Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

KMI’s K-Board USB MIDI Keyboard – Great for Budding Musicians

KMI's K-Board USB MIDI Keyboard

We have a play with the K-Board from KMI – a USB MIDI keyboard that hooks up to your computer or mobile device and gives you new ways to play music. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Photos From London’s Brick 2014 Lego Show

The Incredible Steampunk/Pirate Land Diorama

Over the weekend, the munchkin and I were lucky enough to attend Brick 2014 at London’s Excel Centre. It was the biggest Lego show the UK has seen, running for four days and attracting thousands of Lego fans of all ages. And we took lots of photos! Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

The Force Awakens Trailer Is Here at Last

Star Wars Episode VII - The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens Trailer is Here at Last… and you’re gonna love it! Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Mini Maker Faire Returns to London’s Elephant and Castle

London's Mini Maker Faire at Elephant and Castle

Next weekend (November 15th to be precise) the Mini Maker Faire returns to London’s College of Communication in Elephant and Castle, and GeekDad will be there together with DIY.org Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

MakieLab Bring You Not One, But Two New Apps for Your Makie Dolls

Makies FabLab and Makies Fashion

MakieLab have released two apps to accompany their custom-made, unique 3D printed dolls. Makies FabLab and Makies Fashion take two different approaches to classic “dress-up dolls” game. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

100 Things Your Kids May Never Know About (Revised and Updated)

Sony Walkman TPS-L2. Photo credit: splorp via flickr

Listicle alert! We revisit out hugely popular list of things your kids may never know about to see what’s changed over the last five years. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

DREDDwatch Bonus – #DayOfDredd

dayofdredd

Some late breaking news for Dredd fans everywhere, I got word of this after I’d already posted my last Dreddwatch, but I couldn’t let it go by without doing my bit to help the cause. What follows is the message from the fan-run Make a Dredd Sequel campaign about the #DayOfDredd! Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Kickstarter Alert – SAM: The Internet of Everything for Everyone

The prototype SAM modules

SAM is a new project which has just launched on Kickstarter, taking the idea behind individual electronic components that connect together – pioneered by littleBits – and freeing them from the need to be physically connected by adding a battery and wireless chip to each module. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Bluetooth Speaker Review – The Blazar and Phoenix 2 From Beacon Audio

The Blazar and The Phoenix 2 from Beacon Audio

We check out two new Bluetooth wireless speakers from Beacon Audio — The Blazar and The Phoenix 2 Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

DREDDwatch #6 – Future Shock!

Futureshock - The Story of 2000AD, image courtesy Stanton Media/Rebillion

In our latest round-up of all things Dredd and 2000AD, we have news of a documentary about the comic, a movie-sequel mix up, and comic-only threequel. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Brick2014 Comes to London’s Excel This November

Brick 2014, supported by LEGO

UK AFOLs (and their kids) are in for a real treat later this year when the largest Lego con in the country lands in London’s Excel Centre from the 27th to 30th November. Brick2014 promises a veritable bucket-load of Lego related activities ranging from huge fan displays, to ‘free play’ areas and hands-on workshops and talks Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Axl and Tuna – A Cute New Endless Runner App for Your iPad

Axl and Tuna from Game Collage

Axl and Tuna is a new “Endless Runner” game for the iPad from the creators of the excellent Bobo Explores Light. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Rebels Trailer Debuts on Star Wars Day

May The Fourth Be With You and Star Wars Rebels

Disney and Lucasfilm are debuting the first full trailer for the new animated series, Star Wars Rebels, on Star Wars Day. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Star Wars Episode VII Cast Announced!

Star Wars Episode VII Cast, via star wars.com

The rumours have been flying around for months, but now we finally have the official announcement of the cast for Disney’s first entry into the Star Wars Saga.
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Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

Warren Elsmore Is Back With More Brick Wonders

Warren Elsmore's Brick Wonders and London Bridge

UK Lego master builder Warren Elsmore is back with a follow-up to his successful book, Brick City. Brick Wonders features more photos of his amazing dioramas, this time themed around the wonders of the ancient, natural and modern world. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too

DREDDwatch #5 – We’re back!

2000AD Prog 1874 cover, art by Edmund Bagwell

Geekdad’s DREDDwatch is back after an extended break with more news from Judge Dredd and 2000AD. Continue reading

Nathan Barry

About Nathan Barry

Nathan (aka @geekDadNath) is a stay-at-home Dad from London in the UK. He is also an ex-beebie, a designer, a coder, and co-creator of the flutterly lovely Magic Belles. Say hello at magicbelles.com, grab the app from the iTunes App Store or for Android. New music out now too