Horray! Friends amongst killer animals! Animal inspirations. Actually there’s no scorpion involved. Awww. What is involved, is solar power, first off. Solar power charges up the batteries in this lifeguard stand. As the batteries charge, the lifeguard sees danger! He slides down the slide, picks up a battery, inserts it in the stingray skiff, boats on over to the victim, inflates the safety vest, and autopilots back to base.
This project is called “TESEO+ARIANNA” named after the Greek myth of Theseus and Ariadne. The stingray being the one called Teseo, while the guard stand is called Teseo. Teseo and Arianna are solar powered. Arianna charges batteries with a giant solar panel that sits on its head. Teseo uses these batteries to power its propulsion system, and also to accept commands from the autopilot feature via the stand, Arianna.
Together they are mythical water safety lovers forever!
The only thing that concerns me is the step where the lifeguard has to drag the skiff out into the water. I hope it’s not too heavy!
Designer: Davide Anzalone