moai robotic glass cleaner

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  1. ashburn2k

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    I'll bet Vincent will. Just so he can email videos of my Pintail Wrasse.....
     
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    The hate is strong in this one.


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    [​IMG] I picked up this pintail from scuzy



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  5. Vhuang168

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    I’m actually in the Kickstarter so hopefully!


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    While I like the concept there are so many potential issues to the whole robot-magnet-on-glass thing. I'm skeptical.
     
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    Fun concept.
    But can't handle my tank size.
    And I would so worry about it getting a bit off, dragging up sand, and scratching the heck out of my tank.
     
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    In what way is it too big? It can handle glass thickness up to 20mm thick (just over 3/4”).

    It looks like it will only clean one pane of glass. I’d get it though. I like the camera part. Does it come with a little tiny robot to clean the lens?
     
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    I like the camera part too.


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  10. Ibn

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    Been tracking this one for awhile and saw it on Kickstarter. Decided to wait seeing how large this sucker looks and it doesn't take much to run a Flipper on 3 panes of glass instead of this, which only does 1.
     
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    It’s the camera part that intrigues me. Having the main glass clean most of the time is just icing.


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    Max length was 200 cm = 78"
    Not really sure why that restriction is there though. Perhaps distance to base?
     
  13. Flagg37

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    Just get one for each corner.
     
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    I just saw the kickstarter campaign on Facebook.
    Was about to post here lol..

    These are pretty cool!!

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    Just hope you don't come home to see long gouges in you glass because a piece of sand, a snail, hunk of vermitid snail gets lodged in there.
     
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    I’m also intrigued but was planning to wait until it was out for a bit for some reviews. Anyone know pricing?


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  17. ashburn2k

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    It’s listed in that fundraiser site


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    $199 for regular or $219 for the plus. I’m really interested in this for my next build which is an in wall build. It would be great to have a roomba for that front piece of glass. It says they’re expected to be out in July.
     
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    Seems like it would be useful for the back glass where you can’t reach, and if it scratched he back it wouldn’t be such a big deal. Funny that they say it’s for our “busy urban lifestyles” - feel like lazy suburbanites will feel left out of the ad campaign :)
     

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