The Electromagnetic Fountain

Alchemic Fountain Design – simplified

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Taking out the main elements from yesterday’s brain storming, this is the current idea for the water features of the Electromagnetic Fountain.

Alchemic Fountain Design 3

Small dots on circle: respond to digital signals.

10 jet nozzles with controllable solenoid valves on a ring manifold with own pump.

As a peak signal is detected, a solenoid valve opens. When a new peak signal is detected it closes, and the valve next to it opens, creating an anti-clockwise circular motion around the edge of the fountain bowl. The height of the jet is determined by the amplitude of the signal.

Pentagon dots: respond to analogue signals.

Nozzle type: still thinking! But should be more expansive than the small jets of the ring manifold.

5 nozzles on a manifold with own pump. The pump is controlled by the amplitude of the of the detected signals providing continuous motion.

Big dot in centre: responds to the average value of all incoming signals.

I nozzle (or complex nozzle) with own controllable pump.

Frequency makes the water rise and drop, amplitude defines the height.

When a maximum threshold is reached, the fountain will perform on an automated program.

OTHER FEATURES

Surface fog or bubbly water: on high average total level the water surface could fog over or bubble.

Lighting:

– optical fibre lighting for the fountain bowl.

– checking out jet lighting potentials.

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