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The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun practically makes fun happen just by existing — and not just on weekends and not just for dads. This book contains unlimited inspiration for any level of handy parent to while away innumerable hours doing nerdy, techy, awesome things with their kids. But be aware: your child may acquire the knowledge necessary to measure the speed of light — using chocolate.
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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"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

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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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Synopsis:

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.

Watch a Video

About 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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libraryghost, June 13, 2011 (view all comments by libraryghost)
Since purchasing this great book for my library I have been unable to keep it on the shelf for even a day. Word of mouth seems to be the main reason. Patrons rave to other patrons about how fun the projects are, even as they are returning the book themselves. My local boyscout troop will be leading a summer reading class based on a project from this book, I am really looking forward to that. I'm even purchasing a copy for my husband.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781592406449
Author:
Denmead, Ken
Publisher:
Gotham Books
Subject:
Experiments & Projects
Subject:
Science Reference-Experiments
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.05 x 7.06 x 0.62 in 0.95 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 240 pages Gotham - English 9781592406449 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun practically makes fun happen just by existing — and not just on weekends and not just for dads. This book contains unlimited inspiration for any level of handy parent to while away innumerable hours doing nerdy, techy, awesome things with their kids. But be aware: your child may acquire the knowledge necessary to measure the speed of light — using chocolate.

"Review" by , "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."
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

Watch a Video

"Synopsis" by ,
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.

Watch a Video

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