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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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Join us at 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET LIVE on Google+ Hangouts On Air to discuss the License Plate Guitar with Providence-based makers James Rutter and Matt Stultz. We'll be joined by MAKE Technical Editor David Scheltema and 2012's Maker Camp Director Nick Raymond. Read more »


Cast your votes for your favorite entries in the first Ultimate Maker Vehicle challenge. One maker will be awarded $10K with the possibility that their vehicle will get fabricated next year in Detroit! Read more »


It dawned on us recently that we now have 52 beginner-friendly projects to choose from in our Weekend Projects series. That’s a project-a-weekend! From battery-less radios to experimental 555 motor circuits, we can say with confidence we likely have something for everyone. We have projects for both fun and function... Read more »


Build a basic three-sensor circuit for monitoring the health of your household plants. We'll analyze the plant's soil moisture, temperature, and the amount of light the plant receives. Read more »


Join us TODAY for our seventh Weekend Projects Hangouts On Air as we look at audio amplification projects from the past few years that have utilized the LM386 power amplifier. Read more »


Homemade guitars are very popular here at MAKE, and the License Plate Guitar joins a long list of DIY resonator instruments. Build your own version and strum to the beat of a homemade sound with Weekend Projects! Read more »


We recently reached out to a handful of makers and asked them to submit designs of their Ultimate Maker Vehicle. Their blueprint was to involve a 2014 Ford Transit Connect that we’ve previously profiled as a versatile maker-mobile. Makers were given an imaginary budget and specific build constraints. And now... Read more »


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