In this project we aim to create fountain visual effects for home use. In contrast to traditional fountain design which assembles multiple pipes, here we explore the capability of 3D printing for fabricating shapes with a (complex) channel network inside the model. By placing inlet and (possibly multiple) outlet ports on a given 3D model, and by carefully designing the interior channels, we may be able to create fancy fluid effects.
The involved tasks include: 1) review fountain design principles, 2) design fountain effects for home use, 3) design internal channels for achieving the prescribed fluid effects, 4) 3D print the model, and 5) play with and refine the design.
Researcher: Jun Wu (TUD-IDE)