A fresh batch of geeky weekend science projects for the whole family to enjoy.
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, Ken Denmead 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.
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Great Gift for a Kid at Heart!
Posted 7/14/2011 by Julie K
I had been looking for a copy of Geek Dad's for my husband's birthday, but the bookstores in town were sold out. However, I thought I had seen it at Fat Brain, and sure enough, there it was! I am a bit nervous to purchase books for my husband without his express want for them, because they often end up dusty and never opened. He already plays quite well with our kids, creating paper airplanes and driving motorized boats around the pond in our backyard. Still, he got excited about several of the projects in the book right away, saying things like, "Hey, look! Arduino!" Ah, yes, Arduino. Huh? Evidently I chose the right gift, even if I can't understand it myself.
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