Tensegrity cell phone holder

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Tensegrity cell phone holder

Wan writes “Based on the tensegrity coffee table article, we made a cell phone holder out of some sticks and fishing lines. We had a few false starts, a couple of complete failures, and learned a few things about tensegrity based structures from making this little scale model.”Link.

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4 thoughts on “Tensegrity cell phone holder

  1. Raelx says:

    It looks like the sticks are touching. And from what I remember from the article that would make it NOT a tenserigid structure.

  2. RosiGirl says:

    The one in the photo only have the co-rotating diagonals connected…so the structure NEEDED the weight of the cell phone to make it stable :-)

    In a later model we added the fishing lines to the other points…which created the tension from the counter rotating diagonals. That structure is stable without the cell phone’s weight and the pieces do not touch.

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