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How do you make a LOR controlled water fountain display?


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I'm thinking about some things to add to my future project list and this came to mind.


What is needed?


Use a small body of water or are buckets sufficient to recycle the water?


What do I need to know about water pumps/amps/ water pressure, etc.


LOR network vs DMX universe?


Are DIO or servos needed to control motion?


I'd like to make various kinds of fountains, controlling their height/swaying or spinning. How can these be made at a quality that gives a good bang for the buck?


How do you make spinning fountains without twisting the hose?


Of course, adding lights to them is no problem; got that covered :) Although tips on waterproofing them might be helpful.



Any info would be helpful! Thanks!

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There are some very detailed threads on the forum where lots of people discuss what works and what doesn't.


LOR had a Fountain Controller some time ago; don't know if any are still available.


Checkout: http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/9675-lor-musical-fountain/


and: http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/11509-lor-fountain-help-with-video-of-what-i-want-to-do/


and: http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/11866-can-lor-run-a-water-show-system-like-the-bellagio-water-fountains/


and: http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/13385-water-fountains/


and: http://forums.lightorama.com/index.php?/topic/26514-amps-question-for-water-pumps/


There's more, but this should get your motor running, so to speak.



But why settle for a water display when you could have one of these: http://www.wimp.com/sheeplight/

Edited by Ken Benedict
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So are they battery operated lights? I can't imagine it would be easy to run that many extension cords to the pasture to plug sheep into the wall! You don't happen to know anyone I could but about 100 lambs from would you? :)


Thanks for the links (and the entertaining video). I figured there was info around these boards somewhere, I just didn't know where to look.

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The Search function on these forums isn't anything to brag about.


Use Dogpile.com's Advanced search and type in Forums.Lightorama.Com with your search arguments and it will produce tons of hits, going back years.


That's when the sheep video came up somehow. Someone had a lot of free time wiring up the sheep lights.

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Ok, thanks! I did use the search function and it brought up almost nothing. I can't imagine that for as active as this forum is and as creative as its members are that no one thought this (fountains) up before me or posted about it! I will have to try your search method next time.

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Click on the above links; you're getting excellent advice from people who have already been there and done that.


If you don't want advice, don't post questions.

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With my previous post I did not mean to offend you. I should've clarified a little better. I started this thread after searching the forums for info and didn't find anything, which I was very surprised by since this forum is very active and its members are very creative. I didn't know to use dogpile, so I thank you for that suggestion. The next time have a question I will use it first before posting a new thread. I research my questions first and if I cannot find answers, I ask. I'm sorry I offended you.

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