You can assemble one of these intriguing tensegrity vertebra structures in about an hour, and it will last a lifetime.
The tension network is something that you pre-assemble while it is slack by making knots on rings.
When it is assembled, you will make the tensegrity tight by turning nuts, to effectively lengthen the struts.
Where tension meets compression there is a challenge, which is why this kit has special 3d printed push bolt extensions, which allows you to snap rings on and off.
The parts are durable and strong.
- 6 aluminum bars
- 12 steel bolts with push bolt extension,
- 12 steel nuts
- 14 steel rings
- 12 short segments of Dyneema cord
- 6 long segments
Get more than one of these and build a surprisingly rigid tower which acts like a spine by connecting one module the the next.