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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

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 »


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 »

Memorial Bust of a Woman (detail, 2013) by Sophie Kahn

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 »


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


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 »


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


I love miniatures. And I love bicycles. So you can imagine how enamored I was when I stumbled upon these photos of a bike workshop made in miniature. Read more »


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