Drip Irrigation Stake assembly.jpg
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Authors Alexander Kampf
Completed 2014
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
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Type Project
Keywords 3D printing, drip irrigation, osat, water, plastic
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
SDG12 Responsible consumption and production
Authors Alexander Kampf
Kathy Nativi
Published 2014
License CC BY-SA 3.0
Affiliations Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab
MY4777
MTU
Language English (en)
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The OSAT is Drip irrigation assembly combining the stake and drip emitter with tubing. The Drip Irrigation Stake fulfills the purpose of providing an efficient way to water plants while using the minimum amount of water. The drip irrigation system has been around for years, but this is the first of its kind to be 3D printed.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

    1. Super Glue ~3 Dollars
    2. File:Drip Irrigation Stake Top piece1.scad
    3. File:Drip Irrigation Stake.scad
    4. File:Drip Irrigation Stake Top piece.stl
    5. File:Drip Irrigation Stake part.stl

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

Print the stake part of the Drip irrigation stake assembly on its side. Print the top piece with the nozzle pointing up, make sure to print waste material that is as tall as the nozzle in height.

Estimated print time of 1 hour and 40 minutes

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • Make sure to print the top piece with the tube connector pointing up with waste material that is as tall in order to avoid a failed build of the nozzle segment, also print slower with longer duration on each layer. Lay the stake piece on its side when printing the parts. Otherwise the tube will be clogged and the stake will be structurally unsound, also make sure to put enough glue in between the top piece and the stake piece.