The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 35.17

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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.

Latest ARKit Demo Shows Possibility for 3D Sketch and Modeling

Last June 2017, Apple announced that it would be making headway in the Augmented Reality department with its new ARKit. Though they may be playing a wee amount of catch up with other AR platform initiatives such as Google Tango, ARKit is approaching it differently, aimed at augmenting your 3D space with a simple software update, a point and a tap to be transported into that immersive experience. The developer demos coming out are starting to show the possibilities for 3D modeling.

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Model of the Week: Modern, Low Poly Lamp Design [Light it Up!]

As 3D professionals, we require a certain level of ambiance in our office space. It shouldn’t surprise anyone when they step inside an engineer’s cubicle and it suddenly feels like a 1920’s lounge complete with stage, singer and the smell of old reference books and even older whiskey. Lamps are an important part of this.

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The FOMO Hands-Free Camera Looks Just like a Pin Badge

Despite countless attempts at making the everyday camera wearable, the device still sticks out like a sore thumb. Ultimately, if it’s not hanging at the end of a selfie stick, it’s sitting on the top of your head like a GoPro.

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Luna Display Turns Any iPad Into a Wireless Second Display

Ever since Apple’s beloved iPad was released, developers have been clamoring to create the ideal second screen experience. Now, over seven years since Steve Jobs presented the first iPad on stage, Astro HQ just might have cracked the code.

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This Go-Kart is Made From Giant 3D Printed LEGOS

If you’ve ever needed an excuse to buy a 3D printer, let this be the one.

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The New Technics SP-10R Turntable is a Masterful Piece of Design Engineering

With demand for analog records surging in recent years, it comes as little surprise that some of the original turntable manufacturers have been coming out of the woodwork to refine their products for a new generation.

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