Why a cheap, easy-to-use ice maker might be worth more than $500

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Read moreAbout Recode:Read moreFrom the archives:An ice maker that looks like a toy, but is a full-fledged machine.

A computer that is really just a machine.

This computer is capable of making 3D models of objects and even moving objects in the real world.

An ice machine that lets you make ice cream.

The maker that uses ice to make ice.

The machine that allows you to make 3D objects.