Desktop Self-watering Planter (Biodegradable)

Introduction: Desktop Self-watering Planter (Biodegradable)

This is an extremely simple to assemble and modify self watering planter. You will need a 3D printer to complete this build, but there are also printing services available. When printed in PLA, this planter is bio-degradable, so it is recommended that you use an ABS or ASA filament.

Since this has already been designed in tinkercad, feel free to follow the link and edit the design yourself!

Step 1: Download Files

These files are available online at thingiverse.com where you can find tons of other files. Once you have the listing page, you can download the files and prepare to print them

Step 2: Slice and Print

This step is one of the most fun and complicated steps. Here, you can mess around with materials, sizes, infill, and resolution. Once you have found the best setting (suggestions below), go ahead and print it!

Suggested Cura settings:

Infill: 50%

Walls: 3

Size: Original size serves well for a desktop planter.

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    4 Comments

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    Trevor_DIY
    Trevor_DIY

    2 years ago

    I love 3D printed stuff. How do you use it though?

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    OBJ_Prints
    OBJ_Prints

    Reply 2 years ago

    The planter is printed in two parts. The base is filled up with water, then the removable tray is filled with a plant. Lower the tray into the water and keep an eye on the water level; fill when ever it gets low.

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    Trevor_DIY
    Trevor_DIY

    Reply 2 years ago

    Ahh, that makes sense. I haven't seen this type of planter before. Thanks for explaining!

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    seamster
    seamster

    2 years ago

    Nice and simple. Thank you for sharing!