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Mike Parks
Works at Green Shoe Garage
Attended Johns Hopkins University,
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Engineer
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Listen and Learn. Licensed Nerfherder.
Employment
  • Green Shoe Garage
    Owner, 2009 - present
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professional engineer. aspiring maker.
Introduction
Hello, World!  My name is Mike and I am engineer.  I run Green Shoe Garage, a small prototyping and fabrication workshop specializing in products that utilize embedded electronics. 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.

Some other things I dabble with include...

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 responsible Citizen Science
Gears of Resistance which is a podcast dedicated to Open Source Hardware and Maker Movement news, DIY electronics tips and tricks, advocating for digital rights of individuals, 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.
Bragging rights
Half decent human being.
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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SoMD Blue Crabs 11. Sugar Land Skeeters 18. Dad-Daughter Night Out: Priceless
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@grantimahara @KariByron @ToryBelleci return in new @Netflix series the White Rabbit Project The White Rabbit Project" will see the three hosts follow Alice in Wonderland's example and "go down a rabbit hole" to investigate w...
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handcrafted toolbox.

i very much enjoy the "oh i see how he made it" design aesthetic. it very much goes hand-in-hand with the maker ethos that someone should be able to look at your object and be able to recreate and customize to meet their needs. the technique may not be as "pretty" but i think it serves a greater purpose.
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This is the second year I will be playing games for 24-hours to raise money and awareness for the Children's Hospital at Johns Hopkins! If you can, please chip in a few bucks to supports kids who are courageously battling a variety of diseases.

Alternatively, you could graciously repost this or share the link to my donation page to your network of friends ... https://www.extra-life.org/participant/mbparks

If you dabble in gaming yourself, consider joining the rest of us November 5, 2016 for this 24-hour global gaming fundraising and awareness-raising bonanza!

Thanks and Game On!
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NASA's bold mission to bring pieces of an asteroid down to Earth has taken flight.
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We should spend more money on space exploration and less on the military.

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the workshop. the laboratory. and the studio.

coming soon.
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www.extra-life.org

A fundraising page for Michael Parks

Gears of Resistance
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Raw. Uncensored. Steamy.

Amateur Space Exploration: CubeSats - Industry Tap
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Space exploration by ordinary people, once thought of as a remote possibility, is now becoming a reality thanks to CubeSats.

Who exactly is Agent 1 and 2?
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I know a lot of people have this question, Who exactly is Agent 1 and 2? well, now you can find out. Theres a possibility that it could be t

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

Twitch
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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
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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
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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 ...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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™

Huge selection of comics, great advice from the staff. Plus games and toys!
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