Kids, not consultants, design the new Em2 model.

Kids, not consultants, design the new Em2 model.

We’re nearly finished with a complete redesign of our Em2 model.  Here’s detail of a wood/acrylic mock up of the new legs. How to design.   Hire consultants?  For a small project, the finding/contracting can dwarf time spent on actual work.  I have to...

Emriver Em2 redesign.  John Cotter, are you out there?

Emriver Em2 redesign. John Cotter, are you out there?

I’ve spent many hours over the last week and most of today trying out new ideas.  There is no way other than building these mock ups.  I enjoy the work.  But not the long hours.  Thanks to many helpful collaborators! Too bad my aviation tech professor friend...


Em2 redesign progress, collaboration with SIUC engineering.

Em2 redesign progress, collaboration with SIUC engineering.

We’re closing in on the new Em2 design.  It’s very exciting, but agonizing.  This CAD screenshot shows just a few of the two dozen or so leg attachment designs we’ve considered.  I’m insisting on something that’s super strong, safe,...

Emriver Em2 geomodel redesign, can you help?

Emriver Em2 geomodel redesign, can you help?

We’re continuing our redesign of the venerable Emriver Em2.  I expect we’ll be building a lot of these in the next few years, and as I’ve mentioned here before, now is a good time to step back and see how we can make it better. Here you can see the...