mbparks

Michael Parks, P.E. is the owner of Green Shoe Garage, a custom electronics design studio and technology consultancy located in Southern Maryland. He produces the Gears of Resistance podcast which shares news and tips for those interested in open source product development including embedded electronic hardware, software, and mechanical design. Michael is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Maryland and holds a Master’s degree in systems engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Location

Hollywood, MD, United States

Skills

open source,  embedded,  IoT,  cybersecurity,  electronics,  technical writing

7 Projects

Smart Buildings Are Thrifty Buildings

Help you quickly prototype a custom Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ductwork system.

Magic Wand Project For Halloween Delights

For this project, we are going to add a little flare to the quintessential Halloween activity of Trick-or-Treat.

Prototyping The Future: Building A “star Trek” Tricorder

As an engineer, their concepts for yesterday's entertainment franchises serve as today's blueprint for real-world innovation.

Solar Energy Harvesting Project To Power A Remote Msp430 With 2.4ghz Notification

Solar energy can be harvested on a small scale to provide a self-sustaining energy source for remote installations.

Good Morning Sunshine: Automating Your Window Blinds

Imagine automatic control of your window blinds based on the brightness outside.

Buddybot: Controlling A Stepper Motor With An Android Smartphone

Chasing the infamous red dot of a laser pointer is a favorite hobby for our family's feline friend.

The Sound (and Sight) Of Music! Teaching Electronics With The Stm32 Nucleo

What if we could tap into this marriage of music and technology to make something even more amazing?