Hi. I'm JP. I'm an Electrical Engineer by trade, but I have been a musician and a maker for much longer.
I used to work for the Naval Research Laboratory in Key West, FL and specialized in end-to-end electronic development. That was really just a front to play open mic nights and imbibe drinks with umbrellas. Afterwards, I moved to Orlando and now work as a Test Engineer.
If it's electronic and/or broken, bring it to me and I guarantee I'll fix it. In the event I can't, I can help in hiding it and devising a way to blame someone else.
I love music and I have been playing guitar for over 16 years. I have been in more bands than I can count. The only thing I love more than playing music is mixing electronics and music together.
I heard about Familab after visiting their booth at the MakerFaire 2016. There were other makerspaces at Makerfaire, but Familab was the only one that really felt like a creative collective. I am really interested in learning from people, as well as helping out other people, so it was an easy decision.
Right now, I am currently working on two things:
I am building an Arduino / Pi that converts python scripts into midi signals.
I am also in the middle of rebuilding an old resonator guitar that I bought off an estate sale. Since it was just a scrap heap when I started with it, I was able to wire a few pickups into it and even 3d-print my own parts.
I am interested in a wide variety to activities. I'm sure you will see me around the lab. If you happen to run across me, stop by and say Hi.