Nerdist was started by Chris Hardwick and has grown to be a many headed beast.


Nerdist Podcast: Brian Henson

Brian Henson and Chris sit down to talk about their pet dogs, the technique of puppetry, growing up in the heyday of The Muppet Show, and the show Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge on SyFy!… more

Make Cool Stuff: Jedi Masters of Crowdfunding

This cantina that is the Nerdist community is packed to the stone walls with creative types—makers, crafters, programmers—and while it’s fun to make cool stuff for ourselves… more

Make Cool Stuff: Magic Numbers

Handmade Zombie Plushie made by Emily Greenhause for Jonah I had the pleasure of attending the Nerdist Podcast Live Show in DC last Friday, and I was thrilled to see… more

Join Nerdist at Wondercon This Weekend! UPDATE: Chris Hardwick Signing Sunday!

UPDATE: We’ve added a signing with Chris Hardwick himself on Sunday 2-3 PM!  UPDATE: Jessica Chobot has been added to the Nerdist Panel on Sunday at 12:00PM! Details below…… more

Make Cool Stuff: The Halloween Edition

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories continues their press for world domination with the robotic Dalek pumpkin. Halloween is the convergence of three things I love: holidays, crafts, and nerds. The internet… more

Make Cool Stuff: The Nerdist Podcast Edition!

Hi, friends! If you’ve listened to episode #126 of the podcast, you’ve learned the origin story for my column on this site. That’s right, I spent several months worth of… more

Make Cool Stuff: Pixel Arts and Crafts

What was the first piece of fine art that left a lasting impression with you? For me, it was a painting I saw at the Saint Louis Art Museum, while… more

Make Cool Stuff: Space Shuttle Edition

How lovely was Matt’s account of the STS-135 lift off, friends? I so enjoyed reading about his experience and so I thought I’d bring you a couple scale models of… more

Make Cool Stuff: Links from the GeekDad Podcast

Oh, my nerdy friends, how fantastic was the GeekDad podcast from Father’s Day? To quote our nerdy host, “ah-maze-ing!” Ken covered so many fantastic projects and I want to make… more

Make Cool Stuff: Digi-Comp II

Nerds! I’m so excited I can barely contain myself! Why? I’ve been catching up on the various feeds in my reader and finally got to reading a couple weeks worth… more

Make Cool Stuff: The Green Lantern Edition

Green Lantern fans, this one’s for you! We’ve got instructions for your very own power battery, five versions of the ring, and logo graphs for your needlecraft needs. The Power… more

Make Cool Stuff: World Wide Knit in Public Day

Commenter Stormarela reminded me that June 11 is World Wide Knit in Public Day! Knitters and crocheters get together and practice their craft in public. Personally, I love any opportunity… more

Make Cool Stuff: Robots

Exciting things are happening in robots, my friends! Meet ROS, the Robot Operating System. ROS is an open source platform for robotics development that originated at Stanford. The awesome folks… more

Make Cool Stuff: Yarn Bombs

Have you seen something like this around your neighborhood lately? Any trees or parking meters grow sweaters? Welcome to yarn bombing, the knitting and crochet version of graffiti. I saw… more

Make Cool Stuff: Kits

Kits are a great way to teach yourself a new technique. Pick the right kit and you’ll get detailed instructions and all the materials to create a finished project…. more

Make Cool Stuff: Theory 101

The internet is packed with awesomely nerdy projects – and I want to share them all with you – but sometimes seeing other people’s cool projects can be more discouraging than… more

Make Cool Stuff: Concealing Your Secret Lair

Admit it. You’re prepared should a radioactive accident turn you into a superhero. You have your super name picked out, practiced the intimidating stance that will bring villains to… more

Make Cool Stuff: USB Typewriter Edition

When was the last time you used a typewriter? For me the year was 1994, in 9th grade keyboarding class. In addition to the bank of IBM computers running Word… more