Alright so I have been wanting to build a hatcher for some time now. Because I would like more space for eggs, and also my Hova-bator seems to keep killing them in the last 3 days. I'm not sure a homemade styrofoam hatcher would work any better. But i might as well give it a try. I've looked and looked at all the incubator posts. And it seems I am going to just put a mix of all of them and see what happens. So far I've gotten. Bottle Lamp Kit - around $6.50 6v DC adapter for the fan - FREE! Yay 25 Watt Light Bulbs - $2.00 Hardware Cloth, I already had some extra - FREE Total- $8.50 I've been looking for the biggest ice chest I could find. I was about to give up, when I ran into a friend at walmart and they said they had an extra chest which they got fish in from the pet store. It wasn't as big as I would like, but it's bigger than the others I could find. So, Hurray! It measures about 13 inches x 13.inches in the inside. When all is said and done it will be able to hold 18 eggs. And have a little open area for them to rest and wait for the others to come out. I still have yet to buy: Water Heater Thermostat PC Fan I bought a little fan from walmart, but it blows way too hard. So I am going to pick up a little 4" PC fan tomorrow from Radio Shack. I also looked at several different stores for a thermostat, but it seemed that none of them could go lower than 120f. So I will be trying to find a lower one tomorrow. I am still a little confuzed with the wiring. I looked at it a bit, but I can't do much until I get the two things I am missing. Hopefully I will get it right. I am a little afraid of shocking myself after all the warnings on here though. lol I will be adding some pictures later tonight or tomorrow. Of what I got so far. Tomorrow I will begin building.