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(Dvice)   Dad of the year builds Imperial Star Destroyer cake for his son's birthday party. Bonus video showing Arduino controlled LED hotness   (dvice.com) divider line 29
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2013-02-09 07:20:48 AM  
Probably tastes like crap.

/Or sour sour grapes.
 
2013-02-09 08:54:31 AM  
I thought father of the year candidates were supposed to lock their kids in the car on 90 degree days with a 20-ouncer of Mountain Dew and a package of stale Cheetos while they drink and whore the rent money away at the nearest strip club.

/have maybe farked too long...
 
2013-02-09 10:05:53 AM  
So, the dad made the base, and had a company make the cake.

Headline fail.
 
2013-02-09 10:09:32 AM  
I find your lack of cake... DISTURBING
 
2013-02-09 10:11:41 AM  

ThunderPelvis: I thought father of the year candidates were supposed to lock their kids in the car on 90 degree days with a 20-ouncer of Mountain Dew and a package of stale Cheetos while they drink and whore the rent money away at the nearest strip club.

/have maybe farked too long...


Yeah, me too.  Same thing with Mother of the Year.
 
2013-02-09 10:12:14 AM  
If he really loved the kid he would have gave him a Deathstar cake.
 
2013-02-09 10:21:00 AM  
My dad made my brother a Borg Cube cake when we were little. It was awesome.
 
2013-02-09 10:22:10 AM  
t.qkme.me
 
2013-02-09 10:35:49 AM  

MithrandirBooga: My dad made my brother a Borg Cube cake when we were little. It was awesome.


I envy your childhood. All I got for my birthday was socks and a Ninja Turtle action figure.
 
2013-02-09 10:39:10 AM  
I don't care if he contracted out the baking portion of the project, the base & its lights etc is a pretty awesome concept in itself.
 
2013-02-09 10:50:09 AM  

Gortex: MithrandirBooga: My dad made my brother a Borg Cube cake when we were little. It was awesome.

I envy your childhood. All I got for my birthday was socks and a Ninja Turtle action figure.


This!  :)  Where's my cake?


/calling my dad
//who's 70
///I want Geek Cake!
 
2013-02-09 10:53:26 AM  

ThunderPelvis: I thought father of the year candidates were supposed to lock their kids in the car on 90 degree days with a 20-ouncer of Mountain Dew and a package of stale Cheetos while they drink and whore the rent money away at the nearest strip club.

/have maybe farked too long...


dammit. i lol'd heartily. thank you, thank you indeed.
 
2013-02-09 11:15:14 AM  
If he really loved his son he would have made him a Death Star cake.
 
2013-02-09 11:34:15 AM  
That cake was more for Dad than it was the kid.  Let's not pretend he's an altruistic guy.  You don't spend what appears to be hundreds of dollars on a specially-designed birthday cake for a kid unless you have some serious mental investment in it as well.
 
2013-02-09 11:38:09 AM  
The guy needed a laser cutter to make a plywood triangle?
 
2013-02-09 01:05:49 PM  
Pfft, it's not even a Super Star Destroyer.

/and it's covered in rolled fondant. That stuff sucks.
 
2013-02-09 01:06:52 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: That cake was more for Dad than it was the kid.  Let's not pretend he's an altruistic guy.  You don't spend what appears to be hundreds of dollars on a specially-designed birthday cake for a kid unless you have some serious mental investment in it as well.


So what?
 
2013-02-09 01:38:46 PM  

vudutek: So, the dad made the base, and had a company make the cake.

Headline fail.


THE CAKE IS A LIE!!!!
 
2013-02-09 02:17:23 PM  

Gortex: MithrandirBooga: My dad made my brother a Borg Cube cake when we were little. It was awesome.

I envy your childhood. All I got for my birthday was socks and a Ninja Turtle action figure.


Action figure = Doll
 
2013-02-09 02:30:20 PM  

semiotix: whizbangthedirtfarmer: That cake was more for Dad than it was the kid.  Let's not pretend he's an altruistic guy.  You don't spend what appears to be hundreds of dollars on a specially-designed birthday cake for a kid unless you have some serious mental investment in it as well.

So what?


So let's stop the "dad of the year" crap.  He did it because HE wanted to.  His son's wishes were only tangential.
 
2013-02-09 02:46:33 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: semiotix: whizbangthedirtfarmer: That cake was more for Dad than it was the kid.  Let's not pretend he's an altruistic guy.  You don't spend what appears to be hundreds of dollars on a specially-designed birthday cake for a kid unless you have some serious mental investment in it as well.

So what?

So let's stop the "dad of the year" crap.  He did it because HE wanted to.  His son's wishes were only tangential.


There is no such thing a a selfless act, what's your point?
 
2013-02-09 03:00:49 PM  

BumpInTheNight: I don't care if he contracted out the baking portion of the project, the base & its lights etc is a pretty awesome concept in itself.


He contracted out the base cutting as well. From his flickr page:

Thanks to Daniel at Lasercut Works and Jonathan at Digits 2 Widgets for turning things around quickly at short notice; and also to Micro Miniatures for the LED strips, which saved a lot of wiring. Inspiration for the flickering drive lighting came from Steve Neill's models, like this spectacular star destroyer.
 
2013-02-09 04:59:02 PM  

ThunderPelvis: I thought father of the year candidates were supposed to lock their kids in the car on 90 degree days with a 20-ouncer of Mountain Dew and a package of stale Cheetos while they drink and whore the rent money away at the nearest strip club.

/have maybe farked too long...


It is.  However this is Dad of the Year.  Dads are way cooler.  That's why you never hear, "I love you Father.
 
2013-02-09 06:13:04 PM  
He should've attatched forks to x-wing fighters so the could fly in and take off a chunk.

Cool Dad.
 
2013-02-09 06:53:34 PM  

saturn badger: BumpInTheNight: I don't care if he contracted out the baking portion of the project, the base & its lights etc is a pretty awesome concept in itself.

He contracted out the base cutting as well. From his flickr page:

Thanks to Daniel at Lasercut Works and Jonathan at Digits 2 Widgets for turning things around quickly at short notice; and also to Micro Miniatures for the LED strips, which saved a lot of wiring. Inspiration for the flickering drive lighting came from Steve Neill's models, like this spectacular star destroyer.


So...he managed a project to make his son a pretty neat looking cake.  So he's not so much dad of the year as manager of the moment.
 
2013-02-09 07:18:15 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: So let's stop the "dad of the year" crap.  He did it because HE wanted to.  His son's wishes were only tangential.


Yeah, what a dick. Kids hate it when their parents share their interests and get them cool stuff for their birthday parties.

BumpInTheNight: So...he managed a project to make his son a pretty neat looking cake.  So he's not so much dad of the year as manager of the moment.


Plus he used Arduinos to control the lights! That's open-source hardware... he's literally taking Father of the Year credit from thousands of volunteer developers!

Jesus, farkers. "Dad of the year" is just an expression. There is no cash prize or official governing body. If it'll get you off this guy's back, I gave both my grandfathers "#1 Grandpa" mugs when I was 8. Have at me.
 
2013-02-09 09:00:14 PM  

BumpInTheNight: saturn badger: BumpInTheNight: I don't care if he contracted out the baking portion of the project, the base & its lights etc is a pretty awesome concept in itself.

He contracted out the base cutting as well. From his flickr page:

Thanks to Daniel at Lasercut Works and Jonathan at Digits 2 Widgets for turning things around quickly at short notice; and also to Micro Miniatures for the LED strips, which saved a lot of wiring. Inspiration for the flickering drive lighting came from Steve Neill's models, like this spectacular star destroyer.

So...he managed a project to make his son a pretty neat looking cake.  So he's not so much dad of the year as manager of the moment.


It doesn't matter to me how he got it done. I was just pointing out who did what. It looks like he put together a model he designed and had cut out.

But yeah, he did manage the project well.
 
2013-02-09 09:34:47 PM  

semiotix: whizbangthedirtfarmer: So let's stop the "dad of the year" crap.  He did it because HE wanted to.  His son's wishes were only tangential.

Yeah, what a dick. Kids hate it when their parents share their interests and get them cool stuff for their birthday parties.

BumpInTheNight: So...he managed a project to make his son a pretty neat looking cake.  So he's not so much dad of the year as manager of the moment.

Plus he used Arduinos to control the lights! That's open-source hardware... he's literally taking Father of the Year credit from thousands of volunteer developers!

Jesus, farkers. "Dad of the year" is just an expression. There is no cash prize or official governing body. If it'll get you off this guy's back, I gave both my grandfathers "#1 Grandpa" mugs when I was 8. Have at me.


You manipulative little bastard...
 
2013-02-10 03:17:23 AM  

ThunderPelvis: I thought father of the year candidates were supposed to lock their kids in the car on 90 degree days with a 20-ouncer of Mountain Dew and a package of stale Cheetos while they drink and whore the rent money away at the nearest strip club.
/have maybe farked too long...


Father of the year = sarcasm

Dad of the year = endearing title

/subby
 
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