If you are interested in joining some teams consisting of makers working together from all over the world, check out and consider joining any of these projects, which are on Collaborizm, an online collaborative workspace for makers-hackers & creatives (www.collaborizm.com). Why join a project? To network with people who share you interests, globally, and to establish your online credentials to qualify you to do paid freelance gigs and to get recognized by prospective employers.
A sample of maker projects you can join, or just follow. (You can also Start a Project, or act as a Mentor if you prefer.)