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Slow Motion Waterfall

Sheet of water pours down motorized backing that moves in such a way as to give effect of a slow motion waterfall.
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A flat, flexible plane made of rubber that has dozens of connection points that are attached to a motorized cam that moves in such a way to mimic the flow of water. The sheet of water pouring down this rubber sheet will move as well giving the illusion of a slow motion waterfall.

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doctorremulac3, Feb 25 2018

Picture this with the ripples moving slowly. http://www.fgartand...es/148-fountain.htm
[doctorremulac3, Feb 25 2018]

Harmonic Mesh waterfall effect http://harmonicenvi....com/gallery/videos
[Whistlebritches, Feb 25 2018]

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       How about having a Golden Syrup waterfall instead?   

       OK, flies.   

       How about having a high-viscosity silicone waterfall instead?
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 25 2018

       Another way to get this effect, although baked- (see link)
Whistlebritches, Feb 25 2018

       WB, how are they doing that? Is it a plastic sheet running in a loop with water flowing over it?   

       Is the water just deposited at the top of the sheet in patterns of various thicknesses?   

       I'm guessing the latter. Very clever and cool.
doctorremulac3, Feb 25 2018

       Thin, clear silicone rubber - almost invisible.   



       // How about having a Golden Syrup waterfall instead?   

       OK, flies. //   


       Like asking for a waterfall of golden syrup over your flies isn't a dead giveaway ...   

       You are going to get a right ding alongside the earhole when he finds out, and we are going to tell him.
8th of 7, Feb 25 2018

       Pah. Sturton has his own computer. It's an English Electric KDF9, but he only uses it when he gets cold.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 25 2018

       [Doc], water flows over a weir, then down a vertical sheet of “Harmonic Mesh” material. The mesh looks like a fine fish net that’s been diagonally stretched (think diamond- shaped). Other than the water, no moving parts.
Whistlebritches, Feb 25 2018


       So simple again wins the day over complex.
doctorremulac3, Feb 25 2018

       I imagined a waterfall with a carefully adjusted flow rate so as to control the break-up of the laminar flow into droplets. Then these droplets would be illuminated by a strobe light to give the impression the drops were falling really slowly.
hippo, Feb 26 2018

       Bonus feature, induces epilepsy in 15% of onlookers.
8th of 7, Feb 26 2018

       I think the water is too chaotic in a regular waterfall to do that but you could certainly have many carefully measured droplet streams side by side to give the effect.   

       Like 8 says though, strobe lights have issues, one being they're not exactly relaxing to watch.   

       Wonder if you could use black light strobes?   

       There's an idea.
doctorremulac3, Feb 26 2018


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