Ok, so I am an undergraduate student at U. of MD, shooting for a triple degree in physics, math, and computer science. In hindsight, I should have done mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, but whatever - that's not important. What is important is that I've got a mind that likes working with numbers, and in turn, likes designing things and working with tools.
Coincidentally, I've also been working as a personal trainer for over two years. I've got this going as my own LLC, with my website here.
A few months ago, I got the chance to begin oxyacetylene welding. That's right up my alley, so I jumped on the chance. And what did I start building? Fitness equipment, of course!
So, now I'm getting pretty good at this and would like to take this work from "hobbyist" to "light industrial." I'll be buying a MIG welder in the next week or two (looking at the Millermatic 211) and I'd like to get a plasma table running in the next few months.
Within the next 10-15 years, I could see this expanding into a chain of 5-8 gyms and a full-blown equipment company, but I'm getting ahead of myself here. Back to the topic at hand.