Hydroponic halo ring

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About this device
Hydro Halo (Prototype).JPG
Keywords 3D printing, hydroponics, sprinkler, water, gardening, farm
Uses agriculture, development, industry
Authors Matthew Alessi
Status prototype
Made? Yes
Designed in United States
Affiliations MTU
Materials PLA
Cost USD $ 3.13
SDGs SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
SDG06 Clean water and sanitation
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Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Instructions data
Manufacturing files https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:577334/#files
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Hydroponic halo ring[edit | edit source]

Project developed by Matthew Alessi

Hydro Halo (Prototype).JPG

Abstract[edit | edit source]

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.

(Picture of completed print will be provided later.)

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

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

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

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

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

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

I used Openscad for the model, Cura for the slicer, and Repetier-Host to print the part. 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: 3 hours 20 minutes

Hydro Halo (Prototype).JPG

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  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 | edit source]