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.
If you're not familiar, Boosted is the maker of an electric powered long board for urban travel. Well, they say it's for urban travel. I could definitely see myself tooling around the burbs with one of these. The Boosted Board ($1299) sold out of its first run back in October and now they're taking pre-orders for the next go around. The next shipment is expected to go out in September. The board itself is a loaded Vanguard Bamboo/Fiberglass Deck. It uses Bear Grizzly 852 Longboard trucks and Organatang InHeat wheels. Top speed for the motor is around 20mph with a range of about 6 miles. Expect a charge time of about 2 hours. Along with your Longboard, you'll also receive a wireless remote control and battery charger. Check our their latest [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=IWV8irg64oM width=640 height=480 anchor=video] to see the board in action.
If you're a city commuter, student or business man finding the best everyday carry backpack is essential. The best backpacks come from top backpack brands. Some of these popular backpack brands include companies like Jansport, Carhartt, and The North Face and even some less known brands like Aer.So you might be asking what is the best backpack? Well, that obviously depends on your own personal needs. But when looking for a great (everyday carry) EDC backpack there are three things you need to keep in mind.You need to make sure it's large enough to handle all of your gear. The best backpacks have padded slots for electronics, and enough pockets to easily access your smaller electronic and analog gear. You should also make sure it's made from water resistant material like waxed canvas or treated nylon. Even a little bit of moisture can render expensive electronics useless. And lastly, you want to make sure your backpack is going to be comfortable enough to haul around all day. This includes paying close attention to its weight and making sure that it has features like ventilation and padded shoulder straps.The first backpack on our list is from one of the best backpack companies around, Jansport.
The OhSoh Eli - Auto Leveling Camera Support ($190) perfectly levels your camera on any surface so that you can take amazing High Dynamic Range (HDR) photographs, panoramas, or time lapse videos . HDR captures amazing detail by taking multiple photos at different exposures of the same subject. The Eli keeps the camera perfectly still and level so there is no ghosting in the final image. For panoramas a specially designed circular quick release plate rotates on the leveled Eli and clicks every 15-degrees, allowing you to overlap photos. It also removes the need to carry around and deal with a cumbersome tripod.
Gamers with an appreciation for beautifully powerful equipment will fully appreciate the Love Hulten Datorbox 4K VR Gaming PC ($2450). With its compact dimensions of just 31x24x7cm, this handcrafted desktop gaming system is fully VR-ready and supports 4K videos. It's all wooden casing allows optimal airflow while the quiet mechanics minimize noise even when running at full capacity. The system also features a Saturn fan grill and six large bulbs to emulate the Larson scanner effect. Limited to just 50 pieces, the Datorbox is the gaming enthusiasts most covetable collectible.
Old School Badass, are the words that come to mind when describing the Twin-Turbo 1970 Pontiac Firebird ($TBA) that's heading to auction in Chicago October 9-11. This firebird was completely rebuilt by All Speed Customs who are based in Muskegon, Michigan and has been seen all over the world in dozens of publications. The power plant features an ASC built twin-turbo Pontiac 455 with twin turbos. The motor is based on a Butler aluminum block paired with an Eagle forged crank and rods. With just 12.5 psi of boost, you get about 1100 horses from this badboy. If you're near Chicago this week you owe it to yourself to stop by to check out this beauty and 100's of other great cars going up for auction.