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Sprinkler

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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.


Title of the device or system[edit]

Project developed by [your name linked to your user account]
Status
This OSAT has been designed but not yet tested - use at own risk.
This OSAT has been prototyped.

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Abstract[edit]

  1. Paragraph description of the OSAT - why is it Appropriate? What need does it fulfil? Are there case studies you have found of a technology being used successfully?
  2. Picture of completed print using your printer
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Bill of Materials[edit]

  1. Provide a full BOM -- Materials needed for fabrication of device and alternative materials if they are not available, prices/sources of non-printable parts
    1. Upload and link to all source files from open source CAD
    2. Upload and link to all STLs

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]

  • If you used special skill – link to relevant wikipedia or wikiversity articles/courses

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit]

  1. Provide directions for print/assembly - be detailed enough in your “how to” to ensure that someone could construct the device from your description. Consider the elegance of IKEA like instructions.
  2. Include print time estimate
  3. Include assembly time estimate
  4. Including drawings or pictures of the device at stage of assembly at minimum. (http://www.appropedia.org/Special:Upload)
  5. Consider video if appropriate
Example video summary of textbook

Common Problems and Solutions[edit]

  • Include common mistakes/problems to avoid in building your OSAT and how to overcome them

Cost savings[edit]

  • If your solution is not a low cost one then it is not really appropriate.
  1. Estimate your costs
  2. Find a commercial equivalent
  3. Calculate $ savings and % savings

Benefited Internet Communities[edit]

  • Name and add links to at least 5 using single brackets around [url name]

References[edit]

  • The sources of information (e.g. engineering handbooks, journal articles, government documents, webpages, books, magazine articles etc.). References should use the <ref> </ref> and <references/> tags and can be in any format but should include all the information necessary for someone else to find the same information you did. For example: [1]
  1. web page: Department of Energy (DOE) Landscaping and Energy Efficiency, DOE/GO-10095 (1995) Available: http://www.eren.doe.gov/erec/factsheets/landscape.html

Based on the developmental needs addressed (e.g. food, heat, electricity, clean water, health care, etc.) be sure to label your device in the proper categories e.g. use [[Category:Water]]. Be sure to categorize your device so that it will be easy to find – for example “Low voltage connection basics” is categorized in [[Category:How tos]] [[Category:Electricity]] [[Category:Electric lighting]].

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.


Sprinkler[edit]

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

You can help Appropedia by contributing to the next step in this OSAT's status.

Abstract[edit]

Conserving water is becoming more of an important issue in today's world. An open-sourced sprinkler attachment for a hose can lead to less consumption of water. Its main use is providing a low cost irrigation solution for small gardens. Urban farming specifically can greatly benefit from an open-sourced sprinkler attachment.


Sprinkler head.jpg

Bill of Materials[edit]

  1. 3D Printer
  2. 1.75mm diameter PLA (1kg ~ $25)
  3. .STL file
  4. Hose
  5. Water Supply


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]

Basic understanding of 3D printing


Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit]

  1. Download the STL file
  2. Generate gcode via Cura, Slicer or another slicing software
  3. Print the sprinkler head using the 3D printer
  4. Screw the sprinkler head onto the water hose threads
  5. Turn on water supply once sprinkler head is placed in desired area
  • Assembly time estimate: under 1min


Common Problems and Solutions[edit]

When printing the sprinkler head, set the infill high enough to eliminate unwanted leaking or spraying. Also ensure that the printer is extruding at the correct rate.


Cost savings[edit]


References[edit]

Thingiverse Sprinkler, Available: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:124253/#files