Hello, World! My name is Mike. I work for a small business called Green Shoe Garage — a bespoke product realization studio that specializes in blending embedded electronics with classic physical design. When I am not tinkering away in the lab or workshop you can find me geocaching, dabbling in photography, playing games, hacking away at my local makerspace, doing some experimental cooking in the kitchen, or surfing the amateur radio frequencies (N1HNP). But most importantly, I get to be a dad to an amazing kid.

I also help to (sporadically) throw together some blogs and podcasts over at Gears of Resistance and  STEAM Power Podcast. 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 mike@greenshoegarage.com or we can connect on LinkedIn or Upwork or any of these other fabulous websites:

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Some of my most recent musings:

  • SPP 82: Now With Artificially Flavored Intelligence

    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #82 for June 18, 2017. http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2017/STEAM_0082_18JUN17.mp3 This week we cover: Wastewater Treatment Tech Kills Pathogens and Generates Electricity Lowe’s Testing Exoskeletons for Employees Google Unveils a New […]

  • Writing Arduino Code using Visual Studio and Visual Micro

    Gears of Resistance Special for May 30, 2017 In this video we look at jumping up from the standard Arduino IDE and take a stab at programming use Microsoft’s Visual Studio Community Edition 2017 and third-party extension Visual Micro. We also look at how to put our code […]

  • 3D Printable Enclosure Design with Fusion 360

    Gears of Resistance Special for May 24, 2017 In the previous two videos was we talked about the workflow for taking an Eagle PCB board file and using the OtherMill Pro to make a circuit board.  Then we took tat same Eagle board file and moved it into Fusion 360 to begin making […]

  • 3D Printed Enclosures with EagleCAD and Fusion 360

    Gears of Resistance Special for May 19, 2017 Last time we talked about the workflow for taking an Eagle PCB board file and using the OtherMill Pro to make a circuit board.  This week we show how to use the same Eagle board file to build a 3D printable enclosure in Fusion 360. […]

  • SPP 81: Poopin’ in Space and Star Trek Society

    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #81 for April 22, 2017. http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2017/STEAM_0081_22APR17.mp3 This week we cover: NASA Poop In Space Design Winners Congress Sells Out Your Internet Privacy Society in the Post AI/Robot Revolution Should Artists Be Able […]