Peter and Pablo the Printer is an awesome story about 3D printing, creating and innovating. This would be a great book to have in your MakerSpace!Peter and Pablo the Printer is an awesome story about 3D printing, creating and innovating. This would be a great book to have in your MakerSpace!Peter and Pablo the Printer is an awesome story about 3D printing, creating and innovating. This would be a great book to have in your MakerSpace!
beauty and the beak
The Bald Eagle Beauty's beak was shot off in Alaska leaving her unable to feed herself. Birds of Prey NW has fitted her with a prosthetic beak. She cannot be released into the wild but will serve as an educational bird showing that human compassion can undo human cruelty.
Beauty and the Beak: how science, technology, and a 3-D printed beak rescued a Bald Eagle.
by Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp
48 pages; ages 5-12
Persnickety Press, 2017
Available on EPIC! https://www.getepic.com/app/read/47653
Interview with the author: https://www.rif.org/sites/default/files/Support_Materials/AuthorInterview-DeborahLeeRose.pdf
educational resources and activities
Bald Eagle RESOURCES
• Cornell Lab of Ornithology: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bald_Eagle/id
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: https://www.fws.gov/midwest/eagle/recovery/index.html
• U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Digital Library images: http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/search/ collection/natdiglib/searchterm/bald%20eagle
• National Wildlife Federation: https://www.nwf.org/wildlife/wildlife-library/birds/bald-eagle.aspx • Audubon: http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/bald-eag
Tripod, a rescue llama, fractured his back left leg and ultimately it was amputated. Now fitted with a prosthetic, he works as a guard llama on an alpaca ranch in Colorado.
This image from Birds of Prey Northwest, in Idaho, is a before and after photo of Beauty the Bald eagle, who was shot in the beak and received a pioneering, 3D printed prosthetic beak. Beauty the bald eagle was first recovered in Alaska, where she was found badly injured, unable to eat, and fighting for her life.
Further ideas to explore:
Listen to sounds made by Bald Eagles at Cornell Lab of Ornithology's website. You can also learn how to identify Bald Eagles.
Watch Bald Eagles via "eagle cam". Here's one in Washington DC. Season is over, now, but you can review the summer highlights.
Check out this post on "Wild Engineering."
Then try your hand at engineering a prosthetic tail for fish!
Download this pdf for some science and engineering fun. There's also an activity where you can engineer a model of a prosthetic beak!
Traditional prosthetics can cost thousands of dollars and need to be replaced as children grow.
A group of volunteers is using open-source technology and 3-D printers to provide free prosthetic hands for children and adults who need them.
In this short from filmmaker Charlie Nordstrom, learn about e-NABLE, the organization behind the idea. Hear from Kieran, a child whose life has been improved by the device, and see the whole process unfold at Autodesk, a creative workshop in San Francisco.
Go behind the scenes at a factory that makes top-of-the-line artificial legs that contain hydraulics, brakes, microchips, and miniature motors.