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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!

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Cast your votes for your favorite Ultimate Maker Vehicle. Two days remain and the grand prize winner will receive a hefty $10K prize with the possibility their vehicle will be built next year in Detroit! Read more »

Read about NYC Makery's first pop-up, and the Lessons Learned from their experience.

Every day this week NYC's The Makery will be presenting workshops at a new pop-up space in Harlem. From light sensors to an introduction to 3D design to MaKey MaKey instrument controllers, it's a fun time to learn! Read more »

Learn how to build this Kogawa-influenced FM transmitter.

Using a single piece of copper-clad board as the common ground, build this Kogawa-influenced FM transmitter using the "Manhattan style" for soldering your circuit. This transmitter uses a homemade coil and relatively small number of common components. Soldering skill is required! Read more »

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Flux Factory in Queens has an open call for makers and artists to propose "chores" for a Rube Goldberg machine that will operate throughout 2014 at their facility in Long Island City. See their website for more details. Read more »


The Degenerate Craft Fair returns to NYC's Downtown Community Television Center on December 14th & 15th. 40 local vendors will be on hand selling everything from cigar box guitars to handmade soaps and animal-shaped pillows! Read more »


Join us at 3:30pm PT/6:30pm ET LIVE on Google+ Hangouts On Air to discuss the License Plate Guitar with Providence-based makers James Rutter and Matt Stultz. We'll be joined by MAKE Technical Editor David Scheltema and 2012's Maker Camp Director Nick Raymond. Read more »


Cast your votes for your favorite entries in the first Ultimate Maker Vehicle challenge. One maker will be awarded $10K with the possibility that their vehicle will get fabricated next year in Detroit! Read more »