Sunday, September 11, 2016

3D Printed Bird's Nest



I found a really well preserved bird's nest and decided to 3D scan it using a Structure scanner and my iPhone 5s. The new version of the scanner app captures a great resolution model. I did no cleanup in Meshmixer but I did run it through Netfabb online to make the model water tight.

I printed it with a raft and full supports because of the overhangs. It was worth the extra time and plastic.





Even with the raft and supports attached it looked pretty amazing.





The model was easy to clean up and looks fantastic, like a futuristic relic. Do androids dream of 3D printed nests?





It will be fun to decorate the Christmas tree with a few of these and the realistic bird ornaments that my wife has from her grandparent's tree. 

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