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Lost & Found / Re: left my phone charger
« Last post by Domojamana on October 18, 2017, 03:13:29 AM »
not have forgotten that bit too
Prospective Member Introductions / Re: Never did the member intro.
« Last post by Domojamana on October 18, 2017, 03:13:09 AM »
not have forgotten that bit too
DIY Bio / Biohacking
« Last post by chrisuws on October 17, 2017, 11:20:35 AM »
I'm looking into biohacking/home biology. I think the electronics aspects would not be too difficult to master, but I would like to get into building some of these things for general use, but don't know much about coding or hardware design. A couple ideas i was thinking about was a water jacketed incubator, or possibly a bioreactor/fermentor using a modified version of brewpi.

A couple ideas i was thinking about was a water jacketed incubator, or possibly a bioreactor/fermentor using a modified version of brewpi. [/size][size=78%][/size][/font][/color] these types of projects something y'all would be interested in? Feel free to ask me anything. [/font]
Job Opportunities / Make a small rubber/silicone mold, cast small resin parts
« Last post by Ray on October 09, 2017, 10:46:50 AM »
Are any of your members interested in taking a 3d printed part (2 halves) I just had made and making a rubber/silicone mold from it for me?  In addition, we would be interested in getting a quantity of small cast resin parts (UV resistant resin) of this, from the mold, if the price is right.  Contact me ASAP for photos/details/discussion (see attached photos).  We are located at 1076 Florida Central Parkway here in Longwood, just behind the FEDEX, about a block or two from where you are on Bennett.
    407-765-2850 cell
Prospective Member Introductions / Re: Howdy, I'm Larry, here's a bit about me
« Last post by larry on October 05, 2017, 11:38:19 AM »
You know I thought the comic might be a good way for you to remember my name, but then I looked up the Badger / Larry connection... yikes... I see what you mean about it being irreverently dark.

"Bizarrely, he would often call people "Larry", and it was later revealed that "Larry" was the name of his father who left his mother when Norbert was five. His mother remarried Rollin Sykes who physically abused Norbert. After escaping from a mental institution, Norbert met a 5th-century Druid named Ham (Hammaglystwythkbrngxxaxolotl in full), who had just awakened from an 800-year [/size]coma[/color][/size] (this was later corrected in dialogue where it was noted that Ham's coma lasted 1500 years).[/color]
[/size]Leroy[/color][/size]: A dog. Sykes had a dog named Leroy that his father Larry beat to death."  - [/color][/size][/color]

[/size]Yeah.... not so sure I want you to make that connection now.[/color]

[/size]Still, love the Druid's name, might have to check out the comic. Did you see that they recently released a new version of the comic?[/color]
Prospective Member Introductions / Re: Howdy, I'm Larry, here's a bit about me
« Last post by da3v on October 05, 2017, 10:48:33 AM »

Glad you stopped by! Per our discussion:

Prospective Member Introductions / Re: Howdy, I'm Larry, here's a bit about me
« Last post by larry on October 04, 2017, 10:42:02 PM »
Thank you much! :)
Prospective Member Introductions / Re: Howdy, I'm Larry, here's a bit about me
« Last post by darkmoonsinger on October 04, 2017, 10:30:00 PM »
Prospective Member Introductions / Howdy, I'm Larry, here's a bit about me
« Last post by larry on October 04, 2017, 10:24:47 PM »
So I went to an open house quite a few months ago, the atmosphere was great, the people friendly and chill, and the gear... so many new toys to learn. Figured after I got my business sorted, I'd try and join. Got my business sorted so now I'm giving joining a go.

I went to the open house on October 3rd and met some of you lovely folks, saw a tardigrade, and hopefully didn't annoy too many people with my questions.

A bit about me - I love learning new things and trying new things. Used to be an English teacher in Japan for year and a piece. Then taught English in South Korea for about nine years. Traveled a bit. Self published a few books. Made a few websites. Failed a bunch. Made a podcast. Stopped the podcast. Made more sites, failed more. Then some sites did well. Now I work from home creating sites, and am looking for new stuff to try.

Things that I can contribute - Probably the most useful thing I can do well is keyword research, so if you need any keyword research for an upcoming site / product / just curious about traffic volume for a keyword, give a shout. Also self publishing stuff, can help with that. Oh and I'm good at lifting heavy things. And I like helping / volunteering for stuff. And even though I don't know a lot about most of the equipment at FamiLAB, that's something I'm looking to remedy. One of the most exciting things about FamiLAB is the sheer volume of cool stuff to learn.

So yeah, that's about the short of it. Feel free to say hi if you see me. If you are wondering what I look like, because it's hard to link all this text with a face, I attached a picture. Hopefully. If I did it right.

Prospective Member Introductions / Intro from J0yCrack3r
« Last post by J0yCrack3r on September 26, 2017, 08:28:40 AM »
I just wanted to say Hi and briefly introduce myself. My name is Peter and I live in Altamonte Springs.

I wound up getting into technology at a young age. My first PC was an Apple II PLUS, and I was pumped when they bought me the 16K langauge card (expanding it to an earth-shattering 64K of RAM, Baby !!!

I've been involved in technology for the last 20 years and have held positions including help desk, help desk manager, small business guy, server admin, network admin, network engineer, information security engineer, infosec architect, consultant and ISO. I've also taught on and off through those years and helped build schools in South America (not with my hands :-) I've almost completed 2 Master's Degrees (one in InfoSec Engineering, one in InfoSec Mgmt)

I have some free time now, and don't ever expect to go back to that type of "live to work" outlook (60,80, even 100 hour work weeks). So, it seems time to start working on things that I've wanted to do for years. Since I'm physically able and excited to learn.

1.) Basic Electronics (I've never even soldered anything EVER) despite the fact that I used to build PC's (everything was a FRU by then)
2.) Taking things apart without upsetting my parents...loll... and building new things straight out of the weird, creative corners of my mind.
3. ) Learning to draw (probably going to do that through some class somewhere at some point). Again, I'd love tp be able to manifest what I visualize in order to share things with others.
4.) Learning LINUX (NOBODY believes me at jobs when I tell them I use live cd's and can copy files. change PW's and that's about it. They always think I'm trying to get around admin work on an open-source tool in order to buy a commercial one.
5.) Learning to code (again, NOBODY buys it that I don't know -see #4 above..LOL)
Required note of honesty: (When I learned to make network cables, that became half my job so I stuck to an I don't know how to story for years after- so maybe there's a touch of "the boy who cried wolf" going on with the above..LOL)

SO, when I read about FamiLAB --- oooh...machine shop, and lasers, python and LPIC classes, and radio/electronics COMMUNITY I got more than a little excited ! (quick note: I asked about learning about electronics and "maker" stuff at Skycraft and they recommended a store called Fam Lab in Winter Park. Then a search engine got me to you in a funny roundabout way)

I'm helping to start another school again, and will need to set up a lab (my last one had about $150k worth of firewalls, routers, switches, IDS/IPS, rack-mounted servers in full telecom racks). Companies will give you gear to play with if you're training people how to use their products. I certainly spent too much money, but most of the equipment came from vendors (old demo models and such). Since there's a lack of space at my apartment now instead of a lab and a billiards room in my old house, I might very well be able to put together a great lab to share with everyone in the community if everyone is careful and learns how to "return things to a default state" when they're done breaking stuff. And breaking stuff IS the reason to have a computer lab in the first place. I've seen people find out the hard way that nobody likes it when you do that on production machines :-)

Additionally, I love teaching and I love working with teams. I might be able to offer classes on tech for members, or assist them with certifications they are pursuing. Additionally, since money is tight, I might be able to help people out with their projects as I save to buy parts for my own. This way I can contribute while I learn how to safely, professionally use various tools and methodologies.

I live nearby and have the time to contribute. I look forward to meeting all of you and seeing if it would be a good fit all around. It's definitely exciting for me.

All the Best,

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