The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 32.17

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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.

Japan’s New Gundam Bigger than Previous Giant Robot

If you visited Japan recently, you may have noticed the titular giant Gundam which guards the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza against impending Godzilla attacks is missing. Why? Well, it was torn down earlier this year to make room for its bigger, badder giant robot.

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The Spinbox is an Ingenious DIY Portable Turntable Kit

If there’s one thing that can turn an ordinary object into an extraordinary object, it’s knowing that you built said object yourself. As to be expected, however, things tend to hit a snag when functional electronic appliances enter the mix.

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Think Cassette Tapes Are A Dying Storage Medium? You’d Be Dead Wrong.

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Track Your Measurements with This Handy Rotating Ruler

The ruler and measuring tape have been around since time immemorial. If you’re looking for something more modern, more pocket-size, to physically measure your projects, then you might like the idea of this compact rotating ruler.

Push/Pull is a Modular Furniture Collection Inspired by the Simple Pushcart

Few objects are as ubiquitous in the New York City landscape as the humble pushcart. Whether to ferry packages up a skyscraper or transport a piece of artwork down the block, the assistive devices have come to represent the number of goods that flow in and out of the city on a daily basis.

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The Reissue of Humanscale is the Ultimate Desk Companion for Design Engineers

When he published The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in Design in 1960 to provide “up-to-date measurements and information for children, teenagers, adult men and women, and the elderly through its detailed text, convenient tabular material, and 200 anthropometric drawings,” industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss likely had no idea how much of an influence he would still have on the world of design nearly 60 years later.

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