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St. Paul man creates remote control 3D-printed snowblower

Imagine clearing your driveway from inside...

Sick of shoveling? Get a snowblower.

Sick of blowing snow? Get a snowblower that you can control with a remote. 

It could be possible in the near future thanks to a Minnesota man's snowblower creation that he made with a 3D printer. 

Ryan Butler of St. Paul used the printer to create what he calls a "Snow Cat + Snow Blower," and he told MPR News that its performance is comparable to a gas-powered snowblower.

It's powered with six 12-volt batteries and has over two hours runtime, according to Butler, who keeps people interested in his product via an online forum. 

"I didn't show in the video but I can ride on top of the machine," Butler wrote in the forum. "It can handle like 300lbs on flat level terrain."

He added: "It is A LOT safer then a gas blower."

Butler says his design will be for sale in the very near future, but it's up to buyers to use their own 3D printers to create the parts and then put the plastic machine together. 

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