Professor Hod Lipson and the team at the Cornell University Computational Synthesis Laboratory who brought us Fab@Home have just released Fab@HomeV2 (version 2). What’s the big deal? Much easy to put together! Easier to use!
The Fab@Home is an open-source personal fabrication system which enables people to make custom objects on demand. Fab@Home is a three-axis gantry system with dual-head syringe system (anything that can be put through a syringe could possibly be used as a build material).
Our lab has used Version 1 of Fab@Home to fab everything from concrete through ceramics (glass) through chocolate and this past month some students (Yirop Kim and Patrick Wallace) printed in cookie dough.
If you looking to become part of the maker revolution, you might want to take a serious look at Fab@Home as it provides maximum flexibility in build materials.