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Dreambox, a 3D printing vending machine

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Upload the CAD design to the Dreambox using a browser, it’ll 3D print it for you in about 90 minutes, slide it into a locker, then text you the unlock code for the locker door. Prices start at about $15.

Dreambox was developed by UC Berkeley students.

Fraternities and sororities have requested custom shot glasses; Dreambox doesn’t frown on anything except weapon parts. Drevno favors more practical creations. His favorite request so far is a bottle opener.

It’s a novel idea that could make the technology more open to anyone curious about it and kickstart the 3D printing revolution with a network of approachable, self-contained units. “In a way, we’re automating Kinko’s,” Drevno says.

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