Leaving the nest.

Leaving the nest.

On Friday, Jesse reminded me of George C. Scott in Patton. Barking orders to me and a helper from TREA, he managed to get four Emriver models and our first Em4 ready for delivery to Minnesota. I tried not to get in his way. Especially when he rolled three 250 pound...

More Em4.

More Em4.

We did our first full flow testing of the Em4 today. No problems. Though this is the first assembly of this model, we’ve tested and built prototypes of most of its systems, and spent many hours refining them during video shoots, so I wasn’t surprised it...

We add more Em4 parts. It works.

We add more Em4 parts. It works.

We introduced the Em4’s box to most of its parts today. Here’s a nice photo of the EDU, an acrylic energy dissipater we finished today. The Em4 is a mechanical beauty, wonderful to see in the flesh (aluminum, mostly) after after many months of design work....

Sound and the Fury at LRRD.

Sound and the Fury at LRRD.

This day is as good as any for a “Sound and the Fury” post. We’re working with our fabricator and our Minnesota client to get the Em4 finished and delivered, even as we plan the next one. We’re on the technological edge on several fronts....

Em4 box is home.

Em4 box is home.

I drove to St. Louis today and brought back the Em4 box. Our friends at Sauer Machine (here Nick the amazing welder, Warren, the owner, and Ben Bruce the engineer) built a beautiful...