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Enticing Birds Back To The City With 3D Printed Bird Feeders #NatureAndTechnology

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Printednest wants to bring nature back to cities by 3D printing bird feeders. By Philip Cotton via the3dprintingassociation

A growing 3dprinting community helping nature called ‘Printednest’ has emerged with sole aim to unite people with 3dprinting through helping nature.

Printednest’s aim is to bring nature back to the city with an innovative design for a 3dprinted bird feeder.

Rahim Petruska, from Printednest explains the philosophy behind printednest is ‘to show people, how 3D printing can realise any idea, creativity, and connect different professions together.’

This concept truly defines how 3dprinting can innovate and change the course of nature. With the increased development of towns and cities, the presence of nature within cities is reducing and this project aims to reverse that by providing feeding stations to entice birds back to the city.

The design, if printed from PLA will biodegrade within a year and the unique design really provides an attractive example of a bird feeder.

In addition to this all the designs are open source and have been listed on multiple 3dprinting communities such as Thingiverse, 3dfilemarket and Shapeways. Printednest state that their ‘cornerstone of their philosophy is feedback from users who they consider part of their design team’.

They describe it as ‘open cloud design’. Designers and 3dprinting enthusiasts can download the latest versions of the designs, 3dprint their own bird feeder and then register it on printednests global community. Currently there are 36 bird feeders in 23 cities in 6 countries and they are expanding fast.

Even if you don’t have your own 3dprinter you can customise your own bird feeder through their customisation app on their website. You choose the colours and the personalised message then order and they will 3dprint and dispatch to your address.

A great way to harness the power of 3dprinting within a global community.

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