As a dad and as something of a geek, it’s only natural that this editor would be a fan of Wired’s GeekDad blog. It’s a parenting site like no other, as a visit is likely to kindle your nostalgic passions and to inspire you to help the next generation connect with their geek-magination. Now the site’s editor, Ken Denmead, has expanded the GeekDad’s reach by penning an illustrated how-to guide chocked full of kid-friendly projects designed to engage kids and instill a passion for learning and discovery.

GeekDad offers some great guides like Pirate Cartography, constructing the ultimate Slip and Slide, and fashioning a duct tape and LED wallet. Maybe more importantly, the book provides an easy gateway to spending purposeful time with your kids and sharing experiences that they’ll never forget, all in the spirit of tech-savvy DIY. Now that’s an idea to geek out about.

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