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....

Liberally supplied with media.

Liberally supplied with media.

We received over twenty 250-pound drums of plastic media this week. Much of this is the specially ground Em4 material, but quite a bit is the standard Emriver Em2 mix. It’s probably safe to say we are now the world’s largest holder of plastic river model...

Geobong V is a success.

Geobong V is a success.

OK, the first thing we need is a socially acceptable name for this device, because the joke name that stuck to it is not going to work. Aside from that, today’s first run for this prototype was beautiful. It contains media in four sizes/colors, and does a bunch...

The Em4 moves.

The Em4 moves.

I’m just too damn busy with consulting work to post much now, but here’s a little Quicktime movie showing the Em4’s articulation mechanism, made from a series of stills in Winona State’s wetlab. You can see Toby Dogwiler and Cathy Summa (the...

The Winona State Em4 is complete.

The Winona State Em4 is complete.

After a 14-hour drive yesterday, Jesse and I delivered and assembled the articulation system for Winona State’s Em4 today. The model went together beautifully, and, after months of work, is now complete. We’re all very happy. More...