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!