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Mike Parks
Works at Green Shoe Garage
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IBM predicts five innovations for the next five years In five years AI for diagnosing mental health Cognitive computers will analyze a patient’s speech or written words to look for tell-tale indicators found in language, incl...
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A new wave of wearable sensors allows frequent and continuous measurements of body functions (physiology), including heart rate, skin temperature, blood oxygen levels, and physical activity. We investigated the ability of wea...
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The company behind Google's quantum computer is releasing open source tools so coders can create software without needing an advanced physics degree.
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Transmitters made by St. Jude Medical could be modified to send nefarious code to cardiac devices.
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Today's science experiment... Filling inlays with casting resin. Coloring that resin with powder pigments. So far so good.
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old school milliampere meter. 
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#DIY camera slider done. #GoPro #Arduino #MakersGonnaMake
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Update on the #DIY #Arduino powered camera slider.
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first attempt at dovetails. little too tight. 
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camera slider project .... hardware mounted. next up fine tuning the electronics. 
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Occupation
Engineer
Skills
Listen and Learn. Licensed Nerfherder.
Employment
  • Green Shoe Garage
    Owner, 2009 - present
Contact Information
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Story
Tagline
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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Michael Parks
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A fundraising page for Michael Parks

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
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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
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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...
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™

Always, always, use a coupon when making a purchase. But overall great place for Maker and DIYers.
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Great little park in SoMD. Excellent for horse riding and photography.
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Seafood at its best.
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Pretty good pizza, and delivery folks have always been prompt and courteous.
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Huge selection of comics, great advice from the staff. Plus games and toys!
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Great view, friendly staff and some of the best crabs we've ever had. They were huge for being so early in June.
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Your average Target store. Though is the go to spot in Southern Maryland for most of our household needs.
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