Category Archives: Tools

GeekDad Review: Anker Lumos A1 LED Desk Lamp

GeekDad Review: Anker Lumos A1 LED Desk Lamp

A few months ago, I reviewed the BenQ WiT LED light. It was easily the nicest and more feature-rich desk lamp I’ve ever used, but it was also $299. The Anker Lumos A1 LED is a little more scaled back in its ambitions, but it does a decent job of illuminating your workspace at a much more budget-friendly $25.99 price tag. Read More

Flip Out for Dirt Devil’s New Flipout Hand Vac

Flip Out for Dirt Devil’s New Flipout Hand Vac

Father’s Day rapidly approaches, and we’re all on the lookout for the perfect gift for dads with lots of hobbies. A great tool I’ve found is the new Flipout handheld vaccum from Dirt Devil. This is one of my favorite tools, ever. Bonus: It makes me feel like a super hero. See the post for details. Read More

New Kickstarter — RPiKit, The Raspberry Pi All-in-One Project Kit

New Kickstarter — RPiKit, The Raspberry Pi All-in-One Project Kit

Back in 2014, I met this interesting guy named Dan at the Atlanta Maker Faire; he was selling these very eye-catching electronics kits that were housed in secret-agent style briefcases. The product was called ArduinoKit, and I was absolutely amazed at how well Dan had designed the primary board that holds all the various components as well as a single Arduino Nano. Read More

Let’s Torque About Drills

Let’s Torque About Drills

For many years I’ve used the iconic Black and Decker 18 volt Firestorm cordless power tool system. When I was last in the market for cordless power tools the Firestorm brand was a DIY powerhouse but in the intervening years the NiCad batteries and relatively massive weight of these tools has made this system has become somewhat a dinosaur. Read More