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Drip irrigation stake

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Drip Irrigation Stake

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

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Abstract

  1. The OSAT is Drip irrigation assembly combining the stake and drip emitter with tubing. The Drip Irrigation Stake fulfills the purpose of providing an efficient way to water plants while using the minimum amount of water. The drip irrigation system has been around for years, but this is the first of its kind to be 3D printed.
  2. Drip Irrigation Stake assembly.jpg

Bill of Materials

    1. Super Glue ~3 Dollars
    2. File:Drip Irrigation Stake Top piece1.scad
    3. File:Drip Irrigation Stake.scad
    4. File:Drip Irrigation Stake Top piece.stl
    5. File:Drip Irrigation Stake part.stl

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT

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

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT

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

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions

  1. Print the stake part of the Drip irrigation stake assembly on its side. Print the top piece with the nozzle pointing up, make sure to print waste material that is as tall as the nozzle in height.
  2. Estimated print time of 1 hour and 40 minutes
Example video summary of textbook

Common Problems and Solutions

  • Make sure to print the top piece with the tube connector pointing up and lay the stake piece on its side when printing the parts. Otherwise the tube will be clogged and the stake will be structurally unsound, also make sure to put enough glue in between the top piece and the stake piece.

Cost savings

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  2. Find a commercial equivalent
  3. Calculate $ savings and % savings

References

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  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

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