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Anyone here interested in a commercial product? I have had an idea for
something in Astronomy for which I think there is a modest market. The
potential market is a few $million a year. One might achieve of order
$100,000 in sales a year. Not enough to quit your day job, but might be a
nice second income for the right set of people.
It requires software and hardware. I think I have someone lined up to do
the software. I thought I had someone lined up for the hardware, but his
day job got in the way.
I have made contact with a possible marketeer. They say they can sell it
for the price it costs to produce.
I have built something quite similar and know it works.
There are several parts to the project:
1) Designing a USB (probably - but culd be a plug in card to the PC) device.
2) Designing a shrink wraped package.
3) After a prototype phase, arranging for production and testing, probably
overseas. This is a commercial product. It neads to come in a colorful
shrink wraped box. Retail at $300 or so.
I understand all the technical problems. I can finance the parts and the
PC fab costs for a few dozen prototypes. I cannot finance labor. So you
have to have time and energy. I have the energy to advise, but not to lead
such a project. There are no significant technical problems. Just the
usual problems of connecting something to a PC and getting everything to
work - hardware and software.
I think I have a neat idea, and no one seems to be doing it. My energy is
going to go into tass. But I would like to see this product produced. It
would be a fun device. I think it would sell.
Contact me privately if you are interested.