Projects

How to Set Up a Minecraft Server

If you have kids, there’s a good chance you’ve noticed a huge uptick in the popularity of Minecraft recently. [Sponsored]

How to Hack a LEGO Power Functions Cable for Direct 9V Power

Sick of eating through batteries to power LEGO Motors? A little bit of work and a few dollars of electronics…

Flame Toys Bumblebee Scale Model Kit Review

Flame Toys Transformers Model Kits help you bring Transformers to life at your own hands! Bumblebee is the latest kit…

Geek Links: Craft Your Own Inspired World for Yoshi and Friends

Bust spring boredom with this fun printable activity inspired by 'Yoshi's Crafted World.' Courtesy: Play Nintendo

We Are Knitters Dinka Scarf for Kids Kit

Get crafting and making with your kids! Teaching them how to knit is the perfect craft for kids as young…

My 30-Day LEGO Build Challenge: The End Result

Learn what happened when I built 30 different LEGO Architecture Studio structures in 30-ish days.

Celebrate Pi Day with NASA JPL Education Activities

Celebrate Pi Day with fun educational activities from NASA JPL while your Pi Day pie bakes (or gets laser etched).…

DIY Laser-Cut Wooden Game Boy With Interchangeable Game Cartridges

Friend-of-GeekDad Donovan, aka "The Beardless Man," walks us through his favorite project of 2017, making a wooden replica of the…

Students Must Choose Rocket or Groot for Space Station Experiment Proposal

The Guardians of the Galaxy have teamed up with the International Space Station to offer students the chance to join…

Snow Day? GeekDad and GeekMom Have You Covered!

Is your family among the millions of people impacted by snow this weekend? GeekDad and GeekMom have a wonderful collection…

Making a Portable ‘Stranger Things’ Ouija Wall

Learn how to make and control your own 'Stranger Things' Ouija wall with LED Christmas lights, some circuitry, and a…

Creation Crate Is Back With Maker Kits for Learning Electronics, Programming, and AR!

Creation Crate delivers monthly projects that teach electronics, programming, and more for kids and parents who are excited about making.…

Kickstarter Alert: Littleville: The World’s Tiniest Electromagetic Toy Train

Back Littleville, a tiny train set kit that you landscape yourself! Launching today on Kickstarter.

Discover Your Roots, Part #1: 7 Steps to Get Started With Genealogy and Ancestry

It's National Family History Month, the perfect time to get started on (or dive back in to) your family history…

Turn Words Into Art With ‘Hand Lettering A to Z’

Turn your own words (or those of someone else) into artistic masterpieces through hand lettering projects.

Side-by-Side Comparison: ‘Frostgrave’/’Ghost Archipelago’ (Plus Battle Report!)

One of the highlights of my Gen Con 50 trip was getting to play a game of 'Frostgrave' with its…

Stress Reduction GeekDad Style; There’s No Place Like 127.0.0.1

Summer is almost over and stress is at an all-time high. Find out how one GeekDad approaches stress reduction and…

Bringing Coding for Kids Into the Real World: littleBits Code Kit

STEAM education and coding for kids are huge industries right now, but how do you pick the best of the…

Geek Chic Gone? Build Your Own Gaming Table!

While there are many gaming table options on the market, building your own custom gaming table is a great option.…

Beardless Man Builds Thor’s Hammer

Check out Donovan, aka 'The Beardless Man,' as he creates Möjlnir out of wood!

Building ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Ezra Bridger’s Slingshot

Follow along on my build of Ezra Bridger's slingshot and wrist comm.

DIY Midori Insert Cover With Storage Flaps (With Step-by-Step Images)

Enjoy this step-by-step guide to make your own Midori insert cover, with storage flaps; made from your favorite fabrics.

GeekDad Paints! ‘Imperial Assault’ Backlog of Shame Roundup

In May, I challenged myself to complete my remaining 'Imperial Assault' minis. So, how did I do? Well...

Be the Artist: Andy Goldsworthy’s Environmental Art

Combine natural elements, simplicity and storytelling in this summer art project inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy.

3 DIY Pirates-Inspired Charms to Make in One Hour or Less

With the latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean' chapter starting of the summer, continue the adventure with some simple DIY pirates-inspired…

10 Amazing New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

From an intelligent skateboard to a gravity-defying lamp, these 10 new Kickstarter gadget projects are amazing!

Card Game ‘Drunken Goats’ Is a Fun and Simple Drinking Game for Grown Ups (#ad)

Need a quick, easy-to-learn and play card game as a palette cleanser/hilarity-enhancer for your next game night? 'Drunken Goats' might…

Summer Cooling With This DIY Bed Fan Hack

Don't have A/C, or don't want to keep it on all night when it's hot in the house? This DIY…

10 Awesome New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

From DIY electronics kits with conductive ink to a desktop 3D clay printer, the new projects on Kickstarter this week…

9 Neat New Projects on Kickstarter This Week

From toys that teach about energy to perfectly-sized guitars for little learners, this week's new projects on Kickstarter are neat!