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DIY indoor fountain

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DIY indoor fountain

diy indoor waterfall

difficultyDifficulty: ★★★☆☆

timeTime: About 4 hours

ScrapFrom scrap: ████████░░ 80%


PreamblePreamble

Recently indoor fountain waterfalls become a very popular thing. They play a decorative role in the apartment as well as contribute to relaxation and rest. In this article, we will focus on how to build indoor waterfall. And the waterfall we will make is not just a decorative, it is desktop. Micro waterfall.


MaterialsMaterials

  • A small motor (from camera or phone)
  • Plastic gear of any toys or watches
  • Thin plastic
  • Cap of deodorant
  • Bottle cap
  • Ball pen
  • Foil
  • Wires
  • Resistor
  • LEDs
  • The battery of the phone
  • Shells
  • The plastic box
ToolsTools

  • Scissors
  • Drill
  • The gun melting
  • Pliers
  • Super Glue
  • Soldering
  • Hacksaw

    DIY indoor fountain


  • Scheme of working

    Lets start with pump, you can build it or buy in an aquarium store. There is some scheme
    DIY indoor fountain

    1 - water enter hole
    2 - impeller
    3 - body
    4 - water exhaust pipe
    Р - centrifugal force.

  • Step 1

    The basic idea - to make mini indoor waterfall, a little more than a pack of cigarettes. Therefore, the motor must also be small. I use a motor from the camera.
    You can use vibro motor of useless telephone

    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 2

    Impeller is made of plastic gear, which can be found in toys, watches...
    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 3

    Grind it to the size of the pump casing
    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 4

    Now we make blades. Cut rectangular pieces of plastic and glue them to the wheel.
    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 5

    As the body I used the plastic cap of deodorant
    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 6

    Cut extra pieces of it and drill holes: a small exit at the top for the motor shaft, and a large hole for water exhaust.
    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 7

    The exhaust tube made of body of a ballpoint pen. Glue it.
    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 8

    Motor should stick as much as possible accurately and without bias
    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 9

    Make a cover for the pump casing. In this case, I used a bottle cap. The hole in the center - to water entry
    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 10

    Glue it

    DIY indoor fountain

    The result was a miniature pump. In tests, it is able to give the water column height of 20 cm when powered by Li-Ion battery of your phone 3.7 volts.

  • Making decorative landscape


  • Step 1

    The basic idea - stone style. "Stones" made from crumpled foil and glued with hot melt. After the pre-painting
    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 2

    The source from which the water will flow, I took the shell of a suitable size and drilled a hole in it for tube
    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 3

    Assemble according to the scheme
    DIY indoor fountain

    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 4

    The water reservoir for diy indoor fountain will be a small plastic box
    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 5

    Stick it with "stones"
    DIY indoor fountain

  • Step 6

    Assemble it all with hot melt glue, connect the wires. You can use a resistor for adjusting the power of the indoor fountain. Here the scheme
    DIY indoor fountain

  • DIY indoor waterfall

    DIY indoor fountain

    DIY indoor fountain

    DIY indoor fountain

    DIY indoor fountain

  • Half power

    DIY indoor fountain

  • CD for scale

    DIY indoor fountain

    Author: great killerlot

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ResultsResults and tips

  • The result is really diy indoor fountain waterfall, this size you will not find in a shop
  • If it will be a gift, you need to make two indoor fountains. Leave this one is very hard =)
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