Here's an entertaining gadget -- a waterfall over a miniature Mayan temple that responds to music. Speakers and lights are built into the Mayan pyramid, and water flows through the center of the gadget for a powerful overall effect. The device includes six main components: a pyramid plexiglass body, a water system, a control unit, speakers, and the output screen with the LEDs.
The creators of the Mayan Water Sound Fountain: (left to right) Torry Neuhoff, Joseph Kopacz, and Topher Peter.(Philip Karlberg is not pictured.)
Cool, but not exactly groundbreaking. If they put their mind to it, they could come up with a far more engaging dynamic and fluid display. I've seen more exciting music to visual displays on a computer screen with your choice of 1000's of effects. Engaging project though. Take it to the next level for true genius. What would Steve Jobs do with this?
You are quite right - notce I didn't comment on the design, jus the ligthing. We designed a 10-foot diameter, 9-foot long chandelier composed of 5,500 glass fibre optics light guides that has 9 colors pllus combinations for Christmas, Easter and Fourth of July, all push button operated. It only consumes 2070 watts, and runs from 5 PM to 2 AM daily. Patrons entering the restaurant for the first time all say, WOW!
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