Captain’s Log – Day 677

Summer is near, and the organizing the project is almost ready. I went in France for few weeks, so next several updates will be with wine, cheese and garlic. The town is close to the English Channel and the boats, rum and mermaids here are something usual.

Currently I am designing the propulsion and boards of NEPTUNE, so when I come back, I will print the parts, assembly everything with the body and hopefully I will run it in water till August. Updates soon. Cheers!

Captain’s Log – Day 641

Another long-time no update. But there is a lot new things. Currently I focus more on financing the project rather than design, this is why there is no technical updates last weeks.
I accidentally went on an event of Beehive Co-Working Space in Varna, Bulgaria, knowing no one. A week later, founding people with the same crazy creative way of thinking like mine, I’ve got new friends and new partners.

Today I am proud to be part of the family of Beehive and a partner of RAPIV – Varna, powering my project on a next level. Stay tuned for new updates.

“Rum for everyone and let Poseidon be with us!”

Captain’s Log – Day 636

Running our Crowdfunding campaign for the first time was a lot more than just a big failure. We’ve learned how this kind of platforms work, without spending too much money, so now we know how and when we may use them (Indiegogo and Kickstarter) during our stage of development. At the same time, our business plan is almost ready, and I’ll be able to continue working on the prototype soon. Cross fingers, I have an important meetings next week, which will determine how the finance part of the project will be developed.

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

Captain’s Log – Day 622

Work on Neptune’s body continues. Calculations are finished and the hulls are redesigned to be able to fill with water extending its abilities to dive underwater. I found the right pumps, filters and valves we’ll design and 3D print ourself, but I will show you on the next episode of “Built of Scratch”.

What I am trying to explain you is that there will be more mermaids, treasures and monstrous sea creatures we will be able to meet… I can’t wait πŸ˜‰ ^_^

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

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!