Botmill does not include Electronics with their kit, meaning if you purchase their kit, you have to purchase the electronics separately, bringing your total to $1165.
Ran though the checkout process, and with Shipping to the US it comes to $1050. This places this kit firmly between the The Makerbot Ultimate kit, and the Thing-o-Matic. At their $960 price point it is cheaper to get the kit from them than to self source, unless you can get the plastic parts for less than $260.
The thing that is most awesome about this kit is he is using Mendels to produce the RP parts for these kits. That's right folks, this is to my knowledge the 1st time anyone has followed the logic of a self replicating robot to it's logical end, a self replicating bot farm!!
I sincerely congratulate him on being one of the 1st, but I have a feeling he will not be the last if he is successful with this..
Now all we need is an Automated build plate for Mendel.