I’ve been seeing a lot of tensegrity (and tensegrity-adjacent) table and other furniture designs recently.
Tensegrity is a Bucky Fuller design principle that applies when a discontinuous set of compression elements is opposed and balanced by a continuous tensile force (i.e. tension integrity), thereby creating an internal stress that stabilizes the entire structure.
In this Evan and Katelyn video, they build a floating table using tension integrity. When finished, they marvel at how stable the result is and how much weight it can handle without movement. Pretty nifty.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.