Don your favorite bathrobe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader.

This week we saw everything from an update from Autodesk to their Ember 3D printing ecosystem, a new sketching video from ID sketching master Spencer Nugent, how to create a three-way Kawai Tsugite joint 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.

How to Create a Clever Three-Way Transforming Kawai Tsugite Joint

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“For those who might have seen the mesmerizing Kawai Tsugite joint (which fits perfectly in three different ways) pop up somewhere on the internet every now and again, you were likely one of many who were looking for a deeper explanation…”

Spencer Nugent’s Latest Design Sketching Video Teaches You “How to Draw Anything”

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“It’s no secret that we’re big fans of industrial designer Spencer Nugent around here. The designer, who is well-known for his highly communicative design sketching abilities, is also the founder of ID Sketching; one of the best resources for industrial design sketching online…”

Autodesk Makes Everything Open Source for Their Ember 3D Printer

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“Most everything in the maker community is becoming more open source. It’s almost a requirement–allowing modification of the original hardware or software design, through a free license, to suit the needs of the end user…”

Banned Laser Razor Kickstarter Project Turns Up on Indiegogo, Raises $200K in One Day

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“Since Kickstarter first hit the scene in the Spring of 2009, the popular crowdfunding platform has still proven to be a tricky playground for both businesses and backers over a half-decade later – particularly with campaigns that are actively promising fulfilment in the form of a mass manufactured product…”

Boeing and HRL Laboratories Develop the Lightest Metal Structure Ever Created

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“Balancing a metal structure on top of a dandelion without the dandelion breaking sounds like the beginning of some sort of bar trick sorcery – yet this is entirely possible without the need for any sleight of hand or other forms of trickery…”

New Table Concept from MIT Can Lift and Stack Building Blocks Autonomously

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“When it comes to pretty much anything new and exciting, MIT and all of their various labs are almost always fairly dependable…”

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