New 3D printing project started to bring birds back to city
A new idea has come to mind to architects and designers who develop possibilities of 3D printing technology. They want to use 3D printing to help birds and make for them convenient way to return to the cities.
Printednest, which is 3D printing community, has launched a design project aiming to bring birds back to city with 3D printed bird feeders. The bird feeders looks like very natural as the main body of it has a shape of egg and the ‘perch’ is based upon a deer’s antlers. Nest can be put together with help of click system and then be attached with 2 sided adhesive dual lock tape on a window.
To 3D print this bird feeders users need to download its designs on Thingiverse, 3dfilemarket and Shapeways. Also there is a possibility to register each Bird feeder on printednests global community to help on 3D feeders map creation.
Each Bird feeder can be customized with an online tool, by choosing different colors and shapes; also, it can have a unique message on it. For those who doesn’t have printer at home it might be convenient to order the design online and your personal Bird feeder will be 3D printed and shipped to your address.
The members of this 3D printing community encourage everybody to print the design using PLA material because it’s an organic based and biodegradable plastic. The surface of feeder could be a little bit rough and different from all other surfaces printed before, which make particular this piece unique, as the team is printing the thing at lowest resolution possible.
The Printednest community has currently 37 bird feeders in 24 cities in 7 countries and there are more and more feeders to come. ‘Feeding birds has never been easier’ can be a slogan of 3D printing community Printednest. Feel free to join it and make life easier for at least several birds of your city. Even a little thing like this can make our environment a little bit better.