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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1750 on: August 25, 2019, 01:05:43 am »
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I wonder how many $mil they've burnt through so far in managing to produce no paper hats.
They might have already made a production batch. The page states you can buy them only directly through the Membrain Company, which is probably to limit liability. Because they have not been able to get approval from DOT or whoever it is that puts their stamp on such things.

Membrain Co is probably an LLC that can disappear overnight, and they probably sell this as a novelty party hat.

It looks like it works better than nothing.
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1751 on: August 25, 2019, 08:31:36 am »
So, turns out Meredith's new invention is a collapsible bike helmet. Seriously, that's what it is.
Not a new idea of course, this Indiegogo just raised $3.5M for one:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/park-diamond-foldable-bike-helmet#/

But Perry's one is the size of a banana. Just like Theranos could test 800 things with drop of blood...

this one? https://www.ecohelmet.com/

Likely quite similar in design, hence the "banana" shape reference.
Seems like she's way late for the party, unless it's maybe a motorcycle class helmet?

Maybe it is the same, on you screenshoot it says "Meredith Perry is with Ken Hertz and Liz Heller"
looks who's on here: https://www.ecohelmet.com/copy-of-about-us-1

Well spotted!  :clap:
Sounds like they somehow got involved with Perry and she has the contacts for funding. They have probably sucked in Mark Cuban again for a few mil.
I've heard that Perry has had the idea of a foldable helmet for many years.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1752 on: August 25, 2019, 08:36:36 am »
According to the founders CV she's been working on this since 2016, but only now (Perry) is asking for a mechanical design engineer with impact testing experience?
https://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/GnXaMCE5EFaTnV
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1753 on: August 25, 2019, 08:40:03 am »
According to the founders CV she's been working on this since 2016, but only now (Perry) is asking for a mechanical design engineer with impact testing experience?
https://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/GnXaMCE5EFaTnV

Because they've finally realised it can't actually be made from paper and work?
Rain could be a major problem as well as impact resistance.  I guess it is disposable, but if it starts raining on your route, you still need it to function.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1754 on: August 25, 2019, 09:32:38 am »
According to the founders CV she's been working on this since 2016, but only now (Perry) is asking for a mechanical design engineer with impact testing experience?
https://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/GnXaMCE5EFaTnV

cool marketing and funding is the important part, figuring out if it will work and making it is optional extra that (might) come later
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1755 on: August 25, 2019, 09:48:50 am »
According to the founders CV she's been working on this since 2016, but only now (Perry) is asking for a mechanical design engineer with impact testing experience?
https://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/GnXaMCE5EFaTnV

Because they've finally realised it can't actually be made from paper and work?
Rain could be a major problem as well as impact resistance.  I guess it is disposable, but if it starts raining on your route, you still need it to function.

Furthermore, cyclists will get sweaty heads, exacerbated by the thermal insulating of the helmet itself. That’s the reason I don’t wear a helmet when cycling, I am sure I’ll be berated on here for it. I’m an overweight tootler, not a member of the lycra brigade.

I am also wondering just how “eco” this disposable/recyclable single use helmet is, other than a marketing moniker of course.
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1756 on: August 25, 2019, 01:33:36 pm »
According to the founders CV she's been working on this since 2016, but only now (Perry) is asking for a mechanical design engineer with impact testing experience?
https://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/GnXaMCE5EFaTnV

The founder's voice sounds similar to MP, I thought it was at first. :o
https://www.spitfireindustry.com/accessories/this-industrial-designer-is-improving-safety-for-cyclists-everywhere/

https://www.ecohelmet.com/copy-of-about-us-1
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1757 on: August 25, 2019, 01:49:52 pm »
I've heard that Perry has had the idea of a foldable helmet for many years.
She knew she needed plan B  >:D
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1758 on: August 25, 2019, 02:20:53 pm »
Perry with Mark Cuban 7 weeks ago.
Surely he's not dumb enough to invest in another Perry startup?

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I think this picture is also up for witty captions, for some reason I can only think of rude ones.

Perhaps not quite the vocation Meredith was looking for.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1759 on: August 25, 2019, 03:33:48 pm »
I worry that air turbulence caused by the openings in the paper folds would slow me down.

 
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1760 on: August 25, 2019, 03:52:07 pm »
Keep an open heart and skull for this new tech.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1761 on: August 25, 2019, 04:57:26 pm »
I just wonder how Cuban makes money out of her? I mean he isn't doing this for any other reason. 
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1762 on: August 25, 2019, 05:18:36 pm »
I just wonder how Cuban makes money out of her? I mean he isn't doing this for any other reason.

The charitable part of me says the VCs see her as a philanthropic woke tax.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1763 on: August 25, 2019, 05:38:01 pm »
I just wonder how Cuban makes money out of her? I mean he isn't doing this for any other reason.

The charitable part of me says the VCs see her as a philanthropic woke tax.

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1764 on: August 25, 2019, 05:54:24 pm »
I just wonder how Cuban makes money out of her? I mean he isn't doing this for any other reason.

The charitable part of me says the VCs see her as a philanthropic woke tax.

charitable or cynical ? ;)
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1765 on: August 26, 2019, 01:22:13 am »
Looks like she was at UPenn at broadly the same time as Perry. Though you'd think a UPenn graduate could spell University or Philadelphia.

You'd also think someone who'd spent years in Philadelphia wouldn't ask Will Smith where he was from when she met him...
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1766 on: August 26, 2019, 01:46:53 am »
I just wonder how Cuban makes money out of her? I mean he isn't doing this for any other reason.

He doesn't. He hopes he will.
 
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1767 on: September 12, 2019, 02:31:18 pm »
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1768 on: September 12, 2019, 03:11:54 pm »
Day One: Tuesday, September 10th (Members Only)
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Ultrasound for Wireless Power Simon McElrea


I wonder if he managed the full half hour without everyone falling asleep. :=\

https://airfuel.org/members/ubeam-inc/
404 - Page Not Found
Whoops, that’s a 404. :-DD

uDream seem to have removed our favorite "All just been sacked" image.
It's still there under company.

Enterprise Power Management Software
uBeam’s proprietary power management software allows users to monitor devices on a real time basis, and obtain insights on power levels, device health, sensor readings, and more. The information is stored securely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and historical data can be used to analyze trends and predict future performance. :horse:

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1769 on: September 12, 2019, 03:47:34 pm »
uDream seem to have removed our favorite "All just been sacked" image.

They sooooo don't read this thread  ;D

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Enterprise Power Management Software
uBeam’s proprietary power management software allows users to monitor devices on a real time basis, and obtain insights on power levels, device health, sensor readings, and more. The information is stored securely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and historical data can be used to analyze trends and predict future performance. :horse:

Now it has cloud!
Crypto next, then graphene drivers.
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1770 on: September 12, 2019, 03:58:11 pm »
Did you know the top 5 posters in this thread have made 910 posts out of 1764. Not sure what to make of that.
And in the Post your latest purchase thread it is 1676 out of 9163 and none are common to both.
$20 ESR checker it is 1974 out of 5903  but the top poster there has 20% of the thread

I was testing a theory that the less technical a thread is the narrower the participation amongst forum members. 

 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1771 on: September 12, 2019, 04:30:03 pm »
"Did you know the top 5 posters in this thread have made 910 posts out of 1764. Not sure what to make of that."

Where are all these fascinating stats. I search for anything happening in uDream World about once a week, so I'll be quite disappointed if I haven't made #4 at least. :horse:
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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1772 on: September 13, 2019, 12:42:02 am »
Didn't Perry used the have "founder uBeam" on her instagram profile?
Now distancing herself from the Titanic she created?

 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1773 on: September 13, 2019, 12:46:06 am »
Didn't Perry used the have "founder uBeam" on her instagram profile?

Well maybe, but she clearly presents herself as a "prankster". People should have taken a hint, really. ;D
 

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Re: The uBeam FAQ
« Reply #1774 on: September 13, 2019, 11:49:03 pm »
Didn't Perry used the have "founder uBeam" on her instagram profile?
Now distancing herself from the Titanic she created?

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Hey, there is no comma between prankster and founder... that is one hell of a prank.
 


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