Whee!: Dyson Fan Balloon Obstacle Course

June 1, 2010


Note: Video is after the jump because Dyson isn't paying me anything.

What did the balloon say to the Dyson fan? Blow me. Get it? Me neither. This is a balloon obstacle course made entirely out of Dyson's new bladeless fans.

Dyson engineers were asked to show how inducement and entrainment of air works on the Air Multiplierâ„¢ fan. If you watch closely, the balloon is sucked from behind and to the side of the fan this is inducement and entrainment at work.

Lots of experimentation with different sized balloons and other objects produced this video. And although edited to include our successful attempts, the video is made from completely genuine footage (and no, the balloon isnt attached to anything).

As a man who's no stranger to lots of "experimentation" with different sized balloons and other objects, I've got to admit: there's still a toy fire truck floating around in me somewhere.

Hit the jump for the ride of this balloon's life!


Thanks to Jolly Green Gi-Ant, josh and Terri, who once tried making a hovercraft out of ceiling fans because they don't understand science (you're gonna need an air conditioner too).

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