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.

Chevrolet Just Built a Full-Sized LEGO Silverado Pickup Truck

Always a (giant) crowd pleaser for any LEGO fan – making gigantic ‘things’ out of LEGO—this time it’s a Chevrolet Silverado pick up truck. Agreed it’s only because of a movie partnership – “The LEGO® Movie 2: The Second Part” – no less, we can all do with a little bit more of the bricks to play with.

Chevrolet Just Built a Full-Sized LEGO Silverado Pickup Truck

Tour of Greater Seattle Area’s ‘The Facility Makerspace’

Did you know there’s a packed, 11,000 square foot makerspace just 15 miles north of Seattle? We stopped by The Facility Makerspace to see the toys inside this new space funded by Edmonds Community College. If you’re worried about not being a student there — don’t! This makerspace is open to the public and you don’t need to be enrolled in any formal program to use the equipment, either.

Tour of Greater Seattle Area’s ‘The Facility Makerspace’

Star Wars Sound Design Inspires a Closer Listen to Modern Machines

The first Star Wars movie came out in 1977 and cemented itself as one of cinema’s most popular franchises. To bring this story set in a galaxy far, far away to life, director George Lucas used brilliant set design, vehicle design, costumes, special effects, and some of the best sound design of the time.

Star Wars Sound Design Inspires a Closer Listen to Modern Machines

How to Build a Computer Mouse with a Built-in Computer (For Real)

Even with the prevalence of touchscreens and touchpads, no piece of input hardware can interact with a computer quite like the traditional mouse. Introduced as a prototype in 1964, the very first personal computer mouse has let users edit their Word documents, play video games, and altogether explore a digital world created by 1s and 0s. Take away your computer’s mouse, and you’ll discover just how hard it is to get any real work done (and no, switching to your laptop’s touchpad doesn’t count).

How to Build a Computer Mouse with a Built-in Computer (For Real)

10 Simple Storage Ideas For Your Garage Workshop

Even if you’re not some hotshot designer or engineer, being your family and friends’ resident Mr. Fixit can be just as good of a title. But now it’s time to take it up a notch and get your workshop organized. Here are 10 storage tips on how to turn your garage into a streamlined workshop fit for any project.

10 Simple Storage Ideas For Your Garage Workshop

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000: First Look

NVIDIA introduced their Quadro RTX line with an eye-poppin’ mix of high-end GPUs that put previous Quadro cards to shame and made workstations question their life choices. What seemed to be missing, however, was a mid-range RTX option. They introduced that last fall – the Quadro RTX 4000 – and it’s due… really, any moment. NVIDIA snagged one and shot it over so we could give you a first look and see what this GPU can do.

NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000: First Look
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