The hugely popular DIY Dad now follows up his NYT bestseller with this brand new batch of science projects in, The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun ($14), for the whole family to spend geeky weekends together creating. Ken Denmead struck a chord with both parents and kids right across America thanks to his GeekDad.com blog on the Wired.com website. This page receives over 1m views every month. Geek Dad, his first book, hit all the bestseller lists and only 2 months after release was on its 7th printing. He carries on that tradition with The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun and keeps those nerdtastic novelty projects coming.
Could you survive space alone on a hostile planet with limited resources? Acclaimed director Ridley Scott's latest blockbuster The Martian ($TBA) is an incredible roller-coaster starring Matt Damon and is based upon the best-selling book from Andy Weir. The latest promotional Trailer: The Martian follows the story of Mark Watney (Matt Damon)an astronaut who is feared dead after a huge storm hits his team on Mars. Left behind with few resources, his genius and smarts it's up to him to survive against increasingly insurmountable odds.https://youtu.be/Ue4PCI0NamI
Want a robot? Well look no further than the smartphone in your pocket. The Smartbot ($175) uses your smartphone as its brain, sensors and interface. It is compatible with Android, Windows, and iOS based smartphones. The great thing is the robot is future proof and is scalable to new generation phones, apps and accessories. Because there is an SDK you can have fun while you learn programming. Overdrive Robotics is taking reservations now with an expected delivery date in July.
The Monkey Light Pro Bicycle Wheel Display System ($700) allows you to add a little personality to your bike ride. The hardware is made up of 4 bars that create animations with 256 full color LEDs. Sensors track speed and provide a stable, full wheel image from 10 to 40 mph. The 4 bars are inserted individually and bolt together to make up a single unit. The Monkey Light Pro comes pre-loaded with an animation collection to get you started. You also have the ability to load your own animation. The display system is vibration proof and water resistant. It will fit adult bike wheel sizes 26"-29" with a maximum hub size no greater than 58mm. Please review additional requirements on the Kickstarter page.
The Outdoor Patio Arch Swing ($775) is the perfect addition to any backyard, patio, or deck. It is made from sturdy wood and measures 126 x 63 inches which is big enough to fit 2-3 people. It also comes with a large canopy thats built into the frame which will provide shade even on the hottest days.
There's nothing better than a fire in the backyard. Dog biscuit designs from England is now offering their Decahedron fire Pit ($735) so you can have that fire in style. The Decahedron is made from steel plate that has a natural finish to allow the metal to oxidize over time giving it a beautiful rustic feel. But that's not all - while you're enjoying the fire you can throw on the removal grill and cook up some burgers or dogs.