Nick Parks

Nick Parks

Nick Parks is an engineering intern at MAKE, and he’s studying mechanical engineering at UC Irvine. He likes to build and take apart things to make products better or create something new. He enjoys working at MAKE and likes to help other people build projects of their own.

Latest from Nick Parks

3-D Printers, Make Magazine

Finally, consumer-grade scanners for your desktop! Read more »

Printrbot Plus

Large print volume for less than a grand equals a big value. Read more »


Some 3D printing software is easier to learn than others. Repetier-Host is one of the tougher ones to get familiar with, and can sometimes discourage people from operating their printers. Since I found this software difficult to learn, I’ve written some instructions to help people get started. Read more »


A high-end, well-made, and surprisingly quiet saw. Read more »


Our take on five commercial quadrotors ranging from toys to tools. Read more »


Raspberry Pis are neat because they have so many applications and are open to creative expansion by any user with an idea. And they're only $35! The downside of that low price is that no accessories are included, which means no case. After the Raspberry Pi Meetup here at MAKE,... Read more »


I am a recently hired intern at MAKE and I work in MAKE Labs. My first build was the "Audiobook," one of the projects for an upcoming issue of MAKE. It turned out to be fun to build and a good introductory project for me. Read more »