Just got back from the open house in Orlando/Longwood. All I can say is why didn't I come out sooner? Love that you guys have a HAAS CNC!
About myself: I am a Principal Engineer at Disney, an avid builder, and pilot. I've always loved taking thing apart, tinkering, and building things since I was a little kid. Some of things I have built over the years are MAME cabinets, dozens of different robots, home automation systems, etc.
My primary current project is a soaring simulator and affective computing sensor framework. The sensors and framework will be utilized to gather data in realtime about pilot psycho-physiological state in the soaring simulator as well as in real world aircraft as part of my dissertation research.
I've been meaning to make it out to Familab before to get to know people with similar geeky interests and finally made it out tonight. Seems like a great bunch of people with a wide variety of interests. Looking forward to getting to know everyone! I'll be showing up at the next membership night with member paperwork in hand!