1. You dont talk about Drone Club.
I recently got into the drone, or also called quadcopter/multirotor scene with some guys at my local hackerspace. It's a surprisingly cheap hobby to start out in, although it's easy to lose control and be left starting at $1,000 worth of empty amazon boxes with bits of broken propeller strewn around.
The draw is quite simple: Robots. Flying Robots. Flying Robots with Cameras. Flight Robots with Cameras, GPS, and Autopilot, that move 60+ MPH for ~$250. These are the things that excite most self proclaimed geeks.
Technology + Powerful Motors + Real-Time Video
Just try and not want one.
I am still working on my final build for racing -- more to come soon.