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DIY indoor fountain


23-07-2015, 16:53. Author: AlexGyver

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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