Every budding DIYer has to start somewhere, and building up a solid toolbox can seem overwhelming. Mythbusters host Adam Savage (along with his compatriots at Tested) came up with a good list of inexpensive, beginner tools to start with.
We've compiled our own list before, angled towards the average home improvement/home repair guru. But if you're building more advanced stuff (and would describe yourself as an aspiring "Maker"), Adam's list is a great place to start.
Warning: It's a pretty big list! Check out the full list at the link below, or watch the podcast episode above in which they compile the list in more detail.