I bought a cheap pasta maker($22) I wanted one that attaches to my Kitchen Aid mixer, but at well over $100 I figured starting out small was the best way to go.
The pasta maker was very simple to use, not too time consuming and the pasta tasted pretty good. I used just regular unbleached flour for my first try and made the noodles on the thickest setting. This is very much a learning process, but I will be trying Whole Wheat flour next time and making the noodles much thinner. Our son had some issues with the texture of the noodles, otherwise he is fine with pasta as it is one of his favorite things to eat.