Hi there Nick!
Lovely to hear from you and thanks for the intro - sounds like you would feel right at home! Our laser cutter is much less impressive but it certainly gets our jobs done, and we have a few people (myself included) who are into CNC milling.
Arduinos are why I started at SHM many years ago - I couldn’t flash an LED back then, and look at me now. I can flash 5!
Whenever you get the chance I recommend you pop in on one of our open sessions, either Tuesday or Friday after 6:30pm to come have a look around and a chat. Fridays are usually busier so you’ll find a better cross section of our members. Will be great to chat to you at some point, and good luck with your tests!