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Rumor: Nintendo's Next Console Will Use Android http://kotaku.com/rumor-nintendos-next-console-will-use-android-1708124299
Current Nintendo hardware uses the company’s own proprietary operating systems. But according to Nikkei, one of Japan’s largest newspapers, that will soon change. One insider tells the paper that the NX will supposedly be built around the Android OS.
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Why I became an engineer in a nutshell...
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It's like Scratch + AutoCAD ... could be interesting ... liking it so far ...
foundations. Antimony is built on three mostly-orthogonal axes: A framework for tracking information flow through directed acyclic graphs; A geometry engine for doing CSG; A standard library of shapes and transforms. Graph engine. Solid modeling in Antimony is done by connecting nodes in a graph ...
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Interesting.... Arduino.cc going the ST Nucleo mbed.org route with an online IDE.
 
Online Arduino IDE
We always stress the fact that Arduino is not only a matter of hardware. Arduino has two other important pieces, the software and the community. We recently wrote about an improved Arduino Software (IDE) and how we moved from nightly builds to hourly builds, thanks to the help of our programmers ...
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Go to store. Forgot wallet. Have iPhone. Store takes Apple Pay. Score!!!
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The Next Generation of Electronic Components: Textiles! Google Is Hacking Our Clothes to Work Like Touchscreens.  Their first partner?  Levis!

http://www.wired.com/2015/05/google-wants-turn-everything-wearable/
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ideonexus sends a report from the Wall Street Journal (paywalled) saying Uber has poached 40 researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in an attempt to jump-start development of autonomous vehicle technology. In February, Uber and CMU's National Robotics Engineering Center announced a partnership...
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Future electronic designers won't need a EE degree. Come learn about Cloister Founder Alexis Matelin | #GoR #9 http://gearsofresistance.com/2015/05/cloister-founder-alexis-matelin/
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Binge watching "Halt and Catch Fire" Any show the uses the words "Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI)" in the first minute is a show worth watching!  Apparently just in time for season 2!
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6 years old house. This is third GFCI outlet to crap the bed. Any electricians out there know if this is normal? Our AFCI breakers are touchy but thought GFCI tech was more robust. 
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Also it looks like both connections are in the line connection? If so what ever downstream is not protected from ground faults.
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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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have byte, will code: these are the ramblings of a geek cowboy
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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. 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: Stay quirky!  Keep it STEAMy!
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Decent human being.
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Listen and Learn. Licensed Nerfherder.
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  • Green Shoe Garage
    Owner, 2009 - present
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Maryland
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Great Neck, New York - San Diego, California - Key West, Florida
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BuddyBot - Android Apps on Google Play
market.android.com

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

feedly: organize, read and share what matters to you.
feedly.com

Feedly connects you to the information and knowledge you care about. We help you get more out of you work, education, hobbies and interests.

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

How We Do It - Green Shoe Garage
greenshoegarage.com

We employ a custom design and engineering philosophy that can be loosely described as “agile systems engineering.” In short, our design proc

Forums | PaxSpace, Inc
paxspace.org

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
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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
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The Newest Products for Your Newest Designs™

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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