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Gadget Freak Case #196: Mayan Water Sound Fountain

This waterfall flows over a miniature Mayan temple and the lights respond to the intensity of the speakers.

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.)

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    In the video, you can see the gadget in action. When it's running, the lights respond to the intensity of the speakers, producing a beautiful overall effect.


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