You can play the role of Santa Claus with the Roto-a-Matic, a robot that is said to function as a DIY toy vending machine of sorts. Why do I call it that? Well, this unique robot is said to be able to redesign molds and turn them into plastic toys, all of it taking less than a minute to complete. I guess plenty of elves in the North Pole would be out of a job soon, no? The Roto-a-Matic robot is a collaboration between Chicago-based product development specialists Squibbles Ink and designer toy store Rotofugi, where it is heavily inspired by the vintage Mold-a-Rama machine.

As mentioned earlier, the Roto-a-Matic robot has the objective to create plastic toys that you yourself thought up of in under a minute, and right now, the artistic community is being implored to contribute designs for the creation of new molds for the machine. Right now, the Roto-a-Matic is fully operational and can blast planets into smithereens, wait a minute here, my lack of sleep is disturbing. What I meant to say is, the Roto-a-Matic is fully operational but it can be found in only one location throughout Chicago.

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