... This may not be the area of expertise for this forum, but I figure what the hell... it can't hurt to ask. I came up with an idea for an invention last July. I've already mailed the idea to myself for a poor mans copyright, with a description of it and the date it was 'created' included in the envelope, now I need to take the next step. I've already created a 3D Model of it in 3D Studio Max, and a mini animation of how it would work when completed. It's going to require some automation, and some cuircitry work, as you'll need t wo or three buttons to operate it with. Before I look at copywriting it with the government, I'd like to know if there are any companies out there that build prototypes of inventions for people who wouldn't have the knowledge or resources to do so otherwise. Is there such a company in existance?