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Mike Parks
Works at Green Shoe Garage
Attended Johns Hopkins University,
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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. 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.
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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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Find some inspiration for organizing your tools with this round-up of storage ideas.
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Ford plans to build a fully autonomous vehicle without a steering wheel or pedals by 2021, the company announced today. The vehicle will be aimed at ride-hailing and ride-sharing fleets. To get...
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Android/iOS: Earlier this year, Google announced a couple new messaging apps (like it does every year, it seems). One of them is a 1-to-1 video chat app called Duo. Now, it’s finally rolling out to users.
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General. Machine length: Adjustable from 1.5 to 3m; Machine width: Adjustable from 0.5 to 1.5m; Machine height: Adjustable from 0.5 to 1.5m; Max growing area: Approximately 2.9m x 1.4m; Max plant height: Approximately 0.5m; All components are protected from rain and made of corrosion resistant ...
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Humanity may camp out for a year or so in Mars orbit to get ready for its epic first trek to the Red Planet's surface.
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Open Style Lab wants the fashion industry to think about more bodies, more ages, and more abilities.
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And it'll let you build RealSense experiences.
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Read about how one doctor was inspired to create an Arduino-powered bioreactor and ended up with an affordable, accurate device.
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Acoustic "Prism" Invented at EPFL. Cool!
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Audi announced today that 2017 models will have vehicle-to-infrastructure wireless connectivity, letting drivers know the time remaining until a signal will change
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Is there a way to filter out all of the US presidential election political bullshit from a Google+ feed? Should be simple, if this post contains the words "Hillary Clinton" or "Donald Trump" that it just hides it forever?
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splitter splatter. attempting to self teach welding. so far, ummm, well let's just say there is lots of room for improvement. 
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Gears of Resistance
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Raw. Uncensored. Steamy.

Amateur Space Exploration: CubeSats - Industry Tap
www.industrytap.com

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?
thesquidblogs.blogspot.com

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
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

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
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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
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 ...
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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
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...
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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™

Southern Maryland's premiere Makerspace! Great place to work on a wide variety of projects from woodworking to metalwork, electronics, and software. Even launch a business! Access to 3D printers and CNC router is fantastic! Lots of smart people to learn from as well.
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reviewed 10 months ago
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.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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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reviewed 2 years ago
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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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