Hello, World! My name is Mike and I am a professional engineer and aspiring maker. I run a small business called Green Shoe Garage — a micro-sized electronics design studio and technology consultancy. When I am not tinkering away in the lab you can find me geocaching, doodling, dabbling in photography, playing games, reading, writing, hacking away at my local makerspace, gazing up at the stars or surfing the amateur radio frequencies (N1HNP). In short, lots of projects on the fire.  But most importantly, I get to be a dad to an amazing kid.

I also help to (sporadically) throw together some blogs posts and podcasts over at Gears of Resistance. It offers an eclectic mix of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics news; as well as advocating for STEAM education initiatives and the digital rights of individuals. We also cover open source hardware news, embedded electronics design how-tos, and tips for running a small business powered by open source hardware. If you wish to collaborate on any projects please feel free to email me at mike@greenshoegarage.com or we can connect on LinkedIn or any of these other fabulous websites:

Causes and organizations I support:

  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (Maryland Delta – UMBC)  [Link]
  • Amateur Radio (Extra Class License, N1HNP) [Link]
  • National Eagle Scout Association  [Link]
  • Disabled American Veterans   [Link]
  • PaxSpace  [Link]