Before I got into robotics and mechatronics etc... I was really into farming... ( I still am )
When I looked around the internet all the models I found took so much plastic to print...
Like a whole Roll of filament would print 2... 3 parts of the tower at most...
So when I designed this one, the intention was to make it of course faster printing/less plastic using,
You can print as many as you want and stack them, they click into each other, and they are always going to be crisscrossed,
(holes location alternates with each part)
the holes are designed to take 2 inch net pots, as showed in the picture.
the top cover is designed to hold a hose, a normal half inch hose (recommend silicone easier to squeeze into the hole in the top cover.),
You will need to get a bucket, place a pump in the bucket + water + nutrients.
The pump will be connected to the 1/2 inch hose, which you will extend all the way to the top cover, water coming out of the hose will hit that cone shape, and create internal rain like dripping water, the base plate has holes for 5mm screws, using 4 screws and nuts, it can be screwed onto a bucket lid.
You will need to cut a hole to allow water to drip back into the bucket as-well-as to allow the hose to go up.
the Main part prints in around 4 hours on 60mm/s takes around 115 grams, so you can get about 7 parts + base + top from One roll of filament.
Trust me no other aeroponic design out there uses this little filament!
(do not print it in white, print it in blue, because it will block blue light which causes algae)
(as you can see my test print was blue as-well, sadly that's the only picture, this is a very very old project of mine that I just decided to share)
4 top layers
4 bottom layers
0.50 mm extrusion width
allow single extrusion inner walls
a picture included to show you how the slice should look.
If there is any questions leave a comment.
Hope you found it useful.
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