# How to make a source of homemade Heron, the source of perpetual water

Today we are going to do something that does not require electricity to work, although it will really seem the opposite. We will make a source of Heron using fairly common materials and in recycled cases. This is a very easy project to do and it would be ideal to do them with the smallest of the house. A lesson in fluid dynamics or perpetual motion.

Heron (Hero) of Alexandria was an inventor and mathematician. It is well known for its steam engine, Aeolipile and many other pneumatic inventions. (wikipedia). Today we are going to make one of his inventions, the “source of Heron”

It will not cost us more than 2 euros the materials we need.

## Materials.

• 3 bottles of water.
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• 3 plastic tubes of 22-28-38 cm respectively.
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• Plasticine.
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Note: The tube may be those used for aquariums or rigid plastic pipes. Almost any tube would work, even flexible, but with the rigid it is really easier.

You will also need some tools to work:

• Scissors.
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• Drill.
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• Drill bit, slightly smaller than the diameter of the pipes.
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## Instructions.

Step 1: Make the deposit of the sources.

Cut the bottles in half as in the picture. Do not throw the bottom of the bottle, it can be used to fill the fountain when we finish.

Step 2: Drill.

You will need 2 holes in each lid. Use a piece of wood to support the lid.

Step 3: Drilling holes part 2.

When you finish with the first cover, use it as a guide to drill the rest of the covers. We need all caps and holes to be the same.

Step 4: Connect the pipes.

Connect the tubes as in the diagram above. All connections must be airtight. If not, add a small amount of plasticine to seal around the tubes. The air is capable of raising water as long as it is in a tightly enclosed area.

Note: Make sure the tube is at the proper height in each bottle. These heights are very important.

Now all you have to do is fill the bottle {b} and screw the entire system. To start the fountain, add water to the top bottle. Enjoy your homemade Herón fountain.

Via makezine.com

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A very easy project to do and would be ideal to do with the smallest of the house. A lesson in fluid dynamics or perpetual motion.

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