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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

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Believe it or not, this simple-looking prototype board was the original Arduino that has since become "the brains of maker projects" around the world. Read more »

Maker Faire Design Challenge

Design an information kiosk utilizing SketchUp software and ShopBot CNC machines and you could win a trip to the Bay Area Maker Faire! Read more »

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After adding internet radio stream & PLS/M3U support, how would you modify the Raspberry Pirate Radio? Watch the video to see what everyone is talking about, and have a great Pi Day! Read more »

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From sonic waveforms to robotic beetles eerily clad in exoskeletons resembling human bones, 3D Printshow is not only a gathering of companies and vendors but a gallery of artists and designers exploring the technology as medium Read more »

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Read about this gathering of self-professed 'geeks' exchanging wares: G33k Xmas recently celebrated it's 10-year anniversary. Read more »

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University of Maribor students in Slovenia have constructed a 3D printer from a modified CNC machine to dispense a mixture of water, seed, and soil for printing mud that will eventually grow green. Read more »

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Take a tour of the Decware studio in Peoria, Illinois where tube amplifiers are hand-crafted by a crew of four. Read more »