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The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 39.16

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Don your favorite bathrobe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this week’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader. The Weekend Reader features a handful of the most interesting articles featured on the…

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Friday Smackdown: 50 Eyes of Lasers

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Ropes from trees where bottles hung, split beams of distant lights lit by the robot hoards. Unconscious they moved, on a single wheel and five arms, low, high, in between…

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This Clever Drawing Trick Makes it Quick and Easy to Sketch in Perfect Perspective

15 hours ago

Unless you sketch every day or have a brilliant sense of hand–eye coordination, chances are that sketching in proper perspective doesn’t necessarily come naturally. That’s okay. Join the club. For…

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How ALPAKA Changed Their Design Strategy (and 9 Questions to Answer Before You Launch a Kickstarter Campaign)

2 days ago

When I reviewed the ALPAKA 7even messenger bag, I didn’t realize how much I was going to use it. Like previous bags I have loved, it’s hard to imagine going…

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Fuel3D’s New Scanner Sparks Dawn of Custom 3D Printed Eyewear

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Fuel3D announced a new “mirror” 3D scanner that could lead to advanced eyewear applications. The company has long been developing 3D scanning equipment based on an unusual high-speed structured light…

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Watch a Surfboard Get Made From Scratch Using Cardboard Waste

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If there’s one thing that just won’t go away no matter how hard we seemingly try, it’s the amount of waste that ends up in our oceans. While everybody from…

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Cool Tools: The Complete Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit (55% Off)

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To call the Raspberry Pi a runaway success is a wild understatement, but that doesn’t make the process of getting started with the credit card-sized single-board computer any less daunting…

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MegaBots First Safety Test: #Fail

3 days ago

MegaBots wants to have a real-life mech battle. Preferably without dying. So far it’s not looking good. When I first heard about the MegaBots Kickstarter project last year, I definitely…

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This New Line of DIY Kits Teaches Kids the Foundations of Hardware Design and Assembly

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Since raising over $1.5 million to bring their DIY computer and coding kit to the masses on Kickstarter back in December of 2013, the team at Kano has been on…

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SolidSmack Radio | The Slits

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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…