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Attended Johns Hopkins University,
Lives in Maryland
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The Most Well Thought Out Discussion on Creating and Optimizing a Bill of Materials... Ever!

http://www.proto2prod.com/proto2prod/2015/3/11/creating-and-optimizing-a-bill-of-materials-1
There are already a lot of great articles on the web on how to build and optimize a BOM. My goal for this particular post, though, is to go beyond the basic (but important!) notes on organization to touch on some tips that will help to improve communication, decrease costs, and prevent poor design decisions along the path from prototype to production-ready hardware.
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Tonight's experiment... Exploring how milled PCBs can be be backlit to produce interesting lighting effects. #MakerNights
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Do You "IoT"?  Some thoughts on the why and what of IoT.
Unless you’ve been sleeping under the rock for past few years, you’ve heard the term “Internet of Things” or IoT. It is a polarizing topic of conversation depending on the circles you travel around.  If you did just wake up,...
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Come join me over at MakerSpace: The Online Community for Makers. https://makerspace.com/u/mbparks/
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Dave Rauchwerk, CEO of Next Thing Co., reveals that $9 CHIP computer is licensed as Creative Commons ShareAlike. That's just the beginning.
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There is some history behind the fact we call movies “motion pictures“.  When technology progressed to the point that movies were possible, we attempted to simply transpose still photography artistic skills onto the new medium. After all, photography had an approximately...
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Sending sound over the internet with a Particle.io Photon!

https://www.hackster.io/middleca/sending-sound-over-the-internet
Broadcast audio, record voice commands, build internet walkie-talkies with this simple tutorial! By David Middlecamp.
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Rocket Science without the expensive college education!Often, in the world of electronic experimentation or repair, there's a need to splice a wire or...
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So, I think my next "fun" project (when I find some free time) is going to build a DIY Satellite Ground Listening Station.  Will be a beautiful marriage of my interests in Open Source Hardware and Ham Radio/

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Education
  • Johns Hopkins University,
    M.S. Systems Engineering, 2007 - 2009
  • University Of Maryland Baltimore County,
    B.S. Computer Engineering, 2001 - 2003
  • United States Merchant Marine Academy,
    Logistics and Intermodal Transportation, 1999 - 2000
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Professional engineer. Amateur maker.
Introduction
Hello, World!  My name is Mike and I am engineer.  During the day I ply my trade for the US Navy.  On the side I run Green Shoe Garage, a small electronics design business and technology consultancy.  When I am not tinkering away in the lab you can find me can find me geocaching, dabbling in digital doodling and photography, playing games, sharing ideas at my local makerspacegazing up at the stars or surfing the amateur radio frequencies (N1HNP). Most importantly, I get to be a dad to an amazing kid.

I produce the S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast that covers a wide range of quirky STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) topics. It also serves as an advocacy platform several initiatives including:
  • STEAM education at all ages
  • Raising public awareness of the positive impact STEAM has on our daily lives 
  • Advocating for the digital rights of individuals everywhere
I also produce Gears of Resistance which is a podcast dedicated to Open Source Hardware news, DIY electronics tips and tricks, and advice on running a business built on OSHW.

Lastly, if you aren't tired of my ramblings by now you can check out my personal blog and the blog posts I write for Mouser Electronics' Bench Talk Blog.

My final pieces of advice: If you want to change the world, you must learn to embrace failure.
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Half decent human being.
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Engineer
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Listen and Learn. Licensed Nerfherder.
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  • Green Shoe Garage
    Owner, 2009 - present
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Maryland
Previously
Great Neck, New York - San Diego, California - Key West, Florida
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BuddyBot - Android Apps on Google Play
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Pets need exercise! Lasers are fun! Robots are even cooler! Put them all together and you got yourself a BuddyBot! This app lets you control

Embedded Engineers: 10 Skills You Need Now | EE Times
www.eetimes.com

From open-source software to developing apps, industry professionals urge embedded engineers to get out of their comfort zone and acquire ne

Twitch
www.twitch.tv

Twitch is the world's leading video platform and community for gamers.

PaxSpace Inc - Google Groups
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Late night, Nick Clark, VP, 4:21 PM. MM, Steven Hess, 1:48 PM. Vote for our new logo! Nick Clark, VP, 1:12 PM. RE: [PaxSpace, Inc] Re: shop

Forums | PaxSpace, Inc
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Home · About PaxSpace · Benefits · Location · Current Spaces and Equipment · Contact Us · Blog · Classes · Instructors Wanted · Intro to 3D

Learn Python Web Programming - Start Web Programming with Python|Udemy
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Learning Web Programming with Python. An Essential Course for any Web Developer. Start Python web programming today

Papilio In The Sky, I Can Fly Twice As High - STEAM Power Podcast
steampowerpodcast.com

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #43 31 May 2014 Google Neural Networks and Data Center Energy Efficiency | White Paper Smartphone Compass Used To M

Report: Google Wants to Become a Wireless Carrier
gizmodo.com

Google bosses are dreaming about adding wireless service to the search giant's menu of offerings. A couple of unnamed sources "who have disc

Google for Veterans and Families
plus.google.com

Connecting Google and the military veteran community

VetNet HQ
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A career service for those who've served

Here's what Apple's first hacked-together iPhone looked like, and other ...
www.tuaw.com

Yesterday we told you the Wall Street Journal posted its interview with one of the original iPhone engineers about the creation of the iPhon

Google's Bold Plan to Overthrow Amazon as King of the Cloud | Wired Ente...
www.wired.com

Much like Amazon and Microsoft, Google has long offered cloud services that let outsiders run software on its infrastructure, so that they n

Making Sense of Data - Course
datasense.withgoogle.com

Making Sense of Data. Do you work with surveys, demographic information, evaluation data, test scores, or observation data? Are you interest

Netflix's Reed Hastings calls out weak net neutrality rules, 'reluctantl...
www.engadget.com

Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix has finally chimed in with his own statement about net neutrality and the deal his company struck with Com

Mouser Electronics
plus.google.com

The Newest Products for Your Newest Designs™

Have physicists finally detected gravitational waves?
space.io9.com

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has news so big it announced that it would announce something. The press conference will str

Why is it so expensive to build a bridge in America?
theweek.com

The answer: Our greedy and undemocratic political culture

US Government Is Finally Giving Up Control of the Internet
gizmodo.com

That's all folks. Officials announced on Friday that the U.S. government would surrender control over the internet—or at least the administr

Absolutely fantastic BBQ. Love the Meal Ticket concept and the staff is terrific. Music is great too. This is a restaurant you just have to check out if you're staying in DC.
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Wife and I ate while staying in the city. The food is top notch. Don't let the prices freak you out, the idea is to share a plate ... and take some home for lunch and dinner and lunch again! Great Italian food, fantastic casual atmosphere.
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Absolutely loved this hotel. Great location, super friendly staff, quiet for being in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Easy to walk to museums and great restaurants. Air conditioner could act a little wonky but nothing too impossible. Will be looking for an excuse to stay here again!
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