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Bird Feeder (with soda bottle thread)

by gavinkennedy Feb 16, 2014
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One problem I noticed is when the seeds get wet they start sprouting and getting stuck inside.

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Did you realized your hook has a split in the middle on the hook portion? I tried to print it but it failed at that spot.

Here's some cool GoPro footage of the feeder in use by its intended customers :-)

https://youtu.be/Q_Fag1fDXCo

Hi all.

It's been aaaages since I did anything 3DP-related so this little corner of my world has been neglected.
Thank you to all who have made a version and posted pics.
It's really cool to see them all and thanks for making the effort to share :-)

I'm still using my feeder and would make the following changes if I did it again now....

1) print a "holding" piece like Martijndewinter (below) did. LOVE you improvements!! :-)
Then simply pierce two holes in the bottle and hook it in. MUCH simpler. (In fact I ended up doing just that with an old wire coathanger)

2) Make a "hat" for the bottle to keep the water from wetting (and then clogging) the seed.

Thanks again, enjoy your printing adventures!

Gavin

Without knowing your design, I designed something very simular last year.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:496741

bird-food-dispenser

Thanks for sharing :-)
Love it!!!
Gk

Could this be used with screw top wine bottles?

looks great, what scale do I print this at to fit a standard soda bottle?

Thanks, it was a fun project :-)

I got a little giggle when the print finished, when I saw the number 4 in the seed tray for your revision. ;)