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Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share (Paperback)

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Given our proximity to Silicon Valley, most Santa Cruz dads are constantly searching for ways to bring innovation to parenting. Ken Denmead, who couldn’t bear to play Candyland one more time with his five children, had similar aspirations when he launched a Wired blog soliciting ideas to bridge the divide between kids games and all things geeky. Presto! Millions of tips later, Denmead compiled Geek Dad and The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun, both filled with the best geeky activities to do with your children. Super- cool projects include electronic origami, making your own cartoons, pirate cartography and wind-up toy finger painting. Two books that both fathers and kids will enjoy.

— Casey

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The ultimate DIY project guide for techie dads raising kids in their own geeky image, in the spirit of The Dangerous Book for Boys

Today's generation of dads grew up more tech-savvy than ever. Rather than joining the Little League team, many grew up playing computer games, Dungeons and Dragons, and watching Star Wars. Now with kids of their own, these digital-age dads are looking for fresh ways to share their love of science and technology, and help their kids develop a passion for learning and discovery.

Enter supergeek, and father of two, Ken Denmead. An engineer and editor of the incredibly popular GeekDad blog on wired.com, Ken has created the ultimate, idea-packed guide guaranteed to help dads and kids alike enjoy the magic of playtime together and tap into the infinite possibility of their imagination. With illustrations throughout, this book offers projects for all ages to suit any timeframe or budget. With Denmead's expert guidance, you and your child can:

•Fly a night-time kite ablaze with lights or launch a video camera with balloons

•Construct the "Best Slip n' Slide Ever," a guaranteed thrill ride

•Build a working lamp with LEGO bricks and CDs

•Create a customized comic strip or your own board game

•Transform any room into a spaceship

•Make geeky crafts like cyborg jack-o'-lanterns or Ethernet cuff links

Brimming with endlessly fun and futuristic tidbits on everything from gaming to gadgets, GeekDad helps every tech-savvy father unleash his inner kid-and bond with the next generation of brainiacs.

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About the Author


Ken Denmead is an author, a civil engineer, and the publisher of the wildly popular GeekDad blog. The blog's success has led to the Geek Dad series, which includes Geek Dad, The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists, and The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun. He lives in the San Fransisco Bay Area with his wife and two sons.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9781592405527
ISBN-10: 1592405525
Publisher: Avery
Publication Date: May 4th, 2010
Pages: 240
Language: English
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