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Attended Johns Hopkins University,
Lives in Maryland
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$9 and Wearables ready!
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An Adafruit classic combined with the genius of Arduino!
Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits Arduino GEMMA - Miniature wearable electronic platform ID: 2470 - What do you get when you combine an Adafruit classic with geniuses at Arduino? The Arduino GEMMA! It's a tiny wearable platform board with a lot of might in a 1" diameter package. Powered by a Attiny85 and programmable with an Arduino IDE over USB, you'll be able to realize any wearable
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OnShape: Future of CAD is here!  Signup for FREE! https://www.onshape.com/   #OSHW  #Maker #DIY
The world has changed. So why hasn't CAD? Introducing Onshape, the first and only full-cloud professional 3D CAD system.
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Best Buy: When you don't want help they constantly harass you. When you do need help it's a damn ghost town. 
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If only more CEOs had this vision, what a better world we would have.  Can't be done for every job, but for the ones that can be done from home, they should be.  Work is what you do, not where you do it!
 
What are the consequences of ending flexible working? Find out: http://virg.in/JlPkN #readbyrichard
Two years ago, Yahoo employees received a memo informing them of a new policy that meant anyone who worked from home would now be expected to relocate to the office. But has the policy worked and what difference has it made to the staff and the company?
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I heard his speech. I know I would love it. For me, in property management, flexibility seems to be when I want work I get all the free time in the world but when I want free time every frigging thing under the sun that can break, breaks. 
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A scared person knows when to be quiet. A smart person knows when to talk.  A wise person knows when each is appropriate. 
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Hi Mike! Saw your comment on Richard Branson post and checked out your profile. :) You seem like someone I'd like to connect and network with! What are you doing these days? Feel free to add me ! :) 
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So.... I was going to pre-order a Tesla PowerWall tonight only to find out that they are already backordered until MID-2016!!!

http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/06/tesla-powerwall-earnings

Time to order some TSLA stock instead!
On Tesla's quarterly earnings call, CEO Elon Musk announced "crazy off the hook" demand for its just-announced Powerwall battery product. He said over 38
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AT&T/DirecTV will have incentive to harm online video providers, Netflix says.
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"50 Shades of Microsoft" | Gears of Resistance Ep. 7 is ready for download! #OSHW

http://gearsofresistance.com/2015/05/50-shades-of-microsoft/
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Here's a fun project using the STM Nucleo, a Bluetooth module and stepper motor.  This is an Android controlled laser point designed to give your pet some exercise.  Get the instructions, schematics, and BOM over here:

http://www.mouser.com/applications/buddybot-stepper-motor-project
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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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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 also do a podcast and blog 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 
  • Promoting the Maker Movement and various Open Source initiatives 
  • Advocating for the digital rights of individuals everywhere

Stay Quirky!  Keep it STEAMy!
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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
groups.google.com

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
www.udemy.com

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
plus.google.com

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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