Final project, check this out!

andrea.faerie

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My lovely little Black Cap Conure, Lucy (in the sky with diamonds) <3
As a few of you know, I'm a college student majoring in graphic communications. This year, we tried out a new class on packaging and structural engineering (yeah, I have no idea how it correlates but ANYWAYS) and I was one of the ginuea pigs haha. I posted a thread asking for ideas and while they were all FANTASTIC I finally thought of one one my own that I thought would be relatively simple.. man was I wrong! Anyways, I suffered and struggled though calculations and geometric induced headaches and mathematical comas.... and came up with a nice little prototype for Lucy, she'll get it tomorrow :) I might design and make one for Bleu too...

I created a paperboard gravity feeder :) It has little holes in the bottom to shake out the crumbs by tapping the sides lightly. I think the holes might be a little too big for Lucy's mini pellets, but it'll do the job it's intended to for the most part :) Now I just have to create a powerpoint presentation and turn it in for a grade. Lucy WILL be making a grande appearace in my packaging class for this presentation! haha <3 I love taking my little green chicken to class lol :green1:

This is the front, look, it even has her name! : )
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This is the bottom, with the "wiffle" holes for sifting pellet dust

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This is the back, the little tabs fold out to hook onto the side of the cage

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This is a side view just cause haha

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There's one tab that holds the front closed and little tabs that keep the whole thing together, it's pretty sturdy, I feel like a conure could sit on it without breaking or tearing it. The top opens up to put food in and closes with a tab too. And the best part is that it's made of paper, so Lucy can tear it up as much as she wants and I can just throw it away or recycle it.

Thanks for reading!
 
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ooh, and the thing in the back is my fifth prototype. This final one is my sixth lol I actually went through 8 prototypes (the first ones I labeled A and B since they were drafts just put together with paper and tape haha)
 

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