Sprinkler head.jpg
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Part of MY4777
Type Project, Device
Keywords sprinkler, water conservation, irrigation, gardening, urban farming, 3d printing, osat, PLA plastic, Hose
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG06 Clean water and sanitation
Published by James Wencesslas Berry IV
Published 2014
License CC BY-SA 4.0
Affiliations MTU
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Location Michigan, USA

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.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

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

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

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

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

Basic understanding of 3D printing

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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