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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This simple circuit switches an LED on when the lights go out with just five parts — a battery, phototransistor, resistor, LED, and transistor. Read more »


Join the Maker Faire Street Team and earn two free tickets to the 2015 World Maker Faire New York Read more »


The application deadlines for participating in the 6th annual World Maker Faire New York (September 26/27) are fast approaching. Enter now before it's too late! Read more »

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The first National Maker Faire was this past Friday and Saturday in the nation’s capital on the University of the District of Columbia campus. While Dale Dougherty didn’t exactly talk to all the thousands of attendees expected to be in attendance at this inaugural event, the founder of both Make:... Read more »


While the answer to that question may not immediately be apparent, it will all become clear. In and of themselves they’re each like nuggets of inspiration for various types of Makers, but what brings them together is that they’re all on view in the Capital One booth at the first... Read more »


We’re having a lot of fun today at National Maker Faire on the University of the District of Columbia campus. If you’re anywhere nearby you should swing by and check out the projects by 125 makers on display. Click here to view the location of the event and plan your... Read more »


After winning first place at the Intel-Cornell Cup last month, the GrowBox team have hit the road and are now exhibiting at the first annual National Maker Faire in Washington, D.C. Powered by the Intel Edison, custom PCBs, and a smartphone app, this self-contained “in-home plant growing system” allows you... Read more »