Research and development at LRRD.

Research and development at LRRD.

I’m way overdue on an LRRD progress report:  We’re doing research and development on several fronts, including sensors and methods for full motion controlled models.  In English that means that things like valley slope, water and sediment...

Jesse Riechman leaves LRRD.

Jesse Riechman leaves LRRD.

I hired Jesse Riechman as a prototyper in late summer of 2007 as LRRD outgrew my home office.  Jesse left us last November to become a full time grad student in SIUC’s Forestry program. Jesse had many skills, from fixing motorcycles to deftly dropping...

Mad science at LRRD.

Mad science at LRRD.

So much LRRD news to report, but I’ve been too busy to blog. Some interesting work from this week: We’re designing a small 2D flume. To do things like this. Here’s a Google SketchUp excerpt. And a photo of Jesse making inserts for the Emriver Em2 to...

Some very green monkeys.

Some very green monkeys.

Here Stephanie (our new business manager), Cara, and Jesse hear, see, and speak no over-packaging evil. After lots of work, mostly on Jesse’s part, we’ve refined the Em2’s shipping configuration. We’re very proud of the minimal...

Cara off to RRNW, more media work.

Cara off to RRNW, more media work.

We worked on modeling media issues this week, this time on methods to wash it to remove dust and other debris. Here Cara and Jesse agitate a batch. The street value of the exotic color-coded-by-size media in the buckets you see here beside an Em4 box is about $6,000....