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The rock and ice mechanics lab at Lamont-Doherty is led by PIs Heather Savage, Christine McCarthy and Ben Holtzman. We are in the process of growing our lab and building our experimental program. Along with a team of postdocs, undergrads, grads, and longtime staff engineer Ted, we are rehabilitating and revamping some of the old equipment and building new rigs for exciting new experiments on both rock and ice. You can follow along with our progress here.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

While I was away...

Although I was out on maternity leave for six months, the project did not sit dormant. I came back to big improvements to the ice rig. Ted installed all of the hydraulics (pipes running behind the rig, connecting to the two rams), including the servo amp electronics (green panel on front).
And thanks to Heather and Hannah, the controlling electronics were about 90% finished. 
Check out the insane soldering work done by Heather on this Limits board.
Even more on the back side.