I’v only had 3 LD using this device in the last 2 weeks. But I have been exceptionaly tired the last few days because of home life and work, and only getting about 5 hours sleep each night (which probably doesn’t help). Hopefully, things will quiet down a bit after Chrimbo.
Well, I made a new contact through a friend of a friend type thing, who actually programs the chips in devices such as watches and mobile phones. I came up with vibration idea about 6 months ago, but couldnt find anything to that would do the job.
As soon as I met this guy, I explained to him what I was after and he explained that to have a PCB designed and made would cost between £5000 and £7000. I cant remember the exact price for the patent but he told me that if you wanted it worldwide it was going to be around the £10000 mark and then you have to pay a yearly fee to keep the patent on your device. Something like £5000 per year.
As, i say I dont know him too well, and perhaps he’s a bit of a cowboy and doesnt know his stuff as well as he likes to think he does.
Im more of an ideas man than a builder, so I wouldnt have a clue on how to make such a device. But because everybody is unique and different, the time invervals need to be able to be set differently. I originally said 42 minutes, because thats what works best for me. But someone else may find that 55 minutes is best for them. If you go by stephen laberge’s notes concerning at what point in our sleep cycle we have REM periods and there longevity, you will find that 42 minutes, should hit more REM periods than by using any other time interval. However, Not everyone is the same, therefore I recommend that if you think you can make such a device, be sure that the interval time can be altered. It is also imperative that it vibrates for roughly 5 sec and the RESETS itself. You are not going to want to wake up from your LD to reset the alarm.
Part of my £20,000 budget also accounted for publicity and the production of 100 of the devices for more testing.
Although, there are many members to this forum and it feels that there are thousands of people out there who practice LD. Im sure that is true. We are a minority, a big one yes, but still a minority. I have lots of friends and family, and have striked up conversations of LD. Not, one persons I have talked to about it has ever heard of it. There would have to be one hell of a publicity campagne to make people more aware of LD and what it can do. Before you come anywhere near to making your money back from making and patenting the device.
Unless you were to put a hefty price tag onto it, which I would be greatly against. Because this would alienate those who have never heard of it. You could publicise yourself to death, but if you were to put a price of even £50, those who have never heard of LD or sceptics wouldn’t go near it. So straight away you’ve lost money and risk making your money back.
However, of course if you make it affordable, you still run the risk of not selling enough and not making your money back.
I was going to get it made and try to sell it to the masses, of course i would had to have done more testing, but upon much deliberation and researching into how other businesses work, I decided that the risk was too high. I just don’t think that the masses are quite ready yet for the formidable world of Lucid Dreaming.
So I decided to give and share this idea freely to those that will benefit (hopefull greatly) and that is of course you lot.
If anyone hear does manage to make such a device and use it too great affect, it would be fantastic if you could share it with us. My hope is that such a vibrating device would increase the possibility of LD in every one of us.
I promise I will keep up to date with my postings on this, and I after the holidays, concentrate more on my LD and my tech. I’m very hopeful that i will have great success with it.