A user chooses an existing design from an online catalog or uploads a custom creation, clicks print and then receives a text message with an unlock code when the item is ready to pick up
The first Dreambox 3D printing vending machine will be installed at UC Berkeley later this month
Back in November, we hoped that it wouldn't be too long before 3D printing vending machines broke out of university and made their way into the public domain. That day is getting closer, with the arrival of the Dreambox. Currently being readied for its first installation ahead of a wider rollout, users will be able to choose an existing design from an online catalog or upload their own via an online interface, set the machine in motion and then receive a text message when the object is ready for pickup. Upon arrival at the vending machine, a unique unlock code is entered and the 3D-printed object retrieved from a drawer.
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