How we make the Gastly Humidifier — and how you can too!

How we make the Gastly Humidifier — and how you can too!

Welcome to our step-by-step guide on creating the Gastly Humidifier! This unique humidifier combines the charm of Pokémon with practical technology. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a Pokémon fan, this guide will help you create your own Gastly Humidifier at home. Let's dive in!

Understanding the Basics

Gastly Humidifier - 3D printed luminous Pokémon humidifier with advanced mist emission, UV disinfection, and blue purple ambient night light glow.

Principle: The Gastly Humidifier operates on a simple concept: an ultrasonic atomizer creates water fog, which is then illuminated by an LED light. This combination produces an enchanting mist that resembles Gastly's ghostly form.

Materials Needed:

Materials Needed - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly
Material Details - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly
  • 3D Printer
  • LED Strip
  • Ultrasonic Atomizer and Driver
  • Cooling Fan
  • Adjustable Resistor
  • Screws (Various Sizes)
  • 5V Battery or Power Adapter
  • Wiring Supplies

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: The Core Concept

Basic Principle - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly
  • The atomizer generates a water mist.
  • A fan helps to disperse this mist outwards, simulating Gastly's eerie fog.
  • The LED strip lights up the mist, giving it a ghostly hue.

Step 2: 3D Printing

Download STL files here

  • Print the parts using the provided STL files above. Note: The 'back_A.stl' part includes a chamber for water and should be printed without support structures.

Step 3: Wiring the Circuit

Circuit Diagram - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly
  • Follow the simple circuit diagram to connect the electrical components.

Step 4: Assembling the Atomizer

Key Components - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly
Atomizer - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly
  • Place the atomizer in the lid (lid.stl) and secure it with screws, ensuring the wire runs through the designated gap.
  • Connect it to its driver but avoid over-tightening, which may impair function.

Step 5: Fan and Speed Control

Fan and Resistor - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly Adjustable Resistor - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly
  • Attach the fan (size-dependent screws) and connect it to the adjustable resistor per the circuit diagram.
  • The resistor controls fan speed and thus the fog output, as shown in the GIF.

Step 6: LED Strip Installation

LED Strip Assembly - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly Screws - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly Gastly Head - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly
  • Secure the LED strip to the 'middle.stl' part with tape.
  • Attach this part to the 'face.stl' using screws, adjusting the gap as needed for optimal mist flow.

Step 7: Final Assembly

Strip wire and screws - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly
Main Assembly - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly
  • Connect the middle and back_A parts using screws.
  • Route the LED strip and atomizer wires through the same hole and wire them as per the diagram.
  • Assemble the holder.

Additional Tips and Considerations

Lighting and Aesthetics:

  • The LED color may vary; choose according to preference. A darker background enhances the visual effect.
  • Avoid direct eye contact with the LED light for prolonged periods.

Safety and Maintenance:

  • Ensure the driver board and power source are protected from moisture.
  • The internal water tank is small, requiring frequent refills.
  • A built-in room collects condensation to prevent leaks. Regularly empty this chamber.

Customization and Expansion:

  • Add additional structures, like a castle, for more space and creative design options.
  • This allows for better concealment of wires, circuits, and larger water tanks, enhancing both functionality and aesthetics.

 

Final Product - Step-by-step guide on how we create the Gastly Humidifier | 3D printing, DIY, Self-Assembly

And... that's it! This is how we create the Gastly Humidifier — and how you can too at home.

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