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Santorini Succulent Planter (w/ drains that fill pool!)

Please note the usage rights for this design, and contact me if you are interested in printing this design and selling it. As a student I love the idea of my design being accessible, and wont ask for any payment, I only request that some of the profit be given to charity, and that you acknowledge the original creators. Otherwise you are taking away from the charities that are currently benefiting from other sales.

If you want to just print it for yourself or to give away as a gift, then be my guest!

Update V5: I raised the pond wall by 50% to allow for a bit more drainage, and raised the archway as well to make it fit aesthetically. I toyed around with making the pool wider or even taller, but it all looked really off past this point. haven't test printed this yet but it should work.

V4 ~~NEW DESIGN! The regular STL now has higher resolution so the pool is a more perfect semi-circle. The v4 version has been FINALLY edited to print using only 60% of the filament vs the original, and around 85% of the print time. Better yet, I have some recs to get the print time well under 20 hours! See the notes below for that! The new speedy/budget design doesn't have fancy plumbing and nice looking drains, but will look the same once full. The pots are deeper, and the bottom is slanted, so it will still provide drainage, and will still drain into the pool! The only downside is that the pots are deeper, which may not be ideal for all succulents, as the soil won’t dry as quickly. Still should work well with a loose planting mixture good drainage, and is well suited to printing at a smaller size!
~~

This is a modification of the original planter 2 pot (designed by rk295): I added drainage holes, plumbing that leads down to the bottom, and an archway over the drain that leads into an added pool on the bottom level. yes the drains actually fill the pool (rather quickly, i might add.. oops!)

I was able to print it with no supports -- the only areas that didnt turn out perfectly was the very top of the arch, which sanded down nicely (not pictured), and the drain under the arch, which i just smoothed a bit with razor (also not pictured).

Print Settings

Printer brand:

Printer:

Ender 3 Pro

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Resolution:

0.2

Infill:

20%

Filament brand:

Filament color:

White

Filament material:

PLA+

Notes:

~~Faster print edit: For a MUCH faster print time (under 17 hrs), set layer height to 0.32 mm, set infill to 15%, use the gyroid infill option for added strength. Better yet, I hear if you use a .6mm nozzle you can print in under 12 hours!!!
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Printed on an ender3pro with Inland PLA+, 210c, 60 bed temp, 40mm/sec print speed, 0.2mm resolution (probably would have turned out better with 0.1 or less), and probably should have used support for the 0* angles. 20% infill, 4 wall and floor/roof layers. took around 28 hours lol.

drains work perfect though, and I'm happy with the appearance, so no regrets.

I'd recommend PETG for extended durability if this is going in the sun, or especially outdoors.


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Hedgehogs planter

Cute Hedgehog planter. Holds 2 small plants with join between so you will only need to water one side.
Has no drain hole as I didn't want it to leak but if you want one then add it before you print.

Print Settings

Printer brand:

Printer:

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

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Happy Sitting Pot - V1

Super Cute sitting plant pot

Version 2: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4899935

The little guy will cheer you up.

The pot is best used for plants that don't need much water, such as cacti.

Design got inspired by sitting pot.

 

Print Settings

Printer brand:

Printer:

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Resolution:

200

Infill:

38

Filament brand:

Filament material:

PETG

Notes:

I printed it upside down, without support
It worked out pretty well, with the bridgeing for the bottom. And because it is inside the pot, it does not matter that it does not look perfect.

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Bonsai Planter (New HD Model with over 1,100,000 Triangles)

We attempted to design a beautiful and useful planter for your next bonsai (which we happen to love). It took several months to find the right plant to fit the planter box. This model, along with others, can be downloaded from http://www.gcreate.com/downloads/. The photos show the planter printed at 200% although we could have printed it larger, which we will do as the plant grows.
We are uploading a shelled model as well as a solid model. When printing the solid model you should set the infill to 0% and you have to cut out the top (or stop the print before it prints the top). The shelled model prints great at the full scale or 2x scale but it may be too thin at half scale.
Depending on your printer you may or may not require support. This was printed on the gMax printer at several scales and it didn't require any support just keep in mind the overhangs are over 80 degrees. Also the base has no drain holes which you may want to add.
Hope you enjoy and we can't wait to see what people fill the planter with.
*Note:
The model was created in 3ds Max 2011 but due to the export/unit issues the model is scaled up by 2540%. You may have to scale down by .0393701 depending by your slicer software. In slic3r 1.1.6 it loads correctly.

Instructions

*Note:
The model was created in 3ds Max 2011 but due to the export/unit issues the model is scaled up by 2540%. You may have to scale down by .0393701 depending by your slicer software. In slic3r 1.1.6 it loads correctly.
As mentioned in the description, you may require support depending on your printer setup. It prints fine, without support, on the gMax printer.


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Plantygon - Modular Geometric Stacking Planter for Succulents

Plantygon is a modular geometric stacking planter. Designed to accommodate my growing collection of succulents, it is based on the truncated octohedron which can tesselate in 3D space. This allows each planter to stack together in any combination that you’d like!

Each planter has a sloped inner drain leading to holes which drain into the neighboring planters. A version without drainage holes is also available for indoor use.
4/16/18 Update: Added version with single side of drainage holes, and opposing sides drainage holes!

Printed planters available on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrintFutura

Print more to build your garden as your succulents propagate, or collect many varieties of tiny plants!

Designed in Autodesk Fusion 360 on macbook, and printed on Ultimaker 2+ at 0.15 mm layer height.

Supports optional depending on your printer’s bridging ability, I print in Cura with supports set to ‘Touching Buildplate’.

Print Settings

Printer brand:

Ultimaker

Printer:

Ultimaker 2

Rafts:

No

Supports:

Yes

Resolution:

0.15-0.3mm

Infill:

18%

Notes:

Supports optional depending on your printer’s bridging ability, I print in Cura with supports set to ‘Touching Buildplate’.

Custom Section
Printability notes

Notes on having consistently good Plantygon prints:
-These are particularly sensitive to filament quality, I've had the best results with eSun and ProtoPasta. PLA blends with less warping tend to print better. If you're having issues with the arms check temperature, retraction, or z-hop settings.

-Much like the design itself, these tend to work better printed in multiples. Printing 2 or more at once helps with the nozzle approach angle & layer cooling on the top half to reduce collision with the thin arms.