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Ballet Fountain

A digitally controlled 3d nozzle arrangement at the end of a hose
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Picture a high pressure water hose flying around when you let go of it only controlled.

A long clear hose at the end of which is a unit with a series of solenoid operated nozzles pointed in 6 directions similar to the thrusters on a spacecraft. Opening the bottom hole would spray high pressure water out and raise the unit, opening the right nozzle would make it fly to the left etc.

You'd program the thing to dance around in interesting patterns and could also choreograph multiple units to do water ballets.

Unless they were padded you'd probably want to stay back as they flew around though.

doctorremulac3, Apr 26 2010

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       Did you intend to set these gyrations to music? If so, what?
jurist, Apr 26 2010
  

       Blue Danube or some kind of cliche' snake charmer music I suppose.   

       You could also just have a bunch swaying back and forth like seagrass or something.
doctorremulac3, Apr 26 2010
  

       You all thought you would see me or po's name attached to this, didn't you...hahaha...we are sooooo not into fountains and ballet now. So passe.   

       As for the idea, though drawn to it for some strange reason, I'm thinking the dance may be more in the line of clogs, or contra dancing, then ballet. Guess it would depend on the pressure emission though.
blissmiss, Apr 26 2010
  

       This is a good idea!
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 26 2010
  

       Google "Water Wiggle".
normzone, Apr 26 2010
  

       //Water Wiggle// Good Lord. //you'd probably want to stay back// indeed.   

       Controlling the thing might be technically challenging, unless hose-stiffness was negligible compared to nozzle-force. But that makes it a more balanced mixture of art & engineering, so [+]
mouseposture, Apr 27 2010
  
      
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