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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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Attention NY makers! Join us this Thursday for our first Town Hall in Brooklyn & apply now before the Call for Makers ends later this month. Read more »

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The Vampire Flashlight combines the popular Joule Thief hobby circuit with a few common components to power "high flux" LEDs with batteries considered "dead" for most applications. Watch how with this latest episode of Weekend Projects! Read more »

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Robots are generally thought to be complex electro-mechanical systems. They can be. Or they can be simple projects built with supplies and materials you probably already have around the home! Here's a review of Robotics by Kathy Ceceri and book's low-tech projects. Read more »

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A how-to guide for OSX users to update the BeagleBone Black development board to the latest version of Debian. We'll show you how to flash the board's on-board memory or boot the OS from a microSD card. Read more »

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A how-to guide for Windows users to update the BeagleBone Black development board to the latest version of Debian. We'll show you how to flash the board's on-board memory or boot the OS from a microSD card. Read more »

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Here's a high school class in Oregon that recently built the Easy LED Color Organ, a "sound to light" breadboard circuit that converts audio input into flashing LEDs. Read more »

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Reddit user polyfractal built this simple but elegant wooden box to hold a special artifact for a special someone. Read more »

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