Video Link I had a great time chatting with Geekdad.com kahuna Ken Denmead at Maker Faire last weekend. I found out he's got a new Geekdad project book out, too, called The Geekdad's Guide to Weekend Fun. And take a look at this promo video for his books, which is vibrating with hallucinatory weirdness! (I like the girl's shirt. It reads, "Self-Rescuing Princess.")
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:The Geekdad's Guide to Weekend Fun
•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.
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.