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March 13, 2006

Step-By-Step Tensegrity Tower

This series runs through the theoretical and practical aspects of building a tensegrity tower

Part 1 : Introduction
Part 2 : Drawings and discussion
Part 3 : Building a model
Part 4 : Assembling the full-size tower
Part 5 : Completing and installing the tower

Links

-Wikipedia article on Tensegrity
-Tensegrity website with photographs and links
-Shelter systems, a company making tensegrity tents.
-Tensegrity model built for Burning Man.
-Tensegrity shade tent, also built for Burning Man.
-Kenneth Snelson's homepage (Snelson invented tensegrity structures)
-Wikipedia article on Kenneth Snelson

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