Solar Powered Yankees Baseball Fountain








Next up is a Yankees Baseball themed birdbath with a solar powered water pump. This project is a mix of eco/solar design, engineering, found art, birds, and a kick-ass baseball team.


The Yankees stadium facade is being repeated around to form a pentagon for the base. I used Photoshop to make a mockup of the base and then drew it out on graph paper to find the dimensions for buying the metal.


The Baseball bats will stick out of each corner of the pentagon supporting the dish. This is where some serious engineering will come into play to make them secure enough to support the weight of the water filled dish.


The dish I found in a dumpster! Who would throw that out?!? The exterior I plan to paint like a section of a baseball, white with red laces, and I plan to incorporate a baseball theme (like the field/diamond) into the interior.


The little solar panel and pump I got on ebay. If it doesn't have the umph to push water up in the air with the grandness of the rest of the fountain, or the team it represents, I will either add more of them or replace it with a bigger one.


 

3 comments:

Anonymous said... May 1, 2008 at 8:53 AM  

looks awesome, except you are completely incorrect about the kick-ass baseball team part.

ari j said... May 6, 2008 at 4:18 PM  

DAMN can I have one? And can you add with Derek Jeter pissing on the dreams of Sox fans everywhere as the center piece? Maybe that's a bit tacky.

Anonymous said... September 13, 2010 at 7:21 AM  

I've been toying with the idea of messing about and using and creating something with Solar Powered Fountains. It's great you are being so environmentally conscious. Be interesting to see it when it is finished!

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