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.

This 965-Part 3D Printed Jet Engine Actually Works

Count this one under one of the coolest engineering class projects, ever.

Wrecked Ford Mustangs Find New Life as High-End Timepieces

Of all the places you’d expect the sad remnants of a wrecked automobile to show up, on a wrist as a high-end watch likely isn’t at the top of that list.

The Stoosbahn Opens as the World’s Steepest Funicular Tram

Those who suffer from acrophobia now have another reason to fear this vertically-inclined planet. After fourteen years in production, the world’s steepest funicular tram——the Stoosbahn—is now complete.

Autonomous Floating Cities Are Set to Make Their Debut in 2020

With icebergs melting at an alarming pace, it may only be a matter of time before doomsday prepping becomes less of a crazy idea and more of a necessary one. That said, not everyone can just pack their belongings and move into outer space like Elon Musk. They could, however, move to a floating city in the ocean.

The Vanishing Point Ruler Ensures All Your Design Sketches Are Done in Perspective

When it comes to communicating design ideas effectively on paper, sketches that follow the basic principals of perspective are absolutely critical. While modern digital sketching tools including various iPad Pro apps can assist with perspective drawing, training your mind to see perspective in the analog world can be an entirely different beast to tackle.

LG Announces Drool-Worthy 34-Inch 5K Monitor Ahead of CES 2018

With another year just about coming to a close, companies who are gearing up to show off their latest wares at CES in Las Vegas in early January are already getting a head start on the news cycle.

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