josh wrote:Everyone in my family that is. And they gave me unbiest oppinions, knowing my family thier honest with there views and have a good sense about when it comes to things like this.
Just to chime in here....many inventors say stuff like this. Generally it doesn't mean much.
I am not trying to be discouraging, nor am I inferring that your family's input is useless or that their opinions are probably dishonest or off-base. I am just getting at, if you are talking to a community of inventors, or talking to someone who deals with inventors and what not, they hear stuff like that all the time. You can't give them the "everyone who has seen it loves it" line and expect them to care about that. They won't necessarily assume that you got bad feedback, but stuff like that is taken with a grain of salt and if you say it like its supposed to mean much it can put you in a bit of a naive/inexperienced light.
Financing? How badly do you want it and whats your credit rating? Or, put together a full scale business plan and try to get funding. Really, there is no easy answer to such a general question.
If you do end up hiring an engineer, or find someone to help, do realize that in order to patent what you have you do need to be able to explain how it works, i.e. be able to instruct others in terms of building it themselves.