Yeah, I'd totally buy that kit and source the components myself and do the soldering.

But the software would need to be mostly worked out (ie, to a testable/alpha point) before I went to all that trouble; I'd want to know I'd have something working on the other end of the journey. smile

I'm in the middle of a time-consuming project right now which I expect to take me until ~November 7th to finish, but after that I'll probably be dying for projects like this one to tinker with.
Tony Fabris