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Hydroponic halo ring

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Hydroponic halo ring[edit]

Project developed by Matthew Alessi
Status
This OSAT has been designed but not yet tested - use at own risk.
This OSAT has been prototyped.

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Hydro Halo (Prototype).JPG

Abstract[edit]

In today's day and age, both hobbyist and survival horticultural practices are been becoming more of a nor within our culture. As the amount of people entering the hobby increase, there is a growing demand for better and cheaper gardening products. I have also joined in on this new growing hobby and have personally found that commercial horticultural equipment is expensive to purchase; so to combat this, I have embarked on creating a line of 3-D printable hydroponic/agricultural products (all open source of course). The first item that I have created is called a "Hydro halo drip ring", and is used to evenly water plants from a central location using a timer and a water pump.

  1. Picture of completed print will be provided later.

Bill of Materials[edit]

  1. 3-D Printing filament (i.e. PLA, ABS, etc.) <= That is the only material you need to print this part!
  2. SCAD/STL file of the hydro drip ring


Scad and STL files available here http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:577334/#files

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT[edit]

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

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT[edit]

Nothing more than basic 3D printing and altering well commented variables to get desired size required

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit]

I used Openscad for the model, Cura for the slicer, and Repetier-Host to print the part.

  1. Open the .SCAD file in Openscad, and adjust the given parameters to fit your needs. All units are in millimeters
    . Note: The hydroponic halo is currently set with a 6" diameter and can handle a 1/2 inner diameter hose connection.

Approximate print time (assuming original model is left un-altered) estimate

  1. 3 hours 20 minutes
Hydro Halo (Prototype).JPG

Cost savings[edit]

  1. My design used $3.13 in plastic at $25/Kg (i.e. 125 grams of polymer were used to print this)
  2. Commercial Hydro halo like this will cost around 11 dollars
  3. The total estimated savings are therefore approximately 71.54%!

References[edit]



MOST Delta filament as guide.JPG This page was part of an MTU course MSE4777 OA and MSE4777 OB/MSE5777/EE4777/EE5777: Open-source 3-D printing

Please leave comments using the discussion tab. The course runs in the Fall semester. It is not open edit.