With Earth Day coming up this weekend, why not celebrate by 3D printing a DIY greenhouse dome for your garden? Polish up that green thumb, it’s time to use those maker skills for a Mother Nature-approved project.
Nature is filled with majestic plants, vibrant flowers, and ripe fruits, all of which tend to tickle the sentimental side of human beings. While it’s always nice to hike through areas that are rich with green, you can also bring the beauty of the earth into your own backyard.
No matter what type of climate you reside in, a greenhouse can create the ideal environment for your favorite plants. You don’t need to create a gigantic greenhouse, you can also 3D print your miniaturized version on your own!
Designed by Thingiverse user “graph”, this 3D printable Greenhouse Dome is a great way to show your appreciation for the environment and celebrate Earth Day 2018. On top of that, you’ll be able to start sprouting seeds in a warm and nurturing greenhouse.
It’s not too often we see a 3D printing project that will end with some beautiful plants or flowers, so let’s take a quick look at this special Earth Day-edition Weekend Project!
3D Printed Greenhouse Dome: What Do You Need?
To build your own 3D printed Greenhouse Dome, you’ll need to do a lot of 3D printing. Depending on the size you want to make, the models consist of numerous tiny pieces that need to be assembled together. For just one mini Greenhouse Dome, you’ll need to print over 130 parts. Luckily, most of the individual pieces are small and can be grouped together.
You can find the STL files for the Mini Greenhouse Dome here, along with the quantity for each model. If you want to print the larger model, you can also find the STL files on Thingiverse. The unique part about the miniaturized version is that it comes with its own 3D printed plant pot. For the larger dome, you’ll need to buy one separately.
Other than your 3D printer, PLA filament, and a whole lotta patience, you’ll also need to purchase some greenhouse plastic film to wrap around the dome. Add some soil and your plant of choice and you should be good to grow!
For more information on this environmentally sound project, check out the Thingiverse post.