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...
How to Fix Messy Solder Paste Stencil Results

How to Fix Messy Solder Paste Stencil Results

Applying solder paste through a stencil can be a finicky task. If you are having trouble getting a clean result, there are numerous variables that could be effecting your attempts. Dry solder paste or cold solder paste are often easily identifiable issues; however, an...
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...