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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


The Hackmobile made its debut at the 9th annual Maker Faire Bay Area. It's a spacious wagon converted into a mobile makerspace on wheels! Check it out. Read more »

Photo by Anna Kaziunas France

Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacher celebrate their honeymoon at Maker Faire Bay Area, assembling their Open Source Living Room for the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! Read more »

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 »


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 »


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 »


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


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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