Watch a video of the DreamVendor in action here.
The DreamVendor is an interactive 3D printing station for Virginia Tech students to enable them to quickly fabricate prototypes for their academic, and even personal, design projects.
Think of it as a vending machine with an infinite inventory - you simply insert an SD card that contains 3D printer code (generated from your CAD model) into the machine; the DreamVendor then prints your 3D part and dispenses it into a bin when it's finished.
In addition, the DreamVendor houses physical examples of the latest research by the members of the DREAMS Lab. We hope that the DreamVendor will provide students with an easy way to access the exciting field of additive manufacturing.
Detailed Instructions - The place to go to find out more about the DreamVendor and find detailed instructions on how to use it
Rules, Tips, & Tricks - The list of the rules your printed parts must abide by, and suggestions to help you design for DreamVendor fabrication
Downloads - The repository of the software needed to use the DreamVendor
The Making Of - The gallery of pictures showing how the DreamVendor was realized