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Avocado boat! Grow your own avocado tree!

by MakerSpace_Online Apr 5, 2016
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I don't see the stl for the double boat from the photo, that looks like it would be better balanced and float better. Can you post that?

Hi there - I'm wanting to make these with my 13 year old students - but our printers run on different software - do you have simple working drawings that I could recreate from please - I'm thinking of using Fusion or Blender.
thanks heaps

This was not the best design. There are better remixes. Great idea though.

It would be cool to be able to disassemble the boat in two pieces as some root system may grow too big for them to pass through the hole.

maybe australian advocado (hass) seeds are too big, but printed two of these and they both sink, the weight distribution strangely is too far back. The idea is great maybe I will remix this to a larger surface area distributed more evenly. pretty annoying to print and have this not work at all however...

LOL. Yeah, these boats are not well balanced and not that big. They can't take big seeds.

Printing at 115% seems to be about right for our bigger seeds for anyone that wants to skip the first print that is too small

I also had the sinking boat at first, but i just imported it into Tinkercad, and make the overall size about 5% larger for displacement, and dragged the Z up about an extra 1cm for some extra room. Much better when you have 4 or 5 bobbing around in a pond outside where the waves would sink the originals.

Same for me. Had to form a ballast at the front of these boats to stop them from tipping over. Very fragile balance.

What are your flow bed + extruder temp mull layer height shell width layer height
All make a difference

Is your printed model water tight? If so, you might want to scale the boat a bit up.

Hi. I have used the boat design, and it works great. Is the two seed canoe design that is shown in the pictures available?

It will be available soon! Will be released together with a video.

Yep! Advantage of this boat is that you don't have to check the water level so often.

Sigh. Seed didn't germinate. Did I miss something? Seed was a little small too so dunno.

Not every seed will work, and it can take a long time. Even up to 2-3 months sometimes. Maybe try a bigger seed. Good luck!

Thanks. I'll just leave it for a while longer. I don't know how avocado breeds with such a strict requirement for germinating lol

Wonderful boat though.

I tried this thing. The design is great but it does not float. I tried everything you can think of but it still does not float.

Is your boat leaking? If so, make sure your layers are bonding is better. Is your seed to big/heavy? Try printing the boat a bit bigger.

Good luck!

I do not know if this works but I will print it soon and test! Seriously this is one of the smartest things I've seen! You are a genius!


Is this you? Otherwise somebody is trying to profit from your design :/

Thanks for letting me know! That's already the second person selling my design on ebay.

He even copy pasted the blurb from Avoseedo.

Yup :(
It's hard to get them removed from ebay...

It's been removed, but he just stole another design of thingiverse and relisted.

I made one for my dad and after a couple weeks he said it started sinking. He made some foam pontoons for it lol. I assume it is absorbing water maybe I will try a different material.

Or try printing it slightly bigger ;)

I printed mine and the sides are leaking. Any advice?

Do you have problems with layer bonding? Do the layers stick well together? If not, try printing with a bit heigher temperature and/or flow rate.

Today I added Avocadoboat V1.2 with better floating capability!

Cool idea, but do you put water in the boat for the seed to sit in?

Thanks! You put the seed in the boat, and then the boat in water. Good luck!

What a neat little idea! I am going to so do this! Thanks:D

Thanks, good luck growing your avocado plant! And feel free to share your results!