Captain’s Log – Day 618

Self sustaining laboratory was our goal from the beginning. Today I light it up for the first time, showing the surrounding world the power of renewable energy. Wind generator combined with LED super low-consumption bulbs created an amazing night work space with a perfectly balanced light. Now we can work 24/7 πŸ˜€

“Rum to the bottom and let Poseidon be with us!”

Captain’s Log – Day 604

Spring temperatures in Varna these days helped me start building the framework of the new boat. It goes by plan, even with the basic equipment and instruments.
In the new episode of “Built of Scratch”, coming in the end of this week, I’ll show you the technique I’m using, as well as some tips I’ve learned.
Stay tuned, It’s gonna be awesome!
//btw. today our lab survived its first storm 😁😁

“Rum to the bottom and let Poseidon be with us!”

Captain’s Log – Day 597

A small “hasty” step today created an opportunity to put The Rare Blue on a new level.
I went to the Institute of Oceanology (BAS), where the library, with all of the science work, is freely open for visitors. I did’t know that actually, I just went there…
Π’hey were surprised, because not every day a stranger come and say “I am building a robot for research and exploration and I wana learn more… about research and exploration” πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
The book they gave me is like a whole new world of knowledge for me. It’s already half-read πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

Stay tuned. There are a few more cold days left and I’ll start joining the parts of the first “Neptune”.
And don’t miss the opportunity to write your name to the history of this project by supporting the on-going INDIEGOGO campaign…

“Rum to the bottom and let Poseidon be with us!”

Captain’s Log – Day 594

The main working table is ready and I slowly start to unpack. Pretty cold these days, fortunately with a lots of wind. The wind generates more energy, so I can turn the heater on without worrying of battery drain.
Stay tuned, because all parts for the new hull are ready and soon I’ll start to assemble.

Captain’s Log – Day 592

Two years ago, we’ve started an ambitious project to explore the Sea, observe its magnificence and problems and share them with you. Today we finally found the right way to do it, without spending millions.
Our Lab is ready, the concept is coming to a life (creating the first prototypes) and the crowdfunding campaign is now ON, prepared some amazing rewards for every help. Check it our…

Captain’s Log – Day 580

We are working on the presentations these days. After we finishing the lab and provide its basic requirements for electricity, light and work space, we focus on funding the project. We are preparing to launch a campaign in Indiegogo platform, as well as to present our project on some local business and organizations. Cross fingers, we will need all of your “good luck” wishes!

Captain’s Log – Day 583

Today my brother came to Varna and helped to prepare the material for the big working table we build for our laboratory. It was cloudy and cold, but we managed to work for a couple of hours. You also can see water inside on the floor. In the morning, a heavy rain tested the lab’s cover for the first time. No water from the roof, but the unfinished “YTONG” insulation let the water from outside in. Not a big deal, we will fix it soon.

Captain’s Log – Day 577

A shot of inspiration today almost changed the entire concept of the project. Me and Stiliyan discussed an unique design of solar sailing drone, capable to dive underwater. It will bring the sea exploration on a new level, never seen before…
Fortunately, after a hard workout training, good food and a couple of hours sleep, I decide to keep the current work, finishing the catamaran as it was planned, testing all of the technologies on it, and then step-on to the deep sea.

Captain’s Log – Day 575

I was so excited of coming home, that I completely forgot to update the project’s log. Nine days since I’ve returned in Varna. Weather is nice and warm, but we pray for few more sunny days to be able to cover our laboratory. Same time the drawing of the bone structure is ready and I’ll bring it to the laser cutting company tomorrow. If everything is by plan, the end of this week we will “harvest” the first fruits of several months hard work. Stay tuned, I will try to update more often. Cheers!