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.

Model of the Week: Star Wars Remote Training Droid

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“We all know you can’t first become a Jedi Master until you get all whiny about droid maintenance and zapped in the ass a few thousand times by a remote training droid. And yeah, we all know good ol’ uncle Ben gets his chuckles from seeing young Padawans zapped repeatedly by a floating, laser-shooting orb — YOU’LL GET WHAT’S COMING TO YOU UNCLE BEN… NOOOO!! RESIST THE DARK SIDE!!”

The World’s First 5.5-Inch Handheld PC Puts CAD in Your Pocket

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“What do we want? Handheld computers! When do we want them? By October 2016 or thereabouts! That’s Wade Wang’s mantra. He is the mastermind behind the GPD WIN – a 5.5-inch handheld PC the Shenzhen-based team is pushing as a game console. However, we’re convinced it could be the first Ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) that could run CAD. Why would you want to do that? Well, because why not?”

nPower Quietly Releases Cyborg3D, SubD-NURBS 3D Modeling Software

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“Well, this snuck right past us. In mid-March, a Monday no less, IntegrityWare/nPower Software published a press release announcing the release of something new. You might be familiar with their ‘Power Surfacing for SolidWorks’ or ‘Power SubD-NURBS for modo’ plugins. Well, this announcement wasn’t about a new plugin, or an updated plugin. It was about an entirely new, standalone 3D modeling software. Yet, not only software, but a platform that combines all the best of their plugins across three new products…”

Can ENOMOTO’s Experimental 5-Axis 3D Printer Hybrid Do The Impossible?

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“I’m viewing a very curious video from Tokyo-based ENOMOTO, who seem to have developed a 3D printer that can print in many directions…”

Weekly App Smack 18.16: REX, EasilyDo Mail, Giphy Keys, Cameringo+ and More…

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“The Weekly App Smack is the best of new or updated design and productivity apps (and maybe a couple of fun ones, too) for the busy design or engineering professional and this week we have a list sure to make you more efficient…”

Frank Howarth Celebrated Star Wars Day by Turning a Wood Death Star on a Lathe

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“While some dusted off their lightsabers or danced around the house in Darth Vader socks this past unofficial Star Wars day (May the Fourth be with you), Frank Howarth of the YouTube channel Frank Makes celebrated exactly how you would expect him to: by turning wood on a lathe…”

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