Using a siphon is an easy way to move liquid from place to place without using a pump. It relies on the assumption that the liquid you want to move is higher than the location you're moving it to. So how does a siphon really work? Due to gravitational pull, water falls down from an elevated area and is discharged at a level lower than the surface of the reservoir.
Now if you need a better way to transfer liquid you may want to check out Wave. Wave is a 3D printable toy over at Shapeways that transfers liquid using the physics of a siphon. Printed in White Strong & Flexible, this $12 3D printed Wave toy siphon is pretty awesome. It allows you to make a lot of fun arrangement from it. But you'd better not be drinking from it, since the plastics used for 3D printing are not safe for drinking.
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JF wrote at 1/5/2014 5:02:46 AM:
I have no clue why this is useful.
IoanF wrote at 1/3/2014 9:29:03 PM:
This is a very clever thing. Congrat's to designer.