I want to build my own in order to learn more about the building process and what parts go into making a camera. I am looking at all the cameras I can, in order to get inspiration. I am fortunate enough that I have the heloo from the local techinal school where they teach design, toomaking and have all kinds of machinery like 3D printers, CNC cutters and a lot of other machinery that I dont know what is. I only have to pay for materials (at cost), all the work will be done within the teaching. Since I have no plans for going into any kind of manufacturing or mass production, I dont have to think about what other people think about my design too. I have started to blog about my projecthere: http://www.apug.org/forums/blogs/falkenberg/