The Impossible Table
Here recently on the internet there has been in circulation some videos and gifs of an item dubbed The Impossible Table. I decided to make my own and learn some more about how it works.
Basically, Tensegrity, or tensional integrity, is achieved when the internal components of a structure are in a state of equal and continuous tension.
There are real-life structures that use the concept of Tensegrity including:
Once I had the printed pieces I went ahead and attached them using fishing line, because that way it appears the table is floating mid-air!
I had a lot of fun with this project, and I learned a little about tension. When I put it together with fishing wire I had some difficulty getting all the lines the same length and it was quite frustrating. It required multiple attempts.
You could say it was a tense process.
Anyways, thanks for reading!