These 3D Printed Nests Make Homes for City Birds
Not all birds build their own nests. Certain types of birds like to make their homes in holes in wood, but in a city or suburb, there’s often not enough wood to go around. In the absence of a hole in a tree, bluebirds, woodpeckers, chickadees, and wrens all use birdhouses.
But maybe, despite your love of birds, you don’t want to handcraft a wooden birdhouse, or you just feel like the birdwatcher aesthetic doesn’t fit with your modern house. Enter the 3D printed birdhouse.
Printed Nest, an open-source community of bird lovers and designers, has created a range of 3D printed birdhouses that the company hopes will provide habitats for winged friends in urban areas. (Cities are home to some 20 percent of bird species.) The brightly-colored mesh nests feature antlers for birds to land on and ample space inside.
See the printing process in the video below:
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