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.

Say Happy Holidays With Brickwarrior (Giveaway!)

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LEGO fans have to check out Brickwarriors, and enter to win a gift code! 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 Kids Into Coding with Disney’s Frozen and Code.org

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The fine folks at Code.org have partnered with Disney to produce a coding tutorial that features the characters Anna and Elsa from the hit movie Frozen. 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 Painting for Every Game Room: Dogs Playing D&D

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The must-have piece of art for every geek’s game room. 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.

Watch This: Livestream of the Rosetta #CometLanding

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We’re actually a ways off from the actual landing, which won’t happen until tomorrow morning – final confirmation of the landing is expected at 8:03am Pacific Time. But if you’d like to spend the next 20-odd hours immersed in a very cool space experience, try tuning into the European Space Agency’s livestream. 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.

Rejoice, Sci-Fi Geeks: Asimov’s Foundation Is Coming to HBO

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One of the greatest series of science fiction stories ever written is being developed for HBO. 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.

Groovy! Evil Dead (with Bruce Campbell) Returns as a TV Show Next Year

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Via a story on The Verge this afternoon, cable channel Starz will be airing a 10-episode Evil Dead series that will be a direct sequel to the original trilogy of films, and will see the return of geek-icon Bruce Campbell as Ash. 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.

Raspberry Pi Gets Smaller, Better, Cheaper

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Everyone’s favorite microcomputer just took a step up in features, and a step down in size and price. 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 Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Pulls it All Together

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The final, epic trailer for the last Hobbit movie is here. Wow. 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.

Wireless Vinyl: How I Got a Record Player Connected to Our AirPlay Music System

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Vinyl is not dead, not by a longshot. Consider that you can, if you want, pre-order a version of the Guardians of the Galaxy sountrack (Awesome Mix Vol. 1) as an LP right now. But no one has put out record players with AirPlay compatibility. 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.

Watch This: Trailer for a Fan-Made Batgirl Movie

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From what we can see, it’s an interesting take on the Batgirl origin story, with a bit of action, but no capes (at least in the trailer). 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.

Beta-Testers Wanted! New PBS KIDS Site About Technology and Media

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Our friends at WGBH have asked us to check out their brand new site for PBS KIDS. 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.

Watch This: Sesame Street’s Harry Potter Parody, Furry Potter

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Sesame Street does it again. This time, it’s Cookie Monster as the wizard Furry Potter. 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.

Happy Birthday Grant Imahara (@grantimahara)!

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Our favorite robot-building geek, Grant Imahara of Mythbusters (and so much more) adds another year to his tally today. Everyone send him your best wishes, either here, or via Twitter (he’s @grantimahara). 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 Outside and Watch the Eclipse!

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There’s an eclipse today, visible over most of North America. Here in the SF Bay Area, it’s about to start, and in my option there’s no better reason to get up and out of my cubicle and go outside. 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 Great Geeky Covers by Postmodern Jukebox

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Do you love covers? Have you heard Postmodern Jukebox yet? If not, you need to. Read (and listen) on! 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.

Great Geeky Baby Costumes for Halloween

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Jason Morrison decided he had one last chance with his infant Finn (the one he and his wife let the Internet name) to do some gloriously geeky bald-character cosplay, and the results are delightful. 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.