Hello campers, and welcome to #TheoreticalThursday
. Today we’re going to be learning about tension, by building a “tensegrity tower” sculpture from dowels and stretch cord that seems to defy the laws of physics. When we’re done, we’ll have a system of wooden dowels that float in the air.
-5-meter spool of 0.8mm to 1.0mm diameter clear plastic stretch cord (Stretch Magic cord works, and is available at most craft and beading stores)
-36” 5/16th” diameter wooden dowels (get 3 of them)
-#214 eye screws (24 of them)
-Box of assorted medium-size rubber bands
-Masking or electrical tape (optional)
-Spray paint (optional)
-Wooden or tile base (optional)
-5/64” drill bit
Ready to build? We’ve got a PDF with photos and instructions to help. Dig in and good luck: http://goo.gl/9EAo7
I’m doing a Hangout today at noon Pacific
so we can talk more about tension, and any questions you might have about this project.
As you complete your works of art, don’t forget to post pictures of them with the #MakerCamp
hashtag! Happy making!