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Browser-based hardware design tool Flux raises $12M

Started by Fred Bloggs October 14, 2021
Flux says its technology is supported by “all modern browsers,” requiring no downloads. The system features a simulator, automated part-sourcing and version control. The Community Library, meanwhile, offers access to schematics, models and open source parts — a little bit GitHub, a little bit Makerbot Thingiverse.

https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/13/browser-based-hardware-design-tool-flux-raises-12m/

https://www.flux.ai/p

There's a new word- forkable.
On Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:01:56 -0700 (PDT), Fred Bloggs
<bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com> wrote:

>Flux says its technology is supported by &#2013266067;all modern browsers,&#2013266068; requiring no downloads. The system features a simulator, automated part-sourcing and version control. The Community Library, meanwhile, offers access to schematics, models and open source parts &#2013266071; a little bit GitHub, a little bit Makerbot Thingiverse. > >https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/13/browser-based-hardware-design-tool-flux-raises-12m/ > >https://www.flux.ai/p > >There's a new word- forkable.
Part of the problem they are trying to solve is a lack of design discipline: https://medium.com/buildwithflux/flux-is-the-collaborative-circuit-design-platform-youve-been-waiting-for-72dd7fcc2654 The schematic, about 56 sec into the video, is nonsense. These people are goofs. -- Father Brown's figure remained quite dark and still; but in that instant he had lost his head. His head was always most valuable when he had lost it.
On 10/15/2021 12:08 AM, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:01:56 -0700 (PDT), Fred Bloggs > <bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Flux says its technology is supported by &ldquo;all modern browsers,&rdquo; requiring no downloads. The system features a simulator, automated part-sourcing and version control. The Community Library, meanwhile, offers access to schematics, models and open source parts &mdash; a little bit GitHub, a little bit Makerbot Thingiverse. >> >> https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/13/browser-based-hardware-design-tool-flux-raises-12m/ >> >> https://www.flux.ai/p >> >> There's a new word- forkable. > > Part of the problem they are trying to solve is a lack of design > discipline: > > https://medium.com/buildwithflux/flux-is-the-collaborative-circuit-design-platform-youve-been-waiting-for-72dd7fcc2654 > > > The schematic, about 56 sec into the video, is nonsense. These people > are goofs.
Yeah really, try finding some STM32F4 to buy somewhere
On Friday, October 15, 2021 at 12:08:33 AM UTC-4, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:01:56 -0700 (PDT), Fred Bloggs > <bloggs.fred...@gmail.com> wrote: > > >Flux says its technology is supported by &ldquo;all modern browsers,&rdquo; requiring no downloads. The system features a simulator, automated part-sourcing and version control. The Community Library, meanwhile, offers access to schematics, models and open source parts &mdash; a little bit GitHub, a little bit Makerbot Thingiverse. > > > >https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/13/browser-based-hardware-design-tool-flux-raises-12m/ > > > >https://www.flux.ai/p > > > >There's a new word- forkable. > Part of the problem they are trying to solve is a lack of design > discipline: > > https://medium.com/buildwithflux/flux-is-the-collaborative-circuit-design-platform-youve-been-waiting-for-72dd7fcc2654 > > > The schematic, about 56 sec into the video, is nonsense. These people > are goofs.
The one schematic is using one of these multi-die things: https://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20Sheets/TDK%20PDFs/MPU-9250_Rev_1.1.pdf Better them than me. If you read between the lines, they were programmers, not hardware designers. And you can see this in their writeup which deemphasizes the complexity of hardware and physics, those are just blocks of ported stuff. and focuses on all this collaborative file development and syncing. Like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict-free_replicated_data_type That description is just a bunch of phony abstracting os something much simpler they're too ashamed to say. Mostly bs.
> > > > -- > > Father Brown's figure remained quite dark and still; > but in that instant he had lost his head. His head was > always most valuable when he had lost it.
On Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:02:00 -0700 (PDT), Fred Bloggs
<bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com> wrote:

>On Friday, October 15, 2021 at 12:08:33 AM UTC-4, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote: >> On Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:01:56 -0700 (PDT), Fred Bloggs >> <bloggs.fred...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> >Flux says its technology is supported by &#2013266067;all modern browsers,&#2013266068; requiring no downloads. The system features a simulator, automated part-sourcing and version control. The Community Library, meanwhile, offers access to schematics, models and open source parts &#2013266071; a little bit GitHub, a little bit Makerbot Thingiverse. >> > >> >https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/13/browser-based-hardware-design-tool-flux-raises-12m/ >> > >> >https://www.flux.ai/p >> > >> >There's a new word- forkable. >> Part of the problem they are trying to solve is a lack of design >> discipline: >> >> https://medium.com/buildwithflux/flux-is-the-collaborative-circuit-design-platform-youve-been-waiting-for-72dd7fcc2654 >> >> >> The schematic, about 56 sec into the video, is nonsense. These people >> are goofs. > >The one schematic is using one of these multi-die things: >https://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20Sheets/TDK%20PDFs/MPU-9250_Rev_1.1.pdf >Better them than me.
They are going to simulate that?
> >If you read between the lines, they were programmers, not hardware designers. And you can see this in their writeup which deemphasizes the complexity of hardware and physics, those are just blocks of ported stuff. and focuses on all this collaborative file development and syncing.
Looks to me that the people in the video are actors and the circuit is nonsense. This may well raise $10 million from people who don't know much about electronics. Thought about collaboration: If we normalize electronic design skill so 1.0 is good, their collaboration model suggests that skills add, so four 0.25's together make 1. But they actually multiply. -- Father Brown's figure remained quite dark and still; but in that instant he had lost his head. His head was always most valuable when he had lost it.
On 14/10/2021 19:01, Fred Bloggs wrote:
> Flux says its technology is supported by &ldquo;all modern browsers,&rdquo; requiring no downloads. The system features a simulator, automated part-sourcing and version control. The Community Library, meanwhile, offers access to schematics, models and open source parts &mdash; a little bit GitHub, a little bit Makerbot Thingiverse. > > https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/13/browser-based-hardware-design-tool-flux-raises-12m/ > > https://www.flux.ai/p > > There's a new word- forkable. >
There's a similar thing in the UK, currently being hyped up by New Electronics.. The company is called Circuit Mind and it's hype engine is even more out of control than Flux's ! "ACE helps electronics engineering teams by automatically generating, optimising, maintaining and redesigning component selection and electronic schematics in seconds" MK
On a sunny day (Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:02:00 -0700 (PDT)) it happened Fred Bloggs
<bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com> wrote in
<017a4192-f9e2-416d-9cc0-ae7ec0a8d41bn@googlegroups.com>:

>The one schematic is using one of these multi-die things: >https://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20Sheets/TDK%20PDFs/MPU-9250_Rev_1.1.pdf >Better them than me.
What's the problem? I am using the MPU6050 The MPU-60X0 is the world's first integrated 6-axis MotionTracking device that combines a 3-axis gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer, and a Digital Motion ProcessorTM (DMP) all in a small 4x4x0.9mm combined with a HMC5883L_3-Axis_Digital_Compass_IC.pdf Drivers written in C Been working fine for 9 years now. http://panteltje.com/panteltje/xgpspc/index.html Just i2c modules connected to a Raspbery Pi GPIO. Code is open source. Read datasheet and code ... ?
On Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:13:02 AM UTC-4, Jan Panteltje wrote:
> On a sunny day (Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:02:00 -0700 (PDT)) it happened Fred Bloggs > <bloggs.fred...@gmail.com> wrote in > <017a4192-f9e2-416d...@googlegroups.com>: > >The one schematic is using one of these multi-die things: > >https://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20Sheets/TDK%20PDFs/MPU-9250_Rev_1.1.pdf > >Better them than me. > What's the problem? > I am using the MPU6050 > The MPU-60X0 is the world's first integrated 6-axis MotionTracking device that combines a 3-axis > gyroscope, 3-axis accelerometer, and a Digital Motion ProcessorTM (DMP) all in a small 4x4x0.9mm > combined with a HMC5883L_3-Axis_Digital_Compass_IC.pdf > Drivers written in C > Been working fine for 9 years now. > http://panteltje.com/panteltje/xgpspc/index.html > Just i2c modules connected to a Raspbery Pi GPIO. > Code is open source. > Read datasheet and code ... > ?
Impressive project.
On Friday, October 15, 2021 at 11:44:40 AM UTC-4, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Oct 2021 06:02:00 -0700 (PDT), Fred Bloggs > <bloggs.fred...@gmail.com> wrote: > > >On Friday, October 15, 2021 at 12:08:33 AM UTC-4, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote: > >> On Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:01:56 -0700 (PDT), Fred Bloggs > >> <bloggs.fred...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> > >> >Flux says its technology is supported by &ldquo;all modern browsers,&rdquo; requiring no downloads. The system features a simulator, automated part-sourcing and version control. The Community Library, meanwhile, offers access to schematics, models and open source parts &mdash; a little bit GitHub, a little bit Makerbot Thingiverse. > >> > > >> >https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/13/browser-based-hardware-design-tool-flux-raises-12m/ > >> > > >> >https://www.flux.ai/p > >> > > >> >There's a new word- forkable. > >> Part of the problem they are trying to solve is a lack of design > >> discipline: > >> > >> https://medium.com/buildwithflux/flux-is-the-collaborative-circuit-design-platform-youve-been-waiting-for-72dd7fcc2654 > >> > >> > >> The schematic, about 56 sec into the video, is nonsense. These people > >> are goofs. > > > >The one schematic is using one of these multi-die things: > >https://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20Sheets/TDK%20PDFs/MPU-9250_Rev_1.1.pdf > >Better them than me. > They are going to simulate that? > > > >If you read between the lines, they were programmers, not hardware designers. And you can see this in their writeup which deemphasizes the complexity of hardware and physics, those are just blocks of ported stuff. and focuses on all this collaborative file development and syncing. > Looks to me that the people in the video are actors and the circuit is > nonsense. > > This may well raise $10 million from people who don't know much about > electronics. > > Thought about collaboration: > > If we normalize electronic design skill so 1.0 is good, their > collaboration model suggests that skills add, so four 0.25's together > make 1. > > But they actually multiply.
I can believe that. And the longer they spend on it, the worse it gets.
> -- > > Father Brown's figure remained quite dark and still; > but in that instant he had lost his head. His head was > always most valuable when he had lost it.
On Fri, 15 Oct 2021 00:31:11 -0400, bitrex <user@example.net> wrote:

>On 10/15/2021 12:08 AM, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote: >> On Thu, 14 Oct 2021 11:01:56 -0700 (PDT), Fred Bloggs >> <bloggs.fredbloggs.fred@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> Flux says its technology is supported by &#2013266067;all modern browsers,&#2013266068; requiring no downloads. The system features a simulator, automated part-sourcing and version control. The Community Library, meanwhile, offers access to schematics, models and open source parts &#2013266071; a little bit GitHub, a little bit Makerbot Thingiverse. >>> >>> https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/13/browser-based-hardware-design-tool-flux-raises-12m/ >>> >>> https://www.flux.ai/p >>> >>> There's a new word- forkable. >> >> Part of the problem they are trying to solve is a lack of design >> discipline: >> >> https://medium.com/buildwithflux/flux-is-the-collaborative-circuit-design-platform-youve-been-waiting-for-72dd7fcc2654 >> >> >> The schematic, about 56 sec into the video, is nonsense. These people >> are goofs. > >Yeah really, try finding some STM32F4 to buy somewhere
And how do they simulate it, code and all? How many hundreds of uPs will they support? How many compilers? -- If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end with doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts he shall end in certainties. Francis Bacon