

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  • Maneuverability – to see how easy is to make it swim straight

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We’ve also been busy making the DIY edition ready for you. We’ve ordered the components. Once we have these components, we will then test them and see if everything’s okay before we start sending them.

Keep tuned!

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Ziphius final prototype

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The moment we’ve been waiting for is here. This is Ziphius last prototype. We used the September days to do some testings to make sure everything is topnotch. Soon we will have more pics and improvements to show you. Next step: steel mold production. Let’s go!

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Ziphius @ Lisbon Mini Maker Faire #3

With more than 5.000 people registered online to attend, the first Lisbon Maker Faire is set to be an one of a kind event in the city.

Be sure to visit Ziphius stall tomorrow from 10AM to 10PM and from 10AM to 8PM on Sunday. Despite the fact that you will have the chance to know  Ziphius and meet the team, we have a surprise too. *drumroll* You might want to get your hands on a DIY kit for yourself or your friend this Christmas. Sounds good, right? Come meet us, we promise you will not regret it ;)

The creators of Printoo, Ynvisible, other YDreams spinout, are also going to be at the faire presenting their printed electronics, so check them out too!

See you there

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Ziphius @ Lisbon Mini Maker Faire #2

The Lisbon Mini Maker Faire starts tomorrow. Makers, fans of the maker culture, curious minds…  everyone is welcome to visit and attend the various talks and workshops happening during the day.

António Câmara, YDreams and Azorean president, is going to present a talk at 3PM named “Developing ecosystems of intelligent objects” in which he focuses on the tools available to develop ecosystems of intelligent objects and on the creation of smart environments.

The Artica stall is one of the other things worth checking at the faire.  If you’re an avid reader of this blog, you probably know that Artica is one of Azorean’s partners. They are one of the sponsors of the event. Make sure to give them a visit.

Check the whole schedule here.

Check the event location here.

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Ziphius @ Lisbon Mini Maker Faire

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No plans for the next weekend? Now you do. If you’re in Lisbon, head to Parque das Nações and visit Maker Faire, where Ziphius will have its own tent just outside Pavilhão do Conhecimento.

Register online (tickets are free)

 

19th September – from 10AM to 6PM (Workshops, talks)*

20th September – from 10AM to 10PM (Exhibition)

21th September – from 10AM to 8PM (Exhibition)

 

There are going to be lots of cool activities, Bring your family and friends!

We hope to see you there :)

 

* Ziphius will not be in the faire on this day

 

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Like a virgin ♫

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We went to the beach to see how well the new version of Ziphius handles the waves! This unit was quickly assembled to go into the ocean. Touched for the very first time. We will keep you posted. :)

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When traditional tools aren’t working…

…we go further and further to try and solve problems, pushing the limits of imagination. Happily, Vinod has already dropped the stethoscope, meaning Ziphius is good and healthy. ;)

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Spying on #2: Brito’s mobile heaven

Brito has been snapping up and using every mobile device we have in our office… An app must suit every existent equipment. I ended up finding him in a room testing the app for each piece of software. Oh boy, look at all that paraphernalia!

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Spying on #1: Cristina’s technical overload

There has to be a spacious table for so many papers and guides. I followed Cristina to a room to check what she was up to: writing the Ziphius manual! Needless to say, I ended up being thrown out of the room because she needed to focus on her work.

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DIY packaging, literally

Showing how we master folding, scissors, x-actos and paperboards.

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