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20 3D Print ideas for Your Backyard

20 3D Print ideas for Your Backyard

If there is any part of your home that deserves equal attention as the interior, it is your backyard. Your backyard can serve several important purposes in your home. For example, your backyard could be the venue for parties and some of your most-cherished get-togethers. Backyards could also be a lovely play area for your kids, plus serve great use as gardens.

Given the importance of this part of your compound, there is no underestimating the need to invest in maintaining its beauty. To do this, a lot of items will come into play. From basic cleaning tools and decorations to watering and gardening tools, there are many things you need to buy to keep your garden in pristine condition. But what if you can manufacture these tools yourself?

If you have a 3D printer, you probably haven’t thought beyond the regular prints. However, many other print ideas could grace your printer, including tools for your backyard. This article will expose you to some less-known print ideas for your backyard. Your printer can bring these ideas to life and ensure that your garden doesn’t lack the best care. These ideas will also help you save money too.

Let’s dive right in.

20 Items you can 3D Print for your backyard

Here are twenty products 3D Printers can make for your backyard.

  1. Watering Stake

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Your backyard will most likely have plants or flowers that you would love to keep in proper shape. A watering stake will make a whole lot of difference. If you may stay away from home for a while, you shouldn't have to worry about how your plants and flowers will survive. A watering stake will do your watering for you, providing water to the roots of your plants. Your 3D printer can get you a watering stake to meet your taste and preference. The stake will have a removable lid for a refill.

  • Sprinkler

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You can 3D print a sprinkler for your garden or lawn. However, since watering is best done with high-pressure many times, you should ensure that your infill is set to a higher percentage. This way, your sprinkler will not self-destruct under high pressure.

  • Watering Can

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What's a backyard without a watering can. This feeding water to thirsty plants model is still the most popular one. You can print this too. Start with the most simple model, or at least a model that is simple enough for your printer.

  • Cord Spool and Stakes

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New plants and flowers deserve all the protection they can get. Cord spools and stakes provide cover to these plants without being overly protective. Your 3D printer can make these too. Your stake should have a hollow through which you can tie your cord. From experience, a layer height of 0.3mm is ideal.

  • Seed Dryer

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While waiting for the right time to plant those seeds, you will want to keep them as dry as necessary. Instead of buying a seed dryer to do the job, why not put your printer to good use. You can print quality seed dryers on your own. Like a dryer, yours should have a fan close to the base, which will do the drying by releasing air upwards to the seeds. You will require a power jack, some M3 screws, and a power jack that will connect to electricity.

To be safe, print your dryer pieces with less than 0.3mm layer heights and infill density of anything from 0 to 10%.

  • Y-Splitter

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Your backyard will sure look better with more undersized water pipes around. A Y-Splitter will ensure that you have less to worry about in your backyard. Your 3D printer can produce this sprinkler in quality if you follow the right settings. While there are several models you can replicate, use a 10% infill and a layer height of 0.2mm.

7. Mini Shovel

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If you don't use gloves in your backyard garden, a mini shovel will do you a lot of good. You can get stuff done with a mini shovel without soiling your hands too much. Your 3D printer comes to the rescue once more. Be careful to adjust the infill to provide more strength while printing the handle.

8. Wall Pots

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Wall Pots will improve the beauty of your backyard walls. If your walls are plain, these pots with beautiful flowers will bring out a different and attractive look. Make use of supports so your pot prints will come out well.

9. Bird Feeder

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If you are a lover of birds, your 3D printer will be of further use to you. Bird feeders are a great way to attract colorful birds. The size of your feeders will depend on the size of birds you want around. You can print these bird feeders with a layer height of 0.4mm.

10. Hand Rake

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Hand rakes are an important gardening tool for your backyard. This tool can be between 20 to 25 CMS in length and have three or four prongs. Due to the kind of activity they undertake, your infill should be high enough to withstand stress. An infill of between 60 to 80% will be ideal. Also, make sure to use stronger print materials like the ABS or PLA.

11. Moss Pole

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A moss pole is a gardening tool that your backyard will benefit from. You can print it with an infill density of 20%.

12. Hydroponic Tower

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A hydroponic tower will help you conserve space for plants in your backyard. Now, you can place plants without soil and watch them thrive too. A 3D printer can deliver beautiful hydroponic towers with appropriate settings like a 20% infill density.

13. Birdhouse

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Printing a birdhouse is an amazing idea if you love birds in your backyard. Satisfy yourself with your own favorite designs. Use a high infill density of between 10 to 20% and materials like the ABS, PETG, or ASA that survive under heat.

14. Planters

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Planters are an exciting addition to your garden. They will add beauty to your yard. You can print some yourself and break away from the regular flower pots.

15. Plant Pots

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PLA can make you a stylish little flower pot to line the passageways of your backyard garden. You do not require a high infill density for this one.

16. Snail Trap

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A trap will solve the problem if you aren't a fan of snails or would rather not see them crawling around your yard. You can print one at home. Again, an infill density of 10% and heat resistant materials like PLA, PETG, and ASA will be appropriate.

17. Seed Spacer

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Seed spacers can come from your printer too. Set to the sizes you want and let your printer do the rest.

18. Tin Can Birdhouse

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You can transform any empty tin into a birdhouse. All you need is a base to attach to a wall and an opening to serve as the entrance.

19. Plant Labels

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Another excellent backyard idea for your printer is plant labels. You don't have to go through a book to know what new plants are sitting in a pot with these. Instead, you can dig these labels in the ground with wooden sticks or stems of small plants.

20. Watering Sprouts

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A watering sprout is easy to make on your own. You can print one to attach to a plastic bottle. Your sprout should have enough strength to withstand water pressure. 

Conclusion However unlikely it may seem, 3D printers can play an important role in beautifying your backyard. There are several backyard items that you can birth on a printer bed. Once you get your settings right, you should have beautiful and quality backyard items any time you want.

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