That last photo is so cool. How did you design it; or did it just come into being?
Looks like the original times six! Nice.
Little bit of both.
I deigned it originally as a cube a few years ago and made it out of paper. The idea to link multiples together just came to me this week and worked out perfectly.
I love it how an idea, blooming before its time, comes back again fully-formed. Sometimes it just takes the right circumstances and luck. And as my stepdad would say, “The harder you work the luckier you are.”
They are so cool!
This is what happens when designs run amok.
Is it sentient?
As much as I like these, I fear you are about to open a portal to another dimension.
Yeah I can see that. I’ve since made two more models based on similar principles, I just haven’t posted them yet.
They’re woven together and rely on internal tension to lock the pieces in place. Maybe I’ll get to it today.
Not exactly I don’t think, because I believe tensegrity relies on tension by definition? I guess more precisely mine rely on stress and strain.
I should google tensegrity and see if this counts.
Ok wiki says:
Tensegrity , tensional integrity or floating compression is a structural principle based on a system of isolated components under compressioninside 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.
And in my case the compressed members touch each other and so it’s not a tensegrity.