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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


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 »


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 »


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