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SolidSmack Radio | People Are Strange

1 week 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. This…

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Electric Waste Orchestra: Making Instruments Crafted from E-Waste

1 week ago

Call them the Devo of upcycling…an Illinois music group by the name of Electric Waste Orchestra has been turning old and discarded hardware into new musical instruments. Born out of…

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Get Planked! Here’s a Roundup of the Top Ten Wood Pallet Hacks

1 week ago

As a follow-up to the Tramline Ride showcased last week, we’ve rounded up ten delightful DIY Pallet Hacks to add to your summer project list. Sourcing used (or even new)…

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3D Weaver: A Loom Designed to Weave Three-Dimensional Structures

1 week ago

Add this to the list of jaw-droppingly awesome things that a student did for a school project. For his final project at the Royal Academy of Art, Nigerian-American industrial designer…

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The Nike Free Box: New Box Design Shaves 2/3 of Traditional Box Size…Thanks to a Flexible Shoe Design

1 week ago

While the argument over barefoot running is still up in the air, one thing is for certain: Nike’s marketing department has done a stellar job of marketing the ‘minimalist‘ running…

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Toymaker Hasbro Teams Up With Shapeways to Offer Licensed 3D Printed Toy Designs

1 week ago

Perhaps inspired by MakerBot’s recent addition of Sesame Street-branded content into their Thingiverse 3D model-sharing platform, Shapeways and Hasbro have teamed up to offer branded My Little Pony content to…

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Leonard & Church: Direct-to-Consumer Luxury Watch Startup Eliminates Traditional Supply Chain

1 week ago

Inspired by the desire to buy a quality, well-designed luxury watch but frustrated by the current state of the bloated luxury watch industry, Leonard & Church founder Jeff Leung set…

MCAD Forums: Surface a Skateboard Deck in SolidWorks

2 weeks ago

We’re workin’ on something pretty smokin’ for The Smack this week, and in the process we put together a quick tutorial. Check it out on MCADForums. While you’re there, consider posting a question or something so we can make fun of it help out. Have fun kids.

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Pallet Hack – Your Personal Tramline Ride in Bratislava, Slovakia

2 weeks ago

Upcycling Pallets as functional furniture or hacking them, as firewood is an old tale. The new age demands something more dynamic and drastic, which is why we bless innovative souls…

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SolidSmack Radio | Trip Hop Monk Overflow

2 days 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. This…