It’s The BOM, Yo

Congratulations to the lads at Blue Robotics, who met their Kickstarter funding goal… twice over, with a little help from Poolbot.  This means that 3 T100 thrusters, with electronic speed controllers (ESCs), will arrive here within 2-3 months.

With the thrusters being an integral part of the Mk III design, it’s time to consider the actual total costs of Poolbot’s makeover.  Presenting the bill of materials (BOM)…

As seen below, the low-cost MIT SeaPerch design is now firmly in the rear-view mirror.  Fortunately, many of these items were already on-hand.  The costs of the larger PVC and sealing the solar panels against water are not shown.

Bill of Materials
Bill of Materials

 

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