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...

Weekend update.

Weekend update.

What an extraordinarily stormy year this has been. Here are spectacular clouds above our house in Carbondale yesterday. Kate and I arrived in Carbondale with the Em4 just in time to miss nearly 4 inches of rain that fell Wednesday evening in just a couple of hours....

The Em4 is at last complete.

The Em4 is at last complete.

Kate and I fetched the Em4’s articulation mechanism from Sauer Machine in St. Louis yesterday. That’s Warren Sauer, the owner, with Kate, overlooking 2,100 pounds of floor dry used to test the movement. It works beautifully. The box can be moved in two...

Flood in St. Louis, Em4 news, Detroit work.

Flood in St. Louis, Em4 news, Detroit work.

Cara and I are closing in on our Detroit work reporting, here’s a little transect plot from that. I really hate doing all day science writing without coffee. Fifty-something more days. The Em4’s articulation mechanism will be done tomorrow, and Kate and I...