Conda Clean – How to Free up GIGABYTES of Space

Conda Clean – How to Free up GIGABYTES of Space

Technology, like so many other things, seems to be a bit cyclic. In the 90’s we always worried about conserving disk space as it cost a small fortune. Compact code, small files, and making every bit count were just how we did it. Then as hard drives got bigger...
Share Your Python Environments the Easy Way

Share Your Python Environments the Easy Way

Sharing Python environments is a crucial step in ensuring the reproducibility of your work and making it easy to collaborate with others in your research group. In this MetPy Monday, Unidata helps us understand how to create environment files that let you share your...
When to Upgrade Technology – Don’t Panic Podcast Episode 349

Geologic Dykes – Don’t Panic Podcast Episode 348

In this week’s geocast John and Shannon talk about geologic dikes and how they form. These features are injections of rock into pre-existing strata, classifying them as intrusive. There are two main classes: sedimentary and igneous. While igneous dikes are more...
Python – The Best Way to Deal with GRIB Files

Python – The Best Way to Deal with GRIB Files

As geoscientists, one of the hardest things we deal with is how highly dimensional our data are. We deal with systems that are three-dimensional, evolve with time, and have many parameters. Atmospheric science is especially burdened by some of the legacy formats that...
Our Awesome New 3D Printer: A lot has Changed in 10 Years!

Our Awesome New 3D Printer: A lot has Changed in 10 Years!

I have been using 3D printers for nearly a decade now. To be honest, I started out in 3D printing as a way to make things when I had no machining capability and not a lot of money to outsource that machining until I knew the design was perfect. In fact, I even wrote a...
GEARS 2022 Workshop

GEARS 2022 Workshop

Summer is quickly becoming our favorite season here at the shop. Why? Because we get to welcome a new crew of students in for our summer workshop class! 2022 was the second year of our GEARS (Generalist Electromechanics for Applied Researchers) Workshop. Just like I...
Come See Us at the 2022 Earth Educators’ Rendezvous!

Come See Us at the 2022 Earth Educators’ Rendezvous!

Come see us at the 2022 Earth Educators’ Rendezvous in Minneapolis Minnesota! We’ll be on-site Monday-Thursday July 11-14 showing off educational demonstrations, custom equipment, and more! We’ve got lots of exciting new products launched right...
Why We Support Open Source (but not everything we do is)

Why We Support Open Source (but not everything we do is)

Open source hardware and software has become a huge industry and movement. The idea that we can all make better widgets by sharing flies in the face of conventional industrial secrecy, patents, NDAs, and lawsuits. While there is still a place for “trade secrets”...
GEARS 2021 Workshop

GEARS 2021 Workshop

Well, 2021 has been a lot of firsts for everything – many of them not so great – but it was an exciting first year for the GEARS (Generalist Electromechanics for Applied Researchers) Workshop! This workshop has been a long time in the making, and we plan...