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.

Frickin’ Lasers On Sale at Amazon Today

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It’s like a little tricorder in the palm of your hand, and would make a great Father’s Day gift for the handy dad around your domicile. It’s a Bosch laser measure. You actually bounce a laser off things to take measurements. We live in the future! Where’s my jetpack?!? 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.

Vive la Kickstarter! New Gadget Projects From France and More

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As of this week, France is on Kickstarter and bringing some très bon gadget projects to the world. 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 Gift Alert: Norelco Shavers on Sale at Amazon Today!

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A variety of Norelco electric shavers are on sale today at Amazon, for up to 53% off. Time to pick something up for Father’s Day gift-giving? 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.

UPDATE: SOLD OUT – $500 Home Theater Projector Is Today’s Amazon Deal (And It’s Good)

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$500 for a really solid home theater projector? That’s a great price! Perfect, perhaps, for use as an outdoors movie projector for those summer family movie parties! 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 Game Projects on Kickstarter This Week

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You didn’t need all that disposable income for anything important, did you? 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.

Kingston Memory on Sale Today at Amazon

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If you need SDs, SSDs, sims, or other memory products, Amazon’s special deal today covers a bunch of Kensington items. 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.

Want to Get Your GeekKids Into a Sport? Try Bowling

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Most traditional youth sporting leagues (baseball, football, soccer) often are not the right atmosphere for kids with the nerd gene. But bowling is different. 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.

Connect Your Garden to the Internet of Things With Today’s Amazon Deal

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Sure, you may have everything inside your house connected to a hub and controllable from your phone, but what about 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.

GeekDad Gets a Shout-out from Chris Hardwick on the ‘Nerdist’ Podcast

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The always-awesome host of, well, everything cool, sends us his 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.

5x Video and 5x Tabletop – More New Games on Kickstarter This Week

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Whether you like video or tabletop games, there’s new projects on Kickstarter for you to peruse 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.

‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Trailer Gives us Time-Traveling Crazy Fun

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Okay, this trailer confirms a lot of the rumors that have been swirling around the spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, including Lotz’s character, and the big bad. And the time-travel looks to bring some real crazy to the possible storylines. We are getting SO deep in comic book territory here. I’m excited! 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.

Build a Hot Gaming Rig With Today’s Amazon Deals

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You can get much of what you’d need to build your own sweet gaming PC with the computer components included in today’s Amazon Deals. 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 Awesome Kickstarter Gadget Projects This Week

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Turn ANYTHING into a button, built a $9 computer, and more great Kickstarter projects waiting for you 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.

60% off Logitech Mice and Keyboards Today on Amazon

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The Amazon Deal of the Day is pretty handy if you’re looking for a good mouse or keyboard. 60% off selected Logitech accessories. 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 the Socks! Support GeekDad and Get a Pair of Free Robot Socks

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As an incentive for people to donate to our legal crowdfunding campaign, the fine folks at SockPanda.com have pledged Fighting Robot socks for the first 100 pledges of $10 or 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.

Get a New Tabletop Game Every Month With Game Box Monthly

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Have you got a tabletop gaming problem (and by ‘problem’ we mean passion for fun and imaginative socializing play with friends and family)? Well, we have the solution. 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.

5 More Videogames and 5 More Tabletop Games on Kickstarter This Week

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Do you have enough games in your life? Of course not. Here are 10 new game projects on Kickstarter this week – 5 videogames, and 5 tabletop games. 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 Awesome Gadgets Hitting Kickstarter This Week

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From an electric bike, to a hex-copter, to roasting coffee beans with an app, the new gadgets on Kickstarter this week are awesome! 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.

Wizards & Warriors Summer Camp for Kids

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If you think your kids would love a summer camp based on LARPing, then check this place out. 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.

‘Star Wars’ Toys and Clothes are Amazon’s May the Fourth Be With You Daily Deal

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Need to stock-up on Star Wars swag in advance of Episode VII? Amazon has you covered. Their deal of the day today brings a great disturbance in the prices for many of the Star Wars shirts, toys, books, and more they carry. And while the Force may be with you always, this sale only lasts 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.

Get a Boost With This LED Lightbulb/Wi-fi Range Extender [Review]

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Need to extend your wi-fi to the dark corners of your house? How about using an LED lightbulb with a wi-fi repeater built in? 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.

Minecraft Summer Camp for Kids (and Parents!) – You Can Try it Out FRIDAY!

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If you think a Minecraft summer camp sounds awesome, but want to make sure, come try out the demo sessions! 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 Kickstarter Projects This Week

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The innovation continues with 10 all 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.

5x Video and 5x Tabletop: New Games on Kickstarter This Week

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Kickstarter is the ultimate indie source for new games, whether for video or tabletop. Here are 5 new ones for each platform 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.

‘Futurama: The Complete Series’ Is 70% Off for Today’s Amazon DOTD

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I do my best to alert you to only the most important deals that come up, and this seems like one that fits the bill. All of Futurama (at least all that esists up until now) can be yours, today, for just $60 (rather than the $200 list 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.

Support GeekDad, Get Free Socks

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As an incentive for people to donate to our legal crowdfunding campaign, the fine folks at SockPanda.com have pledged Fighting Robot socks for the first 100 pledges of $10 or 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.

There’s Still Time to be Named ‘Best of the Worst’

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Only two days left! Everyone has a family picture that just isn’t fit for public consumption, so send them to DadGifts.com, and the worst wins the Prize Pool! 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 Levitating Light and Electroplating at Home — This Week in Kickstarter Gadgets

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You need a levitating lightbulb about as much as you need to be able to electroplate at home. Which means you need them both. Check out the new gadgets 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.

Today’s Amazon Deal is my Favorite Pair of Headphones (Deal Over)

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I’ll keep this short and sweet: out of all the headphones I’ve tested, these gave me the biggest “WOW” I’ve ever had. 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 Games on Kickstarter This Week

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Kickstarter is a great place to find amazing new, indie, tabletop and video games. Check out 10 new projects that launched 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.