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.

Make a Massive 8-Foot A-10 Warthog -(From Dollar Store Foam Board)

Have you ever fancied building and fly your own model aircraft? Well nowadays its more possible than ever, and even on the cheap! If you hop over to FliteTest.com you’ll find a massive collection of DIY aircraft projects.

Make a Massive 8-Foot A-10 Warthog -(From Dollar Store Foam Board)

Shapr3D Brings Complete Parametric 3D Modeling (and Sketching) to iPad Pro

Near the end of last year, Shapr3D revealed that the kernel in their 3D modeling iOS app had been replaced with Siemens’ Parasolid. This week, they’ve revealed their sketch engine has been replaced by Siemens’ D-Cubed–the same sketch engine used in SOLIDWORKS, Inventor, Solid Edge, NX, Onshape and others.

Shapr3D Brings Complete Parametric 3D Modeling (and Sketching) to iPad Pro

Watching Steel Ribbons Get Pressed into Cookie Cutters Is Mesmerizing

Sure, you can ask your grandmother about it, but I’m certain her explanation of how cookie cutters are made won’t be as relaxing (or intriguing) as the “making of” videos from Cookiecutter.com.

Watching Steel Ribbons Get Pressed into Cookie Cutters Is Mesmerizing

Dyson’s New $500 Gold-Gilded Hairdryer Combines Modern Manufacturing with Ancient Craft

You wouldn’t think it at first glance: “Come on, a hairdryer of all things?” But look past the nozzles, diffusers, and concentrators and you’ll find something with far more value.

Dyson’s New $500 Gold-Gilded Hairdryer Combines Modern Manufacturing with Ancient Craft

This is What Happens When You Let a LEGO Designer Loose on a Nintendo Labo

While the Nintendo Switch Labo lets you create your own external peripherals, there’s no getting around the fact the vanilla Labo consists of flimsy cardboard. To this end, people have been finding other materials to better improve Nintendo’s ambitious—but in some cases, materially flawed—creation.

This is What Happens When You Let a LEGO Designer Loose on a Nintendo Labo

Open Source Drone Software Startup Auterion Acquires $10M

What would you do if the humble business you owned suddenly got funded by…I don’t know…10,000,000 US Dollars? A lot of options come to mind (a few involving Olympic-sized pools filled with ice cream) but for Auterion – the startup drone software company who actually won said funding – their plan is to solve the problem of incompatibility between drones and the various services they provide.

Open Source Drone Software Startup Auterion Acquires $10M

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