I’ve heard of other three-dimensional printers. What makes Fab@Home unique?
The Fab@Home is unique because it is a comparatively inexpensive, three-dimensional printer that can use a large array of materials make static and dynamic objects.
It contrasts with other, low-cost three-dimensional printers such as the RepRap (and Makerbot) in three key ways. First, the RepRap is oriented toward self-replication, making its own parts, while Fab@Home is aiming toward printing static and dynamic objects¬. Secondly, the Fab@Home uses a syringe tool that allows you to use a wider variety of materials. Thirdly, Fab@Home is largely a snap-and-screw-together kit, while others tent to require more technical skill to build.