Step-by-step tensegrity tower part 1 & 2

Flagpole 1
Peter writes – “Tensegrities are a type of structural system where all of the compression members (poles/columns) are supported and connected to each other with tensions members (ropes). This means that the poles look as if they are floating in a mass of cables. As promised, I am going to explain step-by-step how to build a tensegrity tower similar to the flagpole I made at Kontiki this year.”

Part I – Link.
Part II – Link.

4 thoughts on “Step-by-step tensegrity tower part 1 & 2

  1. Cool- thanks for the mention.
    I’ve posted the rest of the series, here is the link to the index page. If you use digg, please consider digging the story here

  2. We’ve got a project on how to make your own Tensegrity Tower in the next issue of MAKE as well (out the end of May). A great piece by Bill Gurstelle — we had a blast building them in the MAKE Lab and think you will, too!

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