Today we were blessed with a new donor. With her help we can now buy a new piece of equipment. We have elected to go with the GoPro HERO3.
It’s professional-quality video at 1080p30 with 5MP photos at 3 frames per second is an excellent addition to our audio video arsenal. The camera is wearable, gear-mountable, and waterproof down to 130 feet giving us the ability to get some great footage of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway both above and below the sea-line.
In addition to the goals of entertaining and informing, The Gemini Project’s chief objective is research and documentation of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
We will explore the effects of pollution, human encroachment, and local weather patterns on the collection of bays, inlets and canals making up the ICW.
With this new camera, we can better collect visual data for that study and produce beautiful video and pictures for our land bound Argonauts.
We hope to partner with a school to survey the ICW from Washington DC to Key West, Florida with precise instruments, and of course our zeal for scientific discovery.
As mentioned before, I also hope to prove a electric motor design to replace the gas engine on the Argo. Using wind, water and sun I hope to be able to generate and store enough power to use the electric motor for a minimum of 6 hours per day.
It is in this way we hope to make The Gemini Project a living project, more than a documentary, an exercise in changing the way we think about the world around us. A gift for all future generations, the most valuable gift we can give. Priced not in monetary sacrifice but in the sacrifice of our hearts and souls in effort to find a better way.
We believe in the conservation of our planet. Through exploration and education we can teach our children responsible management of the precious resources our world has to sustain us.
But it’s not something we can do without you. We all need to rally together and work for our communal betterment.
Check out our Kickstarter page and become an Argonaut today.