A project called ‘Printednest‘ aims to bring birds back to the city. So.. how would they do that? By enabling users to 3D print their own bird feeders, using open-source software. The project has so far been successful, with 37 bird nests in 24 cities in seven countries. Their bird nests can be attached to windows and homes, and also to high buildings.
The people behind the project have been working very hard to get this thing from the ground and their journey can be seen on Pinterest, where they placed some photos of their bird feeders. As you can see, their bird nests are highly modern, and are made of plastic material with plastic tree branches.
Anyone who uses their tool to create a new bird nest will be asked to register on the website, so they will know exactly how many bird nests have seen the light because of their project.
Their bird nests can be printed for free on a 3D printer, and you can download the files on Thingiverse, 3dfilemarket or Shapeways. In case you don’t own a 3D printer yourself, its possible to let Printednest print out the bird nests for you. The creative element about this project is that you can customize the nests yourself. As you can see on Pinterest, that’s exactly what they did themselves. Beautiful project, we would say! Let’s get those birds back to the city!
Image credits: Printednest.