The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 28.17

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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.

TAC.TILES is a DJ-like Physical Interface for 3D Modeling

The 15-module physical control set is an experiment is creating 3D models using different knobs, sliders and even a depth sensing theremin-like module.

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Thngs.co is A Beautiful Library of Awesome Things

Be still my beating heart. This site is beautiful. Thngs.co is a website dedicated to preserving a memory of every imaginable thing we have produced thus far. I don’t believe I’ve ever liked THINGS so much. It’s a feast for the eyes you and future generations are sure to appreciate.

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This Wide-Format Sketchbook Fits Nicely Under Your Keyboard

Designed specifically as a notebook that can be used comfortably for digital designers and engineers, the Panobook is designed to be used easily either to the top, bottom, or side of a standard keyboard. While the wide landscape format is ideal for everything from UX workflows to Gantt Charts, the tall orientation creates an ideal setup for breaking down modeling steps or creating lists.

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The World’s Largest Super Soaker Will Win Any Squirt Gun Fight

For his latest YouTube stunt, Rober, who has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and spent 7 of his 9 years at NASA working on the Curiosity Rover, created what can only be described as the ultimate squirt gun to end all squirt gun fights: The World’s Largest Super Soaker.

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Assemble and Play This Lasercut Wood Hurdy-Gurdy Like a Fancy, Medieval Prince

While most of the models are cool in their own right, it’s that Hurdy-Gurdy in particular that really catches your eye.

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A Smart Electric Skateboard with Built-in A.I. and ABS Braking

There’s something to be said for ditching your problems in the persistence skatebaording imbues and the sense of safety a helmet doesn’t provide.

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