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.

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Design the coolest or craziest prosthetic finger for a MAKE reader. Read more »


The fifth Urban Sensor Hacks live hangout is here! Read more »


The Wikihouse collaboration at World Maker Faire this year was a highlight of the event. Read more »

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The sixth Urban Sensor Hacks live hangout will be today, Thursday October 10th, starting at 3:30pm PT. Read more »

Sensor Sentinel System Diagram

The fifth Urban Sensor Hacks live hangout is about to start! Read more »

Ultrasonic transducer modules are an easy way to add distance measuring capability to your Pi. The device shown in the photo has 2 power pins, 1 trigger pin and 1 echo pin.

Welcome to week three of our Urban Sensor Hacks series of live hangouts with Master Makers who are doing amazing things in environmental data collection using off-the-shelf and open source technology. Read more »

Hand-made marionette uses Arduino to "speak" character quotes and react to movements. Read more »