Need help with Aeroponics misting system any ideas? Answered
I've been struggling to build an aeroponics system and the only problem I have right now is the misting system. I purchased some misting nozzles off amazon that I inserted into some vinyl tubing and sealed with a silicon sealant. I used a small DC 6V pump powered by my Arduino to pump the water to the nozzles. Now the little pump couldn't provide enough pressure to create a mist of water (I think its pump rate was something like 15GPH) it came out with some of the water leaking while a steady stream sprayed in four directions. So my question to the instructables community is was it my little pumps fault or did I get ripped off buying bad nozzles? What pump should I buy that will pump enough pressure to create a mist?
here are the nozzles I bought and here's the pump I bought:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HHW0FU/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00 <-- the pump
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004U3MRIG/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00 <-- the nozzles
One more thing, I was thinking of a misting system which I'm unsure will work. I got the idea driving behind a truck after the rain when the road was wet. The wheels were spraying a mist behind them as they drove over the wet road. Could I simulate that effect at all with an electric motor and a small wheel?