Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Smartphone Controlled Boat: App the Creek

by Lambert Varias

In 2012, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) teamed up with Royal College of Art product design students to create functional and innovative chairs out of American hardwood. So Thomas Gottelier and Bobby Petersen made a boat.

floating_chair_smartphone_controlled_boat_by_Thomas_Gottelier_and_Bobby_Petersen_1

Collectively known as Featuring Featuring, Thomas and Bobby worked with programmer Jonas Jongejan and boat builder Will Reed to create the Floating Chair, aka Auto Boat. The boat gets its names – and a seat at AHEC’s exhibit – from its ability to ferry the rider to a location that’s set in an app.

Using just a pair of motors, it has no rudder or paddle. You simply activate the boat via the app and off it goes, leaving you free to chill throughout the journey. Hopefully to somewhere safe. The video below implies that you can stop and restart the boat in the middle of the journey, so it seems you do have a chance to nope out of there if needed.

floating_chair_smartphone_controlled_boat_by_Thomas_Gottelier_and_Bobby_Petersen_2

floating_chair_smartphone_controlled_boat_by_Thomas_Gottelier_and_Bobby_Petersen_3

floating_chair_smartphone_controlled_boat_by_Thomas_Gottelier_and_Bobby_Petersen_4

floating_chair_smartphone_controlled_boat_by_Thomas_Gottelier_and_Bobby_Petersen_5

floating_chair_smartphone_controlled_boat_by_Thomas_Gottelier_and_Bobby_Petersen_6

floating_chair_smartphone_controlled_boat_by_Thomas_Gottelier_and_Bobby_Petersen_7

That does seem like a fine way to get around. It’s not a chair though.

Images and video by Petr Krejci

[via Featuring Featuring & AHEC via Tododesign via NOTCOT]



Slow-Mo in the Movies

Slow-Mo in the Movies

Superegg

Superegg

Win a 2021 Chevy Corvette C8 + 1961 Corvette Roadster

Win a 2021 Chevy Corvette C8 + 1961 Corvette Roadster

New 2022 Toyota GR 86 Packs a 2.4-liter Punch

New 2022 Toyota GR 86 Packs a 2.4-liter Punch

2021 VW Tiguan SE R-Line Black RiNo Concept Wants to Take You Mountain Biking

2021 VW Tiguan SE R-Line Black RiNo Concept Wants to Take You Mountain Biking

Ford Performance Unveils Carbon Fiber Shelby GT500 Accessories

Ford Performance Unveils Carbon Fiber Shelby GT500 Accessories

Advertisement