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3D-Printed Birdhouse, "bird" House

by profhankd Jul 12, 2013
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Wow, who you kidding. We live in the woods and don't have any birds that could get into that small a hole...

The entrance is sized for wren, nuthatch, titmouse, woodpecker, chickadee, swallow, warbler, etc.

The issue is actually the height from the floor, which is only a couple of inches... rather than the 4-6" recommended. If your printer can fit it, scaling up would help. My MakerGear M2 has a 200x250x200 build area, and this is only around 150mm tall, so it could be scaled-up quite a bit -- at least 150% -- but that would still leave the floor too close to the hole. If your printer can handle 200%, that would be close to ideal....

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Making this now. Modified to include my company logo on the sides. Tried to figure out how to print in two colors - with "bird" printed with a different filament. Using TinkerCad, but couldn't figure out how to make "bird" a different feature. Any ideas?

Well, on the front/back it is easy -- just do the stop-at-height-and-switch-filament trick. That would not work for the sides as designed; you'll have to separate that out into three pieces: a core and the bumped-out portions of the left and right sides.