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 stories on SolidSmack this past week.

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

This Modified HEXA Robot Takes Care of The Plant On Its Back

Over the course of evolution, plant life has gotten pretty complex. There are carnivorous plants, poisonous plants, heck, there are even plants which camouflage themselves to either look more attractive for pollination or hide from predators. But there has never, ever, been a known existing plant which grew legs.

This Modified HEXA Robot Takes Care of The Plant On Its Back

This Bold Designer Used His Teeth to Make a Wood Stool from Scratch

Humans these days are so dependent on the technologies our ancestors created. From the simple wheel to the high-tech computer, it feels like living without these inventions in this day and age is just downright impossible. What if we didn’t have them in our daily lives? What if we turned back time?

This Bold Designer Used His Teeth to Make a Wood Stool from Scratch

The Hypnograph Drawing Machine Makes Creating Mechanical Art Easy and Fun

After a two year absence from Kickstarter, Joe Freedman is back with another way to make drawing (and math) easier. While his previous Cycloid Drawing Machine was more for professionals and art fans who wanted their drawings as intricate as the inside of a kaleidoscope, it wasn’t exactly cheap. Since he did all the laser cutting, sanding, and gluing himself using high-end materials, a single machine cost $695.

The Hypnograph Drawing Machine Makes Creating Mechanical Art Easy and Fun

This F1 Race Car Replica is Made Entirely Out of Coke Cans

It seems like just about everyone these days runs on a steady stream of either coffee or cola. When the world turns at such a blistering pace, it only makes sense for you to be able to keep up, right? Well, YouTube user The Q may have taken the expression a biiiiit too seriously…

This F1 Race Car Replica is Made Entirely Out of Coke Cans

This Burger-Flipping Robot Assembly Machine is Taking Over San Francisco

While most folks say the best way to make a burger is by hand, a majority of them likely aren’t doing it over and over again on a daily basis. Some people love flipping patties as much as Spongebob Squarepants, but unlike the yellow cartoon sponge, they most likely want more from life than smelling like grease and meat all day.

Watch a Lathe Master Freehand Carve a Chess Set From Scratch

Not everybody knows how to play the game, but almost anyone can appreciate the quality of a good chess set. The smoothness of the pieces, the feel of the metal – it makes you wonder how some of the most expensive sports equipment is used on a tabletop “board” game.

Watch a Lathe Master Freehand Carve a Chess Set From Scratch

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