A Very Lord of the Rings Christmas

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A few years ago, we dreamed up our own December tradition: Rings Day. Starting on the 25th and running until the 31st, we watch all three Lord of the Rings films back-to-back. We start at Bilbo’s 111th birthday party and try to get Frodo’s trip to Valinor to unfold on New Year’s Eve. It gives the kids our own December tradition to look forward to and occupies us when all the stores and restaurants are closed and our friends are ensconced in Christmas activities. Continue reading

Dancing LEDs Promises Maker Christmas and Hacker New Year

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What do you get when you hang a Christmas tree with 4,000 LEDs connected to a Teensy board? In the hands of Austin maker and electrical engineer Jarrod Eliason, you get, well, you get this… Continue reading

All You Need for Christmas Are the GeekDad Books

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One of the most important things we can do with our kids is spend time with them, playing games and building projects together. Sharing experiences, especially ones where everyone discovers and learns, is the most rewarding thing we can do as parents. Continue reading

GeekDad’s Celebrate #Rudolph50 Giveaway (Sponsored by Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group)

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Celebrate Rudolph’s 50th Anniversary with six new books, a special hashtag and a GeekDad giveaway! Continue reading