Our frustrating and fun work at LRRD.

Our frustrating and fun work at LRRD.

Two Emriver models arrived via Fedex frieght 48 hours after shipping, clients surprised. Good work, LRRD. We worked on a device codenamed “Geo-bong,” and added a couple of destroyed pumps to the pump graveyard. More Emriver design modification, shown here....

Emriver models on a northbound truck.

Emriver models on a northbound truck.

Today we had a beautiful sunny day in Carbondale, and shipped two Emriver models to a Minnesota university. Our packing and shipping system needed fixing, so we did that. We’ve worked to make the Emriver as simple as it can be and do its job, but still there are...

Little plastic particles, big rivers.

Little plastic particles, big rivers.

The plastic media we use for the Emriver model comes from post-industrial recyclers. It’s used as an abrasive to do things like take paint off airplanes. Getting it in certain colors, or color-coded by size, was a joke to them. Like asking for only the Budweiser...

Emriver boxes and skilled builders arrive.

Emriver boxes and skilled builders arrive.

Warren and the talented welder Nick brought us a truckload of Emriver boxes today. These guys don’t need publicity, so I’m omitting web-searchable names. Here you see Cara, Jesse, Nick, and Warren. Warren has a big, amazing metals shop in St. Louis that...

Emriver models to Anchorage?

Emriver models to Anchorage?

View Larger Map The Emriver box is 7 ft (~2m) long. It’s plenty portable, but it can’t be any smaller and still be a real river simulator. We’ve done the work. This size means it has to ship as freight. A big pain for a small business like LRRD,...