Hello, World! My name is Mike. I am an engineer at 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 you can find me practicing some woodworking or metalworking in the workshop (or local makerspace), out geocaching, dabbling in photography, playing games, 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. It offers an eclectic mix of news and how-to’s about all things DIY from open source product design, OSHW, and FOSS to STEAM, citizen science, and digital rights. If you wish to collaborate on any projects  please feel free to email me at [email protected] (PGP Fingerprint: 87C4 CFC9 BF46 9AEA 53C8 2CFF 762F FC60 1DDE 61B6) or we can connect on LinkedIn or Upwork or any of these other fabulous websites:

Thingiverse | SketchFab
Hackaday | Hackster

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Some of my most recent musings:

  • Weekly STEAM and Maker Digest #6

    Dubai tests a passenger drone for its flying taxi service Dubai was serious when it said it wants to be first in the world to offer a flying taxi service . That’s why on Monday, it staged a maiden test flight for one… […]

  • Weekly STEAM and Maker Digest #5

    Ready Maker One! MakeVR Pro Adds Precision 3D Modeling Tools Want to create precision 3D models in virtual reality and print them out? Sure you do. There are a handful of VR modelers out there, but the brand-new MakeVR… […]

  • Weekly STEAM and Maker Digest #4

    Mouser Now Offers The Powerful Open Source UDOO x86 SBC We spoke about the UDOO Kickstarter campaign just over a year ago . From this month, the powerful x86 single board computers are available on […]

  • Weekly STEAM and Maker Digest #3

    Stanford built a ‘4D’ camera for cars, robots and VR  A team of Stanford scientists have created what could be the perfect “eye” for autonomous vehicles and delivery drones thus far. It’s a… […]

  • 6 and 20 Sided Dice Simulator

    Looking for something cool to build with your new Micro:bit embdded device?  How about a dice simulator that rolls a 6-sided die if you press button A or a 20-sided die if you press button B. The post 6 and 20 Sided Dice Simulator appeared first on Gears of Resistance. […]