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The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 05.15

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Don your favorite bath robe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader. This week we saw everything from a DIY Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) for…

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Friday Smackdown: Red Pepper Whispers

2 days ago

The crushing smell of red pepper flakes pushed our heads against the grass and the leaves into the air. When we saw them, we knew they were not ordinary ditch…

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KeyMouse – A Sight for Sore Hands (Final 24 hours on Kickstarter)

2 days ago

If you thought combining Keyboards and guitars was a neat way to spend your Saturdays, then you best prepare yourself. The KeyMouse is the brainchild of two brothers from Utah…

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Dutch Startup Printr Wants to Liberate Digital Fabrication into the Cloud

2 days ago

Like most other things these days, digital fabrication is disconnecting from your computer and leaving it for the Cloud. The concept of it is fairly simple: connect a dongle to…

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Going Old-School: Learn How to Render with Pastels in New Scott Robertson Video

2 days ago

Last time we checked in with master design sketcher (and even-better sketching instructor) Scott Robertson, he was releasing his second interactive design tutorial book How to Render. The book, which…

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Thingiverse Launches ‘Groups’ Feature for More Social 3D Printing

2 days ago

As MakerBot announced that they were unrolling new features and products into their expanding ecosystem during CES 2015, one of the biggest gaping holes in their platform was making the…

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There Is Now a Video Game Centered around Assembling IKEA Furniture

2 days ago

For some (college students?) it’s a necessity, for others (psychopaths?) it’s a hobby. Assembling flat-packed IKEA furniture really isn’t as bad as many make it out to be, but it’s…

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Things You (Maybe) Need: The 2,996-Piece Lego SHIELD Helicarrier

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For those who enjoy the brain activity of assembling thousand-plus part models in SolidWorks, this new ‘desk toy’ just might be right up your alley. Set to be unveiled at…

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It’s Finally Here: Luxion and Pixologic Partner to Release KeyShot for ZBrush + Bridge

3 days ago

When it comes to CAD software, ZBrush, like many other types of digital sculpting software, can oftentimes be compared to the odd friend in the group that nobody really knows…

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SolidSmack Radio | The Rebuilds

5 days ago

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