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December 1, 2016 AT 4:00 pm

Christmas Tree Water Fill/Level Check #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Tackleberry shares:

I hated always crawling under the tree to

a)Check whether or not I needed to add water
b) checking to see when the water resevoir was full

SO, let’s make something that will help us with both!

The wiring was pretty simple, since i planned on using the coin cell batteries (LR44); no resistors! I used a NO switch between the batteries and the LED to minimize power usage and not drain the batteries. I soldered and covered all the connections with heat-shrink tubing. I didn’t really secure the wiring to anything inside the funnel’s recess; I just shoved it all in there, so I could easily change the batteries as needed.

The wiring was simply cable tied to the extra dishwasher tubing I had laying around. Simply feed the tube down the tree, snap the holder onto one of the tree stand screws, and VOILA! I no longer have to crawl under the tree!

A bonus is that my kids like to water the tree now; how about that!?

download the files on: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1917975


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