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Elcano: An Open Source Ultra-Light Automated Vehicles Project

  • $2,724

  • 33 Funders
  • Ended 08/31/13

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  • David C. Li
  • Jared Illum
  • Jim Kindsvater
  • Marnee Chua
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  • Fund $5 and more
    Branching out to ϐ (Beta)
    Branching out to ϐ (Beta)

    Thank you. Not only you contribute to the Elcano Project, but you also get a chance to customize your contribution level. Let us know how much you would like to contribute and what you wish in return. If it is within our power to grant your wish, we'll fork a special ϐ branch levels for you. For example: You may wish us to organize a hackathon or a robotics competition for your contribution.

    3 Funders

  • Fund $8 and more
    Kapok (Cotton) Level
    Kapok (Cotton) Level

    α-Alpha branch: You'll get a digital copy of a certificate of appreciation. In addition, you'll receive exclusive updates on our progress, and would you please share our campaign on all of your social networks? *** At this level, you'll also get to unlock ϐ branch. Thank you for funding the Elcano Project.

    4 Funders

  • Fund $16 and more
    Wonderboom (Fig) Level
    Wonderboom (Fig) Level

    α-Alpha branch: At this level, you get everything from the lower α branch level PLUS we'll mail you a project sticker and a link to the “Social Ramifications of Autonomous Urban Land Vehicles“ paper by Tyler Folsom, PhD. An exclusive Elcano Research Board, a think tank forum, will be created and you will be invited to join. Thanks again for supporting our project.

    10 Funders

  • Fund $32 and more
    El Drago Milenario (Thousand-year-old Dragon) Level
    El Drago Milenario (Thousand-year-old Dragon) Level

    α-Alpha branch: At this level, you get everything from the lower α branch levels PLUS an Elcano T-shirt and links to three presentations: "Energy Efficiency through Automation," "How Robots Can Help Stop Global Warming," "Achieving 1000 mpg (0.25 l/100 km)." Thank you very much for funding our project. *** Tax and Domestic S&H costs Included * Shipping Charges to non-US destinations: $8.00 Canada, $10.00 UK/Europe/Australia, $12.00 Other Destinations

    6 Funders

  • Fund $64 and more
    Noah's Ark (Sisters Olive) Level
    Noah's Ark (Sisters Olive) Level

    α-Alpha branch: At this level, you get everything from the lower α branch levels PLUS you will be thanked personally on our website and social network. You’ll also get a special signed, numbered, and laminated wallet card (Send us your full size picture or choose an image). You can show this card to your friends, family, and other contacts to promote the project and help Team Elcano do something amazing. In addition, we’ll send you a link to “Energy and Autonomous Urban Land Vehicles.” Thank you very much for funding our project! *** Tax and Domestic S&H costs Included * Shipping Charges to non-US destinations: $8.00 Canada, $10.00 UK/Europe/Australia, $12.00 Other Destinations

    4 Funders

  • Fund $128 and more
    Coast Douglas-fir Level
    Coast Douglas-fir Level

    α-Alpha branch: Why choose this reward level? Because you get more! At this level, you get everything from the lower α branch levels PLUS a personalized Arduino MegashieldDB PCB. We use this PCB to add drive-by-wire capability to the Elcano I (prototipo numero uno)! This will be a collector’s item. Attached to each PCB will be a certificate of authentication. I’ll sign and number these cards. It is also a functional protoype, so you can just add your own components to add drive-by-wire capability to your experimental vehicles. Your contribution will help this project succeed. Thank you for your support! *** Tax and Domestic S&H costs Included * Shipping Charges to non-US destinations: $8.00 Canada, $10.00 UK/Europe/Australia, $12.00 Other Destinations

    3 Funders

  • Fund $256 and more
    The Trembling Giant (Pando) Level
    The Trembling Giant (Pando) Level

    α-Alpha branch: You get everything from the lower α branch levels PLUS component kit (goodies) for Arduino MegaShieldDB board and a link to Surface Navigation for Robots (A tutorial on GPS and Kalman Filters). * At this level, you also get to nurture the technology development of: Drive-by-Wire (2nd generation), Navigation, Pilot, Path Planning, Obstacle avoidance, Control of Robotics, User Interface, and Simulation. All you have to do is also select Coast Douglas-fir Level or add $128 for each additional prototype PCB you wish to get. Your contribution is instrumental in changing the course of civilization for the better. Thank you! *** Tax and Domestic S&H costs Included * Shipping Charges to non-US destinations: $8.00 Canada, $10.00 UK/Europe/Australia, $12.00 Other Destinations

    2 Funders

  • Fund $512 and more
    El Grande (Eucalyptus Regnans) Level
    El Grande (Eucalyptus Regnans) Level

    α-Alpha branch: At this level, you get everything from the lower α branch levels PLUS an Arduino Mega and we will also assemble the Arduino MegashieldDB. Let us worry about burnt skins and give you the completed kit (soldered). In addition, we’ll also send you links to “Applying Agile Software Principles and Practices for Fast Automotive Development” and ”An Invitation to a New Transportation Mode.” Thank you for funding our R&D and prototyping. * Tax and Domestic S&H costs Included * Instructions: when you fund this project, select the rewards level and give a little more for EXTRA SHIPPING: $8.00 CANADA Shipping, $10.00 UK/Europe/Australia Shipping, $12.00 Other International Shipping Destinations

  • Fund $1,024 and more
    Long Life Maker (Western Redcedar) Level
    Long Life Maker (Western Redcedar) Level

    α-Alpha branch: At this level, you get everything from the lower α branch levels PLUS two Arduino nano, a Raspberry Pi, and one on one mentoring or consultation by an Elcano Team member on how to put all together. In addition, we will superimpose a picture of Elcano in front of yours and post it on our BLOG. We cannot do this project without you. THANK YOU! *** Tax and Domestic S&H costs Included * Shipping Charges to non-US destinations: $8.00 Canada, $10.00 UK/Europe/Australia, $12.00 Other Destinations

    1 Funders

  • Fund $2,048 and more
    Lord of the Forest (Tāne Mahuta - Kauri) Level
    Lord of the Forest (Tāne Mahuta - Kauri) Level

    α-Alpha branch: At this level, you get everything from the lower α branch levels PLUS a LEGO Education Set to be send to you or donated on your behalf. You are a Kauri Level supporter which means we will dedicate a blog post on the Elcano Project blog about you/your project/ your organization. At the end of the project, you will receive access to the results in a beautiful, online format. Be proud and be part of solutions to global warming. Thank you for funding our R&D and prototyping. *** Tax and Domestic S&H costs Included * Shipping Charges to non-US destinations: $8.00 Canada, $10.00 UK/Europe/Australia, $12.00 Other Destinations

  • Fund $4,096 and more
    Tree of Life (Árbol del Tule - Montezuma Cypress) Level
    Tree of Life (Árbol del Tule - Montezuma Cypress) Level

    α-Alpha branch: At this level, you get everything from the lower α branch levels PLUS all 4 newly designed PCB. As an extra token of appreciation, not only you get all of the above but we will also put your name on the Jigsaw Renaissance's GRATITUDE WALL. It takes a lot of effort and financial resources to save the planet, and, as a Montezuma Cypress Level, you are making a great boost. Thank you!! *** Tax and Domestic S&H costs Included * Shipping Charges to non-US destinations: $8.00 Canada, $10.00 UK/Europe/Australia, $12.00 Other Destinations

  • Fund $8,192 and more
    Lost Monarch (Coast Redwood) Level
    Lost Monarch (Coast Redwood) Level

    α-Alpha branch: At this level, you get everything from the lower α branch levels PLUS the Micro Electronics Library and the Educational Kit. Students can use this resource to make a difference in the world. Naturally, you'll get credit for this on our website, and in the support materials of the KIT. You also get to choose where you want to deploy the first Educational kit. FYI: The project reference the description about the kit and the library at the bottom page. Education is the corner stone of our success. You're not only helping us but also generation to come. We will be forever grateful of your generosity, so THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!! *** Tax and Domestic S&H costs Included * Shipping Charges to non-US destinations: $8.00 Canada, $10.00 UK/Europe/Australia, $12.00 Other Destinations

  • Fund $10,000 and more
    General Sherman (Giant Sequoia) Level
    General Sherman (Giant Sequoia) Level

    α-Alpha branch: At this level, you get everything from the lower α branch levels, PLUS we invite you to come to Jigsaw Renaissance or particape on teleconference. You'll be the first to see R&D unfold with updates and progress and have a chance to interact directly with the Elcano team. In addition, you'll also get customized art work, and maybe also a kitten. Your contribution is essential to our success. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! *** Tax and Domestic S&H costs Included * Shipping Charges to non-US destinations: $8.00 Canada, $10.00 UK/Europe/Australia, $12.00 Other Destinations