How to Make Amazing Tensegrity Structure


We made a sculpture out of wood batten based on the principle of tensional integrity (tensegrity for short), where all the strings are under continuous tension. The result is the impression that the sculpture levitates. Tensegrity is a design principle that applies when a discontinuous set of compression elements is opposed and balanced by a continuous tensile force, thereby creating an internal prestress that stabilizes the entire structure. Puzzling physics structures that seem to defy the very laws of gravity.

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