The tech keeping Plastiki afloat: photos

The tech keeping Plastiki afloat: photos

Summary: ZDNet Australia brings you the tech below deck on the epic Plastiki voyage.


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  • (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

    Skipper Jo Royle tells us that the walls inside the armadillo are made from PET bottles with a foam core, meaning that the boat was able to bend and stretch on the voyage.

  • (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

    David de Rothschild and the panel talk about the tech below deck. (From left to right: David de Rothschild; Piers Cunningham of Inmarsat; Sundeep Khisty of HP; Jo Royle and Matthew Grey, project lead on the Plastiki).

  • (Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia)

    A strip of the recycled plastic material that went into making the living quarters.

Topics: Hewlett-Packard, Emerging Tech

Luke Hopewell

About Luke Hopewell

A fresh recruit onto the tech journalism battlefield, Luke Hopewell is eager to see some action. After a tour of duty in the belly of the Telstra beast, he is keen to report big stories on the enterprise beat. Drawing on past experience in radio, print and magazine, he plans to ask all the tough questions you want answered.

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