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

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Penguin, May 3, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 240 pages
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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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User Review  - akreese - LibraryThing

What I loved about this book is that geeky moms like me will have just as much fun with these projects (and the pop culture references) as the dads. Projects vary in scope, with ideas for just about ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Susman - Goodreads

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Contents

WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND
WHATS INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK
Fabric Selection
Fabric Preparation
Measurement and Cutting
The Final Step
Build the Lever Arm
Build the Sling
Build the Deck
Set Up the Game
EXAMPLE CODING FOR THE PAGES
Research
Play the Game
Select the Right Cable
Figure Out What You Need Before Going to the Store
Protecting the Trees

Fetchez la Vache
PREPARING THE BOX
PERFORMING SURGERY ON THE GREETING CARDS
FINISHING UP AND PLAYING WITH YOUR NEW CREATION
THE BROADSWORD
THE SHIELD
Gluing the Clamps
Assembling the Handle
PICKING THE RIGHT PARTS
BODY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE LEGS
CUSTOMIZING YOUR SKITTERBOT
BUILDING THE ELECTRONIC GUTS OF THE RAY GUN
BUILDING THE BODY OF YOUR RAY GUN
PREPARING THE STRING OF LIGHTS
PREPARING THE CONTROLLER BOARD
PROGRAMMING THE LIGHTS
MAKING THE ORIGAMI SHADES
FINISHING TOUCHES
Attaching the Camera Or How I Hope My Kids Will Take Cool Footage to Post on YouTube and Earn Enough to Pay for Their Own College
Panstyle Cookie Base Layer
Rice Krispies Treat Layer
Bombard the Chocolate with Electromagnetic Radiation
Choose Clean and Dry Childs Toy
Make the Mold
Make the Candy
Preparation
Creating the Decals
Preparing the Minifig
Cut the Pipe
Finishing Touches
Write the Script
Build the Set
Set the Stage
Shoot Your Footage
Create the Mari or Core of the Ball
Embroider the Design
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