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

Pierre Grande from Cestas, France and his design "The Ark."

Almost two dozen makers from around the world participated in the first-ever Maker Faire Design Challenge, a competition to create a new kind of temporary information kiosk for use at Maker Faire. We're pleased to announce the winner, runner-up, and honorable mention entries. Read more »


An all-in-one motor controller for your next project. Great for robots, stir plates, or even lighting control systems. What ideas do you have in mind? Read more »


You have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, April 14th to participate in the Maker Faire Design Challenge. One maker or team of makers will win a travel expenses-paid trip to the Bay Area next month. Apply now! Read more »


Watch how to modify novelty chattering teeth and turn a servomotor into a regular gearmotor for the Toothy Toothbrush Timer, a two-minute timer for your tooth-brushing routine. Read more »


Design an information kiosk and you could win a trip to Maker Faire Bay Area! Read more »


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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