My experience is in computer science, arhictecture, and electronics,
so I have been talking to a professional fountain designer, Jenna
for technical guidance. She indicates that what I am proposing
poses no insurmountable technical hurdles.
The system consists of two kiosks, each of which contains
Computer and Monitor
Totally standard. Cheap.
Custom electronics to communicate with fountain
Cheap and easily engineered. I have experience with this.
Optimally this is buried, but if that is not possible, a larger
kiosk form could contain its own water tank.
The strength of pump I require will depend on how far I want the
jets to shoot. This will depend on what kind and quality of nozzle
I can afford/build.
Interestingly enough, this is the really critical part of the
technical design. To keep the pulses coherent and clean I will
need laminar flow nozzles, which are fairly new and fairly expensive.
It is apparently possible, although extremely challenging to build
The information is read off the incoming stream of water pulses
by a simple plunger system attached to a switch. When a jet lands,
it depresses the switch, making an electrical pulse. A good deal
of electronic filtering will be necessary on the receiving end,
but I have experience engineering that.