The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 41.17

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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.

Inktober 2017 | Improve Your Product Drawing – Come along on a 31 day Sketching Odyssey

Calling all designers, engineers, and would-be sketching aficionados! Grab your drawing sticks because Inktober 2017 has officially kicked off! For those of you not familiar with Inktober the short story is that it’s a 31-day drawing challenge created by a guy name Jake Parker back in 2009. His aim was/is to inspire creatives to improve their drawing skills and to have fun doing so! Have a look at his video for the full scoop.

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Brittany Cox is A Mechanic from the Seventeenth Century

Based on the title, you may be wondering why antiquarian horologist Brittany Cox doesn’t look centuries old. It’s because she isn’t. While her age has nothing to do with her profession, her job is ancient as it gets.

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Save 96% on the Raspberry Pi Mastery Bundle

We’ve said it time and time again, but the Raspberry Pi is just so dang cool and we believe all designers and engineers should have one in their toolkit—if not on their desktop. While there is a bit of a slight learning curve, it’s nothing that today’s designers and engineers can’t handle on a leisurely Saturday.

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The Yashica Y35 Brings the Analog Film Experience to a Digital Camera

As we become increasingly tied to our digital devices., the longing and joy for analog experiences continues to inspire a realm of new digital products that aim to capture the best of both worlds—products like the reMarkable e-ink tablet.

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Firefly is the Swiss Army Knife Accessory You Didn’t Know You’ve Been Missing

File this one under “why didn’t I think of that?”

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Watch the Mesmerizing Year-Long Process of Creating an Inlaid Lacquer Box

Remarkably resistant to water, acid, and in some cases, heat, lacquer—a natural plastic—has been used by East Asian craftsmen for centuries to create highly-detailed inlaid decorative boxes.

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