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System enables users to 3D print their thoughts

While 3D printing has long been touted as the future of mass manufacture, and there have been some efforts to bring the technology to the consumer level – take the MakerBot as an example – it still requires a certain amount of knowhow to produce the digital files required. Chile-based ThinkerThing aims to skip the design process by connecting users’ brains directly to a 3D printer through neurosensory tech, to create a physical manifestation of their imagination.