How to Make a Tensegrity Design

Make small tensegrity structures out of dowels and small rubber bands!

How to Make a Tensegrity Design
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Here is a photo of the supplies you will need.

Here is a photo of the supplies you will need.

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First, start by gathering the materials. To make the structure shown above, you will need 12 wooden mini-dowels and 16 colored rubber bands.

First, start by gathering the materials. To make the structure shown above, you will need 12 wooden mini-dowels and 16 colored rubber bands.

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Taking two of your mini-dowels, hold them side-by-side and connect them using one rubber band for each end of the dowels.

Taking two of your mini-dowels, hold them side-by-side and connect them using one rubber band for each end of the dowels.

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Repeat this process on the other side of the dowels.

Repeat this process on the other side of the dowels.

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Afterward, your dowel should look similar to this!

Afterward, your dowel should look similar to this!

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Repeat this process until you have used all 12 dowels. You should end up with 6 pairs of dowels.

Repeat this process until you have used all 12 dowels. You should end up with 6 pairs of dowels.

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Using a rubber band (ORANGE), connect two of your dowel pairs.

Using a rubber band (ORANGE), connect two of your dowel pairs.

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Now enjoy the strength of your new tensegrity design!

Now enjoy the strength of your new tensegrity design!

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