I'm considering building one of these and, while I'd like to keep the cost low, I'd rather make it easy on myself than spend a few months scrounging for the cheapest parts, etc. I've read through the forums and it sounds like people generally spend $400-500, mostly depending on the cost of the motor. On the Whizbang site there is a "Shebang" package for $399 that has all the parts he sells: http://whizbangplucker.blogspot.com/2010/04/time-and-cost-involved-in-packaging-and.html There is also a complete parts list. It looks as though there is still a lot one would have to get, in addition to the motor: http://whizbangplucker.blogspot.com/2010/04/whizbang-blank.html I didn't try to price out everything but at first glance, it seems as though you'd be well over $500, even with an inexpensive used motor. Am I missing something or can someone that has built one of these fairly recently provide some insight? Is it possible to cut down the cost by buying all the pieces from another source? Thanks!