Our Em3 goes dual-axis.

Our Em3 goes dual-axis.

We can’t build our new Emriver Em3 models fast enough to meet demand.  The Em3’s big enough for research, and eighteen students can put hands in at once.  But it remains portable like the Em2; its box weighs only 95 pounds ( 43 kg). We designed the Em3...

Project Eco ROVER: The Mobile Science Classroom

Project Eco ROVER: The Mobile Science Classroom

Andrew Podoll teaches with our Emriver Em4 at Kickapoo Creek, Spring 2011 This is another in a series of posts in which we’re featuring some of our many interesting and impressive colleagues.  Stay tuned for more. Andrew Podoll, SIUC alum and former GK-12 HEART...

Final Day Movie – ASEE 2012 – San Antonio.

Final Day Movie – ASEE 2012 – San Antonio.

Lily, Nathan, and I showed our Em3 and prototype Emflume1 to hundreds of visitors at ASEE in San Antonio this week.  The conference, a gathering of engineering educators, ended Wednesday. I was stunned by the response to both models.  Engineering’s been a tough...

First full-scale Em3 dual tilt base this week!

First full-scale Em3 dual tilt base this week!

Abandoned screw jack design for Em3 dual tilt. Em3 concept, mid 2011. Geometry sketch, Em3 tilt concept. This week we’re building the first full-scale dual-tilt base for our Emriver Em3. I can’t wait to finish it, after hundreds of hours of work. In 2010...