Created by Mike O’Toole, Andrew Ratcliff, Ian Charnas, and Andrew Witte and officially unveiled at the World Maker Faire in 2011, this awesome waterfall swing is not only something you can ride, but it displays images as well as text in mid-air. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
The essence of the trick are the 273 solenoids valves on the top bar of the swing. Not only do they pour the water, but their computerized mechanisms keep track of the speed and the movement of the swing, in order to stop the water just when the people are going right under the bar. That way the wall of water forms a gap for the swing to go through. The thrill of getting caught in the rain must keep the adrenaline high!