Just download, print, and grow!
My goal is the empower and educate people to grow their own food ... one 3d print at a time! With this modular hydroponic system, you can do just that. The modules are interlocking, so it can be expanded and contracted in size super easily. I'm using the system myself and you can view my progress on Instagram @archipelagourbanfarms or Youtube. Please like, follow, subscribe and spread the word. Let me know if you have any questions! More iterations, upgrades, add-ons to come!
I started a series on Youtube tracking the progress of my hydroponic garden. You can check it out here: https://youtu.be/xnRCw6UyRM8
Go to http://www.archipelagourbanfarm.com/ for the complete parts list.
Cropswap: Buy, sell, and trade fruits and vegetables. https://www.cropswapapp.com/
Precious Plastics: Open source machines, tools, and infrastructures to fight plastic pollution from the bottom up. For free.
The Venus Project: Today we have access to highly advanced technologies. But our social and economic system has not kept up with our technological capabilities that could easily create a world of abundance, free of servitude and debt. - Jaques Fresco
UF/IFAS Florida Gardening Calendar: No matter what method of gardening you use, if you plant outdoors and don't plant according to the season, nothing will grow. This is a great resource for gardens in my home state of Florida. Look to your state university or in your local library for resources with similar calendars specific to your area. http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/care/planting/vegetable-gardens-by-season.html
Designed to fit the build volume of an Anet A8 (300x300x400). I print with different brands of white PLA. Make sure it's opaque.
The top lid and reservoir require some sort of infill near the bottom of the print to print properly. I only have Cura so I printed those entire pieces at 20%. I suggest also printing the modules at at least 20% eventhough they can be printed at 0%.
Vase Lid needs to be printed at 100% infill.
The only drawback is that each module kind of takes kind of a long time. I printing at 60mm which is about a 12-hour print. I'm thinking of experimenting with 80 mm and having the print time come down to approximately 10 hours. I'll let you know how it goes.
Holes needed post printing
Drill 2 small holes on the outside of the top reservoir in order to loop a zip tie through it and hang it on a rack or stand.
Drill 6 small holes on the inside of the top reservoir to allow for the nutrient solution to drip onto the net pots below.
- Drill several holes on the inside of the cylindrical structure that sits in the middle of the top reservoir. This cylinder helps to prevent overflow in the case of a clog or excessive flow.