I'm in the process of gathering everything I need for my first robot, Hank 1.0.
He's gone through a couple variations of designs, and in the end, 1.0 will just be the standard "Start Here" robot. You can check out his project page here.
As for me, I'm 22 and live in Chicago. I've been a geek ever since I can remember. My parents used to yell at me when I took all my new toys apart to figure out how they worked... we all see how that turned out! I'm currently a web developer, but I like the idea of my handiwork being tangible, so I might head out of that and start making awesome electronic toys. Gotta stay childlike ya' know!