Don your favorite bathrobe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader.

This week we saw everything from a multi-angled review of the new iPad Pro from the perpsective of an industrial designer, a new 3D scanning directory from SketchFab, a Star Wars takeover on our Google accounts, a portable solution for customizing products more…

So lay back, relax and take a load off while reading the top ten stories on SolidSmack this past week.

Oh and uh…don’t forget to shed some much-needed sunlight on your face, too.

Awaken the Force Within: Starting Today, Star Wars Will Take over Your Google Account


“Like most kids of the Betamax generation, Google’s VP of Product Management, Clay Bavor, never ceased to be amazed by the Star Wars universe – even after dozens of viewings of the original trilogy…”

Sketchfab Makes 3D Scanning Easy with a New One-Stop Commercial 3D Scanner Directory


“Like 3D printers, 3D scanners are also rarely owned by people who don’t use them regularly – and the occasional need to use one rarely justifies the cost of owning one. Unsurprisingly, commercial 3D scanning companies exist for exactly this purpose, but finding one that’s both close and suits your needs isn’t always easy…”

Art + 3D Printing Show What This Delta 3D Printer Can Do


“3D printing inspires us all (even if it only inspires us to be inspired). Whether it’s clothes or a drivable car, 3D printing is becoming more ingrained in our minds as a realistic solution. Another thing we’re ok with? 3D Printing + Art. Art installments are popping up everywhere, exploring 3D printing techniques and the possibilities for art. (Everything is art, right?)”

A Designer’s Breakdown: iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro vs. Wacom Cintiq Companion


“It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from our favorite ID sketching master Spencer Nugent, but the one-man sketch machine hasn’t slowed down his hustle…”

Wallet-Sized FORMcards Let You Make, Fix and Modify the World Around You


“Since the 1930s, the infamous “plop, plop, fizz, fizz” sound of two effervescent Alka-Seltzers into a cup of hot water has been associated with the relief of everything from indigestion to hangovers…”

Teach Yourself (or Your Kids) CNC with TheMotionKit


“Ever see cool motion control projects made with the current technology and thought “wow, I wish I could do that.” Now you can learn the skills you needor even teach your kids graduate-level engineering concepts with TheMotionKit. This new kit aims to make learning both fun and easy…”