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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!

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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 »

The "raw" project sans enclosure.

There's a new Bitcoin index in town. Our Crypto Currency Tracker could easily be modified to work with this new tracker, and perform additional functions such as physical notifications or text alerts. Read more »

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A garage door opens. The camera pans in. This could be Cupertino, 1976, but it's not. It's today, at your neighborhood makerspace. Read more »

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Build a light theremin into a musical noisemaker with Weekend Projects. This project combines a 555 timer, light-dependent resistor, LED, speaker, and some basic components into a battery-powered synth that's easy to assemble and fun to play. Read more »

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Cirque du Soleil partnered with ETH Zurich and Verity Studios to produce SPARKED, "a short film featuring 10 quadcopters in a flying dance performance." Read more »

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There are planned service changes on the subway going to World Maker Faire this weekend in Queens. Read this PSA to better understand how these changes might effect your journey. Read more »

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