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Win the Geek Dad book

Geek Dad Book Contest

geekdad_175Recently, I was contacted by Avery/Gotham of the Penguin Group USA to give my readers the chance to win a free copy of the Geek Dad book. I’ve always been a fan of Wired Magazine’s GeekDad blog. Consequently when one of the writers, Ken Denmead, decided to compile a book of projects for Dads and kids to share that incorporated the fun aspects of science and well, geekiness, I took notice. As a parent, it’s my duty to challenge my children to think in both conventional and unconventional ways. The project ideas presented in the Geek Dad book provide opportunities for adults and kids to challenge themselves as well as one another.

Some examples of projects provided in the Geek Dad book:

  • Make a Super Hero ABC Book
  • Create the Ultimate Board Game
  • Crochet a Dicebag
  • Build a Binary Calendar

How to Win


Leave a brief comment below describing a fun project you recently completed with your kids.

You can gain multiple entries by doing any one of the following:

Disclaimer: Avery/Gotham of Penguin Group USA will be providing the prize. If you are chosen as a winner, you must be reachable via email or twitter address within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen. Contest ends June 29, 2010 at 10pm EST.

Good luck!

Update: We have a winner! Congratulations to @nickcheeseman

Below is an official record of the drawing:

http://www.random.org/draws/details/?draw=2538

  • We build sandcastles in the sandbox (he’s only 14 months old ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Anonymous

      Sandcastles are the stepping stones to great adventures. Bring on the moat and dragons! The fun’s just begun with your little guy.

  • We already follow on twitter

  • We build sandcastles in the sandbox (he's only 14 months old ๐Ÿ™‚

    • cutemonster

      Sandcastles are the stepping stones to great adventures. Bring on the moat and dragons! The fun's just begun with your little guy.

  • We already follow on twitter

  • SeattleDad

    My son is only just now three so we haven’t done a lot of projects together, but we did craft some cardboard into a mit and bat recently for a game of house baseball. Would love to have this book as he gets older so we can do more fun projects.

    • Anonymous

      That’s my plan as well. A great book to have around for future projects.

  • SeattleDad

    My son is only just now three so we haven't done a lot of projects together, but we did craft some cardboard into a mit and bat recently for a game of house baseball. Would love to have this book as he gets older so we can do more fun projects.

    • cutemonster

      That's my plan as well. A great book to have around for future projects.

  • OK, this is a super-geek project, but one of my sons is really into gaming, so our project was to build our own “Killer PC Gaming Rig” – we had a blast. Here’s a post with the details:

    http://blog.famzoo.com/2007/07/teaching-and-bonding-with-big-project.html

    We’ve built two more since then. In fact, we just finished the third last night and he pretty much did all the work this time.

    Cheers,
    Bill

    • Anonymous

      Wow. Ambitious cool stuff which your sons will love and remember for years to come. Good work sir!

  • The extent of our projects involve crayons, paper, and building blocks. Though we do take his dinosaurs on adventures around his city-scape rug. (he’s only 18 months). This sounds like an awesome book.

  • OK, this is a super-geek project, but one of my sons is really into gaming, so our project was to build our own “Killer PC Gaming Rig” – we had a blast. Here's a post with the details:

    http://blog.famzoo.com/2007/07/teaching-and-bon

    We've built two more since then. In fact, we just finished the third last night and he pretty much did all the work this time.

    Cheers,
    Bill

    • cutemonster

      Wow. Ambitious cool stuff which your sons will love and remember for years to come. Good work sir!

  • The extent of our projects involve crayons, paper, and building blocks. Though we do take his dinosaurs on adventures around his city-scape rug. (he's only 18 months). This sounds like an awesome book.

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