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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The National Maker Faire is today and tomorrow in the nation’s capital on the University of the District of Columbia campus. Longtime Make: contributor Marc de Vinck stopped by the Boogie Board booth to view some new products they were demoing. These include a new “high-contrast” tablet similar to previous... Read more »


Last year's World Maker Faire included many remarkable moments. What will this year bring? Apply by Sunday, July 12 to exhibit your project at the 6th annual World Maker Faire New York! Read more »


See the World's Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth from the perspective of a Maker who traveled to the event all-expenses paid for their winning project! Read more »


Watch the opening sequence of the cult classic television series Twin Peaks rendered entirely as a paper animation. Read more »


David Shuff built a fully immersive gaming environment for the classic Xbox game Steel Battalion. Read more »

The PSoC 4 BLE module encased inside a pill container, mounted to the handlebars.

Read how Chuck Swiger turned a passion for monitoring e-bike battery health into a winning project for the PSoC Pioneer Challenge! He'll now travel to Maker Faire Bay Area to exhibit his project. Read more »


One project wins $450 in gift certificates, and the Grand Prize winner will travel to Maker Faire Bay Area next month with their project! Read more »