If you like gardening and enjoy working with plants, you will like these garden accessories created using a 3D printer.
1. Seed Spacer
Determining right plant spacing in mixtures has many benefits to the plants. The seed spacer from Alex English is a manual spacing tool for sowing seeds at different spacings in a hexagonal pattern.
When planted in a tight hexagonal pattern, the leaves of plants will shade the soil, which keeps the soil cooler and slows evaporation. The denser spacing also helps control weeds because the established garden plants will work to crowd weeds out and keep them from coming in. Lastly, tighter spacing means you can get more produce per square foot from your garden.
Alex uploaded STL files for spacers with 1.5 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch, and 4 inch spacing. After printing, simply just press the spacer into the soil to make three holes, then lift, rotate, and position the spacer with two of the prongs in two of the previously made holes; repeat.
2. Slug Trap
Slugs could destroy spring planting like peas and beans when they get too many. The slug trap designed by Alex English is easy to use: fill the reservoir about 1/2 - 2/3 full with beer, put the lid on and place in the garden. Slugs are attracted to beer, so after a rain you can just check the trap, most likely some greedy slugs are caught there.
3. Garden trellis netting hook
The simple hook from Alex English is designed for hanging a garden trellis net for peas and green beans. Simple but useful. Get the file on Thingiverse here.
Also many Thingiverse users provides their "green" use of 3D printing, such as an evil face planter, a watering spout and garden rake.
Watering spout for 2 liter bottle
You probably have a lot of 2 liter bottle at home, download, print and screw this watering spout on top. A nice and simple accessory for watering your plants.
This small 3-prong garden rake is designed by tlalexander, a handy tool for a little garden.
Posted in 3D Printing Applications
Maybe you also like:
- 3D printers help developing tentacle-like active soft robotics
- How 3D printer could help biological research at UCSF
- World first 3D printed sports wheelchair seat used by Paralympics games
- InVivo plans to use 46 3D printers to make spinal scaffolds
- SHAPES iN PLAY: shaping objects by using rapid prototyping
- Create and 3D print custom records for Fisher Price's Toy Record Player
- Weekend project: 3D print a Pocket-Tactics board game
- Disney's new 3D printing princesses experience
- Table Lamp from a 3D printer that blooms like a flower
- 3D printed WMF giant spoon
- 3D printing and stop motion used for Dutch science show "Het Klokhuis" opening titles
- The Wiki Weapon Project crowdfunding to develop open source 3D printable plastic firearm
- U.S. Army deploying mobile labs packed with 3D printers to Afghanistan
- Ben Heck's wheelchair foot-controlled system allows hands-free mobility for expectant father
- Continuum Fashion launches $900 custom 3D-printed shoes
- Theo Jansen's 3D printed Strandbeests, here are the Lego and bamboo version
- Making jewelry out of waste materials with a 3D printer
- Escher For Real: 3D printing real-life version of Escher's drawings
- Drone delivers 3D-printed portraits at Burning Man
- Charge Bikes & EADS 3D printing titanium bicycle parts
- 3D printed Symphony Shells iPhone amplifiers
Bah wrote at 5/4/2013 12:28:20 AM:
The real deal is to print a garden seeder!! cause it's absolutely overpriced !!