Geek Dad in the House

Geek Dad coverWhat do you get when you combine pool noodles, duct tape, radio controlled cars, legos and a little bit of competitive spirit? You get one of the wacky projects for parents and kids cooked up by Wired writer and editor Ken Denmead, who is recently the author of Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects for Dads and Kids. Here’s a taste of some of the other projects in his book:
  • 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
  • Make geeky crafts like cyborg jack-o’-lanterns or Ethernet cuff links
Ken will be at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire, and you’ll be able ask him about any of these projects. If you’re nice, he’ll also let you drive one of the cars in his remote controlled demolition derby, made out of — you guessed it — pool noodles, duct tape, radio controlled cars, and legos. He’s bringing it to the EBMMF, for kids and their own dads — and moms! — to play with.
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