Don your favorite bath robe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader.
This week we saw everything from an update from Frame about when users can expect to install their apps in the Cloud, an interesting look at origami manipulation, a new piece of software that automates furniture designs into flat pack designs 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 last time we checked in with Frame – the cloud platform that lets users run any software from within their browser – we had the chance to chat with the young startup’s CEO and founder Nikola Bozinovic about the near-future of CAD in the Cloud and how his platform could revolutionize the workflows of artists, designers and engineers for the better…”
“Origami is an art that requites a certain level of patience, skill, and precision. Be good enough at it, and it is possible to come up with beautifully detailed complex creations – all without the use of a single drop of glue. Using the age-old technique of origami manipulation, paper engineer Erik Åberg has created the mesmerizing Ghostcube…”
“For all of the adult LEGO model builders out there (you know who you are), do you ever face the problem of building a LEGO model from scratch only to wish that you had some sort of a ‘back bone’ structure to begin with – such as for creating a mech robot with movable joints from scratch? Well, the product developers at Hero Design Studio do, and they’ve fixed the problem with an ingenious solution that’s nearly as simple as an original LEGO brick itself…”
“Although it’s become a part of everyday life, the use of connecting assemblies through the use of fasteners including glue, nails and screws – particularly furniture designs – isn’t necessarily ‘clean’. While more timeless pieces of furniture might be used for generations and passed down over the years, the surge of cheap flat-pack furniture designs over the years have been flooding landfills for reasons ranging from moving costs to lack of repairability…”
“Of all of the ‘futuristic’ gadgets that popular culture has dangled in front of consumers without the satisfaction of it being real, the Back to the Future hoverboard (okay, and self-lacing shoes) rank among the highest in the list. While we’ve seen various attempts to create hoverboards over the years – as evidenced by a quick search on Instructables – the necessary technology combined with the physics of keeping a 120+ lb human being lifted in the air just haven’t converged yet – until now, at least…”
“Running any form of business that revolves around manufacturing can be challenging – especially for small businesses with limited resources and bandwidth…”