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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 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 »

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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