Tag Archives: diy

Thinking inside the box

A great part of our DIY kit is in the handmade packaging we conceived, cause even that we wanted to be DIY and original.

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We now have the 50 boxes that will lodge the pieces in our office, ready to mount/build.

Helping on that will be Bruno, our new industrial designer. Bruno is also brainstorming ideas on creating new shapes for Ziphius that you can incorporate in your creations. More on that later.

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Here’s a current mockup of the box that will include our ziphiastic DIY kit.

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Maker Faire

Maker Faire starts tomorrow, this time in Europe, more specifically in the lovely city of Rome. Between the showcase of new exciting makers and their creations and dozens of conferences, the following 4 days are going to be absolutely full of exciting experiences. We are very sad we won’t be able to attend it. It’s an event which covers many interests of ours such as technology, science, DIY and engineering.

Nevertheless, we would like to ask everyone to make us a report of your days at Maker Faire. Most interesting projects? Highlights? We want to know it all. Comment below or send us an e-mail. Have fun!

More info about Maker Faire here.

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Team hobbies II

Hello dear friends!

Our team was out for some well deserved holidays in the past weeks. Apart from relaxing, free time also means “hobbying”, doing things that we like but usually don’t have much time to pursue when we’re working. In this post, we give you the second part of our “Team hobbies”! Hope you all had lovely vacations. Here at the office we are full of energy, ready to work on finishing up Ziphius for you guys! 🙂

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Angry Birds Tazo construction by Pedro Lucas and David Ferreira

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Drawings by Pedro Lucas

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Lego construction by Pedro Lucas

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Origami by David Ferreira

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Customized All-Stars by Manuel Lino

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A little behind the scenes

Remember our GoPro video, the one we showed you two posts back? Yeah?

Well maybe you’ve been wondering how the last part was done (beginning at 1:07). This is the answer:

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While the majority of the video feautured the GoPro on top and below the Ziphius, for this part we aggregated it to this hand made metal arch.

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Keep synched for more behind the scenes!

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Coming from the mist…

...is the glowing Ziphius we’ve just painted in our offices! What do you think?

As part of our bunch of DIY ideas for Ziphius, we’ve come up with a Glowing Ziphius. With some glowing paint, you can make your Ziphius shine more than any other thing!

Just imagine the user experience you would have! In a lake, at night, you could get your Ziphius glowing in the water and have an awesome vision, being Ziphius the only thing to glow in the dark.

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A glowing Ziphius is a great way to celebrate the fact Ziphius finally reached our funding goal on Kickstarter! We can’t thank you enough. 

Ziphius is (still) waiting for you at Kickstarter until… TOMORROW!!! 😉 

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Ziphius DIY Edition

Ziphius is an highly customizable aquatic drone. Here at the office, we’ve been coming up with ideas on how you can do modify Ziphius.

Want to also be able to control Ziphius on land? You can attach some wheels to it.

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Owner of a GoPro camera? We attached one to one of our prototypes. 

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As you can see, there are a lot of possibilities. Because of that we’ve just added a new reward for the DIYers/hobbyists on our Kickstarter page. If you have an imaginative mind and are always creating new stuff, this is your chance to make your own HD camera equipped drone (all the electronics included). Get the Ziphius DIY edition for only $99. More info here.  

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Team hobbies I

There’s nothing like a good hobby when work gets hectic. Our office is getting jammed with all sort of crafts: from origami to hama beads, nowadays there’s always something new popping up! 

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Origamis by David Ferreira

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Hama beads by Manuel Lino

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Drawings by Edmundo Nobre

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