Hello. I'm Lance. My son Reed & I had a very engaging conversation with a gentleman--his name totally escapes me now!--at Orlando Maker Faire on Sunday about a project he made with stepper motors & a really tiny microprocessor. But it got both of us interested in wanting to check out FamiLAB. He was very friendly & both of us appreciated how he took the time to answer all of our questions & demonstrate the inner workings of his project. I'm usually a bit reluctant to put myself in the position of meeting new people, but I figured if there were more people like him at FamiLAB, we really needed to check it out!
So we came to the open house earlier this week & were blown away by the people & the facility. Mike & Rick were both very friendly, eager to point out all of the cool things going on at FamiLAB, & again answer all the questions we had. While I only have my son every other week, I'm planning to come back next Tuesday.
I'm a bit all over the map as far as what I've done, what I do, & what I'd like to do.
Professionally I'm a long time sysadmin who's migrated into a database/reports developer role over the past couple of years. And before my current job I worked very briefly for a friend who has a woodworking business making things with a CNC router & laser cutter/engraver. I also have been the president of a high power rocketry club based in Palm Bay for the past several years. While our goal is to have a good time, there's still quite a bit of "rocket science" going on. Our club's website is http://www.spaceportrocketry.org/
Lately I've gotten back into another hobby: turning pens (& keychains & wine bottle stoppers). I prefer turning acrylic over wood though. Here is a gallery of some of my work: https://imgur.com/a/GkT2X
What holds me back from making more pens right now is that I don't have a permanent workspace.
Lastly, there are several goals & projects I'd love to work on...and I feel like FamiLAB will probably play a key role in me accomplishing them.
Thanks & I look forward to meeting more of the awesome folks at FamiLAB.