ok then... PENNSYLVANIA???

So theres absolutely nothing to do in this state, unless there are any groups for this kind of stuff around?? does anyone know of any??

PA is a big state. Can you narrow it down to a city?

I will drive a bit, but I'm in Huntingdon. the closest PopCenters are Altoona, State College, and Lewistown...

Wow, that's like smack dab in the middle of the state.

I did a quick Google search and found http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=60444 If you look at post#3 under "Foster", he seems to be based in PA and leads a team of Arduino/robot people. You might try contacting him.

Here's another on in Altoona. http://altoonalights.com/shiftbrites.html The website actually says he decided to go with something other than an Arduino, but if you're interested in electronics in general... or he might know people.

Good luck!

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