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Dove by Mike Le Page 3d printed

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Dove by Mike Le Page 3d printed
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Dove by Mike Le Page 3d printed
Dove by Mike Le Page 3d printed

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Dove by Mike Le Page 3d printed
Dove by Mike Le Page 3d printed

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Dove by Mike Le Page 3d printed
Dove by Mike Le Page 3d printed

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Dove by Mike Le Page 3d printed
Dove by Mike Le Page 3d printed

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Dove by Mike Le Page

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  • 3D printed in White Strong & Flexible: White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
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Version 1.0 (uploaded January 27th, 2016)

I've long wanted to make something that demonstrated the full capabilities of (SLS) 3D printing: a model made up almost entirely of complex shapes, with dozens of interlocking, moving parts, all with the aim of replicating the seemingly simple and elegant motion of a bird flapping its wings.

Printing the model in white plastic made "Dove" an obvious name, but I do also like much of the symbolism involved: I do think the world needs more peace, more hope, and more joy.  When I hear stories about those goals being achieved through creative use of technology, that inspires me and keeps me optimistic.  I hope that in some way, this will also help inspire more people to aim high in pursuit of those goals.

It's taken me nearly two years, but it's finally to the stage where I know it will have value as a gift and/or educational tool. Using four fingers, (two in the fingerholds below and two on the "rear" wing sections), this bird can be pupeteered just like in the video below. Of course, it still has plenty of improvements that can be made, and with your support, I'm looking forward to exploring a number of the directions in which I could take this.

Wherever you are around the world... here's hoping you have a great day!
Cheers,
Mike Le Page

What's in the Box
INCM
Dove by Mike Le Page
White Strong & Flexible
Width
16.7 cm
Height
8.5 cm
Depth
21.1 cm

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