The development of a working prototype is the goal.
This year I've effectively taken the equivalent of an undergraduate in electrical engineering (or at least a freshman 101 course) in my free time. I've been exploring the many options available for the development of a working motion sensing, wirelessly networked, LED warning delineation system. On top of exploring the myriad design possibilities, many aspects of the prototyping process have been decided and finalized including production, design specifications, and various specific component tests. The final step is bringing together the necessary hardware into a final product for testing and iterative improvement.
It's been a long year, but the results are tangible and a working prototype is near.