Gather all necessary materials.
We’ll first try to make a simple tensegrity structure, a wheel.
Get 6 small dowels and 12 rubber bands.
Group the dowels into twos and tie them together at the top and bottom with a colored rubber band
Put the tied dowels side by side vertically. Getting another 4 rubber bands, connect all the dowels together to make a 3-step ladder.
Tie the paired dowels together like this.
The 3 step ladder should look like this.
Twist the dowels so that they all intersect in the middle. See that the dowels form a wheel shape? Use 2 more rubber bands to complete the shape!
Now you have made your first tensegrity structure!
- small colored rubber bands
- small wooden dowels