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 cadjunkie series that focuses on the awesomeness of retopology to Adam Savage’s One Day Build of Barbarella’s Space Rifle and more…

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

Flatpacking Spidery Paper Robots You Can Make with Your Dusty Paper Printer

“While we wait for our robot dogs and cats, the Germans from Zoobotics are working on bringing us modular spider robots called ZURI…”


Finally Plan and Finish Those Side Projects with the Goal-Oriented Spark Notebook

“Whether it comes down to finally setting up the workspace of your dreams, refreshing your portfolio with side projects, or simply just committing to doing a given task on a daily basis, organizing and planning for success is among one of the more difficult challenges outside of the daily grind…”


Watch Old Bullet Shells Become New Casings for In-Ear Headphones

“As far as ‘Behind the Design’ and DIY videos go, whoever is operating behind the scenes at Inspire to Make has done an exceptional job of crafting and communicating the steps for unique projects without overestimating people’s short YouTube attention span these days…”


Razor Unleashes a Limited Edition Crazy Cart For Adults Just in Time for the Holidays

“When we were kids, go-carts ranked right up there with game consoles and pizza as popular things we wanted to get our hands on…”


Luxion Piles On the Awesome, Partners Up with 3D Systems

“It’s no secret that Luxion has been teaming up with everybody from software companies to material manufacturers left and right these days. Regardless of what program you use, chances are there’s some sort of a KeyShot plug-in, LiveLink, or Direct Import option for that. Now you can add one more to the pile…”


Cool Tools of Doom n’ Stuff: Week 50

“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…”


Oculus VR Acquires 3D Modeling Company, Moves Closer to Being a Design Tool

“While the potential uses for virtual reality as a form of three-dimensional content creation are still up in the air, recent advancements…including the ability to augment reality and work within the confines of a real-world space have been looking promising…”


Learn How to Model a Bicycle Helmet From a 3D Scan This Weekend

“Looking for something to keep your design engineering muscle strong this weekend? For anybody who has been wanting to get the most out of their 3D scanner or smartphone 3D scanning app, then the new MODO for Repotology series from industrial design training site cadjunkie is just for you…”


Adam Savage Builds Barbarella’s Space Rifle in One-Hour Video

“Apparently not satisfied with riding motorcycles on water, blowing up cement trucks, or escaping a sinking car on their popular television show Mythbusters, engineer-nerd hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have resorted to YouTube to continue their fascination with engineering, physics and the like (and we’re thankful for it)…”