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    Messing about with LEGO

    I got a box of old LEGO out this afternoon, and made this...

    It's a Tensegrity Structure for the uninitiated... a floating structure using (in this instance) cotton thread under tension to hold equilibrium.



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    I was quite impressed by that. And have now been looking up Tensegrity Structures which I knew nothing about

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    Cool, but you really do have too much time on your hands!!!

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    That's cool

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    Thatís very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amnesia View Post
    It's a Tensegrity Structure for the uninitiated...
    I know exactly what you mean. There's something about the taste of green apples which makes me go all tense just looking at them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmonaco View Post
    Cool, but you really do have too much time on your hands!!!
    Doesn't everyone, at the moment ?




    Sorry... I meant most people. There are those heroes that don't wear capes working to make the rest of us feel safe



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    Thanks! Thatís awesome, going to give me something to do for the next couple of hours working that one through.

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    Looks like the Lego box will be coming out again
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    Thatís Saturday sorted then

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    Cool, v cool

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    Thatís really cool Iíve had to google this and now think I need to get my sons Lego out


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    Had a quick go at my own this morning, with help from my seven year old (and his big box of dismantled Star Wars Lego kits).

    Ours can't take the weight of an apple, owing to the way I'd wrapped off the cotton - using the pins like tuning pegs to allow easy length adjustment.
    But he's still impressed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazytrain View Post
    Had a quick go at my own this morning, with help from my seven year old (and his big box of dismantled Star Wars Lego kits).

    Ours can't take the weight of an apple, owing to the way I'd wrapped off the cotton - using the pins like tuning pegs to allow easy length adjustment.
    But he's still impressed...
    Good stuff... I tied the centre string, but wound the support string around pins to make it easy to tension them.



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    I think those are fantastic!

    There is a definite market for sculptures and desk toys like that I feel - and there don't really seem to be any according to Google.

    I'd buy a cool desk toy based on that principle.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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