Engineering

What Are Little Coders Made of?

Every parent dreams of their children turning into adults with successful careers they love. But how can you tell if…

Secret Life of the Internal Combustion Engine

In the second of a two-part look at the history of the automobile, we take a look at the development…

Snickerdoodle: Next Generation Maker and STEM Projects

Snickerdoodle is the newest microprocessor development board that allows you to make what you’ve always thought and been told you…

Secret Life of the Car

Series two of 'The Secret Life of Machines' kicks off with the first of a two-part look at the history…

Wonder League Robotics Competition

I just mentioned Dash & Dot's new 'Wonder' app last week, and here's a cool opportunity to put it to…

GeekGirlCon 2015 Recap

GeekGirlCon just held their fifth annual convention here in Seattle, WA. GeekGirlCon is all about celebrating women and their contributions…

Maker Faire Atlanta 2015 Revisited

It's been a week since Maker Faire Atlanta ended, and I've finally had a chance to sit down and go…

Design and 3D Print a Yo-Yo With Kids

Rapid design and 3D printing custom yo-yo with kids was a fun way to spend the afternoon. The kids learned…

7 Amazing New Gadget Projects on Kickstarter This Week

Wearables, robots, and the tools to make your own fonts. What else do you want?

Science for Young Makers Class – Part II

For this current batch of 28 students, I selected a set of projects that came from a book called Nick…

A Makeover for a Maker Community

Redesigned Design Squad website offers the youngest makers engineering challenges.

10 Excellent New Gadget Kickstarter Projects This Week

From a crowd-funded moon rocket to an LED mixing stick for perfect cocktails, the new gadget projects on Kickstarter this…

New Program Helps Schools Run Kickstarters for Maker Spaces

The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh (PA) has partnered with Kickstarter to develop a program that helps schools run their own…

10 Awesome New Kickstarter Tech Projects This Week

Modular phones, modular robots, and DIY motion-capture are just a few of the cool new tech projects on Kickstarter this…

Girl-Led Teams Dominated Annual STEM-Based Competition, MOONBOTS

The winners of the 2015 MOONBOTS Challenge were announced this morning and the winners list was dominated by girl-led teams.

STEAMLabs Hosting Anti-Discrimination Clock Hackathon

Toronto-based STEAMLabs is continuing an effort witnessed around North America in bringing a positive spin to the events surrounding Ahmed…

9 Awesome New Kickstarter Gadget Projects This Week

From the next generation of underwater ROVs to DIY headphone kits, Kickstarter has some great new gadget projects this week.

Science for Young Makers Class – Part I

Find out how to create interesting science classes for kids without spending a ton of money.

6 Awesome New Gadget Kickstarter Projects This Week

A handheld charger, a video stabilizer, and a new way to brew coffee are just some of the awesome new…

Get the Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote on Sale Today

I own this remote. It is a central feature of our home entertainment setup, helping make a complex system easy…

STEM Toys and ‘Game of Thrones’ S1-S2 on Deep Discount Today!

Today, on this lovely Monday off (at least here in the US), Amazon has us geeky parents taken care of…

Bridging the Gap: Engineering Magic in ‘Updraft’

"There's not much magic in your book, is there?" an early reader of 'Updraft' once asked me, before concluding, "It's…

Review: Brackitz Allows Architectural Feats With Wooden Blocks

Brackitz is a new building block line of toys that allows children to take block building to a whole new…

7 Ways NASA Makes Our Lives Better Every Day

Check out GeekDad's top 7 technologies that wouldn't be possible without NASA's research.

8 Awesome New Gadget Kickstarter Projects This Week

From a health-tracking ring to an emergency parachute for your drone, here are eight very cool new Kickstarter gadget projects…

Go Tankless and Have a Ball With Today’s Amazon Daily Deals

Today Amazon is making it easy to save money on home utilities and on home cleaning.

Kindle HD6 and Sony Monitor Headphones on Sale Today at Amazon

Two pretty good tech/lifestyle deals today at Amazon. First, they've put a couple of their Kindle Fire tablets on discount…

Daytona International Speedway Stadium Project Nearing Completion

It took the Romans approximately eight years to build the Coliseum. It's taking a considerably shorter period, less than three…

Programming With Robots, Part I: Sphero SPRK

Who says learning shouldn't be fun and there can't be value in play? Certainly not the folks behind the new…

Memory, Drives, and More Computer Upgrades on Sale at Amazon Today

Today, there are some serious deals on memory (the 16Gb DDR3 memory above is just $80 - that's $5 per…