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Weaverbirds are known for their intricate nests made by the repeated action of knotting blades of grass one at a time. Inspired by the maker’s consistent and repetitive process, four rollers have been designed that symbolically represent the gradient steps of path making in nest construction. Following the maker helped in transforming the 3D printer, a final production tool, to a collaborator in creating infinite, repetitive marks. As the color of grass changes over time of making the nest, the painted rollers represent mark making through the passing of time.