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Building a waterfall swing from scratch

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When six-year-old Seren designed a summer-perfecting Waterfall Swing, Ruth Amos and Shawn Brown at Kids Invent Stuff started building. In this high-energy, how-it’s-made video, the two makers build waterfall that shoots water onto the swing with a hollow top pipe, a pump, and an engine.

Their first test provides a great example of how to fix a fail point to get Seren’s Waterfall Swing design working as intended.

Kids Invent Stuff is “the YouTube channel where 4 to 11-year-olds have the chance to get their invention ideas built by real engineers.” Check out their next video for the results, including an experimental upgrade that includes some soap.

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Also from Amos and Brown: Giant Furry Electric Dog Car.

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