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.

This New Scissor Design Makes Regular Scissors Look Totally Lame


“We’re on a cutting kick, with the Ergo Kiwi knife last week and now a new take on the good ol’ pair o’ shears. Every home has at least one pair of them. They’re a necessary tool, especially if you work in an office full of kids and construction paper. But they aren’t the most hand-friendly tools around. They can even be downright painful after using them for 5 hours straight. But, there’s hope…”

Amazon Wants You to Build Your Own Echo Device with a Raspberry Pi


“It was just last week when Valve announced that they were making the CAD files for the external parts of their Steam Controller publicly available for users to mod, accessorize and 3D print. Now, Amazon wants to get on the DIY wagon, too…”

Microsoft’s New “Holoportation” Lets You Teleport to a Meeting Anywhere in the World


“It’s been a little over a year since Microsoft first introduced the HoloLens, and while we’re still waiting for it to become a polished consumer product, the company is gearing up to release the $3,000 Developer Edition of the device – which could be shipping as early as this week…”

Helvetica (and Objectified) Filmmaker Gary Hustwit Brings Back the Original Movie Poster


“Ten years ago, Brooklyn filmmaker Gary Hustwit began filming what he described as a “geeky side project”: a documentary about typography and graphic design called Helvetica. What started as a side project soon turned into a mini-phenomenon that became the foundation for two other documentaries: Objectified, which focused on the human relationship with manufactured objects, and Urbanized, which focused on urban planning and design…”

The Trinus Full-Metal, 2-in-1 3D Printer/Engraver Will Start at $199


“$199 can get you a lot these days–smartphones, single-board computers, robots, a latte. Getting a 3D printer for that price usually entails assembling it yourself and is, more often than not, limited in the area of print quality. Kodama wants to change those limitations with the Trinus 3D printer, set to hit Kickstarter March 30th (9AM PST) with an early bird price of $199…”

These Connected Building Blocks Created by a Quantum Physicist Teach LEGO Bricks New Tricks


“As the world of IoT continues to reveal new ways of doing the same things better, certain applications have clearly been better than others. The BRIXO blocks from “lifelong restless tinkerer” and Quantum Physicist Boaz Almog is one of those few applications…”