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Category: Science
Date: 08/09/06 02:31 AM

97 Responses to The Time Fountain

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 1:40 am
    Link: The Time Fountain - Make water drops appear to stand still in mid air.
  2. Profile photo of kenthegod
    kenthegod Male 13-17
    379 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 2:36 am
    id fake magic tricks with it
  3. Profile photo of FeeFee
    FeeFee Female 18-29
    583 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 2:36 am
    That is awesome! I want one
  4. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 2:39 am
    I want one, but I wonder if it only works in the dark
  5. Profile photo of Delayclose
    Delayclose Male 40-49
    9 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 2:39 am
    lol nice birthday present for someone with ADD
  6. Profile photo of Salkraps
    Salkraps Male 13-17
    110 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 2:40 am
    I must have one!
  7. Profile photo of celticzaida
    celticzaida Female 13-17
    205 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 2:44 am
    That is so amazingly cool.
  8. Profile photo of Tyrizzle
    Tyrizzle Male 18-29
    908 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 2:46 am
    ...right
    like im actually going to go out and buy
    - A short length of brass tubing
    - Brass rods to solder the LEDs to
    - Two NPN power transistors (TIP31 is what I used)
    - A PIC16F628 suitably programmed
    - One op-amp (LM741 or LM328 will do)
    - Some other components (resistors, capacitors)
    I dont know what any of those are O_o except the Brass Rods and tubes
  9. Profile photo of Razamire
    Razamire Female 18-29
    660 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 2:49 am
    that is so freaking cool
  10. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1496 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 2:49 am
    Any one wanna make me one then sell it to me for like 17.43$ CDN?
  11. Profile photo of reb0rn4never
    reb0rn4never Male 18-29
    555 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 2:50 am
    sweet
  12. Profile photo of Rivey
    Rivey Female 18-29
    88 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 2:51 am
    That dude is going to make a A on his science project.
  13. Profile photo of Insanity_cow
    Insanity_cow Female 18-29
    145 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 2:53 am
    Awesome!!!
  14. Profile photo of Gleeballs
    Gleeballs Female 18-29
    850 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 3:19 am
    That is really cool.
  15. Profile photo of doc_2007
    doc_2007 Female 13-17
    193 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 3:29 am
    I would pay some one a lot of money to make this for me. O_O
  16. Profile photo of doc_2007
    doc_2007 Female 13-17
    193 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 3:30 am
    Seriously. Put that sh*t on ebay and I will pay for it.
  17. Profile photo of cruxshadows
    cruxshadows Female 18-29
    2144 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:06 am
    Pretty.
  18. Profile photo of thesupreme1
    thesupreme1 Male 13-17
    148 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:12 am
    Lol I Might use this as my science Project =)
  19. Profile photo of gilly_60
    gilly_60 Male 13-17
    108 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:19 am
    that was really cool..WAY too much to read but the video was awesome.. lol
  20. Profile photo of IAmTheMoose
    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
    1343 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:19 am
    want one alot, but not sure if im willing to build one...


    maybe i will buy it once this guy makes a franchise off of it.

  21. Profile photo of FallenSoul
    FallenSoul Male 18-29
    923 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:20 am
    Wow, I love it. It would be awsome to do a HUGE one on like a living room or something.
  22. Profile photo of JustMarc
    JustMarc Male 18-29
    731 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 5:21 am
    I want it.
  23. Profile photo of slaine
    slaine Male 13-17
    391 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 5:22 am
    whoever thought that up is very close to briliant.
  24. Profile photo of Tonberry
    Tonberry Male 18-29
    15 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 6:16 am
    Holy crap, that is insanely cool! more like jaw in my lap cool. Science is sweet...
  25. Profile photo of Galileo53
    Galileo53 Male 13-17
    731 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 7:07 am
    that is l33t Ub3rC0oL!0
  26. Profile photo of Nacaz2
    Nacaz2 Male 13-17
    821 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 7:12 am
    its so easy to like science once you add in some strobe lights and flourecsent water.

    pretty damn smart thing hes done there too

  27. Profile photo of Xxayna
    Xxayna Female 30-39
    316 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 7:32 am
    I would lose days at a time staring at that thing!

    Absolute genius!

  28. Profile photo of cakeisgood
    cakeisgood Female 18-29
    139 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 7:32 am
    "These things can get very bright. Unfortunately since we`re strobing them they will never blind you."

    Damm and I wanted to go blind! (<-- Sarcasm!) Ah well not condemming the guy for a mistake, the fact that he made this fountain more than makes up for it! Its so cool! If I had the time or patience I would try and make one myself.

  29. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 7:39 am
    BURN THE WITCH!!! BURN!!!
    Damn it. I hate things that make me want to learn physics!
  30. Profile photo of Tinkerbellio
    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
    1001 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 7:58 am
    GEEKS
  31. Profile photo of BakaNeko728
    BakaNeko728 Female 18-29
    665 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 8:47 am
    that was pretty awesome. i`d like one.
  32. Profile photo of Senn
    Senn Male 13-17
    43 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 8:51 am
    yeah it`s cool, whatever bu why do those kind of cool things always have to be big clumpy lookin thingy`s?
  33. Profile photo of XloveX
    XloveX Female 13-17
    342 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 9:11 am
    The music and colours were hypnotising....
  34. Profile photo of dull_moore
    dull_moore Female 13-17
    228 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 9:29 am
    *jaw drops*
  35. Profile photo of KoRn_Rock9
    KoRn_Rock9 Male 13-17
    77 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 9:37 am
    that freakin kicks ass!
  36. Profile photo of hovalady411
    hovalady411 Female 18-29
    1262 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 10:03 am
    Magic you say? I`ll accept magic.
  37. Profile photo of EdwinMango
    EdwinMango Female 13-17
    221 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 10:27 am
    The drops look awesome, but the machine looks kinda blech. The guy is a genius for making it, and I understand it is what it does not what it looks like that counts.
  38. Profile photo of deaf_woman
    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 10:28 am
    I don`t want to make it, but I`ll buy one for 20 american pesos, or thereabouts.
    Fugging cool.
  39. Profile photo of lacker239
    lacker239 Male 13-17
    319 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 11:05 am
    pretty cool stuff
  40. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 11:08 am
    I saw something like this back in 11th grade. Only it was a fan instead of a fountain. Using a strobe light in a dark room and changing the frequency of the flashes, he could make the fan look like it was going slow, backward, or completely stopped.

    I have to say, this was much more entertaining. It actually looked like time was being manipulated. You could do the same thing with a leaky faucet and a strobe light, but admittedly, the effect wouldn`t be as profound.

  41. Profile photo of rhenretta
    rhenretta Male 18-29
    62 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 11:26 am
    I am buying the parts now to make it. Only problem is he is very vague on a lot of parts. For example, he says a water pump, but then tells you to go on ebay and search for water fountain. How about I just buy a pump? But then the question is, how strong of a pump do I need?

    Also, his schematic is very poorly drawn. Either way I think I can muddle through it.

  42. Profile photo of thedoor92
    thedoor92 Male 13-17
    70 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 11:43 am
    Like everyone else said, I will try this...some other time though...
  43. Profile photo of rhenretta
    rhenretta Male 18-29
    62 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 11:48 am
    ok, after a whole lot of searching, I think this will work. It`s about the weakest water pump I could find.

    http://h1072147.hobbyshopnow.com/product...

  44. Profile photo of bionicRod
    bionicRod Male 30-39
    1014 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 12:01 pm
    Oops, looks like we crashed the site lol. I wanna see it, I`ll try again later.
  45. Profile photo of ilikepizza
    ilikepizza Male 18-29
    437 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 12:23 pm
    cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
  46. Profile photo of gingernut333
    gingernut333 Female 18-29
    1071 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 12:31 pm
    wow thats really freaky... but cool......
  47. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 12:33 pm
    Pure genius. Such an obvious idea in retrospect, but then most good ideas are.
  48. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
    2600 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 12:45 pm
    ^ “Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed, to be simple is to be great.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Neat trick.

  49. Profile photo of Boxtop
    Boxtop Male 18-29
    652 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 12:53 pm
    I had a feeling he used strobes. Nothing new, really.
  50. Profile photo of ffr_player
    ffr_player Male 13-17
    95 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 1:12 pm
    trippy!
    ^_^
  51. Profile photo of TheEx
    TheEx Female 13-17
    155 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 1:15 pm
    Amazing. Simply amazing. Think of it as a prototype, almost. "Reverse" time, stop it.. Of course, thats with the strobe things though.. But I would so pay for that! What do you think something like that is worth? :-O
  52. Profile photo of justKatrina
    justKatrina Female 13-17
    1007 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 1:20 pm
    Neat.
  53. Profile photo of DMDekoth
    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
    888 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 1:56 pm
    Possibly the most enertainment you could get out of glowing water.. I love it.
  54. Profile photo of Tegeno
    Tegeno Male 13-17
    1066 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 2:50 pm
    Too uber for my eyes.
  55. Profile photo of roundig
    roundig Male 18-29
    1 post
    August 9, 2006 at 3:11 pm
    Physics is fantastic!
  56. Profile photo of The_Frogg
    The_Frogg Male 18-29
    619 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 3:30 pm
    thats amazing soon thier going to sell blocks of water in dinseyland
  57. Profile photo of SlippySanta
    SlippySanta Male 13-17
    147 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:05 pm
    Photoshopped!
  58. Profile photo of ryan14
    ryan14 Male 13-17
    2057 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:10 pm
    i wonder what he looks like, maybe nerdy
  59. Profile photo of bionicRod
    bionicRod Male 30-39
    1014 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:15 pm
    Finally able to see it, that was worth waiting for.
  60. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:27 pm
    BUT HOW COME THE ``LIGHTSABER`` HASN`T BEEN INVENTED?!!!
  61. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5097 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:35 pm
    ^ Because harnessing light in the way lightsabers are supposed to do isn`t possible with today`s knowledge of physics, frankly I doubt it ever will be.
  62. Profile photo of Moodyblues
    Moodyblues Female 18-29
    340 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:43 pm
    That is really cool!
  63. Profile photo of NyQ
    NyQ Male 18-29
    375 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:45 pm
    wow
  64. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
    598 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:55 pm
    wow, thats so cool, really. But this guy is such a time wasting loser. He must have no life to make this thing
  65. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
    598 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 4:56 pm
    just read the thing, TheEx. It tells the cost of equipment.
  66. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
    2220 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 5:32 pm
    WICKED.
    LIKE..
    WTF?!
  67. Profile photo of Wildcat07070
    Wildcat07070 Female 13-17
    2035 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 5:49 pm
    Wow! That`s too cool!
  68. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4394 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 5:55 pm
    COOL!!!! im going 2 ask my dad 4 those :P
  69. Profile photo of Indigo_M
    Indigo_M Male 18-29
    354 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 6:21 pm
    Coolest thing I`ve seen on IAB in weeks.
  70. Profile photo of GrereX1
    GrereX1 Male 13-17
    921 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 6:43 pm
    Omg I want one....
    ....
  71. Profile photo of grimandsexxy
    grimandsexxy Female 13-17
    55 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 7:05 pm
    über coolzozrz! w00t!
  72. Profile photo of firebird37
    firebird37 Female 13-17
    329 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 8:11 pm
    how does that work?
  73. Profile photo of saintnick
    saintnick Male 13-17
    270 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 10:05 pm
    nice!
  74. Profile photo of alyssa_898
    alyssa_898 Female 18-29
    114 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 10:11 pm
    Trippyyyy.
  75. Profile photo of delphinkid
    delphinkid Male 13-17
    66 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 10:13 pm
    I saw one of these at a museum. I got to move my hand through it and everything.
  76. Profile photo of p-ball4life
    p-ball4life Male 18-29
    645 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 10:17 pm
    that guy would make millions selling those :-o
  77. Profile photo of coolthing97
    coolthing97 Male 18-29
    1057 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 11:10 pm
    cool...
  78. Profile photo of coolthing97
    coolthing97 Male 18-29
    1057 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 11:10 pm
    ILL BUY 10!!!!:-)
  79. Profile photo of shabufala
    shabufala Male 13-17
    254 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 11:29 pm
    We have something like this at our local science museum (the MOST). Though you can only see drops going going down in slo-mo. I thought it was the coolest thing ever until I read the description for it, it was just colored water and a a strobe light. Disapointed with the lack of complexity, I went to the coolest part of the musem, with the scope that lets you see the cells in your eye, and refused to read any discriptions.

    After that we made one at home with our bathroom sink at night.

  80. Profile photo of thunderwolf3
    thunderwolf3 Female 13-17
    181 posts
    August 9, 2006 at 11:48 pm
    That`s really cool. I was gaping. lol I wonder how much it cost them all together to make it. Maybe they can sell that in stores?
  81. Profile photo of Lady_cupcake
    Lady_cupcake Female 13-17
    61 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 12:37 am
    oh man that would be soo fun!
  82. Profile photo of Corfi
    Corfi Female 18-29
    53 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 1:04 am
    If you have a regular strobe light, use it in an otherwise dark room with a ceiling fan on. It`s the exact same thing.
  83. Profile photo of Megatroid17
    Megatroid17 Male 13-17
    17 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 1:32 am
    crazy cool
  84. Profile photo of engruls06
    engruls06 Female 18-29
    401 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 4:53 am
    that is amazing
  85. Profile photo of pudsey123
    pudsey123 Male 13-17
    266 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 6:20 am
    that was cr**
  86. Profile photo of violingirl77
    violingirl77 Female 13-17
    1426 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 11:54 am
    awesome!
  87. Profile photo of Boxtop
    Boxtop Male 18-29
    652 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 2:22 pm
    "Photoshopped!"

    It`s not photoshopped, retard. Haven`t you ever seen strobe lights in action before? And no, strip clubs don`t count.

  88. Profile photo of Master_tomby
    Master_tomby Male 13-17
    98 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 3:39 pm
    that was awesome lol
  89. Profile photo of madmax11
    madmax11 Male 18-29
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    August 10, 2006 at 4:49 pm
    gimme gimme gimme!
    i may just make one... but only if i get bored enough...
  90. Profile photo of magic_number
    magic_number Female 13-17
    584 posts
    August 10, 2006 at 6:55 pm
    Ooh
  91. Profile photo of Lazorfish
    Lazorfish Male 13-17
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    August 12, 2006 at 10:32 pm
    I might try to build one of those, providing I have a lot of extra time and extra strange parts. It was really cool though.
  92. Profile photo of AJcoolchick
    AJcoolchick Female 18-29
    394 posts
    August 12, 2006 at 10:40 pm
    Looks like fun, I should try it...
  93. Profile photo of Enigman
    Enigman Male 18-29
    64 posts
    August 14, 2006 at 3:34 am
    this is BY FAR the dumbest thing EVER....oh look, i can play with strobe lights! WHO CARES! you can do this with a friggin sink if you wanted to...

    (yes, i did make an account just to rip on this.)

  94. Profile photo of Enigman
    Enigman Male 18-29
    64 posts
    August 14, 2006 at 3:35 am
    also, to the person who commented on the "Photoshopped!" comment, you obviously havent been here bery long to understand thats a joke.
  95. Profile photo of xRevengex
    xRevengex Female 18-29
    419 posts
    August 14, 2006 at 1:35 pm
    Wow
  96. Profile photo of yourshoes
    yourshoes Female 13-17
    192 posts
    August 14, 2006 at 7:31 pm
    That would be such a cool kickass college prank.... Putting florescent dye in a fountain XD
  97. Profile photo of danielfolsom
    danielfolsom Male 13-17
    20 posts
    September 24, 2006 at 11:58 pm
    no way, no - NO! Time travel would be possible if that were .... hey wait a second ... no, it`s impossible ... soooo confused!

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