Waterfall Swing Makes Designs But Keeps Users Dry [Video]
A water installation for the World Maker Faire sends down a continuous stream that is timed to miss the swingers.
Playing on the swing set just got a lot more interesting – videos of the Waterfall Swing, a design for the 2011 World Maker Faire in New York, have gone viral on YouTube and Tumblr. The installation was created by Mike O’Toole, Andrew Ratcliff, Ian Charnas and Andrew Witte of Dash 7 Design. The first records two people swinging back and forth, narrowly avoiding the “rain” when they pass through the wall of water, which parts to let them through. The second shows the water stream spelling messages and creating designs, like hearts, dots and animated curving lines.