I was reading the latest issue of Wired magazine (which, as an aside, my 43 year old eyes are finding harder and harder to read each issue as the type size seems to be shrinking to oh-my-god-I-am-an-old-fart-and-need-bifocals size. Yes, I know. My status as an old fart was solidified as soon as I typed “I was reading the latest issue of Wired magazine.” Who the hell reads magazines anymore except for old farts. But I digress.)
Anyhoo, I was reading the latest issue of Wired a couple days ago and saw that the most awesome Geek Dad blog has a book coming out, and some of the projects in Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share look like tons of fun for Geek Dads/Moms and their kids, like:
See the World From the Sky Satellite stills from Google Maps are fine, but you can outdo them with a Flip. Pack the camera in Styrofoam and tie on a 500-foot spool of kite string and 16 helium-filled balloons. Send it up. On a calm day, you’ll get great bird’s-eye footage of your neighborhood.
Now, I don’t have a Flip, but I do have an old Canon PowerShot kicking around that’ll do video just nicely. So if you happen to drive by my house and it looks like a scene from Up, you’ll know that my copy of Geek Dad has arrived.