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Nick Normal

Nick Normal

I'm an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!

Latest from Nick Normal

A tiny "jet" engine.

Greece-based maker JohnnyQ90 builds engines and tools from scratch in miniature, with some completed projects being as small as a coin. Read more »

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The LDR Synth is a light-to-sound noisemaker built with relatively common components. Build it on a breadboard, follow our perfboard design, or come up with your own permanent circuit layout. We'll show you how-to with Weekend Projects! Read more »

A mini breadboard fits perfectly snug between the Yún's header sockets.

Want to sniff a remote control or other IR device's control codes? The Smart Remote Control will make quick work of that, combining an Arduino Yún with a simple solderless breadboard circuit. Read more »

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A slideshow of images from Engadget's Expand NY 2014, showcasing the crossroads of maker projects and consumer tech. Read more »

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While not exactly the size of a small fish, the Universal Translator is a small single-board computer capable of translating between thousands of language pairs. Read more »

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Build a simple light-sensing circuit that switches an LED on when the lights go out. Read more »

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Austrian musician Jerobeam Fenderson performs animations using oscilloscopes, and in this video demonstrates how to draw a mushroom on screen. Or a couple of mushrooms. Or a field of mushrooms! Read more »

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