Excellent, got great ideas about pursuing a personal project. One thing about Kickstarter, do your research..my experience has been that you really will do better if you have a following, if you have a plan for marketing your idea and getting the word out before your kickstarter starts (think launch) and think about getting partners that can help either with getting the word out or contribute financially. As for the following, I follow a Youtuber artist, funny guy, who was looking for $35,000 to upgrade his broken down, tiny garage studio. At the end of his launch day he had raised over $100,000 (he was gobsmacked). What he did with the extra was actually tear down the garage and build a new one, but better equipment, and did other things to make his channel better.