How to Construct a 20-Sided Modular Pecan Pie

In or around 2009, UC Irvine Computer Science Professor Charless F. Fowlkes decided that he really wanted to make a memorable, tech-forward dessert for Thanksgiving. Using his expertise in 3D scene understanding, Fowlkes and a helpful team constructed an icosahedron (20-Sided) pecan pie made from 20 modular triangular pies baked in custom pans and were… Read More How to Construct a 20-Sided Modular Pecan Pie

Star Wars scented candles

Star Wars scented candles: Yoda’s cooking pot, Imperial trash compactor, Wookiee fur, and more. Create your own version of “Smell-O-Vision” by watching the first three Star Wars films and lighting these officially-licensed candles from Merchoid when the scene coincides with the smell. More Here… via Boing Boing

Lego’s Voltron Is Wonderful Proof That Fans Are Sometimes Worth Listening To

Photo: Andrew Liszewski (io9) Listening to what customers want is crucial for any company to survive, but in 2008 Lego took that idea farther than most by enlisting its dedicated fanbase to actually help it design new sets. The approach has led to some of the company’s most memorable creations to date, including a towering… Read More Lego’s Voltron Is Wonderful Proof That Fans Are Sometimes Worth Listening To