Tremendously Cute 3D Printed Bulbasaur Planter #3DxEntertainment #3DThursday #3DPrinting
Here’s a simple tutorial for how Thomas, on the Adafruit team, has been turning 3D prints of a cute low-poly Pokemon-esque Bulbasaur character into a succulent or cactus planter! Images of his prints, and another 3D model here managed to stir up a lot of interest on reddit …. because they really are just so darned cute!
Here’s the file – not my design! Credit to Hitsman. I printed at .15mm, 7% infill, 2 shells, on a Replicator 2.
To begin, I put a small layer of pebbles for drainage at the bottom of the pot. Ideally, the pot should have holes in the bottom as well. I used a potting mixture of 2:1 soil to sand.
After digging the cactus out of its original pot, clear the extra dirt off the roots. Then carefully tuck it into the planter. I used a small stick to help push the roots through. Then, dig a small hole in the pot for the roots. Add your planter! Be sure to put extra dirt inside the planter itself! The stick can help here too….
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
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