I was able to ...
1) Create the product/project.
2) Create a Video and Story.
3) If Successful, gather the parts, build the rewards and ship.
I've got 100+ different little designs and projects I've created over the years and most were developed with the idea that maybe somebody might want to buy one. I guess it was a dream of mine deep down to create a product so successful I could quit my day job and just manufacture and ship product while I used a portion of the profits to design something new.
I always looked at it like a music artist who writes and records their songs hoping for a hit. But I never had a hit that sold that well (though I did have a few good sellers). Kickstarter gives me a chance to promote those products and new ones I come up with to test how much interest there is in the idea. I find it is much better than throwing it up on a website shopping cart. I wish kickstarter was around when I was younger.
Anyway, if you like the Maximite computer I've talked about on this blog then I think you'll really like my next kickstarter. It should launch by February. Stay tuned.