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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


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 »


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


Calling all Makers! Now accepting applications to the 5th annual World Maker Faire New York, September 21st & 22nd at the NY Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens. Help mark this special occasion by participating in the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! Read more »


Servo motors are a popular component in maker projects. Watch how we used two - without the aid of a micocontroller - to power the TRS Drawbot, the latest addition to our beginner-friendly electronics series of Weekend Projects. Read more »

A version of the "Drawdio" Musical Pencil was getting a lot of attention this weekend.

Maker Faire really is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. Thousands here are learning to solder for the first time and will set out making fun and interesting projects in the weeks and months ahead. Read more »


The Hackmobile made its debut at the 9th annual Maker Faire Bay Area. It's a spacious wagon converted into a mobile makerspace on wheels! Check it out. Read more »

Photo by Anna Kaziunas France

Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacher celebrate their honeymoon at Maker Faire Bay Area, assembling their Open Source Living Room for the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! Read more »