I'm Neil. I've been to a few of the open houses, so I know some of you already. While I wait for my membership app to be processed/approved, I'll intro myself here briefly...
I'm new to Orlando ...couple months. I'm primarily an electronics guy, but I've been quite involved in mechanicals, robotics, and cars.
From a "hacker" perspective, here are my "qualifications" -- I used to mentor a FIRST robotics team in Palm Beach, and after that I formed a small robotics group at my office. That page is here... http://www.veisystems.com/nose/
. Currently working on making the workcell into a 3D printer. I've built a Shelby Cobra kitcar, and currently building a Mustang. During the day I do mostly electronics design and microcontroller development.
I have a part-time job opening for someone with a "hacker" mentality. Primarily, you'd need to be able to solder decently (and I can teach you hand-solder surface-mount components). The hacker mentality is because I need a bunch of one-off projects built -- such as custom electronics test equipment, etc, that is only functionally defined in most cases. So it will require someone to design/engineer circuits, layout PCB's, design housings, and generally make and put things together and get it working. You don't need to be able to do all of this, but the more you can do, the better. I'm near the Florida Mall, btw. Message me if you're interested.