Do you know how kickstarter.com works? It is an online platform to fund your idea and make it happen. Many people bring cash together if you come up with a little business plan and persuasiveness. And so did @willcanine the founder of http://opentrons.com/. For ridiculous 3000 USD you can get his Standard Version Liquid Handler, and the Pro Devices would not make you broke as well (+1000 USD). For this price you can get the worlds first, open source, liquid handling workstation and good feelings in your stomache area. I know what I speak about, I just bought a few of it, to take care of my cat. I feel well entertained to be honest.
Open Source Liquid Handler