We did not share the PCB design you are correct. The biggest reason is we don't want the risk of someone doing something wrong then blaming us for a fire or a death. Everything else is there.mxlemming wrote: ↑Jun 14 2022 3:25am
Like I said, only PDFs. Am I missing something? Is my browser not rendering correctly? I don't consider this to be open source if all I would have to do is open up kicad, copy the pdf into the schematic editor, replace and re code from scratch the obsolete fpga and lay it out from scratch.
Re. The effort. I'll be frank. I'm on endless sphere because I really love watching people's projects, I get genuinely really excited and happy for them when they succeed, I love helping to the extent I can.
I've been rooting for axiom, I thought it's super cool, love it... Want to have a go building my own igbt based board (got absolutely nothing to do with it but I still really want to...) But now it's really feeling to me like you are just bumping it onto the first page of this forum every time it falls off with a nothing post. "Get ready for something big" picture of your logo. Etc. "Btw, power designs do consultancy work".
There's that expression about people not liking it when their heros fail them. That's where I am with this. I want you to succeed and share the videos of axiom propelling an earth mover up a hill or hitting 200mph or whatever. I want to know the technical challenges hit and how you overcame them. I'll be really excited and happy for you. I want you to sell this and make profit from it.
All of the rest will come. Remember we are also dealing with chip shortages. The main control board cost us 10x more to produce 5 months ago then it did just 2 years ago. FPGA is for us to add options in the future but it was not obsolete just 6 months ago. I believe we have a direct replacement for it. And we do have 10 boards here for the first run that were populated with FPGAs just 3 months ago. The main goal for us from this is to build a reputation and it has worked, Too well in fact, as we are getting more work then we can handle at this point. The second biggest goal is to build awesome stuff like the CRX. Axiom is coming together the first 2 machined enclosures are to be delivered at my house this Friday. Yes I will admit I don't work slow like this and its killing me. What has taken years should have taken months in my mind. But I can't complain as I am working 3 jobs and own 2 houses 1 we just purchased with my inlaws and with big renos going on as well I have 2 young kids. Most people would never be even remotely close to doing this much stuff but I/we are pushing though and the whole team is as busy as I am! The goal is to get organized and cut back on work for others and do more for myself and the team asap. The whole team is multi tasking as we try to grow PD organically. Its not abnormal for a company to seem like its not moving forward fast enough (remember the model 3 ramp with tesla?) I can tell you I plan for less divorces than Elon which does meen I need some time with my family as well...