MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.

Download Now


Birdhouse Bauble

by Gyrobot Jun 18, 2013
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Please Login to Comment

have you seen any birds actually use this?


Nice design. What's up with the tangled polyogons at the back which break the spherical shape?

This where I thickened up the shell and made a planar face so you can screw through the rear of the birdhouse to a plank of wood or a tree etc.

Aha. Good idea.

I was fooled by Maya's defaul smoothing of the vertex normals making this area look messy. I see now that it geometrically well shaped. Thanks for sharing this design. Going to try printing it.

What am I missing? This thing is not CD sized. I thought maybe my printer was off so loaded it into OpenScad and put it next to a 120mm cylinder. Seems like it's just too small.

I am so sorry, please forgive me, I uploaded a set of new optimised stl's a while ago and I accidentally uploaded a version scaled to fit on an UP printer which is only 100 x 100 bed. I have now corrected, thank you for letting me know, so sorry for wasting your print.

Thank you! The version that was up before works fine with the printed base. So it's certainly not a wasted print. The thing that really had me wondering was that I am beginning to think that my Mini Kossel is printing just a bit small. But not THAT small!
This is a very nice design and prints easily.

I really like the re-use of CDs... I may borrow that idea for mine.

Yes, they provide natural drainage and ventilation, as well as being removable for cleaning.

"Insert your worst CD/DVD into the the base so the birds can poop all over it."