well this would be the correct place to find interested parties in a non spammy way, but its much easier as you form the group to snag a host and dedicate a project page for those involved
It was a knife making forum. The project that sticks in my head was a barlow folder. Everyone started with the same blade but in the end the bolsters, handles were made from a variety of materials. leather , wood, plasic of different colors and some really nice knives were made by hand.
arduino is totally different to each person, some are non EE types trying to solve a problem in a easy/efficient way, some of us are tinkers exploring what we can do, some are in the middle
exactly. everyone has their own implementation and idea on how to work on a task. That is where we can get a feel for doing things another way. Some ways may complicate the process and others may make it easier but maybe we can learn something along the way.
Group buys would be a nice addition be we would have to check with vendors to see what kind of a deal they can work out for us depending on how may take part in the projects.