My mind is consumed. It is in my dreams at night. I’m constantly thinking about it, manipulating it, configuring it, day dreaming about it. Lance and I have talked about it, discussed the different possiblitites, the different ways to make it happen, what that might turn out like. I’ll admit, it causes me a little bit of fear and a whole lot of anxious excitement. There is also some doubt that tries to crop up but most of my internal mental committee tries to smuther it immediately, rather successfully. You see, I have another idea that I want to patent.
I want to blab what it is just to get some feedback on different aspects but this is the internet. There are no secrets here. After not being able to come up with enough money to patent my last idea only to see 3M come out with pretty much the exact same product after any disclosure agreements had expired, I’m nervous, at best, to say anything to anyone. This fear is trying to extend into even attempting to move forward with this idea.
A provisional patent is pretty inexpensive if you file for it yourself. I’ve downloaded a free patent application template and it honestly looks simple enough. I guess this is where those feelings of not being good enough, inadequate, come in. What if I can’t submit a patent application that gets accepted? But. that’s kind of the cart before the horse.
I still need drawings, material selection, a prototype. At this point, its really all in my head, but I know it will work. I know its a good idea. I shared the idea with an extremely trusted friend and was told its a great idea. She isn’t the type of person to just say its a good idea if she doesn’t think it is so this compliment/feedback just makes me want to figure this all out even more.
Where to start? Drawings? Yeah, I think drawings may be the place to start. I’ll have a visual that is outside of my head that I can work with. I’ve started looking up different materials that could be used. One of the parts that is giving me some…uncertainty is the translucent material that can handle some pretty intense abuse and not show the signs of it.
Seeing as this will be a powered item, do I go solar or electric? I love the idea of solar but have yet to find any solar items that hold up to the test of time, and elements. I’ve thought of an idea that would work for solar but I believe its too big of a stretch. It relies on something/someone else to make my product marketable. Maybe this product should have the option of either. This still leaves me looking for a solar option that is reliable and will last.
When I close my eyes, I see my product in action and its a marvelous thing. I want that mental snapshot to become a reality. I’m fairly certain a lot of other people will, too. It solves a revolving issue. Now, how to just hook up my brain to a printer and bring it to life.