Following on from my last post, here are a couple more little ideas my son and I came up with to extend the Lego Heroica board. The first is an Egyptian-style temple populated with Ninjago game skeletons (Strength 2), and a mummy microfig from the Ramses Return game (Strength 3), all bought for cents off Bricklink.…Continue
Added by Martin Williams on July 31, 2012 at 8:12am — No Comments
It's not an easy question. Like what did you have for lunch yesterday? It's history, something humans easily forget.
With quotes like "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." by Winston Churchill and "History takes time. History makes memory." by Gertrude Stein it is clear we create and internalize our own history.…Continue
Added by Dave Kaufman - Techlife on July 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Every summer Kim takes Roni back to Texas for a campo that is designed to meet our daughter's special needs. It's a big event that Roni looks forward to each summer and last week was her week to shine.…Continue
Added by Robert Richardson, Jr. on July 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
The birth of an idea
I've always enjoyed making electronic gadgets for my kids, especially my son, who is definitely a budding geek. When he was only a couple of years old, he was fascinated by anything with buttons or switches. So I made…Continue
So, I'm in London, it's the Summer of 2012 and there's a pretty major event going on - the London 2012 Olympics kicked off this week and the city is…Continue
Added by Paul Brown on July 29, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Dear Dr. Horner,
My five year old son is HUGELY obsessed with dinosaurs. He has seen all three Jurassic Park movies, watched several documentaries about dinosaurs, has dinosaur toys and books, and even knows where one of his older dinosaur books that we got at a used book sale has incorrect information with regards to…Continue
Almost a decade ago now, my two boys and I decided that building with Lego was fun, but building for a couple of hours was not enough time to build the epic creations we were interested in (and finally had enough bricks to build). We decided to create a new holiday--Lego Day!
Every year without fail, we…Continue
My mum is the 'maker' in the family - one of her hobbies is stained glass-work - and she designed and made the mobile in the picture. It's not very clear…Continue
Added by Rob Keisacker on July 20, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Dear Barnes and Noble,
I'm one of your most loyal customers. I think I've been buying books from you since I was around 15 or so (I remember getting the catalog in the mail!)... almost 30 years. I've been to some of your smaller stores and to your largest locations. I appreciate that you try to have a section for just about every taste. And I love that I can always count on your staff to have all the new releases out before the doors open on New-Book-Tuesday. Your stores…Continue
Where I work we don't get holidays off. I work almost every weekend, every Christmas, every New Year, and ... you get the idea. It's also third shift work, so even on the days off, I still sleep most of the day. It makes seeing my son a little on the challenging side. On the other hand, I do get to volunteer at the school more than most fathers, and…Continue
Next week, the boy and I will have the house to ourselves because his sister and my wife will be gone to summer camp. Other than Day Camps, the boy has never been away and this is something I plan to remedy in next few years just to get that experience.
I'm taking 6 months away from my day job to look after my son, Archie, who is 6 months old. I thought it might be interesting to share my experiences.
My first week in charge and I've set myself some targets.
It was a dark and stormy Thursday night in April of 1983. I was laying in bed watching a video tape of Spider-man the live action show my parents had gotten me. It was one of the VCR tapes we had rented from R&R electronics. I had been waiting all day for my turn to watch my rental.…Continue
My eldest son and I recently discovered Lego Heroica, part of the Lego Games range. We have a few of the more well-known family games, of course – Mousetrap, Snakes & Ladders, etc. – but were both bored with the 'roll and move' mechanics, even if they're dressed up with plastic geegaws, and wanted…Continue
I'm taking 6 months away from my day job to look after my son, Archie, who was 6 months old last week. I've been following GeekDad for a while (even before I became a dad) and thought it might be interesting to share my experiences.
I live in London, England and am taking…Continue
Maker Camp opens this next Monday, July 16th. Put on by MAKE Magazine, it's a virtual camp aimed at teens for discovering, creating and building. 30 projects will be introduced over 30 days. This free camp is put on in partnership with Google+ and teens can interact with camp counselors via Hangouts and even take virtual field trips each Friday.
I'm excited to be helping kick off Maker Camp at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York this Monday, July 16th. We'll be…Continue
Added by Rick Schertle on July 11, 2012 at 10:57pm — No Comments
My wife and our friends had just finished a lovely meal, trying to decide what to do next, and we all agreed that we would give 'The Amazing Spider-Man' a try and see exactly how amazing it really was. We were not disappointed. This 28 year old…Continue
Hey everyone. Just wanted to share some amateur photos from this past Fourth of July. I always remember last second how to increase exposure time on my old digital camera. Mostly we try to play with sparklers to make interesting designs in mid-air.
Most of the photos feature my eldest son and his…Continue
Added by Fabian on July 9, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments