What Dads Need

The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun

For US $ 11, Ken Denmead, engineer and editor of Wired’s GeekDad blog, offers this 240-page tome that’s a collection of geeky projects and activities you can do with your little ones, like launching a video camera with balloons, creating a comic strip, making geeky crafts, and constructing the “Best Slip n’ Slide Ever.”

Just remember: these are projects for you to share with your kids, not for you to tinker with yourself out in the garage.

Ken Denmead struck a chord with parents and kids across America with his GeekDad blog on Wired.com, which receives more than one million page views per month. His debut book, Geek Dad, was on bestseller lists and in its seventh printing just two months after hitting store shelves. With The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun, he keeps the nerdtastic novelties coming, with projects that teach readers how to:

  • Build homemade robots from scratch
  • Write and direct simple stop-motion movies
  • Hack into mechanical toys to add cool electronic twists, and more

United by the premise that to really understand science and how something works you must design and build it yourself or remake it better, Geek Parents everywhere will celebrate this latest installment of weekend workshop wonders.

But for Mother’s Day … all I can think of is how to help in the household with talents and skills … and I’m thinking …

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