Pars, Marcelo

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Pars, Marcelo[edit]

Marcelo Pars maintains a comprehensive website on tensegrity and builds many tensegrity models.

Innovative tensegrities with multiple tension elements, semi-circles and circles[edit]

He experiments with many important innovations such as differently sized length struts, multiple tension elements, curved struts in the form of semi-circles, and joining circles with tension members. His website features many photographs of his creations, as well as references to his correspondence with Kenneth Snelson.

Images[edit]

A few of the tensegrities invented and build by Marcelo Pars:

File:Http://www.tensegriteit.nl/afbeelding/tensegrity053.jpg

File:Http://www.tensegriteit.nl/afbeelding/tensegrity060.jpg

File:Http://www.tensegriteit.nl/afbeelding/tensegrity056.jpg

File:Http://www.tensegriteit.nl/afbeelding/outdoor012.jpg

File:Http://www.tensegriteit.nl/afbeelding/outdoor024.jpg

File:Http://www.tensegriteit.nl/afbeelding/tensegrity064.jpg

File:Http://www.tensegriteit.nl/afbeelding/tensegrity086.jpg

All of these tensegrities can be found on his website (English and Dutch): www.tensegriteit.nl

Videos[edit]

Pars has posted some videos of his models, below.


Stretching and conforming tensegrities[edit]

Pars took a 4 strut unit and repeated it 24 times to create a tensegrity wall. He then removed 12 of these modules (48 struts) and curled the wall into a ball. Below, an image of the wall, and a video of the ball.

4x24 strut wall by Pars" Above, 4x12 strut ball made from the 4x24 strut wall.

Links and References[edit]

Pars' website: www.tensegriteit.nl (in English and Dutch) Pars' e-mail address: info@tensegriteit.nl


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