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...

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....