It’s been a while since the last post, but progress is being made rapidly. it’s hard to describe everything that’s gone on so far because we’ve been trying to move quickly, but the pictures speak for themselves.
We’re going to try to post a few lines every day with a picture so that you can see what’s going on. What we would like to do now is thank everyone for their donations, it’s helped so much, and we’re trying to keep up with the huge amount of work that we’ve taken on with this project.
It’s probably time for a text update as well. Dan Flanigan has joined us to fill a void that we didn’t expect to have. His biography is on our website. The whole project has been moved to his basement to the dismay of his mom.
David has been doing great work on the software. Many times I call him at 2am, and he doesn’t answer. But when he does listen to his voicemail he manages to turn my rambling list of suggestions into actual fixes and features that are now in the live software. Some examples that come to mind are a soft start to the motor to save stress on the system, an accelerometer setup that measures wave height and intervals, and some code that uses that accelerometer to shut off the motor when the propeller is out of the water (to save the stress on the system when the prop hits the water at 6000 rpm.)