Remember being a kid and the fantastic, stomach churning feel of swinging?  We’d race against a friend as our leg pumping propelled us higher and higher! 

Well get ready for a entirely different experience.  The Waterfall Swing, created by  Mike O’Toole, Andrew Ratcliff, Ian Charnas, and Andrew Witte of the Brooklyn-based art and architecture firm, is not the swing of our childhood.  It uses a computer and water to create a cool experience for kids and adults alike.

The riders get a big push off to start as the waterfall begins to cascade down and just when you think they will make a splash a hole opens up for them to swing through without getting wet.  It’s part art, part engineering marvel and part play!

The amazing swing was created for the World Maker Faire, a two-day, family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.   If you can’t make it to the World Faire take heart as there are mini-faires happening all around the world!   Check here for an event close to you!

We live in amazing times!


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