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Amazing Video of the Tethered Balloon Camera Project

Tom Heck is a great maker, and pulled off one of the best versions of the tethered balloon camera project from the first Geek Dad book that we’ve seen yet. WELL DONE SIR!

Second Geek Dad Book Coming!

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General/Other Editor of’s GeekDad blog, Ken Denmead’s THE GEEK DAD’S GUIDE TO WEEKEND HACK-TIVITIES, the follow-up to the NYT bestseller Geek Dad, featuring more advanced do-it-yourself projects that encourage the geeky/hacker ethic that says understanding how something works is just as important as building it in the first place, to […]

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 […]

Video From Reader Trying the Balloon-Camera Project

@cbalmain tweeted me this link to the video he and his son captured trying the balloon-and-video camera project from the book. Way cool! He didn’t get up really high, but it looks great!

Balloon-cam from cbalmain on Vimeo.