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The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 42

3 days ago

Don your favorite bath robe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader. This week we saw everything from how a mechanical designer created an amazing…

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The Odin: Designing a Dog Toy That Both Humans and Dogs Will Like

3 days ago

There is something delightful about the Odin Kickstarter video. I can’t decide if it’s because the project was created by a small family with a bright idea (dog included) or…

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Drop-A-Brick Wants You To Drop a Brick in Your Toilet to Save Water

3 days ago

Toilet humor is considered rude and cheap, but this time around we have a very innovative contraption that fits the bill in a good way. It’s not new news that…

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Some Lucky Kid Will Get to Wear This Incredible 3D Printed Iron Man Prosthetic Hand

3 days ago

When your first design objective is ‘It Needs to Look Awesome’, chances are it will probably not only look awesome but BE awesome, too. Such is the case with mechanical…

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Friday Smackdown: Tear The Pane

3 days ago

A look out from the starboard bow captured the tide rising against a solid metal grate, consuming the water, but bullet-riddled, tarnished by soot and salt from the escaping burst…

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Learn How to Render a Car in KeyShot, Then Enter to Win a Free Copy of the Latest KeyShot Pro

5 days ago

Whether you consider yourself a car nut or not (go home Jay Leno), it’s hard not to appreciate the level of detail that goes into vehicle renderings. While any well-executed…

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Happy Ada Lovelace Day: Women In STEM

5 days ago

For those who missed it, yesterday, 14th October was Ada Lovelace Day. It is a day dedicated to commemorate the achievements of women in STEM, i.e. science, technology, engineering and…

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SolidWorks Hump Day Tips 08: Closing Surfaces in SolidWorks (Part IV)

6 days ago

Each week we’re sharing a new tip with you here on the ‘Smack to help elevate your CAD game to a new level. Our goal is to mix up the…

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Starlight Paintball Project: How to Build an Arsenal of LED Throwie Paintballs

7 days ago

One day while I was working in my shop I simply thought, “what if I packed an LED Throwie into a paintball?” LED Throwies (LT) have always fascinated me. Little…

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SolidSmack Radio | Extrude and Be Boss

2 weeks ago

This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new face-smack of great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days. We’ll…