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.

The ACHIRES Bipedal Robot Will Run Right Past You

Well, it’s finally happened. After years of fumbling on quadrupedal legs and jumping like patients with back problems, robots have finally learned to run on rough terrain.

The ACHIRES Bipedal Robot Will Run Right Past You

Watch Industrial Designer Eric Strebel Create a Simulated Blow Molded Prototype

We all know Eric Strebel is a savant when it comes to prototype making. He’s done a hundred cast parts from a single master part, used a CNC machine to manufacture 200 vaccum-formed panels, and even showed us how to finish and paint different molds.

Watch Industrial Designer Eric Strebel Create a Simulated Blow Molded Prototype

Thermorph is a New 4D Printing Concept

Researchers at CMU’s Morphing Matter Lab have developed a technique for 4D printing that could prove popular.

Thermorph is a New 4D Printing Concept

Garage Inventor Colin Furze Just Built an 11-Foot Tall Mech Suit

Tires are amazing. Until, you know, they run out of air or altogether pop in the middle of a trip. Seeking to make your daily commute less of a hassle, 3D printer manufacturer BigRep just made a bicycle tire which doesn’t go flat or runs out of air.

arage Inventor Colin Furze Just Built an 11-Foot Tall Mech Suit

Industrial Design Process: Foam Modeling a Wireless Charger (with Eric Strebel)

Although many of industrial designer Eric Strebel’s take on prototyping projects are of his methods, he isn’t above sticking to the book every once in a while. In his newest video, he shows how he works with a design brief for a wireless charger.

Industrial Design Process: Foam Modeling a Wireless Charger (with Eric Strebel)

Benny’s Spaceship Adventure Is A Working Pinball Machine Made Entirely Out of LEGOs

If you miss the joy of throwing quarters down a cheap arcade machine or working on a gigantic LEGO creation, then this unique project might fill both of those gaping holes from your youthful glory days.

Benny’s Spaceship Adventure Is A Working Pinball Machine Made Entirely Out of LEGOs

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