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Mediocredesigns

Small flower pot, Self watering

by Mediocredesigns Apr 26, 2017
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Really loving the simplicity of the design and printing my first one currently for some tomato sprouts. It should be done by late tonight and I'll post a make. How much water do you put in it? Up to the top of the smaller tube inside the watering hole?

Hello, thank you for this file it is great.
Did you use 0.28 layer height for the all print or only for the first 6 layers? What was the layer height for the rest of the print?
I am using cura and I am trying to find all the settings you have describe. Do you have a cura project file?

Hey man, did you do anything to seal it off? PLA starts to degrade eventually and that is what I print too. Just wanted to be able to seal it so that it won't compost ;(

I didn't seal it because I figured if/when that becomes a problem I will just print another one. I though that the exterior would probably degrade over time due to sunlight exposure which would't be prevented by any food safe sealant I was aware of. Some folks have used different glues and other similar chemicals that are self curing and work well on plastic to seal other bowls/pots so I'm sure its possible. I just didn't do it.

Too bad I have a .3mm nozzle... :(

You might be able to print at 94% (Technically 93.75%) to get it to scale the walls down to 1.5mm thick which would give you a solid 5 layers as long as you adjusted the balance of inner/outer walls in your slicer. Not sure if that would work in the real world but the math suggests it might be worth a try.

I love how the original version of this was one of the recommended projects in the household section.