A Rant on Google Brillo+Weave, Apple HomeKit, OpenHAB

Going to start something new. Instead of writing my blogs, I am going to try (when I am wearing pants) to do more videos. We shall see how long this lasts! But for now… I go on a rant about the potential of Google’s newly announced #Brillo and #Weave projects. How it racks and stacks against…

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Ciao Arduino! Hello Genuino!

Gears of Resistance Episode #8 17 May 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0008_17MAY15.mp3 In this week’s episode we talk about the news from Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference and the announcement about their IoT initiatives with Arduino and Raspberry Pi.  We also answer listener mail about what tools you need when getting started doing electronics. Some links from the episode: Arduino.cc…

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Kiss My Arduino!

Gears of Resistance Episode #6 18 April 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0006_18APR15.mp3 In this week’s episode we talk about why I pick certain embedded platforms to use in my small design business.  We also talk a little about the new 3rd edition of the Art of Electronics and a bit on the Arduino legal kerfluffle.  Some links from the…

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The Lost Episodes

Ep 63 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2015/STEAM_0063_12APR15.mp3 Ep 62 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2015/STEAM_0062_14MAR15.mp3 Ep 61 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2015/STEAM_0061_25FEB15.mp3 Ep 60 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2015/STEAM_0060_14FEB15.mp3 Ep 59 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2015/STEAM_0059_1FEB15.mp3 Ep 58 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2015/STEAM_0058_18JAN15.mp3 Ep 57 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2015/STEAM_0057_4JAN15.mp3 Ep 56 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/2014/STEAM_0056_21DEC14.mp3 Ep 55 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/2014/STEAM_0055_7DEC14.mp3 Ep 54 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/2014/STEAM_0054_23NOV14.mp3

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Opening the Open Source Kimono

Gears of Resistance Episode #5 1 April 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0005_1APR15.mp3 So we are shifting gears (pun intended) with Gears of Resistance. I’ve come to realize that there are tons of great electronics tutorial videos out there already. I love the idea of an Open Source Hardware podcast, but just can’t dedicate the time to do really…

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Last Minute Electronics Geek Gift Ideas

The holidays are little over 2 weeks away and you might still be looking for some last minute geek gift ideas for the electronics enthusiast in your life.  Here are some ideas for gifts for your special nerd: Soldering Iron:  The first investment I made in my electronics journey was a solid, variable temperature soldering iron….

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Majoring In STEAM

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #53 9 November 2014 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/2014/STEAM_0053_9NOV14.mp3 Audio only this week!  In this week’s episode we interview my brother-in-law and his friend who are both current undergrads at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, GO RETRIEVERS!  We chat about STEM majors, relationship between math and music, and women in STEM! [Download] For more tech…

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A Day In The Life of an Open Hardware Engineer

Inspired by Benjamin Franklin‘s dedication to productivity I sat out to detail what an ideal productive day is for me.  I rarely achieve the ideal day, but it does give me a target to try for rather than wandering aimlessly.  It also gave me a chance to review the tools I actually use in a…

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Twitch’in The Night Away

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #52 2 November 2014 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/2014/STEAM_0052_2NOV14.mp3 Phidgets  |  Mike’s Initial Review of Phidgets Infant Heart Surgery via the Liver Skunk Works Fusion Breakthrough? Colonizing The Solar System on a Budget Twitch.tv: Say Hello To eSports Telling The American Story Through YouTube Android TV Dev Kit XMOS Multicore Microcontroller [Download] For more tech news and…

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