Emriver to NY State, the Em4 takes shape.

Emriver to NY State, the Em4 takes shape.

Jesse and I worked on the Em4’s control cart today. It’ll hold the main pump, flowmeters, valves, UV sterilizer, and a few other things. Still a big pile of expensive hardware, but soon it’ll be a very nice instrument. Jesse has done a great job on...

The R&D things happen intensely.

The R&D things happen intensely.

Design-build of our first Em4 continues. Jesse worked with our Marion, Illinois machine shop today to finish details on the standpipe mechanism; he and the shop are doing a great job. The design is adventurous, so we’ll either have a beautiful little machine or...

Em4 design and build.  And blogging.

Em4 design and build. And blogging.

I finished a lot of admin things today and sent out some invoices for consulting. Just cranked. I’d like to say it was satisfying. It is very interesting, always. My typical day now is like a very busy day at the old home office I had for 16 years, and a very...

Em4 building, Rosgen, flooding.

Em4 building, Rosgen, flooding.

Our UPS guy emptied half his truck at 514 today. We’re building our first Em4, a 4m x 1.5m version of our Emriver. Tubing, bearings, big pumps, little pumps, pipes, clamps, handles, rods. It’s exciting because thousands of hours of experience and design...

Pumpautopsy, melamine, a 1969 Beetle hacked.

Pumpautopsy, melamine, a 1969 Beetle hacked.

Our Em4 work is moving–I’ve spent many hours on design and getting parts. Samples of melamine plastic arrived. Very exciting. After years of trying we have a supplier who will correlate color of the ground plastic to its size. This material is really only...