GeekDad Book(s) News!

I figured it was time for an overall update on the state of the GeekDad books. So much is happening with all three books, sometimes it’s hard to keep things straight. So here, in no particular order, are some tidbits:

  • Book #3, The GeekDad’s Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists, hits store shelves 11/1/11 (palindrome!). On the very same day, Chris Hardwick’s The Nerdist Way comes out as well. I think we’ll have the whole geek/nerd spectrum covered.
  • Book #1 is on sale in a Spanish version and a Brazilian/Portuguese version now.
  • A Russian version of Book #1 is on its way.
  • A UK English version of Book #1 is also on its way, due in early June, 2012.
  • I’ll be at New York Comic-Con in October to support the books and GeekDad.
  • I’ll be at the Wired holiday pop-up store in New York the Saturday after Thanksgiving for a GeekDad event. There will be books.
  • I may be headed to the UK in early June, 2012 to support the launch of Book #1 there.
  • The development of the GeekDad movie progresses. We have a director attached (Thor F., of Diary of a Wimpy Kid fame), and the producers are in talks with a writer who may have a solid story outline for us soon.

More news as it hit the wires. But all-in-all, a very exciting time!

Electric Origami at MAKE

Here’s a little piece that features Ken’s electric origami project via MAKE:

It’s a starter origami project where you build a simple paper box with a built-in LED circuit, drawn with a conductive ink pen.

This would be a fun MAKEcation project to do with your kids. If you do any electronic origami, inspired by this, please tell us about it/link to photos in the comments below or in the project notes of Make: Projects.

Ooh, shiny origami!

Best Slip ‘n Slide Ever Project Spotted in the Wild!

Photo: Paul at Digital Misery

Paul at Digital Misery decided to start tackling some Geek Dad projects, and this past weekend constructed a great version of the Slip ‘n Slide featured in the book with his family. He documented the whole process, step-by-step, and the outcome is pretty impressive!

Says Paul:

We decided to start working through some of the projects and this weekend we picked the “Best Slip ‘n Slide Ever” project from the Geek Dad book.  Basically it involves constructing a super home-made water slide that rivals anything you can find in the stores.  I decided to document our build progress and include our successes and failures for the benefit of others.

Thanks, Paul! And great pictures. Happy slidin’.