MAKE YOUR OWN FRESH WATER, AND WATER YOUR PLANTS

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Introduction: MAKE YOUR OWN FRESH WATER, AND WATER YOUR PLANTS

About: Former recon marine, did time in the Navy as well. build robots for a living, engineer as a trade. Inventor, Black belt TKD. battle bots. robot wars etc. Medal of valor recipient.

Thats right make your own fresh water and never water your plants again. Here is how I made a small working prototype that waters a single plant and I never have to worry about watering that plant again.


I removed an old peltier thermal chip from an incar beer cooler and made a water creating device. I takes the moisture from the air and condenses it just like a cold beer on a hot day. the water then runs down into the planter box and keeps the plant watered. never have to water the plants again, no worries about busted hoses again, and I can control the amount of water via a timer and PWM circuit so I don't over water the plant.

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    Do you have a step-by-step, by any chance? Maybe some build pictures? If not, is there any way you could throw together a diagram showing your build? I've been looking for pretty much this exact setup for a while now! I love the idea of a solid state air water generator!

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    While I appreciate the offer, buying a completed unit is much less satisfying than assembling one from scratch. I've got most of the parts, I believe.

    Fantastic idea! Could you please send me the info too. quickr23@gmail.com

    This is great. Do you have any info on sizing (i.e. - what size heat sink, what size peltier, yeilds how much volume for a given humidity point)?

    Cool idea.... get it? I love peltiers and this is a novel use i haven't seen yet

    i wouldnt waste my money on a separate device.. how about just rigging your AC condenser drain pipe to your potted plant?

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    also my air conditioner is in the basement. and not all that easy to get the water to the plants. i just wanted to have something that I could use if I went out of town for a while or if I kept forgetting to do it. I have some Bonsai plants that have in the past been abused, and I thought this would ensure the would still be alive when i got back from a long trip.

    thanks for your input I do appreciate it.

    warren