I recently built a Printrbot Plus (from their kit), and I'm eager to design and print cool new stuff! I was a software engineer for a long time, working ~15 years at Microsoft (worked on Schedule+, Outlook, Office Programmability, Excel, and Access), ~3 years working on email software before that, and now I'm writing software as needed for my current business. So I'm a heck of a lot better at writing software than creating hardware, but I'm learning. :-)
I had a ton of fun assembling my Printrbot LC+ (and upgrades) and I'm currently having fun getting my hands dirty with Unix (well, Linux) again, too. That Printrbot was my first RepRap, I built another (Printrbot LC Plus v2), with partially self-sourced parts. I recently built an Ultimaker style printer using aluminum extrusions, and I love it! I also built an OpenBuilds Ox CNC router, and I've cut some useful things out of wood, but I'm still learning how to use and have not tried milling aluminum (yet).
Fortunately, I'm comfortable with a soldering iron and I've always built my own PCs (for the last 20 years) so I'm passable at basic electronics, tinkering, and general around the house handyman kind of stuff, and I'm hoping to find some time to contribute to OSS/OSH projects.
I created a blog to collect my 3D printing related thoughts, http://napnabber.com/blog, but frankly, I have done almost nothing with it because Facebook and Google+ are just so much easier/faster. I need to fix that...
I Am A…Maker, Engineer
Tools I Use…
Printers: Printrbot Plus
Design Programs: OpenSCAD, Inkscape, Sketchup, Blender, FreeCAD
3D Design Skill Level