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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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Use dual LM386 amplifiers to build this portable two-channel bass bump headphone accessory. The amps will give you an added boost of low-frequency spectrum that will immediately change the way you listen to music. It's battery-powered and rechargeable so you can bump your jams wherever you go. Read more »


Join us at the scheduled hangout time to watch LIVE as we talk with Akimitsu "The LED Artist" Sadoi about his LED color organ projects, and demo our own build of his circuit on solderless breadboard. Read more »


Calling all vehicle makers! MAKE is partnering with an automotive company for an upcoming contest and we have a last-minute opportunity for a few good makers to get involved. Read more »


Use an Arduino, MakerShield, and ethernet shield to build an automatic water dispensing system to fill up your pet's water bowl while you're away. The sensors connected to the circuit know when the bowl is low - and filled - with water, and it can even tweet when the reservoir... Read more »


Join us TODAY at 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET for our second Weekend Projects Hangout On Air. We’ll be talking with MAKE Technical Editor Sean Michael Ragan about the Pedal Power Phone Charger, a simple AC-to-DC generator circuit for charging your cell phone (or any other gadget that sips a steady stream... Read more »


Combine some common components and several pieces of software into one, and assemble this microcontroller-driven motion-sensing camera that records VGA resolution pictures to SD card. Read more »


Join us today at 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET for a quick 20-minute Hangout On Air with Tom Rodgers, maker of the TV-Go-Sleep Universal TV Timer, an Arduino-powered sleep-timer that will turn off any TV in range after a countdown. Read more »