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Remote Controlled Dancing Articulated Hose Fountain

Hose is fitted with hundreds of remote controlled valves that allow it to dance, make shapes, even form letters.
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Fountain featuring one or more hoses outfitted with hundreds of remotely controlled hydraulic jet valves around its perimeter to facilitate forming the hose into various shapes.

Could perform choreographed moves to music like in the first link or just make relaxing natural motions like in the second link.

And as stated, this isn't just a hose with one valve at the top, it's hundreds of valves along the entire length that allow it to do choreographed shape changes.

I guess a good analogy would be rather than a randomly moving flailing man powered by a blower, it's an actual robot that does specific stuff. Walks, dances, does whatever you program it to do.

Actually, update: The valves are at the bottom, it's just hoses of various lengths aimed at various angles. Be much lighter, all the sequenced pumps at the bottom.

Actually another update: It has a camera that senses when people walk up to it. It analyzes their movements and copies them, subtly at first, then more pronounced. Eventually you might see people dancing with it. Of course it will be called... the Dancing Hose Thing. (name is a work in progress)

doctorremulac3, Apr 02 2023

Turn the music down, the song is awful. https://www.youtube...watch?v=kcgzwt-CqIs
[doctorremulac3, Apr 02 2023]

Pretty good example of snake choreography. https://www.youtube...watch?v=bJHPfpOnDzg
[doctorremulac3, Apr 02 2023]

Actually, forget that, this is what I'd want to see them do. https://www.youtube...watch?v=oMYGJAO-0k8
Just relaxing natural movement like this. [doctorremulac3, Apr 02 2023]

Not this. https://www.youtube...watch?v=6tal-PMO49w
Hundreds of remote controlled valves along the entire length, not just one open spray at the top. [doctorremulac3, Apr 02 2023]

Similar https://www.sculptu...tures/water-whirler
The wiggle movement comes from the base, not the jets. [neutrinos_shadow, Apr 02 2023]

Irriguanna [xenzag, Apr 02 2023]

Tesla snake bot charger https://www.youtube.../shorts/T72MxO9YCZk
[tatterdemalion, Apr 06 2023]


       Needs a catchy name, like “Wham-o Water Wiggle.”
a1, Apr 02 2023

       //hose// I read it as "horse". Was struggling to understand it.
pocmloc, Apr 02 2023

       I also accidentally typed in another word wrong, came back and was like "What the heck?".   

       I'd program this to move very slowly, like seaweed swaying in the gentle swells on a calm day.   

       The snake dance thing, eh. The slowly swaying seaweed deal would be relaxing to watch.
doctorremulac3, Apr 02 2023

       Very cool link neut. Makes me wanna to mine at some public display like this. Maybe I'll build a prototype and show it to city hall.
doctorremulac3, Apr 02 2023

       I see someone missed the bun button by mistake.
Voice, Apr 05 2023

       Hosedancer, Sculptflopper, Waterthing, I got it!: Spray'n'dance
Voice, Apr 05 2023

       I like it!   

       And add add a camera to it so it sort of copies your dance moves.   

       Too creepy?
doctorremulac3, Apr 05 2023

       Just creepy enough - add it to the idea! [+]
pertinax, Apr 05 2023

       Will do.
doctorremulac3, Apr 06 2023

       Tesla was working on this tech to develop a robotic arm for their supercharging stations. Or at least they said they were - nothing has come of it in several years now.   

       The idea was you drive up to the station, remote-open your charging port, and a robotic snake comes out and worms its way around, eventually poking its snout into your port, and much charging ensues. When complete, it pulls out and puts itself away.   

       Too bad there's no advancement on this. We need more things poking their snouts into ports. Maybe they could add suggestive audio like with those Swedish trash cans.   

       [A wild link appears! It's super effective!]
tatterdemalion, Apr 06 2023

       (Re your link) LOL! Holy crap that was un-expectedly funny!   

       Please check tat's "Tesla snake bot charge" link and watch till the end.
doctorremulac3, Apr 06 2023


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