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Published on May 31, 2012
In which we go to Trail Days and demonstrate a hammock stand using the original X Tensegrity from Snelson, the NC sculptor who inspired Buckminster Fuller to investigate tensegrity structures. This hammock stand cures the problems that plagued our earlier efforts. The last tensegrity hammock stand that we demonstrated failed due to the asymmetrical load. In this new hammock stand, we solved that problem by binding the struts together so they can help support each other, and no single strut bears a load by itself.