My first attempt at a tensegrity structure.
I used this video as a guide to design my own
Pretty fun experiment now its time to get all the super glue off my fingers
(edit: here is the file. it is setup for medium draftboard) Current scale and setup will require a piece of material ~8 1/4" X 4 1/4"
1=yellow - score
2=red - cut
3=green - cut
4=blue - cut
5= magenta - cut
For assembly first glue all the feet and the 2 support sections in place, use the score lines to align them properly.
I used a needle and thread for the support lines.
Next i found that doing the center connection first then attaching your lines for the outside to one ring solid worked the best . The lengths are not particularity critical as long as there is space between the 2 ends of the inner pieces.
Next feed the long ends through the other ring giving it a slight twist to line them up and have some way to clamp them lightly in place. You slowly take up slack on the 3 lines till you are happy with how level it is and the tension in the lines. I found that holding it roughly where you want to it be and clamping the lines gave a good starting point. be sure to check the tension in the lines in the middle to be sure you are not stressing things to much, it is a balancing act for sure. the piece will be pretty flexible so be gentle. I used super glue for all my connection to save time as well.
If you get around to making one post a pic below.