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.

Gadget Deal Alert: Amazon Cuts Fire HD7 Tablet to $79 Today!

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The very popular Amazon HD7 tablet is on sale 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.

The GeekDad Legal Fund Continues to Grow With Your Help

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GeekDad has settled its long-standing legal issues with our former partner over ownership of the GeekDad name. We came out with our brand intact, but dealing with a major publisher, as with land wars in Asia, can be expensive. 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 Great New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

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Computers for emerging markets, a smart new font, and more cool new stuff on Kickstarter. 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.

Kickstarter Alert: Nyrius Smart Outlet

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Connected outlets are the most basic IoT accessory. Being able to plug a lap, fan, or other appliance into a doo-dad plugged into a wall outlet, and turn them on and off remotely from your mobile device is a handy idea, and there are variations on this available through most of the connected-home systems out there.

And they are usually a pain in the butt. 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.

Understanding How Things Work From the Inside With ‘Explain 3D’

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Do you remember books like “The Way Things Work” or “How things work”? These books were best-sellers and helped a lot of people understand how things work. They sold millions of copies and taught countless people. Now, ‘Explain 3D’ brings those kinds of books to your mobile devices, and delivers the future of learning how things work. 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.

How Much Attention Do You Pay to Your Kids’ Feet?

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As with most things we geeks do, we like to get into the minutiae, and learn the details. When it comes to issues of our kids’ health, it certainly behooves us to delve deep and learn what we need to know to keep them safe, and help them understand how to do things right. 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.

A Reminder: GeekDad Needs Your Help

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It’s been an amazing week since we announced our crowdfunding campaign to help recoup the costs of our recent legal issues. To date, 136 people have pledged their support. We thank each and every one of them. But we have to keep going, because there’s a long way left to go. 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.

10 All-New Kickstarter Gadget Projects to Check Out This Week

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Another week, another 10 awesome gadget ideas you need to back on Kickstarter! 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.

Supporting GeekDad: We Hit 1% and Got an Awesome Shout-Out

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The outpouring of support for our campaign to raise funds against our legal costs has been heartwarming. Look who sent us a shout-out of support! 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.

ANNOUNCING: The GeekDad Podcast Nework!

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Yes, we’re launching a podcast network. Check here and see how many of our new shows you HAVE to listen 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.

Kickstarter Alert: EcoCube C Puts a Self-Sustaining Ecosphere on Your Desk

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I’m a sucker for hyrdoponics. Being able to grow food indoors, in the ultimate science-fiction way, is just nifty. But the EcoCube folks have taken it to a whole other level. 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.

GeekDad Settles a Legal Matter and a New Day Dawns

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An important message from GeekDad Publisher Ken Denmead about the state of the blog. 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.

10 More New Gadget Kickstarters to Watch This Week

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We watch Kickstarter for awesome gadgets so you don’t have 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.

FUEL iON Phone Charging System: It’s All in the Magnets

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How do you manage your moblie device’s battery life when you’re on the road? Patriot has a new solution that’s truly magnetic. 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.

Magnetic Audio Jacks and Drawing Robots and Virtual Reality, Oh My!

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Another week, and another 10 amazing Kickstarter gadget projects you’re going to pledge. 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 Theme from ‘Firefly’ Sung A Capella by the Cast of ‘The Flash’

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Who knew Cisco could sing? 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.

New ‘Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Brings the Fun Back

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Check out the new ‘Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer, which changes up the tone in a fun way. 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 Shopping at the GeekDad Store

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Have you ever seen products we’ve written about on GeekDad, and wanted to go back later any purchase 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.

Two Words: PancakeBot Kickstarter

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The list of cool new Kickstarter gadget projects this week includes one magical concept: a pancake-printing robot. 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.

CARE.org Knows How to Use Technical Savvy to Feed the World’s Poor

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Have you ever received a care package? If so, do you know where it really came 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.

Take Your Fantasy Campaign to the Next Level With Dwarven Forge’s City Builder

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Want to build your very own fantasy RPG city setting? The folks at Dwarven Forge have just the thing… 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 GeekDads Episode #145: We Are So Much More Important Than Public Radio

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It’s another great GeekDad podcast! Ken and Matt talk about the loss of some geek greats, and revel in the recent episodes of Agent Carter and Gravity Falls. Enjoy! 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.

Love ‘Minecraft’ (or Know Someone Who Does)? Let Gameband Take You There

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Gameband + Minecraft is something special for fans of ‘Minecraft.’ 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.

Support GeekDad and Reap the Rewards

If you enjoy this content, please support our Patreon campaign.

We have a new Patreon reward we hope will convince more of you to help support GeekDad. 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 Neat New Kickstarter Projects This Week

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Here are nine new Kickstarter projects to check out this week, from the next keytar, to a chainmail bikini. 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.

Live From Ceres, It’s Friday in Space!

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The Dawn spacecraft entered the orbit of the dwarf planet Ceres, located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, at around 10am ET this morning. 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.

Kickstarter Alert: ‘Scavengers’ is Looking for You

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A quick, easy, humorous RPG about exploring derelict space ships and getting rich off the loot! 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.

10 Cool New Gadget Kickstarters This Week

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Here are 10 new and exciting gadget Kickstarters hitting the boards 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.

10 New Gadget Kickstarters to Watch This Week

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Here are 10 new and cool Kickstarter gadget projects to watch 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.

Do You Enjoy What We Do at GeekDad? Become a Patron (Please?)

If you enjoy this content, please support our Patreon campaign.

GeekDad is trying to grow this year, and we’re asking for your support via the awesome patronage crowdfunding site, Patreon where fans can help creators by pledging small amounts on an ongoing basis. 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.