IntLibber wrote: MSimon wrote:
gblaze42 wrote:Way to pump up his ego, Mr. Nebel! :lol:
Excellent work Mr. Simon, now get that prototype up and running already!
Show me the money.
How much do you need?
My virtual world company develops virtual stock market software and were spinning off a venture that is developing private stock management systems for unlisted corporations to receive investment and allowing investors and employees to manage their stock in their company.
Something in the range of $10 to $20 million.
I could give you a better quote if I had a commitment to go ahead if the price is right. I have found that without such a commitment it is difficult to get companies to quote.
The bulk of the funds would be for power supplies. With a fair amount for land acquisition and a shield building. So even if the project was a bust there would be left over assets that could return some of the investment.
I also believe I could get the assistance of the EMC2 crew. I am in regular contact with Rick and if you are serious I will broach the subject with him.
Send me an e-mail and we can discuss it further. My e-mail is on the sidebar at:
You should consider where you want the project located.
New Mexico near EMC2 would be good. An alternative would be the Mid-West near Rockford, Illinois for reasons I will explain by e-mail.
I can tell you that one of the reasons is that it is between two of the hot beds of University work on IEC - UWisconsin, Madison and UIllinois Champaign/Urbana.
I'm inclined to go with standard MRI magnets (3 T) rather than LN2 cooled Cu because the field is in the range (10 T) of a WB-100 type design. The change in magnets would not affect the cost much. In fact it might be a wash since the LN2 Cu design would be totally custom while MRI magnets would be COTS eqpt. modified. We can discuss it with Rick and see what would help the most.
I would expect that preliminary work would take roughly a year. Design, letting contracts etc.
One way to proceed is to get together a design group and just do a paper design. That might be done for around $1 million. Say 5 engineers and a few grad students. The only residuals from that would be a pile of papers.
My main function would be project manager. What I bring to the table is a fierce commitment to bring projects in on time and under budget. Besides my expertise in electronics and real time software.