Big Money Project. This is a pineapple self-watering planter remixed with FreeCAD. It was taken from an original pineapple planter created by DasMia (Cults3D Link) and remixed into a self-watering planter. The top piece has a hole in the bottom for 100% cotton to be thread through to carry water from the bottom water void. This enables the water to take advantage of the capillary effect and self-water your plant.
Link to part on myminifactory: Self-Watering Planter on myminifactory
Link to part: Pineapple Self-Watering Planter on Thingyverse *Note* This had to be put on Thingyverse because myminifactory does not accept freeCAD models and the file was too large for libre3D.
Cost savings[edit | edit source]
Commercial Equivalent - $18.99 - Wayfair Pineapple Planter
*Note* Commercial Equivalent is not a self-watering planter.
Calculate $ savings and % savings
Total Cost of 3D Printed Version: $1.22 Cost of Commercial Version: $18.99
Cost Savings: $17.77
Percent Saved: 93.58%
Issues to be resolved[edit | edit source]
The following problems are problems that I found in this version that I will be fixing on later versions:
- The bottom is not thick enough to hold water. A few extra layers will be added to solve this issue.
- The two pieces don't fit together nicely. Either a chamfer on the connection point or a redesign of the connection point will be considered.
Note: If you have ideas I'd love to hear them! This is such a cute design so I'd love to perfect it!