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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. So whether you find yourself inking markers until they’re dry, grinding material through a bandsaw or flying through a CAD model, consider these tracks as…

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 new method of manufacturing goods on your desktop to a new virtual reality experience that put you in the driver’s seat (literally!) on an assembly line… So lay back, relax and…

With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you. This week we saw everything from a water well-inspired lamp design to the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and more. Ready? Let’s go!…

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. This week, we’re packing our bags and getting ready for Autodesk University 2014 in Las Vegas next week. We’ll start off our journey into the…

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 Kickstarter project that wants send ‘bits’ of you to space to an update on the latest Photoshop Cloud release and more… So lay back, relax and take a load off while…

With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you. This week we saw everything from a new concept for United States currency to a desktop fist bumping device and more. Ready? Let’s go! This week…

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 start off with the ‘Golden Arrow’ from Darkside and work our way through some Delorean, Blonde Redhead, Portishead and others before wrapping up with ‘Terminal…

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 Batman fanatic’s street legal 1989 Batmobile to a behind the scenes tour of Autodesk’s Pier 9 Workshop and more… So lay back, relax and take a load off while reading the…

With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you. This week we saw everything from a bike path that glows at night to a modern toboggan design and more. Ready? Let’s go! This week we…

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 start off with the ‘Lambeth’ from Burial and work our way through some Caribou, Powell, Massive Attack and others before wrapping up with ‘Mad Blunted…

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 Japanese Kokeshi dolls are made to a new line of Steve McQueen-inspired futuristic motorcycles and…you can use SolidWorks to simulate a zombie attack? So lay back, relax and take a load…

Since it was developed by a post-grad student in Kilkenny, Ireland–Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh–Sugru has been an indispensable tool for those looking to apply quick fixes to industrial design problems ranging from weak iPhone cords to sharp edges and protective bumpers. The substance, which came out of Ní Dhulchaointigh’s goal of enabling people “to easily and…

With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you. This week we saw everything from a radical take on wheelchair design to a new app from Google that wants to make everybody a marketing expert.…

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 start off with the classic ‘Keep the Streets Empty for Me’ from Fever Ray and work our way through some Nicolas Jaar, Chromatics, Fleetwood Mac…

For those who frequently use The Foundry’s MODO 3D modeling and rendering package, any opportunity to speed up the workflow can be a huge timesaver that can leave more room for actually designing rather than bouncing between tools. If you’ve ever recorded ‘Actions’ in Adobe Photoshop, then the concept will be familiar to you. In…

Don your favorite bath robe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader. This week we saw everything from HP’s foray into 3D printing to a new way of approaching localized bicycle manufacturing and more. So lay back, relax and take a load off while reading the top ten stories on…

Ask anybody who plays in a code-based environment such as Rhino’s Grasshopper and you’re bound to meet some people doing wild and crazy things. While it may take a little bit of time getting familiar with a code environment–assuming you don’t know printf(“hello world”) from an actual printer–the results can oftentimes be stunning and worth…

With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you. This week we saw everything from a brilliant fish tank design that allows for goldfish to ‘escape’ from their tank to a couple of interesting projects…

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 start off with ‘Mind Mischief’ from Tame Impala and work our way through some Tennis, Radiohead, Phantogram and others before wrapping up with ‘Once in…

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 new desktop manufacturing device that blew past its Kickstarter goal to a new analog measuring tool that creates real-time 3D models on a digital device using the live measurements and more.…

With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you. This week we saw everything from a genius new take on the rubber band to an incredibly awesome DIY paper mask and…Keanu Reeves saw a ghost…

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 start off with ‘Lift It’ from Floral Fauna and work our way through some Midnight Magic, Lemongrass, DJ Shadow and others before wrapping up with…

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 3D printed hand to a new dog toy design that is aimed at being more pleasing to the eye for humans and more. So lay…

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 start off with a new track from Aphex Twin and work our way through some Caribou, Eaux, Mike E. and others before wrapping up with…

With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. With ‘Cool Tools’, we’ve done the hard work for you. This week we saw everything from a pocket-sized espresso maker to one of the most complex popsicle stick models we’ve ever seen and more… Ready? Let’s…

Time for another round of apps that cover the spectrum of your beloved mobile device, be it iPhone, Android or Windows! The Weekly App Smack is the best of design and productivity apps (and maybe a couple of fun ones, too) for the busy design or engineering professional and this week we have a list…

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 start off with ‘Movers and Shakers’ from Eaux and work our way through some Lone, Flying Lotus, Caribou and others before wrapping up with ‘Death…

Perhaps the bright lights traveled around his massive mid-rift, perhaps over his wart-ladened head. Either way, it distracted him giving us just enough time to clip the last of its feelers and activate these links. Eric Joyner – Did somebody say “donuts”? Eric Joyner just can’t stop adding a donut theme to his robot pieces.…

With so many cool things coming out each week, it can be hard to wade through all the rock-awesomeness. Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you so. This week we saw everything from a pencil that documents your ‘sketching distance’ to the announcement of a LEGO factory tour and more… Ready? Let’s go! This…