GeekSpeak for 2011-05-28

Getting Ready for Geek-Dad-Day

[Ken Denmead|http://www.kendenmead.com/], a Geeky blogger and author, joins the Geeks to talk about his new book [The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family|http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1592406440/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=geespe-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creativeASIN=1592406440] .

Video of Wyatt's Trebuchet

Lyle and his sone Wyatt made a Lego Trebuchet – research for this episode of GeekSpeak

TED talk: Hands-on science with squishy circuits

AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties — by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into circuit designers.

Squishy Circuits Wed Site

Learn how to make your own conductive play dough and invite your toddler to play with this fun safe electrical experiment.

iO Dock Pro Audio Dock For iPad

The iO Dock is the first device that enables anyone with an iPad to create, produce, and perform music with virtually any pro audio gear or instruments. The iO Dock is a universal docking station specifically designed for the iPad, and it gives musicians, recording engineers, and music producers the connectivity they need to create and perform with iPad. Connect all your pro audio gear to virtually any app in the App Store with the iO Dock.

Robopocalypse

Robopocalypse the new book by Daniel H. Wilson. And a [move from Robopocalypse|http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1541155/] is in the works.

Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images

Seventeen lost pyramids are among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt.

More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlements were also revealed by looking at infra-red images which show up underground buildings.

First Contact, Hardcover, by Marc Kaufman

“Before the end of this century, and perhaps much sooner than that, scientists will determine that life exists elsewhere in the universe. This book is about how they’re going to get there.” These words open First Contact, in which Marc Kaufman chronicles astrobiologists’ search for the origin of life on Earth and assesses the probability that it exists elsewhere in our universe.

[Marc is on tour|http://authors.simonandschuster.ca/Marc-Kaufman/49865666/author_appearances] and you can go meet him.

Magic Wand Universal TV Remote

A Fathers Day gift to bring out the kid in any dad.

Electro Plasma Lamp

A fun retro combo gift bringing plasma balls together with a lava lamp.

iGrill Thermometer

iGrill enables you to multitask between your grill and guests with the peace of mind that your food is perfectly cooked, at target temperature and safe for consumption.

Pay as you go sim with data Wiki

This wiki aims to collect information about pay as you go mobile phone plans from all over the world. Not just any plans though, they must include decent data rates, perfect for iPhone, iPad and Android smart phone travellers, as well as mifi users.

Brain Eater’s Bible «

The Brain Eater’s Bible is a field manual and manifesto for the reanimated dead.  The hardcover book is filled with over 200 photos, diagrams and anatomical drawings.


!! Our Guest: Ken Denmead

Ken is a husband and father from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he works as a civil engineer. He’s also the editor of [GeekDad at Wired|http://geekdad.com/], the parenting blog for Wired magazine’s online presence, where along with a group of other dedicated, geeky parents he posts projects, book and movie reviews, weekly podcasts, and more about being a parent and being a geek.

This new book joins
[Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share|http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0043RT890/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=geespe-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creativeASIN=B0043RT890] to make a great collection that helps bring Geekyness back into the home.