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 Your Fill of History With Today’s Amazon Daily Deal

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Amazon’s put the Kindle editions of a bunch of fascinating history books on sale today. If you need some good stuff to read this summer, go take a look! 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 Cool New Kickstarter Gadget Projects This Week

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A vertical record player and geodesic domes are just a couple of the cool new gadget 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.

‘Stargate Atlantis’ the Complete Series for $44

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The entire run of ‘Stargate Atlantis’ is on sale today! Give @dhewlett a break, and pick up your own set of this great piece of TV sci-fi! 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: Great New Game Projects on Kickstarter This Week

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Another week, another ten awesome new game projects to check out 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.

If You Want Awesome Rolls, You Need Awesome Dice

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Gaming may be mostly about getting together with friends and family and having a good time exploring strategy, role-playing, wit, and wordplay, but for the dedicated player, it can also be about the tools you use to play. And what tool is more important to a gamer than dice? Along comes this Kickstarter campaign for Awesome Dice. 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 Solar With Today’s Amazon Daily Deal

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Amazon challenges us to go solar with our portable and emergency power today, featuring deep daily deals on three Goal Zero solar-based power systems, and more discounts on Goal Zero’s range of products, from portable solar panels to large back-up battery/inverters that can be charged by those panels. You can get everything you need to keep life running off the grid. 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.

These Excellent V-Moda Headphones Are on Sale for Only $60

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Today’s Amazon Daily Deal are these excellent V-Moda Crossfade over-the-ear headphones. They have ginormous (that’s a metric term) 50mm drivers, and memory foam padding. This is an older model, so they’re obviously clearing them out, but at this price, they’re hard to resist. 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 Awesome New Kickstarter Gadget Projects This week

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From an “heirloom-grade” keyboard, to some Arduino, to a “bio-activated horror maze,” ten exciting new tech 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.

Get the Ultimate Rechargeable Battery — For Your Car

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Today’s Amazon daily deal is for the Anker Compact Car Jump Starter and Portable Charger Power Bank, which is basically a portable, rechargeable battery like you might have for traveling with your gadgets. However, the Anker has the ability to jump start your car (as well as recharge your phone, tablet, and act as a flashlight). 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.

Hard Drives, NAS, and Networks on Sale at Amazon Today

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Everything you need for storage (portable or local), networking, and especially networked storage, on sale today at Amazon. There are TB-sized USB 3.0 portable drives, modems, powerline adapters, and even NAS boxes and raw HDs 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.

‘Dragon Age Inquisition’ on Sale for $30 Today at Amazon

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If you haven’t already got this amazing game, now’s the time! Dragon Age Inquisiion is on sale for just $30 today as Amazon’s Daily deal. For all platforms! 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.

Another Great Pre-Father’s Day Amazon Deal: DeWalt 20V Cordless Tool Kit

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Yes, it’s a rather obvious seasonal focus: we’re almost to Father’s Day? Let’s put all the cool tools on sale! Well, it’s working. I’d love to replace my old cordless drill and saw kit (one of the batteries has already popped its casing), and this kit from DeWalt looks perfect. Plus a bunch of extra accessories are on sale too. 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 Can Pick the Beasts for the 2016 Baby Bestiary Calendar!

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The Baby Bestiary is back, and this time, not only can you get an awesomely cute calendar filled with adorable beasties, you get to pick the ones that will be put into the calendar! 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 This Amazon Deal for the Smokin’ Dad in Your Life

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The Masterbuilt Digital Electric Smoker looks like just the Father’s Day gift for the dad who likes to add flavor to every summer family meal. It’s today’s Amazon Daily Deal. 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.

Grammar Wars: The Battle for Less/Fewer

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A lot of people confuse the use of “less” versus “fewer,” even some of the GeekDads. When subjects of such importance come up in our back-channel chat, the discussion can get… amusing.
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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 Projects on Kickstarter This Week

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From high-tech wooden toys to, yes, modular lightsabers, here are some great new Kickstarter projects 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.

Remember This! Transcend Memory on Sale at Amazon Today

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These are some great deals on portable memory products, including a huge 128Gb SD card for just $55 and some SSDs as well. Check out the deal on Amazon, today only! 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.

Gameband Is the Ultimate Wearable (for Minecraft Players)

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Gameband + Minecraft is something special for fans of Minecraft. It’s a wearable, but it’s a wearable with a big difference. Gameband is a portable game of Minecraft you take with you on your wrist. 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 Legal Settlement Fundraising Update: ON TARGET

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With cautions optimism, we can say that two months into our fundraising to pay off the debts from our legal settlement with Condé Nast, we’re on target to succeed! 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 Your Dremel on With Today’s Amazon Deal

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It’s a fact: having a Dremel tool handy for projects around the house is vital. Today (again, just in time for Father’s Day), Amazon has a nice Dremel set on deep discount 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.

Attend a Summer ‘Minecraft’ Camp at Home – Special Offer for Kids + Parents

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The Summer of ‘Minecraft’ camp let’s kids play and learn how to program their favorite game. And now parents can join in with this special offer! 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.

Summer Is Coming: What Are Your Favorite Grilling Hacks? (+ Giveaway)

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What are YOUR tips, tricks, and hacks for pulling off great backyard cooking? 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.

Father’s Day Is Coming: Have You Got Your GeekDad Books Yet?

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It’s that time of year again – when geeky dads everywhere get ‘Star Wars’ ties, LEGO coffee mugs, or their first Arduino kits. But most important, they need to be reminded that they ARE geeky dads. They need to be reminded they’re GeekDads. They need the GeekDad books! 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 Awesome New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

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A VR glove and a Scratch-programmable robot are among the cool new projects for you to back 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.

Two Great Words: Plasma Cutter (Today’s Amazon Deal)

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I’m not suggesting every house needs to have a plasma cutter in the tool drawer, but for anyone who likes to get their metalwork on, this is pretty cool. Too bad it isn’t hand-held for use in opening sealed airlock doors on seemingly-abandoned terraforming stations. 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 Games on Kickstarter This Week

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From a space-bound FPS to a spooky RPG, here are the cool new game 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.

Every Format of ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy on Sale Today

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How do you like to watch your Hobbit? 3D? Normal Blu-Ray? DVD? Digital copy? They’re all part of this 13-disc set that’s on sale today at Amazon for just $48. 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 the Parent Who Fixes Everything: B+D Cordless Drill With 100 Accessories

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While this makes a great Fathers Day gift for the fix-it dad, we know ALL parents take part in home repairs, school and club projects, and excellent Halloween pumpkin carving. 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.