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:

  • 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. […]

  • SPP 83: Spectacle of Rockin’ Romans in Space (and BitCoin)

    S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #83 for July 29, 2017. http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2017/STEAM_0083_29JUL17.mp3 This week we cover: Clothing That Can Charge Your Phone Human Radio Signals Could Be Helping Shield Us From Space Storms Explaining BitCoin Google Gets Into […]