The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 11.17

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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.

Meet Perdix, a 3D Printed Drone Designed to Work in Swarms

The tiny 6.5-inch drone was impressive enough in its swarming capability that the DOD’s Special Capabilities Office took notice and adopted it for use in ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) operations.

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Rocker Jack White Opens New State-of-the-Art Record Manufacturing Facility in Detroit

With sales of vinyl records in 2016 reaching a 25-year high (3.2 million LPs sold), it comes as little surprise that more musical artists want their albums pressed for a growing base of fans that are treasuring physical music formats once again over streaming services.

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Watch How ASICS Developed Revolutionary GEL Cushioned Running Shoes in the 1980s

While Nike and Adidas consistently pull out all the stops when it comes to promoting their latest footwear innovations, other footwear manufacturers have taken a much quieter route in promoting their technologies—but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t have them!

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Raspberry Pi Announces New $10 Pi Zero W Featuring Bluetooth and WiFi Connectivity

The all-new Pi Zero W, priced at just $10, keeps the same form factor as the original Pi Zero, but adds the same 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless chip found in its older brother, the Pi 3 Model B.

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Fly Over Apple’s New Campus Set to Open Next Month With New 4K Drone Footage

It’s been years in the making and one of the last dreams of Steve Jobs before his passing in 2011, but the new Apple heaquarters—Apple Park—is finally set to open next month.

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