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Help Break a Record and 3D Print a Part of a 6-Foot Duck

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by Hanna Watkin
Feb 26, 2019

"The Great Duck Project" is an attempt by Remarkable STEAM, Inc. to set a record for the world's largest 3D printed duck at the 8th annual Maker Faire Westport, Connecticut.

Something you don’t see everyday is a 6-feet-tall, 3D printed duck. But, visitors of the 8th annual Maker Faire Westport could be so lucky as organization Remarkable STEAM, Inc. is on a mission to set a world record for the largest 3D printed duck.

Remarkable STEM is an organization promoting creativity around science, technology, arts and math and, as a result, is asking everyone, do you want to “Be a Part of the Duck”?

“No one has ever tried to print a six-foot-tall duck before,” said Mark Mathias, founder and president of  Remarkable STEAM, Inc. “By reaching out to every continent on the globe for contributors to engage people of all ages in a collaborative way provides a unique opportunity to showcase what is possible when people work together towards a unified goal.”

If this global crowdsourcing art and tech initiative come together, The Great Duck Project will be built and on display on Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Westport, Connecticut.

The Great Duck Project
(image: The Great Duck Project)

How to Be Part of the The Great Duck Project

If you’d like to contribute to the duck, you can sign up by visiting The Great Duck Project website. You’ll then be emailed an STL file for free which you can print locally.

This printed part must then be mailed to Greens Farms Academy Westport, Connecticut before April 1st, 2019. Once it arrives, the part will be checked for quality assurance before being put into the duck inventory.

In total, the duck will have 476 pieces and Mathias explains that one of his goals is to have contributors from every continent. He asks that anyone interested spreads the word to others.

The duck will be constructed at the Maker Faire Westport right in front of visitors.  To make this happen, Mathias is working in collaboration with the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club and Greens Farms Academy in Westport, Connecticut.

(image: The Great Duck Project)
All the pieces are numbered, making assembly much easier (image: The Great Duck Project)

“The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club is pleased to sponsor The Great Duck Project,” said Eileen Flug, president of the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club, “because it aligns so well with Rotary’s goal of bringing people together from around the world. Our club also produces The Great Duck Race, one of our annual fundraisers, so the duck theme is a perfect fit.”

The Great Duck Project
The 200-kilogram duck will be displayed at the Maker Faire Westport (image: The Great Duck Project)

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