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

Doctor Who Season 9 Trailer and Air Date

The trailer and air date for season 9 of the BBC’s Doctor Who were announced yesterday at San Diego Comic Con. Continue reading

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

Jamie Benning Takes a Look at ‘Life Inside Jabba the Hutt’

Inside Jabba The Hutt, courtesy Jamie Benning

Filmumentaries creator Jamie Benning returns with a fascinating short film about the creation of the galaxy’s most vile gangster and slimy piece of worm-ridden filth, Jabba the Hutt. Continue reading

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

Take Your DJ-ing Beyond the Bedroom With the Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 Controller

The Pioneer DDJ-WeGo2 Controller

We take the Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 virtual deck controller for a spin (sorry) and find out how it performs alongside our favorite DJ app. Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Continue reading

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

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

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

Make Your Own Cardboard Christmas Tree

The finished tree

Follow a few simple steps to make your own unique Christmas tree from cardboard and leftover bits of wrapping paper. Continue reading

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

Makies – Dolls That Have Made the Leap Into the 21st Century

Are you ready for your close up?

A geeklet gets to test out a Makie Doll — a custom designed, 3D printed doll that is a refreshing change from all of the “girly” dolls out there at the moment. Continue reading

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

Latest Hobbit Production Video Released

A portrait of the Master of Laketown, played by Stephen Fry

See the latest production diary from Peter Jackson on the set of the second part of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Continue reading

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 #4 – Videos, Comics and a Fab Tee!

Last Exit to Nowhere's latest t-shirt - an official collaboration with 2000AD

Hello again Earthlets and welcome to the next instalment of our Zarjaz news round up from the world of 2000AD, this time featuring an awesome new t-shirt, tons of digital comics and some fan-made films. Continue reading

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

Eleven Doctors, All In A Row

Eleven Doctors, all in a row, image from the BBC

The BBC has released a new image of all eleven Doctors to support a special 50th Anniversary trailer being broadcast tonight (Saturday, 19 October), plus loads more Anniversary Special info. Continue reading

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

Caine’s Global Cardboard Challenge 2013

Caine and filmmaker Nirvan

This coming Saturday, join thousands of people all over the world in the 2nd annual celebration of cardboard creativity in aid of the Imagination Foundation, set up after the Caine’s Arcade viral hit video. Continue reading

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 #3 – A Sequel! (Sort Of)

DREDDwatch #3, image from Rebellion/2000AD

Welcome to the third of our irregular rounds-ups of all things Judge Dredd and 2000AD, this time featuring more movie sequel news, a new Dredd graphic novel and another from John Wagner, plus new Slaine stories in the weekly progs. Continue reading

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

Back to the (LEGO Cuusoo) Future

The Lego Cuusoo DeLorean

Great Scott! After the success of his DeLorean project for LEGO Cuusoo, Team BTTF lead Masashi Togami is back with more Back to the Future-themed models hoping to gain 10,000 supporters and follow the DeLorean into production. Continue reading

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

12 Things Parents Should Know About The World’s End

The World's End, from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg

The World’s End is the final movie in Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s loosely connected “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy”, which started with romcomzom Shaun of the Dead and continued with cop buddy action movie Hot Fuzz. Here are 12 things parents should know about the movie. Continue reading

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

Build Ten Amazing Vehicles With The Lego Build-It Book

My version of the Off-Roader

Fresh from the No Starch Press comes The Lego Build-It Book, Volume 1: Amazing Vehicles, a useful new book for Lego fans of all ages, featuring instructions for building ten vehicles including a Jeep, a Fire truck, a Muscle Car, a Digger, a Go-Kart and even a baby stroller! Continue reading

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

DIY.org Keeps on Growing and Growing

DIY - Get Skills, Be Awesome

DIY.org, the online community for kids who like to make stuff, goes from strength to strength with a new version of their app, more skills and features and the promise of real patches! Continue reading

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

A Little Bit of Electronics Fun with LittleBits

littleBits of Geeky Fun!

littleBits are an opensource library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping, learning, and fun. See what can happen when you add them to the other toys you’ve probably already got in your house. Continue reading

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

Djay 2 From Algoriddim Ups the Game for Bedroom DJs

Algoriddim's djay 2 for iPad

Music software company Algoriddim today release a brand new version of their popular and award-winning Djay app for iPad and iPhone, featuring a host of new and improved features to help you mix up your music like a pro. Continue reading

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