Protei is an autonomous inflatable articulated sailboat that collects Oil Spills. An Oil Spill drifts downwind, Protei sails upwind pulling a long oil-absorbing boom "tail". The design process of Protei is entirely Open-source, so anyone (you included) can contribute, use, modify and distribute Protei. Many marine applications are possible beyond Oil Spill cleaning. Get involved.
- youtube : youtube.com/watch?v=aib5WFqH0gg
- dailymotion : dailymotion.com/video/xgkr91_protei6-collaboration-design-process_tech
- HD video original (222mb) : opensailing.net/download/20110113protei06design_process001.mov
- PDF is here (29mb) : opensailing.net/download/20110113protei-collab-method.pdf