When I was a kid, my folks took me to epcott just after it opened. My favorite part of the experience was the leaping frog fountains at the Imagination pavilion. The memory has stuck with me and I’m playing with the idea of recreating it in my yard.
Here is a video of what I’m referring to.
I’ve read up on laminar flow nozzles and feel reasonably comfortable that I can build everything using hardware store level supplies but I’m a bit stuck on how to get:
- A high enough powered flow to make the stream for 2-3 Seconds Intermittently
- Quiet enough to be minimally noticeable.
- Affordable enough to build 3-4 to make the effect work.
- Be powered by a 12v circuit. No AC.
I’ve got 2 ideas that I’m kicking around.
Just using a boat bilge pump. I’ve got one order that’s affordable and claims 1100GPH which works out the 1/3 Gallon per second but then you have to start calculating head pressure etc and my eyes glaze over. My guess is that my flow is going to be way too weak.
Pressurize some kind of air bladder pressure tank kind of like the new super soaker squirt guns. I could use some type of geared motor to slowly pressurize the talk then release it in bursts. I’m not sure what this would look like and what size motor/bladder I would need to make this feasible.