What you get
in Drip Irrigation
Engineer a drip irrigation system and sprout a love of botany and physics! Construct the water tower and trellis, set up the planter pots, then grow your own bean, wheatgrass, and watermelon plants. Explore the science of irrigation and the different ways that farmers put water to work (from flood irrigation to spray irrigation to computer-controlled farming!). So water you waiting for? Get growing!
Product line:tinker Crate
From the desk of the product designer:
Behind the design
“Getting a small amount of water to drip consistently is surprisingly hard! The "aha!" moment was leaving the pushpins in the tubing. That made it easy to adjust the size of the drip hole.”
By the numbers
Drip valves tested: 8
Tubing used: 10 meters
Water spills: too many to count
He had so much fun, he particularly loved watching the soil 'grow'. It all looks wonderful, and I've helped him carefully place the entire contraption under one of our grow lights. Hopefully the seeds pop! If they do, this will have been the best of all the crates we've ever had.
Straight forward and great experience with kids! Can’t wait to see our plants grow!!!!
The project is good for the most part but the drips fail from time to time.