I read phys.org and science daily, daily. I read about all these amazing experiments and discoveries and I want to try my own experiments. A lot of articles are about emerging computing technologies, and often the article emphasizes how inexpensive these materials and processes are becoming. I am interested in seeing a price tag next to an article and maybe an itemized list of all expenses. I'm not super rich, but I'm sure I make enough money to mess around with this stuff. Why does it feel like there is a major barrier to entry for hardware material science experiments?