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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 discreet enclosure box sits in the sun, seeming to innocently soak up the rays abound. Two solar panels sit on top, recharging a Nickel–metal hydride battery contained within. You've seen this before in garden lights, motion lights, and similar outdoor appliances. But this black box has an ulterior motive! Read more »


The final day of Summer 2013 concludes with the opening of the 4th annual World Maker Faire in Queens, NYC. With this in mind, here's a look back at some notable events that have made this such a wonderful season in the city of five boroughs. Read more »


Join fellow pedal-power enthusiasts and participate in the first annual social bike ride to World Maker Faire on Saturday Sept. 21. Group bicycle rides have been a staple of the Bay Area Maker Faire for a few years now, so as an avid cyclist of the city of five boroughs... Read more »


Drawdio is a simple electronic sound synthesizer build onto a pencil! The Drawdio circuit plays a musical tone with a frequency that varies based on the resistance between two points. When you hold the Drawdio in your hand, your body becomes part of the resistive loop, and you can do... Read more »


Join the Maker Corps at Maker Faire team and get involved with the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth at the upcoming 4th annual World Maker Faire New York on September 21st & 22nd. Read more »


Follow along as we wire up this simple two-switch circuit that turns vocals off for instant instrumental mp3s. On any song where the track is equally mixed to left and right channels of stereo audio, the Sing-a-long Song Devocalizer will cancel them out, allowing you to isolate the instruments without... Read more »


Ford is working with MAKE to profile owners of the Transit Connect, a vehicle that offers creative types a small, modifiable vehicle to suit their passions and personal pursuits. In this series, we’ll be profiling Transit Connect owners and looking at how they’ve customized their rides. From kitchen, to backyard... Read more »