"Life Is A (Boundless Supply of) Cabernet!" is a miniature 3D printed table top version of a twenty foot tall water based illusion I saw with my Dad at an International Petroleum Exhibition exhibit in the early 1960s. I stood at the exhibit for almost an hour trying to discover how water magically jetted out of an oversized spigot into a large circular water trough below with no apparent source of water. Then it dawned on me (with a little help from my Dad of course)...
I've made quite a few of this illusion throughout my years using water feature pumps, acrylic pipe, antique milk cans and purchased water spigots for family and friends, and this miniature 3D printed version operates on the same principles as the larger ones. The spigot is supported by a pipe inserted into its outlet nozzle. Water is pumped up through the interior of the pipe from a water pool, then exits through small holes in the top of the pipe inside the spigot outlet nozzle. Laminar flow keeps the water in contact with the exterior of the pipe as it descends back to the water pool, and the descending water flow cleverly conceals the pipe.
As usual I probably forgot a file or two or who knows what else, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask as I do make plenty of mistakes.
Designed using Autodesk Fusion 360, sliced using Ultimaker Cura 4.6.1, and 3D printed in PLA on an Ultimaker 2+ Extended, an Ultimaker 3 Extended and an Ultimaker S5.
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