Some matter that can couple strongly to them is required, in lieu of the dye.
I can not comment that it is impossible in concept but I believe it would be an extremely mysterious situation.
the oscillating sprinkler works on the principle that water provides the power to move the elliptical cam (or heart-shaped cam in some models) moves the sprinkler arm. water spins a simple turbine must be attached to a series of gears stacked up (called a gear train) to slow down the speed of the water.
sorry i cant u because i dont know about it