Garden water sprinkler.jpg
Project data
Authors Shyam Sanjeevi
Completed 2015
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Cost USD $ 1.1
Export to Open Know How Manifest
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Type Project
Keywords 3D printing, gardening, sprinkler, water, plastic
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG12 Responsible consumption and production
Published by Shyam Sanjeevi
Shyams19
Kathy Nativi
Fionaconnor
Published 2015
License CC BY-SA 3.0
Affiliations MTU
Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab
MY4777
Language English (en)
Page views 105


This garden water sprinkler can be easily used to sprinkle water on a certain given region of garden by inserting a jet stream of water. The same print can be scaled up and made big for large garden areas.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. Requires less than 50gm of PLA to print this in full scale, estimated cost is the cost of material only. Comes out to be 1.10$

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

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

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

  • Understanding of sprinkler system and basic designing skills using Openscad or Freecad

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  1. Download the Openscad file or .stl file from the Thingiverse website.
  2. Load the file in Cura and scale it to required size according to use.
  3. This print needs support at some portions because it is hanging and may not form properly without support.
  4. Size of the entrance nozzle to be modified according to hose pipe and can be done easily by changing nozzle radius.
  5. Faster the hose pipe tightly onto the nozzle ensuring no leakage, and as the print is one piece there is no problem of it tearing apart or breaking down.
Link to Thingiverse with scad and stl files.
[|http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1182839]]

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • The basic weight of the print is less to withstand the force of incoming water, some external installation to be used to keep in position.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  • Easy to redesign and make required shape and size.
  1. 1.10$ for full scale of print.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Some types of water sprinklers.