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"One can see the free software movement as a precusor for a "free hardware" or "free wetware" movement--one that will provide free libraries of designs for biological or nanotechnological products that replicators can be programmed to churn out."
- Charles Stross

Solidograph-Projector  
  A device that projected a 3D image of objects or a person.  

"... I have a record, if you'd care to see it."

"Yes, put it on," Tortha Karf gestured toward the solidograph-projector. "It's set for miniature reproduction here on the desk; that be all right?"

Verkan Vall nodded, getting out the film and loading it into the projector. When he pressed a button, a dome of radiance appeared on the desk top; two feet in width and a foot in height. In the middle of this appeared a small solidograph image

From Police Operation, by H. Beam Piper.
Published by Astounding SF in 1948
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See also solidograph.

And what did you run through a solidograph-projector? Why, solidograph-film, of course.

Unlocking a container on the instrument panel, he removed a small roll of solidograph-film, which he stowed in his bag.

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