Project Ladon is creating affordable robots for marine conservation and research
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patrons

$33
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We at Hackerbot Labs are developing a robotic sailboat to make ocean conservation and research affordable to the oceanography community. To do this, we are building the first autonomous sailboat to sail around the world through the treacherous Southern Ocean. This challenge was chosen because we want to prove our technology is capable of handling the harshest weather and ocean conditions. With the developments of our team, we can save more than 80% of the cost of deploying a research vessel while maintain effective missions.

By being able to deploy affordable robots to the ocean, we can save on the risk to human life, the resources involved with sending people to sea, and protect waters that would be otherwise ignored. The applications of our vision include protecting endangered ocean wildlife, pollution monitoring, and delivering medical supplies to remote locations where the global economy can’t reach.

With your contribution, you can assist our efforts to realize this vision and development efforts.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
Friend of Hackerbot Labs and the Ladon Project
By giving us even a little bit, you've shown us you care about the project we are developing to build something really cool and eventually help the world! Rest well knowing you're helping a good cause.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
Inside scoop
Receive invites to our work parties. If you cannot attend, you can hop on our google hangout!
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
Supporter list
In addition to getting the inside scoop, we will add your name to our "Special thanks" on our videos and webpage.
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
Early access
You get access to our videos a week before everyone else!

+ Rewards from above levels!
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 patron
Live questionnaire
You get to grill us for what we know. You can keep it to the project, or you can ask about our lives if you feel so inclined.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 50 patrons
Sticker up!
You get to sticker our boat with any sticker up the size of 3"x3" that you send us! Please no inappropriate stickers, we reserve the right to ultimately not apply the sticker if it offends our sensibilities.
*THIS IS NOT A ONE TIME DEAL, YOUR 3"x3" PATCH OF THE BOAT CAN BE UPDATED.*
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 25 patrons
BIGGER STICKERS
That's right, you get a 4 times as large sticker for double the donation! You get a 6"x6" patch to sticker up!
Pledge $5,000 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Name the boat!
That's right, you can name one of the boats in our fleet and it will stay that way!
Goals
$33 of $100 per month
$100/mo will give us enough to pay for our ancillary costs for approximately one launch every month but minimal hardware progress. 
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We at Hackerbot Labs are developing a robotic sailboat to make ocean conservation and research affordable to the oceanography community. To do this, we are building the first autonomous sailboat to sail around the world through the treacherous Southern Ocean. This challenge was chosen because we want to prove our technology is capable of handling the harshest weather and ocean conditions. With the developments of our team, we can save more than 80% of the cost of deploying a research vessel while maintain effective missions.

By being able to deploy affordable robots to the ocean, we can save on the risk to human life, the resources involved with sending people to sea, and protect waters that would be otherwise ignored. The applications of our vision include protecting endangered ocean wildlife, pollution monitoring, and delivering medical supplies to remote locations where the global economy can’t reach.

With your contribution, you can assist our efforts to realize this vision and development efforts.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron
Friend of Hackerbot Labs and the Ladon Project
By giving us even a little bit, you've shown us you care about the project we are developing to build something really cool and eventually help the world! Rest well knowing you're helping a good cause.
Pledge $5 or more per month
1 patron
Inside scoop
Receive invites to our work parties. If you cannot attend, you can hop on our google hangout!
Pledge $10 or more per month
1 patron
Supporter list
In addition to getting the inside scoop, we will add your name to our "Special thanks" on our videos and webpage.
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
Early access
You get access to our videos a week before everyone else!

+ Rewards from above levels!
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 patron
Live questionnaire
You get to grill us for what we know. You can keep it to the project, or you can ask about our lives if you feel so inclined.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 50 patrons
Sticker up!
You get to sticker our boat with any sticker up the size of 3"x3" that you send us! Please no inappropriate stickers, we reserve the right to ultimately not apply the sticker if it offends our sensibilities.
*THIS IS NOT A ONE TIME DEAL, YOUR 3"x3" PATCH OF THE BOAT CAN BE UPDATED.*
Pledge $200 or more per month
0 of 25 patrons
BIGGER STICKERS
That's right, you get a 4 times as large sticker for double the donation! You get a 6"x6" patch to sticker up!
Pledge $5,000 or more per month
0 of 5 patrons
Name the boat!
That's right, you can name one of the boats in our fleet and it will stay that way!