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


One weekend remains to see an exhibition of STEM + Arts = STEAM, at Arts Westchester in White Plains, NY. Even when this exhibition is over, look for more STEAM art in your town! Read more »


Built with the Arduino Yún and using Temboo's online services, the SMART Alarm Clock automatically sets alarms based on Google Calendar events. And if you act quick and design an enclosure for this project you could win a Maker's Notebook! Read more »


Configure your BeagleBone Black (or other Linux SBC) to automatically connect with a wireless network by following these few simple steps. Read more »


We’ve seen many novel uses of the Ford Transit Connect over the past couple of years. Makers have modified this vehicle to suit their needs, be it a mobile photography studio, for remote excursions to a drone launchpad, or even as a delivery vehicle with sliding shelves for micro greens.... Read more »

There are lots of ways to get involved with the 5th annual World Maker Faire New York, taking place September 20th and 21st in Queens, NYC. Join our Street Team, become a Maker Traveler, or participate as a maker among other opportunities! Read more »


Attention NY makers! Join us this Thursday for our first Town Hall in Brooklyn & apply now before the Call for Makers ends later this month. Read more »


The Vampire Flashlight combines the popular Joule Thief hobby circuit with a few common components to power "high flux" LEDs with batteries considered "dead" for most applications. Watch how with this latest episode of Weekend Projects! Read more »