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An enamel pin set about the convergent evolution of flight!
An enamel pin set about the convergent evolution of flight!
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UPDATE: I've refined the pin designs a little! Because of how fast the project was funded I've been able to up the production quality quite a bit! They're now hard enamel pins on a black nickel base with five colors (all colors but black will glow in the dark). These pins are going to look VERY good! Here's an updated mockup!

Powered flight has evolved four separate times during the history of life on earth. Only four times! The first time it was insects, but the other three times it was vertebrates, like you and me! Even though wings evolved three different times in three unrelated species, they all share a lot of basic structures. That's convergent evolution, baby!

Look at your arm. Arms are neat! All terrestrial vertebrates have the same basic bone structure. Evolution has turned those arms into wings in three different ways, and now you can own a pin set celebrating that super neat fact!

 This pin set features a pterosaur wing, bird wing, and bat wing! You can compare and contrast the bone structure and look real slick while telling the world "hey science is neat, look at this science."

You can get individual pins or the whole set!

Pterosaur Wing! They are extinct now.
Pterosaur Wing! They are extinct now.

 

Bird Wing! Feathers?? What???
Bird Wing! Feathers?? What???

 

Bat Wing!! It's like our own arm, only way creepier!
Bat Wing!! It's like our own arm, only way creepier!

 STRETCH GOAL

If we make it to $1200 the pins will all GLOW IN THE DARK. So you can enjoy the splendor of convergent evolution EVEN IN THE DARK.

Risks and challenges

This is my sixth Kickstarter, my second enamel pin Kickstarter, and my fifth go at making enamel pins! I'm pretty confident in this project.

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    Pterosaur Pin!!

    You get the Pterosaur pin! Congrats you're the first to evolve flight (except for insects but they don't count).

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    Bird Pin!!

    Up in the sky! It's a bird! You get the bird pin.

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    Bat Pin!!

    Show your support for your fellow mammals with the bat pin!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - All 3 Pins

    Early bird more like early, uh, wings? There's a joke there I'll let you put it together yourself.

    All three pins! Five bucks off the regular price! Get it while you can!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - All 3 Pins

    FIXED SHIPPING: I mixed up shipping on the original Early Bird tier. If you pledged for that, please switch your pledge to this one! ONLY PLEDGE HERE IF YOU ALREADY PLEDGED FOR THE ORIGINAL EARLY BIRD! Sorry for the mixup!

    Early bird more like early, uh, wings? There's a joke there I'll let you put it together yourself.

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    All the Pins!

    It's all the pins! All the wings! Three of them, in fact! Wow! Look at all that convergent evolution!

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    All the Pins!

    FIXED SHIPPING: I mixed up the shipping on the original tier, oops! This is the reward with the correct shipping prices. Sorry for the confusion!

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