About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Gaming Gear and Foodsaver Vacuum Sealers Are Your Amazon Daily Deals Today

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Sometimes Amazon’s Daily Deal choices are reallly not very interesting. But sometimes they bridge the needs of a geek family quite well. Today, for example, we have two excellent deals to choose from. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

The Truth Is Out There, and On Sale Today: The Complete X-Files for $75

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Now that we know the show is coming back, isn’t it the perfect time to binge-watch every single episode and movie, just to get immersed in the mythology again? Well, here’s your chance: the complete series and both movies in one box set, totallying 54 discs, for just $75 today on Amazon. I want to believe! Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

For Force Friday: Enter the GeekDad/EE Elite 212th Attack Battalion Utapau Clone Trooper Statue Giveaway

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It’s hard to express how important Star Wars is to geeks. Episodes IV-VI are core components of our lives, and how we raise our kids. We remember the excitement and then disappointment of Episodes I-III, and yet now, with Episode VII coming, the excitement is back. We NEED it to be great. We want more. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

This Amazon Daily Deal Is Going Down the Drain

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Most mornings that I post one of these Amazon Daily Deals, I try to focus on gadgets, electronics, pop culture, and other stuff that will appeal to the geeky folks who read GeekDad. And while there is a nice pair of Skullcandy bluetooth headphones on sale today, I think the other big daily deal is a more homey alternative. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

5x Video and 3x Tabletop: New Gaming Projects on Kickstarter This Week

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Dragons, spiders, and a boardgame take on ‘Sim City’ are yours to try and buy on Kickstarter this week! Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Cordless Dremel Goodness on Sale at Amazon Today

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Amazon seems to like coming back to Dremel tools as their daily deals from time to time (the model 4000 kit was a deal du jour back in June), which is fine, because any well-stocked workship should have one. Today, the very handy cordless Dremel 8220 rotary tool is on sale for just $75. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

‘Zatoichi the Blind Swordsman’ – the Critereon Collection on Sale Today

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If you’re a film geek, you know that Critereron puts out the best, highest-quality collections of great films. And the Amazon Daily Deal today is one such amazing collection. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Get Scrubbing and Laminating With Today’s Amazon Daily Deal

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Today’s Amazon Daily Deals are all about getting the job done, especially if that job includes clean carpets or well-protected documents. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

8 Awesome New Gadget Kickstarter Projects This Week

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From a health-tracking ring to an emergency parachute for your drone, here are eight very cool new Kickstarter gadget projects that started this week. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Go Tankless and Have a Ball With Today’s Amazon Daily Deals

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Today Amazon is making it easy to save money on home utilities and on home cleaning. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

5x Video and 5x Tabletop: New Kickstarter Gaming Projects This Week

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From Rogues to Scallywags, Vikings to Cats, here are 10 new gaming projects on Kickstarter this week. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Be Prepared for Disaster With These Red Cross Emergency Lights – Amazon Daily Deal

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With the recent spate of small earthquakes along the fault that runs about a mile past my home, making sure our emergency preparedness kit is up to date has become a to-do list item for our family. Amazon is making checking off this item a little easier again with their daily deal today: Red Cross emergency lights. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Massive Back-to-School Blowout at Amazon Today!

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Today’s Amazon Daily Deal (or Deals, plural) help take care of both the analog, and digital, needs of anyone heading back to school (that’s students, teachers, and those that care for them). Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Minimalist Star Trek: TOS Posters Capture the Essence of Classic Trek

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Mark Gonyea is a classic ‘Star Trek’ fan after my own heart: a child of the late ’70s/early ’80s who grew up watching the reruns over and over, falling in love with one of the greatest TV shows of all time. And now now he’s an artist, pouring his love of classic Trek into some fantastic minimalist poster art. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Kindle HD6 and Sony Monitor Headphones on Sale Today at Amazon

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Two pretty good tech/lifestyle deals today at Amazon. First, they’ve put a couple of their Kindle Fire tablets on discount again, including the HD6 for just $69, and the HD Fire Kids Edition for $119. Also, the very well-reviewed Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones are down to $55 today. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Gender Neutral Toy Aisles? Thanks, Target! Now I Actually Have to Parent!

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Target has announced they’re doing away with some signs that segment toys and other items by gender, giving families more freedom and responsiblity for how kids are raised. Of course, some people are complaining. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

7 Awesome New Gadget Kickstarter Projects This Week

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From Tim Cook’s favorite shower head, to a next-generation axe, here’s some great new Kickstarter projects we saw this week. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Save on Safety! Graco Car Seats on Sale Today!

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A good car seat is one of the most important things you’ll buy as a new parent (or new grandparent, or new aunt/uncle, or other family-adjacent person who will help care for a new person), so it’s nice to see that the VERY WELL REVIEWED Graco My Ride 65LX Convertable car seat is on sale today for just $90. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

5x Video and 5x Tabletop: 10 New Gaming Projects on Kickstarter This Week

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From an ’80s-style FPS to a family game about pest getting lost, there are plenty of new game projects to check out this week. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Because of XKCD, We Present You With #SynonymMovies

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Yesterday, Randall Munro posted the above image at XKCD. It made me laugh, in that “I like puns and wordplay” kind of GeekDad way, and so I posted it to the GeekDad’s Slack app. As such things are wont to do, it caused some jocularity to ensure. And so here are a number of GeekDad’s own Synonym Movie titles, for your amusement. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Send ’em Back to School in Style — Tumi Bags are Today’s Amazon Daily Deal [UPDATED]

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Rather than spending $30 for a backpack at Target or Walmart that *may* last your kid through one school year, how about a durable, and amazingly stylish Tumi bag that could last a decade? UPDATE: The backpacks appear to be sold out. Now only messenger and sling bags available. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

It’s Colorin’ Time! Get Crayola Crayons and More on Sale at Amazon Today

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Whether you need to stock up on home arts and crafts supplies, or get your geekkids ready for the new Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Music From the ISS: First Video From Astronaut Chris Hadfields’s ‘Space Sessions’

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Remember when Chris Hadfield caused a stir with his wonderful rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded and filmed on the International Space Station. Well, apparently it wasn’t the only music he did up in orbit. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

5x Video and 5x Tabletop: 10 Great New Kickstarter Game Projects This Week

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From fairy-tales to politics, Kickstarter has some great new game projects for you to support this week! Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Memory, Drives, and More Computer Upgrades on Sale at Amazon Today

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Today, there are some serious deals on memory (the 16Gb DDR3 memory above is just $80 – that’s $5 per gig!), SSDs, tower cases, keyboards, monitors, and more. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

August Is Bad Dad Month on GeekDad

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Eight years ago, we at GeekDad started Bad Dad Month as an exercise in confession and commiseration, and we’re doing it again. The GeekDads are going bring you stories all month about our own foibles as role models (especially the really geeky slip-ups). Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

BIG DEAL! Tabletop Games on Sale at Amazon Today!

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You need to fill out your tabletop game collection? Well, today may be the day. Amazon has some amazing deals on some GREAT tabletop games, including ‘Ticket to Ride,’ ‘Small World,’ ‘Munchkin,’ ‘and recent ‘Tabletop’ entry, ‘Libertalia.’ Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

Get ALL of ‘Harry Potter’ (31 Discs!) With Today’s Amazon Daily Deal

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Amazon is selling what could be considered the mother of all ‘Harry Potter’ sets today – the 31-disc Hogwarts Collection, for just $98 (on Blu-ray, or $65 on DVD). Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

You Still Need to Watch the Best Animated Mystery Series Ever

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Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated (SDMI) is the best animated mystery series ever, and if you haven’t watched it, you need to. Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.

9 Awesome New Gadget Kickstarter Projects This Week

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A portable midi controller and a laser scanner that plugs into your phone are just a couple of the amazing new gadget projects we found on Kickstarter this week! Continue reading

About Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as civil engineer. He also wrote the NYT bestselling GeekDad series of project books for parents and kids to share.