Emflume1 ready for ASEE 2013 Atlanta!

Emflume1 ready for ASEE 2013 Atlanta!

  Tomorrow we’ll put first water through our Emflume1. History. Make a small, practical “2D” flume to show fluid mechanics and key processes in river management and science. Shoot video, get published, and in Science. Refine.  Display prototype...

Emflume design.  Lawyers and architects.

Emflume design. Lawyers and architects.

I spent my weekend checking and finalizing design details for our Emflume; we debuted a prototype at ASEE a year ago.  We’ll build hundreds of them, even a tiny mistake will cost us, and our clients and colleagues, a lot. As I work, listening to This American Life:...

Hot body velocimetry.  Blow on your finger.

Hot body velocimetry. Blow on your finger.

Emflume instrumentation entertainment. from Steve Gough on Vimeo. Wet your finger.  Blow on it.  You can sense the cooling. Try it with a dry finger.  You’ll probably sense that, too.  Feel the cooling? Your body works to maintain 37 °C .   Air moving past it at...

Final Day Movie – ASEE 2012 – San Antonio.

Final Day Movie – ASEE 2012 – San Antonio.

Lily, Nathan, and I showed our Em3 and prototype Emflume1 to hundreds of visitors at ASEE in San Antonio this week.  The conference, a gathering of engineering educators, ended Wednesday. I was stunned by the response to both models.  Engineering’s been a tough...

Emflume1 prototype debut.

Emflume1 prototype debut.

Today we rolled the prototype Emflume1 into the sunshine outside our lab and fired it up. We’ll debut this model at ASEE in San Antonio next week. It’s a worldwide first, a desktop 2D flume, based on designs by (and help from) Steven Vogel and others.  And...