Tools

Build Your Own CNC With the SainSmart Genmitsu CNC Router PRO DIY Kit

Building your own CNC router from a DIY kit will qualify anyone as a geek. Check out my experience with…

Plott Will Make Virtual DIY Into Real Did-It-Yourself

Plott's Cubit will make do-it-yourself easier by removing the measuring and calculations with assistance from augmented reality.

Task Management Automation and a Peek Under the GeekDad Hood

I have to rely on a strong task management strategy to keep me afloat. So I thought I would share…

Vintok Split — Super-Portable Second Screen for Laptop Users

As a laptop user, I no longer have to miss the usefulness of a second screen AND I don't have…

Work More Efficiently With Timeular’s Time Tracker

Timeular's Time Tracker device helps people track jobs, keep track of their time, and find out where the hours disappear…

Understands: They Understand Monitor Stands

If you're going to buy a monitor stand, get a good one. Understands makes versatile stands in a variety of…

LynQ Finds What You’re Looking For

New LinQ smart compasses point to each other, even miles away, anywhere under open sky–without phones, devices, or networks.

GeekDad Highlights From Day 2 and 3 of CES 2018

My second two days at CES were much different than my first. The companies I met with on day 2…

2017 Holiday Gift Guide: DIY and Gadgets

As the maker movement gains steam, the gadgets we love are increasingly tools that help us create. For that reason…

WETA Digital interview With Jake Botting at NYCC 2017

NYCC 2017 offered many opportunities for fans to get close to stars and creators, and WETA Digital of New Zealand…

Everyone Can Sketch Using Morpholio Trace and Augmented Reality

Morpholio grabs Apple’s new ARKit by the seeds–the new AR mode creates a virtual perspective finder and lets anyone draw…

SmartAC Is Tech for More Economical Air Conditioning

A smartAC kit can make a dumb plug-in air conditioner a bit smarter and help with energy management.

Gadget Lovers: The ‘{ Device Diary } Vol. 11’ Is Hot

The { DeviceDiary } is our place to share some of the devices and accessories that rank high in the…

No Power? Goal Zero Yeti 1400 Has Your Back (and Fridge, PC, Lights, Etc…)

Goal Zero has all your emergency power needs covered off in one high capacity box: the Yeti 1400 Lithium Portable…

Virtual Reality Construction Announced by DIRTT

At the 2016 Connext Conference, DIRTT Environmental Solutions (dirtt.net) announced a system that allows anyone to see a real-time video…

Kickstarter Alert: Arckit Dream City

Arckit has gone big and launched a new crowdfunding campaign for the latest in their line of building kits--Cityspace and…

Rheem Residential Equipment Joins the Internet of Things

Rheem has brought Internet of Things to its HVAC equipment with EcoNet technology. BONUS: We get to chat with HGTV's…

Take a Stand for Your Health: The FlexiSpot Standing Desk

I've run the gamut on standing desks. I started by playing MacGyver and creating my own, then my employer purchased…

Direct Sound EX-29 Headphones – Extreme Isolation

I was pretty psyched to try out Direct Sound’s EX-29 headphones. When working in a crowded space, trying to catch…

DEVONthink: Magical Data Management for Mac & iOS

Do you ever get tired of trying to figure out where to put something on your computing devices or how…

Smarter Home: Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Review

I was glad to see that Schlage continued with their best selling point for these smart locks: each user can…

Unboxing the Best Value Vacs Vacuum Chamber

The best way to get rid of air bubbles when making molds, is with a vacuum chamber.

CES Report – Smart Detection of Radon with Airthings Wave

The new Wave radon detector from Airthings gives homeowners much more than just an alert when radon levels are dangerously…

Secure Your Family With 1Password Families

The start of 2017 is the perfect opportunity to up your family's game with respect to password security. 1Password makes…

CES Report – Make Trash Smarter With GeniCan

Hands-free GeniCan device scans trash as it’s thrown away and adds items to an Amazon shopping list (and can even…

Smarter Home: ATOMS Garage Door Opener Review

My latest acquisition in the smart home build has been the ATOMS Garage Door Opener by SkyLink.

“Monster Home” Tames the Power Cable Beast

New charging stations from Monster are a solution to keeping all the new mobile devices coming home for the holidays…

Nick Offerman Has Written a Great Book on Woodworking

If you've ever had the itch to make something from wood, Nick Offerman's book is the perfect way to learn…

The Sugru Rebel Tech Kit

Sugru has released a new package of Sugru called the Rebel Tech Kit. Inside a small tin you'll find four…

DIY X-Ray Vision with WalabotDIY Superpowers

WalabotDIY sees through cement, drywall and other materials, letting users locate items inside walls for home repair and renovation projects.