On Saturday, February 24th, we had the pleasure of meeting with hundreds of kids and talk to them about examining water quality. They tested samples from UT’s turtle pond and EWB members were able to share their ongoing projects. We heard some incredibly thoughtful questions and were able to meet some great young scientists! Thank you to everyone who came out and volunteered!
The Austin EWB Chapter’s Instrumentation group has been making a portable incubator for petrifim analysis for several years. There recent version has been tested in the US a lot, but the Austin chapter has not needed to take it to a different country recently.
That changed on Friday, however. Joshua Knight, previously chief engineer of EWB USA, wanted to take the Armadillo to Iraq. We of course wanted to help him and also wanted to have him help us by testing it. So we worked very hard to ship it to him on time, and then UPS lost it. But then—they found it in time! We hope Joshua is safely in Iraq now with the Armadillo, and we look forward to reports from him about it.
Our current Open-source incubator prototype is now named Armadillo. We are currently working on producing high quality video documentation for Armadillo’s usage and assembly instructions. Learn more about our incubator, which drew widespread accolades and won 1st place poster at this year’s South Central & Southeast Regional Conference. Learn more about Armadillo here.