I'm wondering if anyone here has ever had any luck building the control unit of the box from scratch. Not that I am strapped for cash, which I am, I just would love to build it myself rather than buy it.
Give us some more info - what do you want to control? How many lights? Etc. I've made a bunch of stuff with microcontrollers (Picaxe, Arduino, Prop-1, etc.) and that's probably the way to go if you know how to program.