Using Chains to Build a Tensegrity Table (Video)


I had never heard of a Tensegrity Table until watching this video. Now I want one. I’m impulsive like that so it’s time for me to head over to Amazon. But you guys should stick around and check out YouTuber Old Mate who used chains to build a giant tensegrity table that can support his entire body weight! It’s a pretty cool backyard project and  an awesome demonstration of physics.

Also to save you the trouble of looking it up 😂:

Tensegrity is the characteristic property of a stable three-dimensional structure consisting of members under tension that are contiguous and members under compression that are not. Tensegritytensional integrity or floating compression is a structural principle based on a system of isolated components under compression inside a network of continuous tension, and arranged in such a way that the compressed members (usually bars or struts) do not touch each other while the prestressed tensioned members (usually cables or tendons) delineate the system spatially

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