Thanks for your request
We'll send you an email notification once the hunt is launched.

Want it sooner?

Share this link with your friend, forums and social networks. The more requests the product gets, the sooner we'll launch the hunt!

  • 1Start A Hunt
  • 2Gather Interest
  • 3Grouphunt Negotiates
  • 4Deal goes live
Thanks for starting a hunt!
Give us a moment to review your listing. We'll let you know once it's published. In the meantime, gather interest by sharing it with your friends!
Share this hunt
👋🏻 Welcome to Grouphunt    Learn how it works!

 

 

Capillary Action waters your plant automatically
Capillary Action waters your plant automatically

 

The GIY Stick. Let Nature self water your pots.

GIY Stick reuses bottles and fabric to make any pot self-watering. No Apps, no batteries, we just mimic Mother Nature's simple physics. We turn any urbanite into an urban farmer. GIY stick ensures you don't over or under water. You can see exactly how much the plant drinks and you can easily refill the bottle through the cap, which also prevents mosquitoes from breeding.

GIY fits almost all plastic pots out there
GIY fits almost all plastic pots out there

 

 

Tiny, versatile and supports up to 5 kilograms of water
Tiny, versatile and supports up to 5 kilograms of water

How GIY Stick works

We believe in recycling, so we designed the GIY Stick to use plastic bottles that would otherwise be thrown away. It reuses fabric as a wick to bring water from the bottle into the bottom of the soil through capillary action.

 

 

 

We've used GIY Stick on a variety of plants from thirsty Roses and Tomatoes to dry soil-loving Rosemary and Lavender. Because GIY Stick supplies water to the water roots, the top soil and air breathing roots are dry which helps prevent root rot. 

Early 3D printed prototype on a tomato. Notice the white healthy roots.
Early 3D printed prototype on a tomato. Notice the white healthy roots.

And the best thing is you can see how much water your plant drinks in a day.

Note: Please use a thicker piece of cloth for thirstier plants and avoid heavy clay soils which don't have good drainage.

Easily hooks onto tall pots
Easily hooks onto tall pots

GIY Stick. Designed to hang off almost any pot.

Made of strong ABS plastic, GIY Stick is designed to support up 5kg of water and be hung off the side of the pot. This way, you can use it even on very tall pots. 

GIY Stick is designed to fit almost all household size pots. You can even use it in wooden planter boxes, out in the sun or in the shade.

GIY Stick on an eggplant in a vertical planter box
GIY Stick on an eggplant in a vertical planter box

The GIY Stick can also be used for long troughs. Here's a short video that explains how.

 

 

 

 

Bringing water to the water roots

The top roots are breathing roots while those at the bottom are the water roots. If the top roots are too wet, the plant drowns or develops root rot. GIY Stick is designed to deliver water to the bottom, keeping the top soil dry, and stops weeds from growing.

Prototype testing by Sandrian Tan. Click on photo to read her review
Prototype testing by Sandrian Tan. Click on photo to read her review

 

Note: Use natural fabrics like cotton and you have to replace them every few months as they decompose. Polyester fabrics from sporting wear or dish washing cloth can be used for much longer. Do not put fertiliser into the bottle as algae will bloom. Instead just apply the fertiliser from the top according to instructions.

 

 

The Loh Family. Mrs Loh checks every GIY Stick that comes off the production line.
The Loh Family. Mrs Loh checks every GIY Stick that comes off the production line.

What goes into the GIY Stick?

The GIY Stick is a high grade ABS plastic injection moulded product. We have invested in the mould, tooling and the first production run, which costs SGD $35,000. To produce the first production run of GIY Sticks to be shipped worldwide, we would need to raise another SGD $20,000. It will be made by a small local factory run by the Loh family. While it may cost less to outsource to other countries, you're guaranteed the high quality and trust of a Made in Singapore product. At the price of SGD $10 for one excluding shipping, 20% goes to production, 15% to Kickstarter and payment portals, 30% goes to salaries, administrative and web costs, finally we set aside 20% for R&D for the next idea which we have already started work on. So that we continue to Make Concrete Jungles Fertile.

One Kind House somewhere on Singapore's east coast.
One Kind House somewhere on Singapore's east coast.

 

One Kind House. One Kind People.
One Kind House. One Kind People.

One Kind House

OKH is for kind people who are also one of a kind. People who like growing, cooking and eating their own vegetables, learning old traditions and creating new ones. We'd like One Kind House to be a place where we champion young chefs, artists, inventors, innovators, do-gooders and define what a 21st century kampung should be. Above all, One Kind House is about kindness and building an ecosystem around it. Kindness is karmic. 

We will also invite our top backers to come over and host you with Coffee, Workshops and even Dinner.

Some of our home grown greens
Some of our home grown greens

 

One Kind House somewhere on Singapore's east coast
One Kind House somewhere on Singapore's east coast

 

    

One of the many dinners at One Kind House
One of the many dinners at One Kind House

 

    

Dumpling class by 91 year old Ah Ma
Additional Information: Go To Original Link
Discussion
  • Why don't you get the conversation started?
  • Sign in or Register to leave a comment
Related Hunts
Projector Toilet Night Light! Project A Poop Emoji Or Target

Project a poo emoji, target, fish or flower in your toilet bowl with the world's 1st toilet night light projector! by illumibowl

EcoQube Frame - Vertical Garden For Veggies & Succulents

A low-maintenance, hassle free vertical garden that grows nutritious veggies & herbs fast, easy, and affordably, anywhere. Now you can have your micro greens and eat them too!

Amazing Hanger - Foldable, strong, durable, affordable, elegant

Unconventional hangers everyone loves to carry on the go!


Flat Rate Shipping

If we bundle it, we'll credit it


Shop Confidently

Money back guarantee


Authenticity Guaranteed

We work directly with your favourite brands


Group Prices

The bigger the group, the better the price