Category Archives: CULTURE

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Converse Celebrates the Intersection of Skate Culture and DIY with the CONS Project

6 days ago

For decades, DIY and skate culture have gone hand-in-hand across countless mediums. Whether it’s creating a custom skate deck design, a layout for a backyard skate ramp, a skate video,…

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Slingshot Master Joerg Sprave Creates a Gatling Gun from Pressurized Coke Bottles

2 weeks ago

Whether he’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with his Slingshot Zombiehammer with Skull Ejector or devising new ways to split Oreo Creme with his Oreo Separation Pump Gun, Jorg Sprave…

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Behind the Design | The Creative Process of Muralist Jasper Wong

3 weeks ago

Although we tend to stick to hardware development and design process news here on SolidSmack, we’ve been known to stretch our creative muscles a bit into other creative categories – because,…

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Industrial Designer Spencer Nugent Gives a Behind the Scenes Tour of His Design Sketching Studio

4 weeks ago

Known for his many design sketching videos over the years ranging from basic perspective and rendering techniques to strategies for developing ideas quickly, industrial designer Spencer Nugent has long been…

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This is What Happens When a Mail Truck is Blown Up With 84 lbs of TNT

4 weeks ago

Discovery has a new way to experience all that happens in this world. DiscoveryVR covers everything from puppy dog sporting events to blowing things up–they avoid the combination of the…

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Apple Turns to Self-Healing Polymers to Develop Rumored Waterproof iPhone

2 months ago

Historically, within the first week of any iPhone release, those in search of YouTube fame and riches have resorted to hurling their newly-acquired pocket computers towards the ground to perform…

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ID Sketching Master Spencer Nugent Tackles Two More Iconic Star Wars Designs

2 months ago

It was just last week when we saw the “How to Draw a Lightsaber” video from ID Sketching and Sketch-a-Day founder Spencer Nugent. With the upcoming release of Star Wars:…

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Behind the Design | Emergence Lab from Thomas Medicus

2 months ago

Inspired by a phenomenon called emergence, a process whereby larger entities, patterns, and regularities arise through interactions among smaller or simpler entities that themselves do not exhibit such properties, artist…

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The Strati 3D Printed Car from Local Motors Gets the Jay Leno Treatment

2 months ago

Having been a heavy user of industrial-grade 3D printing since 2008, Jay Leno had since added an industrial 3D scanner and even a Dimension metal 3D printer from Stratasys to…