Weekend Activity How tension makes structures stable

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Basic Information

To understand tensegrity structure, a good start would be: saw three sticks equal in length, drill a screw in each end of each stick, take some rope and try to make your own 3-strut prism. Simple!

Duration: 
00 hours 15 mins
Objective: 

Explore tension, stability, centre of gravity, shapes & structures.

Activity Steps: 

 

Make the above structure stable enough to hold a plate.

The above images are taken from Marcelo Pars website dedicated to tensegrities.

Here is a DIY video from Arvind Gupta on the same topic.

 

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