The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 42.17

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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.

The MadBoxer is A Custom-Built Motorbike With A Subaru Car Engine

It’s more engine than motorcycle. Yep, you read the headline correctly; this baby runs on a Subaru WRX engine.

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This Table is Made From an Accurate 3D Model of the Moon’s Surface

When it comes to inspirational source material, NASA’s archive of open source multimedia is a treasure trove for creatives. No, seriously.

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Eduard Locota’s Furniture Designs Are a Mesmerizing Slice of Land & Sea

Last year, we brought to your attention Eduard Locota’s DelMare table – an unconventional table that looks like a section of seafloor extracted from a azure blue coastline. With a low center of gravity, different sizes, and a €7,000 price tag (roughly $8,214), you can bet you get your money’s worth for a mesmerizing piece like this. Best of all, Eduard shares a little more about how he creates these beauties. First, let’s have a look at his latest.

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The Goliath CNC is A 22 Pound, Autonomous CAD Sculpting Machine

Despite its namesake, this has to be one of the smallest CNC machines you will ever lay your eyes on.

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This Clever Trick From Luna Display Turns an iPad’s Front Camera Into a Button

With less than a day left to go, Luna Display from Astro HQ has already shot past their $30,000 Kickstarter campaign goal and is currently sitting at nearly $600,000.

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How to Optimize Your Design and Improve Your 3D Printed Assemblies

So you’ve got the concept model and a 3D printer that prints buttery smooth prints. But how much time do you have to tweak it to get the right clearance when working with assemblies or sliding components?

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