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.

The Sexiest Motorcycle Design You’ve Ever Seen – The Ducati Scrambler MARIN


“Prepare to drool. Meet the UMC-038 Ducati Scrambler “MARIN” – an 800cc bike that is more lightweight than a 125cc Vespa. It was created to celebrate the Scrambler’s original trellis frame and is an impressive 85lbs lighter than the production Ducati Scrambler. It is also one of hottest Ducati’s we’ve seen in years…”

SolidSmack Radio | Sketch Machine Pt. III


“This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist knocks you in the pop sockets with head-boppin’ groove tuneage to help propel you through the work week in style. Whether you find yourself inking markers until they’re dry, grinding material through a bandsaw or working that 3D geometry all day, consider these tracks as a tool for your process…”

It’s Not an R8, But The Audi Moon Rover Looks So Good in Space


“Audi is known for their sleek, high-end cars as status and virility indicator for the young wealthy. Buut, instead of bolstering the image of those who uncomfortable in a tight cardigan, Audi is tossing their hat into the space race. At the North American International Auto Show, the company revealed its Audi Lunar quattro – a pint sized lunar rover gearing up to be sent to the moon in 2017…”

Cloud Services and Security: 5 Reasons Engineers Should Use The Cloud


““No way” you say. “Cloud services aren’t ready for prime time. They’re not secure/fast/reliable/full-featured enough for my business.” Let me tell you why you’re wrong…”

30 Freelancers are Designing An Arm for a Free-Flying Space Robot


“Even with all the private sector space rocketry going on, NASA is still cuttin’ the edge and stayin’ relevant. They have experts in their field aiming to reach new heights on a daily basis–been doing so for decades–but now they’re looking for a little help. The agency has teamed up with to hold a competition to build a new robotic arm for the Astrobee, a free-flying robot that’s operated remotely by astronauts in space or mission control…”

This is How You Turn Beard Hair Into a High-Powered Slingshot


“Joerg Sprave of the Slingshot Channel never fails to entertain. (Check out our interview with him.) He can make a slingshot from anything. His latest video proves that, with the complete process of how he weaponized his beard…”