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Read here about an outreach program that teaches school children to build tensegrity structures.

Overview

RIMOSA, the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, offers a structured outreach program geared to the needs of school students in grades 3-12.

In the program, students create their own tensegrity sculptures out of every day materials using Fuller as inspiration. The program includes information on the art and innovation of Buckminster Fuller.

The program of one 45-60 minute program in 2014 was listed as $150, with discounts for multiple programs.

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The Tensegrity Sculptures Outreach Program icon, Rhode Island Museum of Art image.


Links and References

RIMOSA link: http://www.rimosa.org/index.php/outreaches/artists-and-inventors/tensegrity-sculptures
Portal to Model Making
A series on physical materials, methods, procedures. For CAD, see software.
Kits: Tensegritoy, You Can Touch This, Rhode Island Program
Materials: Struts, Tendons, Inox, Cardboard Model Building, Lego, Specific Strength, Springs, Wire Roap
Methods: Amiano Connectors, Mesh, Tuning
Models: Forms Index, Models by # of Struts
3D Printing: Qball
Procedures: Table, Dodecahedron
Tools: Winch
Johansons'/Ioganson's 1921 structure:1921 tensegrity