Original Illustration of D.R.I.P.S.

November 27, 2010

D.R.I.P.S. is a simple idea. It’s a large funnel, made from recycled plastic, that collects dew and precipitation during the night and transports it directly to the roots of a plant. The wide part of the funnel is about the size of a dinner plate and is fairly flat. The tube part is about two feet long with spiral threads to help it screw into the ground. The plastic could be coated with a hydrophobic surface—water won’t stick to the surface and will slide all the way down the funnel to the roots below the evaporation layer—the layer in the ground where the heat from the sun no longer evaporates the water.


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