Should you work with manufacturers to perfect your product before being backed?
If you're planning to manufacture or offer hardware/a gadget/some type of product as a reward, it's required that you show a prototype on your project page. Not to mention that it could be harder to find support if people can't see what the final product will look like and how it will function.Save up for that first prototype run! Not only will it give you sound of mind about the quality of your prototype, but it'll also help you price your rewards more accurately and test shipping. For example, imagine you get your first prototype back and you discover that you need to change materials or the product's functionality. That could have a huge impact on your costs, your timeline, and of course, your backers.
I'm looking for a designer and a Lab to turn my idea on paper to reality, Is KickStarter the right place?
Hi Omar.As far as I am aware, if you are doing a kickstarter for a device, you have to have a working prototype of that device.So the answer to My question is, would it be possible to submit my campaign with only an idea of inventing a machine ?is no, I don't think you can do that.Alex
Alex Eames - RasPi.TV