Yesterday afternoon, after a few dry tests performed in the safety of our houses, we had our first wet test ever. Our friends Henrik and Sophia, who live on the shores of lake Mälaren, hosted our team for the whole day and provided the much needed rescue boat. Performing the test was for us the closing step for milestone one. You can enjoy the gallery of pictures from the event here.
The goal of the test was to set a reference point for our future work. All of the our rig, electronic systems and software was brand new and never tested in a real-life situation, so we simply wanted to see which problems would have emerged by setting the boat afloat. We had the chance to perform two launches of Humble Floaty and both of them proved to be ripe with learning, although none of them ended up as expected.