• Alex Williams - Prize-winning Designer of the Open Source Underwater Glider

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    Alex Williams won the Grand Prize in the 2017 Hackaday Prize for building the Open Source Underwater Glider. It's an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle that uses a buoyancy system to extend time between recharging batters to be several days and perhaps even weeks.

    We sat down with Alex the morning after winning to talk about the project, his background, and where things will go next.

    Complete Documentation for Open Source Underwater Glider:

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