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Ken Denmead

Ken Denmead

Ken is the Grand Nagus of He's a husband and father from the SF Bay Area, and has written three books filled with projects for geeky parents and kids to share.

Latest from Ken Denmead


We need to up-end the pink toy aisles in our toystores, and get more STEM-related kits and toys on the shelves that will appeal to the girls who will be our leaders tomorrow. Read more »


We're all familiar with rapid-prototyping as it pertains to 3D printers and CNC machines, but car makers have had tougher challenges over the years because they need pieces stamped or pounded out of sheet metal to build their prototypes, which often takes a lot of time and outsourced effort. Read more »


What is the Maker Movement? A simple question you may often hear from family and friends. Read more »

Baby, it's hot outside.

It's sweltering just about everywhere in the lower 48 this week, just in time for us to launch some rockets and break out the BBQ for July 4th. And in places where every home doesn't have AC, it's getting downright unbearable. So we figured we'd do our part to help... Read more »


German maker Christopher Blasius sent us the link to his wonderful projects that use some easy-to-build mechanisms to run whimsical clockwork toys. Read more »

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This is a guest post by Adam Ellsworth, part of the 8-Bit Lit team, makers who had a great idea (videogame inspired lamp), found traction on Etsy with it, and are now taking it to the next level via crowdfunding. Read more »

pumping station one with logo

Hey Chicagoland Makers. . . MAKE is coming to town and wants to meet up on Thursday, June 27th, at 7pm to 9pm. We're joining awesome, local makerspace, Pumping Station: One in welcoming the community of makers and visiting librarians in town for ALA to meetup with the local CNC... Read more »


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