Sci-Tech: Turtle Rover – “Waterproof open source RC robot designed by Mars rover engineers”

The Turtle Rover is a

remotely controlled mobile robot carefully designed to reach unseen places.

It’s a reliable open-source platform providing you infinite possibilities of modification and development.

Snap pictures, make videos and mount anything you like on its shell and inside its watertight case!

Development and production of the Turtle Rover will be accelerated by the Turtle Rover Kickstarter

The Turtle can be controlled remotely via a WiFi application program:

Drive anywhere you like, bring back what you find, snap pictures, and record live videos!

With our mobile app and long-range communication capabilities, you don’t have to be where Turtle is. The rover streams a live HD camera view and lets you see where you are going, even if it’s out of your sight. The app works on any device that has access to a web browser, including phones and tablets. The range is up to 200 meters (220 yards).

The Turtle is a spin-off of Mars rover projects at the Wroclaw University of Technology

From 2012, we’ve been involved in the development of Mars rover prototypes at the Wroclaw University of Technology. The rovers performed with top scores during the Mars Society University Rover Challenges, worldwide. We took a leap of faith in sending our Project FREDE experiment to the stratosphere with the support of ESA, DLR and SSC. Our team helped to design and manufacture electronic enclosures for the DREAM Project that was sent to space with the REXUS rocket.

Last year, we decided to make space technology available for everyone. Our idea is to bring personal robotics to a new level. We want to give you—makers, a simple, yet reliable platform to take your projects outdoors. That’s how the idea of Turtle Rover was born.

As of today, the Kickstarter has seen $37,611 pledged towards a $71,174 goal with 21 days left in the campaign.