The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family

The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family

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by Ken Denmead
     
 

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The wildly popular DIY dad follows up his instant New York Times bestseller with a fresh batch of geeky weekend science projects for the whole family to enjoy.

Ken Denmead struck a chord with parents and kids across America with his GeekDad blog on Wired.com, which receives more than one million page views per month. His debut book, Geek Dad,

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The wildly popular DIY dad follows up his instant New York Times bestseller with a fresh batch of geeky weekend science projects for the whole family to enjoy.

Ken Denmead struck a chord with parents and kids across America with his GeekDad blog on Wired.com, which receives more than one million page views per month. His debut book, Geek Dad, was on bestseller lists and in its seventh printing just two months after hitting store shelves. With The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun, he keeps the nerdtastic novelties coming, with projects that teach readers how to:

•Build homemade robots from scratch
•Write and direct simple stop-motion movies
•Hack into mechanical toys to add cool electronic twists, and more

United by the premise that to really understand science and how something works you must design and build it yourself or remake it better, Geek Parents everywhere will celebrate this latest installment of weekend workshop wonders.

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From the Publisher
"This book is packed with delightfully fun projects for a rainy day or romping in the sun. The ratio of building and playing is just right."
-Chris Anderson, Editor in Chief, Wired

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592406449
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
327,143
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Ken Denmead is the editor of GeekDad, a blog on Wired magazine's Web site. A professional civil engineer, he lives near San Francisco with his wife and their two sons, who are both geeks in training.

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