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This Is How to Model and Construct a Functional 3D Printed Violin

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The one instrument I would have my bodyguards play as we sauntered down the street is a violin. They’re sound is just wonderfully ominous and mysterious, while equally enchanting and……


Model of the Week: Cable Hive [Cord Honey!]

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Store those spare cables in your cheek bags no longer *all SolidSmack readers simultaneously spit cords out of their mouths*, there are other means of keeping those cords, cables and…


The Monday List 35.16 | What We’re Reading This Week

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Mondays might not be your favorite day of the week, but the good news is that we’re all in this together ladies and gentlemen. As purveyors of prime Grade A…


Friday Smackdown: Tens Times the Pop

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The boatswain sounding his whistle called the ship to arms, and found us a tailwind with the call. It was gaining on us, visible one moment, gone the next. It…


The Shaper Origin is the World’s First Handheld CNC Router

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It’s not very often when a new tool comes along that changes the way we think about making things, but when it does, it’s usually pretty epic. The Shaper Origin…


Reflow: A Recycled 3D Printer Filament System That Works

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There have been many aborted attempts at producing recycled 3D printer filament, but Reflow’s approach appears to be successful. In the past I’ve seen many attempts at producing desktop machines…


MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab Just Developed a Self-Assembling Mobile Phone

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It’s no secret that assembling the dozens –– or hundreds –– of parts that make up a consumer electronic product assembly is both costly and time-intensive. But what if said electronics…


Learn the Fascinating History of Aluminum in Just Six Minutes

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Long before Apple’s aluminum unibody hardware designs –– along with Jony Ive’s unmistakeable “aluminium” pronunciation –– aluminum had already changed the world of mass manufacturing. Having dropped in price by over…


Cool Tools of Doom: Get 8 Awesome Arduino E-Books for Just $10 (Today Only)

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Whether you’re a seasoned Arduino developer or an Arduino beginner, there’s always something new to be learned with the versatile open-source hardware development kit. Whether it’s a prototype for a…


SolidSmack Radio | The Parts Oblivion

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This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist knocks you in the pop sockets with head-boppin’ groove tuneage to help propel you through the work week in style. Whether you find yourself…