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 news and how-to’s about all things STEAM and DIY. If you wish to collaborate on any projects please feel free to email me at or we can connect on LinkedIn or any of these other fabulous websites:

Some of my most recent musings:

  • SPP 79: The STEAM Strikes Back

    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #79 for October 23, 2016 NSFW WARNING: Just a word of warning, towards the end of this episode we discuss entertainment and impact on society where we touch upon violence and sexuality. Nothing too raunchy but listener discretion... The post SPP 79: […]

  • GoR 22: 3D Printing + Woodworking and OSHW News

    Gears of Resistance Episode 22 for October 8, 2016 Divorce Averted: and Make Nice Arduino ESLOV | Kickstarter ESP 32 Stuff | 2 | 3  |  GitHub IoT Botnet For more tech news and how-to’s follow along on Google+ and check... The […]

  • Homebrewing a Tool Box with LEDs!

    Some times you just want to make stuff with no real practical purpose! Some call it art. I call it fun. I have wanted a toolbox with LEDs inside so it’s easier to find stuff in the dark. So I... The post Homebrewing a Tool Box with LEDs! appeared first on Gears of […]

  • 2016 Bmore Comic Con

    What place does art have in science, technology, engineering and math? And more importantly, what’s this got to do with the 2016 Baltimore Comic Con? The post 2016 Bmore Comic Con appeared first on Gears of Resistance. […]

  • The New Gears of Resistance Beta

    Here’s a sneak peek of the new Gears of Resistance format… The post The New Gears of Resistance Beta appeared first on Gears of Resistance. […]