Max Kennedy wrote:Do the minions have to be with Ernie and Erica or can they be remote minions?
Erica Wisner wrote:
We are definitely up for remote minions; and the Tipi Minion is an especially voluntary role.
One thing we're looking for right now is folks who have access to Test-o-Meters and similar equipment for doing thermal probes and emissions / particulate testing. We would love some preliminary data before we shell out / secure funding to do EPA-approved independent lab tests.
We know a few people who have such probes, but they have generally built themselves non-standard rocket stoves (e.g. all-metal firebox, or scaled-down models, or both). We would really like to get good data on stoves that are built following current best practice. Size, materials, and temperature do matter when it comes to emissions.
There are a couple of other research projects that we could delegate remotely too. Let us know if you're interested.
Erica & Ernie