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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

Up close with the Trimble S8 Total Station.

This year's Maker Faire Bay Area includes over 1,000 maker projects. Laying out all those booths is challenging to say the least. Trimble recognized an opportunity to speed up our layouts with use of their surveying equipment. Read more »

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Here's a peek inside the Hackmobile, winner of the first Ultimate Maker Vehicle challenge. The vehicle is currently being fabricated by CGS Motorsports and will be unveiled at Maker Faire Bay Area this Saturday morning! Read more »

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An interview with MAKE Technical Editor Sean Michael Ragan about his upgrades -- and the process of upgrading -- to the incredibly popular Optical Tremolo effects box, one of MAKE's most popular projects of all time. Read more »

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Build this countdown timer that triggers a piezo alarm when time is up. Read more »

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We're excited to announce the Hackmobile, winner of last year's Ultimate Maker Vehicle challenge, which is currently being fabricated and will be unveiled at Maker Faire Bay Area on Saturday, May 17th. Read more »

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Two Weekend Projects from our archives are ideal for challenging makers to hack their houseplants and collect data from their garden. Read more »

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Convert your bulky vinyl record collection into long-lasting digital files while optimizing the record's playback curve, using the Vinyl Digitizer Phono Preamp. Read more »

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