In the exploration of 3D printing applications to help nature, here is the latest find.
The Bee Hotel
The utility of this model is the preservation of pollinators, key players in biodiversity.
Solitary bees build their nests by themselves and lay their eggs in tunnels, such as dead wood or hard soil.
The Bee Hotel mimics these conditions.
Easy to make this model is designed to be printed without support.
Height 140 mm (5.5')
Width 90 mm (3.5')
depth 120 mm (4.7')
Then, it remains only to fill the interior with hollow plant stems (bamboo, reed, etc ...)
Your house of bees must be placed in full sun, facing south-east or south.
Balcony/roof, Small garden, Large garden, Medium garden
You can suspend it (do not swing it too much, avoid the branches) or hang it on a screw (6 mm diameter).
A southern exposure is recommended.
The ideal is that they can have the sun in the morning because they have cold blood and need the heat of the sun to take off in the morning.
Extruder: 200 ° C and bed: 55 ° C
Layer height: 0.2 or 0.3 mm
Vertical shells, perimeter: 3
Horizontal shells, solid layer top: 3 and bottom: 3
Fill density: 20%.
Speed perimeters: 40 mm / s
Professional 3D modeler for several years (self-employed).
I spend time on 3d printing between two clients.
Working in the field of mechanics, 3d printing allows for more nature-oriented and sculptural achievements.
Do not hesitate to contact me for more details on my products or for design requests.
Work Process : Catch idea (ta onta), 3D modelling and 3Dprint with RepRap Prusa i3.
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