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

The Weekend Reader features a handful of the most interesting articles featured on the ‘Smack over the past week ranging from tips and tricks to inspirational designs, processes, and 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.

BaseLantern Camp Light Packs a Big Beam, Charges Mobile Devices

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“Sometimes you just need to unplug, pack up some snacks, grab the gear, and make for the hills. But just because you want a weekend free of social media and the internet doesn’t mean you can’t be a little tech savvy while sleeping under the stars.”

Onshape FeatureScript Tutorial: Building Your First Feature

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“FeatureScript is easy. Even if you’ve never coded before, Adam gets you up and running with 15 mins of free video goodness.”

The UDOO X86 Has 10X Power of Raspberry Pi, Powers Three 4k Screens

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“Tell me if this is an offer you could pass up. (I can’t.) An Intel Atom x5-E8000 or Celeron N3160 quad-core CPU, up to 8GB DDR3L dual-channel RAM, 8GB of eMMC storage, and enough power to “drive up to three 4K screens at the same time” with a starting price of $89.”

Adventure Toy Rendering Series – Part TWO: Photobashing and Line Work

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“In Part I, we kicked off this series discovering how to quickly create concepts of a sci-fi style vehicle through the use of Thumbnailing, Marker Rendering, and Underlay Construction. We’ll pick up from there and cover two more techniques you’ll want to add to your repertoire.”

Atari Wants to Take Over Living Rooms Once Again with a New Line of Smart Home Devices

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“In case you haven’t scratched your retro video game nostalgia with emulators, apps and more DIY projects than you can shake a sweaty handful of quarters at, Atari has announced that they want to take over living rooms once again. This time, however, as a range of smart home products.”

NASA Calling Makers, Inventors and Artists to Help Develop Future Space Tech

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“There are people who dream about becoming a famous athlete. Then there are others who want to be an astronaut. Well, even if you’ll never make the cut to launch into space, you can at least be part of future space exploration tech. If you’re an maker, inventor or artist, NASA wants your help.”

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