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...

An amazing Friday.

An amazing Friday.

In the last six months of running LRRD I’ve learned to endure dark days. Like yesterday, a day of researching pumps. Yes, pump research. How many amps? How many liters/hour in a gallon/minute? I spent four hours correcting, and then explaining to other people, a...

Floodestate, and a sign for LRRD.

Floodestate, and a sign for LRRD.

Flooding in the Midwest has been serious. This is just down the road from my house, here shown in this afternoon’s pouring rain. Imagine being in the subprime meltdown and underwater. Lots of news at LRRD. We’re hard at work on Em4 design and production....

Flooding close to home, and Em4 happiness.

Flooding close to home, and Em4 happiness.

We have serious flooding in the Midwest–many rivers will peak at records over the weekend. Go here for St. Louis media reports. As I drove home under a beautiful blue sky and warmish weather I passed a neighbor’s house threatened by the Big Muddy here, and...

Navier-Stokes video fun,  Emriver shipping, Em4.

Navier-Stokes video fun, Emriver shipping, Em4.

We had a busy Friday at LRRD. We’re hard at work on the Em4, and got an exciting and very expensive shipment of exotic materials for it. Jesse and Cara worked on shipping alternatives for the Emriver. We’re being asked to ship them to far places. At the...