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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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Two giant Phoenix sculptures hang from the ceiling of Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan through 2014. They measure 90 and 100 feet long, weigh over 12 tons combined, and are made entirely from discarded material, tools, and machinery from construction sites in and around Beijing, China. Read more »

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When you're in NYC later this month for the 5th annual World Maker Faire, be sure to put NYC Makers on your itinerary of extracurricular activities. This exhibition at the Museum of Arts & Design features works by 100 makers from all five boroughs of New York City. Read more »

I could have used fewer wires to jump from transistor-to-transistor, but I opted to separate each component instead to make the junctions more clear. See the original circuit schematic for comparison.

Sniff out electrons and sense static charge with the Non-Contact Voltage Detector. Built it into an enclosure on perfboard or quickly prototype the circuit on breadboard to experiment with this classic Weekend Project! Read more »

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A tidy sink is a happy sink. Combine a webcam with real-time computer vision software OpenCV to automate messages to your makerspace whenever dishes pile up. Read more »

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One weekend remains to see an exhibition of STEM + Arts = STEAM, at Arts Westchester in White Plains, NY. Even when this exhibition is over, look for more STEAM art in your town! Read more »

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Built with the Arduino Yún and using Temboo's online services, the SMART Alarm Clock automatically sets alarms based on Google Calendar events. And if you act quick and design an enclosure for this project you could win a Maker's Notebook! Read more »

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Configure your BeagleBone Black (or other Linux SBC) to automatically connect with a wireless network by following these few simple steps. Read more »

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