New SunScout Pro solar-powered robot lawn mower is crowdfunding
The SunScout Pro robot lawn mower is now crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The gadget uses an RTK-GNSS navigation system, with obstacle avoidance technology and the ability to set up multiple zones. Like many of the latest robot lawn mower models, the Pro does not require a boundary wire.
The SunScout Pro has a 40 cm (~15.7-in) cutting width, and you can adjust the cutting height to between 25 and 75 mm (~0.98 to 2.95-in). The mower travels at up to 50 m (~164 ft) per minute, covering up to 1,200 m² (~12,917 ft²) on a single charge, or around two acres per week. A 768 Wh lithium-ion battery powers the 800 W cutting motor and dual 300 W wheel motors. The gadget has three built-in slide-out 50W solar panels to recharge the mower; SunScout suggests the device could be entirely solar-powered.
You can control the mower via an app, scheduling when to mow, the mowing pattern and tracking the robot’s progress. Plus, GPS tracking enables you to view the mower’s location, which could be helpful in case of theft. The lowest Kickstarter campaign pledge level is US$1,185; the gadget will retail for US$2,630 in the future, meaning you can currently save US$1,445. SunScout estimates delivery for this September and is shipping the product worldwide.