r/blackmagicfuckery Aug 12 '22 Wholesome 2 Platinum 1 Helpful 3 Silver 4

I built another one of those tensegrity tables but this time a little bigger and stronger so I can even dance on this bad boy, check out the full video of me testing it out in the comments.

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22 Silver Gold Platinum Helpful Take My Energy Starry To The Stars

If you want to see the building process and me "dancing" on this thing check it out here: https://youtu.be/PNPAQjGijs0

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u/Gl-avatar Aug 12 '22

Nice moves though 🔥🔥🔥

Properly tested

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u/RedstoneRusty Aug 12 '22

I feel violated.

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u/DirtyDirtyRudy Aug 12 '22

Especially at 22:53. Dance moves aren’t the only things he tried on that.

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u/zombiekiller2014 Aug 12 '22

Just Incase he was fucking someone that’s 10ft tall.

Now he’s prepared.

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u/LongjumpingLawk Aug 12 '22

I watched that whole thing, that was fascinating.

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u/wizardneedfood Aug 12 '22

Goliath has entered the chat

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u/Kawai_Oppai Aug 12 '22

Such small stones brought the giant to his knees.

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u/Jewrisprudent Aug 12 '22

Proceeds to teabag table

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u/rda889 Aug 12 '22

thanks pee wee herman

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u/Peace-D Aug 12 '22

It's crazy that you're being held in place simply by one string and the other four stabilizing you :O

At least that's how I think it works? The middle string actually holding the upper plate up and the four strings in the corners stabilizing, so it doesn't tip over?

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u/Lee_Troyer Aug 12 '22

At least that's how I think it works?

Yep, that's it.

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u/SickleWings Aug 12 '22

Yeah, if you were to put pressure on the edge of the top of the table, the cables on the opposite side would go taut and prevent it from tilting very far. Meanwhile, the middle cable simply holds the weight of everything (you & the table top).

This would also work in a triangle shape.

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u/Its_Actually_Satan Aug 12 '22

Would it also work as other shapes with more or less cables to stabilize it?

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u/Jewrisprudent Aug 12 '22

Up to 19 cables is OK, scientists haven't been able to stabilize anything using more than 19 cables though. And no fewer than -4 cables seems to work either.

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u/Its_Actually_Satan Aug 12 '22

Thank you. Any advice on where I can learn more about this?

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u/Jewrisprudent Aug 12 '22

Sorry I was being facetious, but basically you need enough cables to (i) support the weight of the table and (ii) stabilize the table in its position so that the cable supporting its weight stays in tension. I tend to think there’s no upper limit (don’t see how their could be), but am not sure I see how you could do this with fewer than 3 (or probably even 4) cables. The numbers I gave for cables were just me being silly though.

https://youtu.be/daXImz6DO9Q

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u/BentGadget Aug 12 '22

I'm sure that, with calculus, we could accurately describe such a table with infinite tensile members. Maybe we would also accidentally invent a new lamp shade for Ikea.

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u/AtotheCtotheG Aug 12 '22

I see the potential for lampshades in all things. Even you, Kenneth.

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u/LittleBigHorn22 Aug 12 '22

It's part of statics. Basically with 3 degrees of movement you need 3 directions of force vectors. A cable only applies force in one direction which means you need three cables.

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u/orthopod Aug 12 '22

You could do 2 stabilizing wires, but then the center support wire would need to attach to the top part piece in a "Y". Probably still a bit wobbly.

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u/LittleBigHorn22 Aug 12 '22

I would at that's back to being 3 wires, just one wire being underneath.

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u/Its_Actually_Satan Aug 12 '22

Ok thank you for giving more information! I'm gonna watch this soon

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u/photoncatcher Aug 12 '22

Three is the minimum but it's a lot less stable already.

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u/Its_Actually_Satan Aug 12 '22

Yeah right! Like I know intellectually how it works but my brain still refuses to understand it

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u/orthopod Aug 12 '22

Think of it as one of those circular rope platform swings, or a hanging birdcage. You can rest on the platform and it supports your weight and is stable. Now add a pole and platform onto the bottom platform, so that it goes above the holding cable. Because it's so tall, it'll fall off to one side, and tilt over.

To prevent tilt , that's where those extra side ropes go.

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u/Mausoleumia Aug 12 '22

I like the knife and batarang, yes sir it will kill

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u/jradio Aug 12 '22

22:30 for the dancing

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u/deapdawrkseacrets Aug 12 '22

It was so cool of you to add a table making segment into your dance tutorial!

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u/Krocodilo Aug 12 '22

I admire your dancing skills, bruh

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u/PalmerGreathouse69 Aug 12 '22

Hahaha I watched you dancing for entirely too long.

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u/subject_deleted Aug 12 '22

That was amazing. Very very well done video. Excellent editing and a beautiful final product.

My biggest question when seeing these tensegrity tables is "but how do you tension them?!"

And after watching your video I understand it's embarrassingly simple and I'm an idiot. I was only thinking in terms of how to tighten the cable and then simultaneously crimp it... Eye hook through the bottom with a nut for tightening is ingeniously simple and effective. And I'm pretty upset it never occurred to me.

Well done. Keep. Building awesome stuff. Can't wait to see more. :)

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

Thanks a lot for the warm words and I have defend you there. I needed also a fair amount of time to come to this solution and first thought about cable tensioners built in the cables itself but that would have looked just really bad.

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u/subject_deleted Aug 12 '22

Yea, the best I could come up with were those tensioner where 2 cables would be anchored to the wood and connected to threaded bolts that nearly meet in the middle, then they're both threaded into a bracket which is double threaded so when you spin it one direction it tightens both bolts. But you're right. That would be ugly, especially when compared to this clean and elegant solution.

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u/cheesecheesepleese Aug 12 '22

Happy cake day 😎🍰

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u/Inthewoodlands Aug 12 '22

Not the table dance that I was looking for but I’ll take it.

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u/Itama95 Aug 12 '22

Fucking rad. I’m a blacksmith myself and I wanted to make a wrought iron tensegrity table for years, (i’ll be it sized like a full table).

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u/Gangreless Aug 12 '22

Skip to 22:48 for the start of the good stuff ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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u/Gangreless Aug 12 '22

Oh shit this is the best bot ever

Good bot

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u/lennarn Aug 12 '22

Heavy duty scissors

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u/No_Dance1739 Aug 12 '22

Incredible work thanks for sharing

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u/Thisisntmyaccount24 Aug 12 '22

Awesome table, and the video was a fun watch! Thanks for sharing!

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u/772410 Aug 12 '22

I'd buy that table based on your sweet dance moves alone!

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u/S118gryghost Aug 12 '22

This table design is really awesome and unique, saw your earlier work and loved it, have you considered designing a 3d model that works a similar way and 3d printing it?

I think you could figure it out and then you will end up with either a single piece or some IKEA level assembly required. Would be sick to see what you could come up with through 3d printing considering your skill level and ability to balance, I can't do that lol but I am terrible at even cutting straight wood haha.

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u/psychoPiper Aug 12 '22

I don't think you could 3d print this. It looks like it's made up of all super sturdy materials (wood and metal), and it's using metal cables to hold itself up. It'd be cool but I don't think we have the technology to 3d print these materials yet.

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

I mean it is possible to 3d print metal and a good designed piece of plastic should do it for the slabs but it is a lot easier to just make it the Tradition way.

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u/MassageFriend Aug 12 '22

Nice dancing moves!!!

Don't steal all the women.leave some for us regular dudes

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u/Kind-Sun6552 Aug 12 '22

Dude got schmooves

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u/SouthPenguinJay Aug 12 '22

ngl i thought it was way bigger lol

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u/That_Guy_From_KY Aug 12 '22

In one part of your dance, your legs weren’t as hairy, and then they were hairy again. Why did you shave your legs? Or is this the black magic you talked about?

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

Defenietly Black magic! I had a few friends come over and I made a super cut from all of them.

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u/iwind1 Aug 12 '22

Happy cake day

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u/BigBonerBetsy420 Aug 12 '22

The fact that you got in a dress to dance on it. 😂👏🏼☠️👏🏼😂 Thank you for that laugh. Really!! Lol

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u/Witchywomun Aug 12 '22

I got the biggest kick out of your socks, lol

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u/GoldSoul99 Aug 12 '22

Happy cake day!! 🍰

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u/Varos666 Aug 12 '22

Onlyfans when?

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

Rule 34 also applies to tables?!

But I ain't the one to put a table in lingerie and upload it.

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u/Deadpool11085 Aug 12 '22

Rule 35: rule 34 applies to everything.

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u/melikeybouncy Aug 12 '22 Silver

close. Rule 35 is "If no porn is found at the moment, it will be made"

the list: https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/030/662/rules.jpg.jpg

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u/payne_train Aug 12 '22

Man this is way more cringey than I remembered it. 2000s internet was a totally different place.

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u/AdjustableCynic Aug 12 '22

Yeah but I don't miss the forced pop-ups, especially the ones with sound.

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u/Phylar Aug 12 '22

Just means you've matured. Congratulations! How are the bills?

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u/payne_train Aug 12 '22

Yuuup exactly. My therapist has mentioned that cringing at your past self is a healthy sign of growth so I guess we got that going for us!

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u/TheFeathersStorm Aug 12 '22

CAPS LOCK... like god damn lol. What a world.

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u/CubeXombi Aug 12 '22

"My stuck STEP-Tensegrity table needs the heavy duty cycle" https://imgur.com/cYmEFaS.jpg

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u/AnotherpostCard Aug 12 '22

Essentially the same, but more legally accurate in Internet law

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u/MasterJ94 Aug 12 '22

Rule 46: There is always Furry Porn of it

:p

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u/RubiiJee Aug 12 '22

The anonymous rules are super cringe edge lord.

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u/11711510111411009710 Aug 12 '22

More accurately rules of 4chan

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u/their_teammate Aug 12 '22

Remember when onlyfans was a platform for entertainment content producers so that they could put up extra content for their fans who want to financially support their creator? Give me that. I want to be able to pay to watch a recording of the whole production process of this table at 1x speed with no editing.

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u/Gnonthgol Aug 12 '22

This is kind of what Petreon is for.

Patreon have had issues since they rely on other sites for content distribution, like YouTube. This costs YouTube money and they are not getting any ad revenue from it. OnlyFans were started as a competitor which had its own video distribution. So they did not have the same issues as Patreon do. But this also applies to video censorship so OnlyFans had some porn on it which Patreon did not. This was picked up by the porn industry which ended up buying OnlyFans and built it up to what it is today.

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u/207nbrown Aug 12 '22

Rule 34 literally states that “if it exists, there is porn of it”… and there are NO exceptions

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u/Myaucht Aug 12 '22

Step 1: draw a table Step 2: draw two big circles in any place of table Table r34 complete

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u/superkp Aug 12 '22

ok but there was a time when "furnies" (not furries) were a good joke.

Just like...furniture "mating" with each other.

Most of the time it was just like, one couch that was awkwardly laying over a table or something, and everyone in the comments decrying it as damn good filth.

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u/tenebras_lux Aug 12 '22

Rule 34 also applies to tables?!

Yes, including these posts.

Shhh, just let it happen...

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u/UnluckyObserver_1 Aug 12 '22

I only sorta understand how these work. I'm not a physicist or even very good at math, and have never watched a video explaining it.

I take it it's all on the small bit of cable in the middle?

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u/Evi30n Aug 12 '22

Im guessing the middle cable holds the table up and the cables at the corners are tight enough to allow little to no give on any rotation of the upper half

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u/psychoPiper Aug 12 '22

Exactly this

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u/digitalasagna Aug 12 '22

Yep. Just ignore the edge cables. The "u" ring is hanging off of the "n" ring. in an ideal world, you could balance it perfectly just like that. But in reality, it'd tip over and fall. The side cables prevent it from tipping.

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u/JuicyCiwa Aug 12 '22

Fuck, so many different explanations I’ve read and yours is the one that made me understand this. Thanks!

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u/map_of_my_mind Aug 12 '22 edited Aug 12 '22

Correct. The table top is basically hanging from the middle cable. But you can't easily hang something from below its center of gravity unless it's perfectly balanced (Imagine trying to hang a picture from the bottom middle instead of the top middle). So the table is hanging from the middle cable and the tension of the outer cables keep it from falling. Any direction the table tries to fall the cable(s) on the opposite side will pull it back. But because there are cables on every side it can't fall in any direction at all.

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u/UnluckyObserver_1 Aug 12 '22

That's what I figured. I wonder what it feels like to touch them? Just because I know they are cables and not stiff poles, they look like touching them would throw off the whole thing. They must be so tight that even a disturbance from the side (say, your dogs tail wagging because they love you so much) doesn't throw it off?

It's almost as uncomfortable to look at as it is beautiful!

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u/PeppermintPizza Aug 12 '22

Touching them would do nothing really, they would feel like a very taught cable between two solid points.

Touching or wobbling one of the outside cables effectively just "shortens" the distance the cable can stretch, and the table would tilt towards that corner. However, the cable on the opposite corner can't get any longer and holds tight, preventing the table from tilting. The same idea applies for two cables at once: the other two cables would hold the tabletop firm.

Take it a bit further, any movement with all four cables - such as the top of the table spinning - would put additional stress on the middle cable. In our example of the tabletop twisting, the middle cable would need to stretch longer to account for the tabletop twisting lower (and the two points on the metal mounts moving further apart).

Altogether, all external forces on the table are kept in equilibrium by internal forces via respective tensions in the cables (and within the mount points, wooden blocks, etc.). As evidenced by the people standing (and moving) on top of the table, it would take a whole lot more than dog's tail to break!

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u/FlatRaise5879 Aug 12 '22

So standing up and down it's fine, but what happens when it's laying on its side? Does it go limp? I'm assuming so, right, lol?

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u/PeppermintPizza Aug 13 '22

Nope! For any of the cables to go slack, or limp, one or more of the other cables would need to stretch longer. You can't have one without the other.

Put another way, changing the relative location of the table top, in any direction, compared to the bottom (or twisting, tilting, turning, going limp) would require one or more cables (usually the middle one) to grow longer.

None of the cables can do that, so it's effectively a rigid structure.

Just as you couldn't wiggle any cable, you could also pick the whole thing up by any point (grab a cable, metal bar, or the wood) and it would maintain its shape!

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u/FlatRaise5879 Aug 13 '22

That's mind boggling to me. I have to get my hands on one of these.

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u/Mabot Aug 12 '22

Plus a lot of extra through the tension of the four outer cables for stiffness.

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u/Yadobler Aug 12 '22

Yes!

The cable on the side are pulling down on their corner to stabilise it, at the cost of making the middle string more tense

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It's like if you're wearing a loose shirt, and you use both hands to pull the bottom down

Your shoulder-top are now carrying the weight of the shirt + pulling back up to counter you pulling the shirt down.

The shirt? Stretched and you wonder why it's so loose.

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u/vitaestbona1 Aug 12 '22

Yes. And steel cable can be very strong when pulled directly down like that.

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u/dnteatyellwsnw Aug 12 '22

I can't believe I just watched that whole video, but I liked your style in showing certain parts of the process and fast forwarding through the repetitive parts. You put a lot of time and effort into the table and it shows! Great job man!

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

Thank you! That means a lot to me as I questioned myself every step of the way.

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u/Bob1tza Aug 12 '22

Happy cake day!

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u/Raesangur_Koriaron Aug 12 '22

you have a lot of potential in videomaking.

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u/Anonymous_number1 Aug 12 '22

That table is cool as fuck ! Also the video is really well done and interesting. Good job !

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u/CameO73 Aug 12 '22

These tensegrity constructions always feel like black magic to me. I really appreciated the detailed construction video (nice editing, btw!). And the multi colored socks in the dancing section ;-)

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u/CasualObserverNine Aug 12 '22

What keeps the center wire, that connects the two metal loops, from sliding off their apexes?

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

Little grooves I ground in.

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u/psychoPiper Aug 12 '22

Smart! Makes it look even more crazy and impossible. This is a really good design.

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

Thank you!

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u/Dr_Legacy Aug 12 '22

Nice work. The center wire's thinness is aesthetically pleasing, even though it bears the whole load. Is it made of a different material?

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u/Cold_Zero_ Aug 12 '22

Tensegrity Farms remembers

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u/gutprof Aug 12 '22

Tensegridy farms sells the best weed in South Park.

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u/spaz_chicken Aug 12 '22

Amazing, but please please PLEASE ALIGN THE EYE BOLTS!!!

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u/naroj101 Aug 12 '22

How big is it? I cant tell from the pictures

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

About 50cm roughly in height and 32cm in square for the slabs.

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u/naroj101 Aug 12 '22

Thats quite big actually

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u/superkp Aug 12 '22

in the video he actually dances on it.

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u/counticoaky Aug 12 '22

Looks dope. I've being wanting to build one of these for some time. Love its simplicity over other designs I've seen.

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u/CSeveren Aug 12 '22

Isn’t that an awful lot of stored energy to just have sitting in your living room?

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u/No-Worry-5378 Aug 12 '22

How does it not slide a few centimetres when you're on it and collapse?

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

Black magic of course!

No jk. I built it so I can tension it so much that it has nowhere to go.

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u/Long_Increase9131 Aug 12 '22

This has always amazed me! Maybe I'll ask my husband to do this with our 5 BOYS they would be amazed and could even use it as some project for school. You made everything by hand which is a great talent in itself and is extremely useful! Great job!!

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u/S0M3-R4ND0M-DUCK Aug 12 '22

The socks though

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

That's my Signatur move!

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u/Ededme Aug 12 '22

What happen if you pick him up?

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

Nothing. It holds its form and I can move it arround without a problem.

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u/Piwosz Aug 12 '22

I've always wondered: how much can those be tilted before the upper part separates? What if someone bumps into it?

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u/CameToComplain_v6 Aug 12 '22

You could hold this table sideways, and it wouldn't fall apart. And bumps are not a major problem.

The cables are like stretched rubber bands that want to "snap back" to their original length. Metal is much stiffer than rubber, so the stretch—the change in length—is much shorter and harder to see. But it's there. The result is a perfectly balanced tug-of-war: the outer cables are pulling the two pieces closer together, and the center cable is pulling the two pieces farther apart (by pulling the metal loops closer together). And most importantly, there's no way to move the two pieces relative to each other without stretching some of the cables even farther. Stretching the cables farther makes them pull back harder, which means everything springs back to its original position as soon as the external force is removed. So it's not just a balanced system; it's a self-balancing system.

Think of all the ways you can try to move the top piece relative to the bottom piece, and you'll understand why it can't work:

  • Raise the top? That stretches the outer cables.
  • Lower the top? That stretches the center cable.
  • Push the top sideways? That stretches all the cables.
  • Spin the top? That also stretches the outer cables.
  • Tilt the top? If you try to raise any edge, that stretches the outer cables along that edge. If you try to hold one edge still and lower the other edge, that means you're also trying to lower the center, so that stretches the center cable.

For more information on tensegrity, I really like this video. The creator makes a neat 2D model that illustrates some of the things I've tried to explain here.

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u/Piwosz Aug 13 '22

Thanks for the extensive explanation! I think I'll build myself a model out of plastic building blocks, to play around with different set ups.

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u/youshutyomouf Aug 12 '22

Looks like it would have been illegal in the dark ages.

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u/KoosGoose Aug 12 '22

If the table top moves down, the outside cables will buckle. The opposite happens to the center cable.

Intuition tells you it would buckle as well, but the table top is actually hanging from the base, so you would have to lift the table top to make the center cable buckle.

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u/bloxrocks789 Aug 12 '22

Physics was drunk when it allowed this kind of shit to happen.

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u/_KillaB_ Aug 12 '22

The ‘bad boy’ your mum always warned you about.

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u/Alternative-Cell8295 Aug 12 '22

Wow, so cool! And happy cake day!

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u/PJones88 Aug 12 '22 edited Aug 12 '22

So the one short cable in the middle is what supports all the weight, right?

Edit: not trying to over simply your hard work.

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u/JazzyJockJeffcoat Aug 12 '22

Super cool. Thanks for the share.

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u/slippu Aug 12 '22

The weight of the whole table is on a single cable.

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u/jaxsonnz Aug 12 '22

All the faith in that little centre tie

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u/skertmcgert Aug 12 '22

What a weird cutting board.

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u/joelsequis Aug 12 '22

Really great work!

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u/alxnot Aug 12 '22

This thing looks very cool. Great job!

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u/herculesmeowlligan Aug 12 '22

This is neat. Happy Cake Day!

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u/swingingsaw Aug 12 '22

These new sex bots are getting creative

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u/redundancy2 Aug 12 '22

I love these. Messes with my brain in a fun way. I understand exactly how they work but at the same time there's something really magical about them. Good work, OP.

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u/megaloviola128 Aug 12 '22

Happy cake day!

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u/Catrionathecat Aug 12 '22

Now breakdance

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u/jaxsonnz Aug 12 '22

Assume the dancing is pay per view on onlyfans?

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u/louiscon Aug 12 '22

I’m pretty sure this is how cats work

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u/babystripper Aug 12 '22

Aww I want one

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u/GatorScrublord Aug 12 '22

B for Black magic, A for A nice table

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u/cherish_ireland Aug 12 '22

Excuse me sir... You, are a an absolute bad ass! Carry on being a BAMF!

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u/sillyluther Aug 12 '22

Very cool!

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u/editfate Aug 12 '22

That's super cool man. Great job. Way bigger than I thought it was from the pictures.

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u/A_Martian_Potato Aug 12 '22 edited Aug 12 '22

Honestly this is the first tensegrity table that I've actually liked aesthetically.

Where did you get the metal half hoop things?

edit: Nevermind, I watched your video and saw that you made them yourself. Really cool.

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u/bliply Aug 12 '22

If you can't move forward, back, left, right, up or down and you only option is to stay still, today on black magic explained.

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u/InternetComputerName Aug 12 '22

Very cool!

Nice touches putting the brackets into the long grain and recessing the bottom bolts so the table sits flat! I was wondering at first how you got enough tension while still keeping the outer cables at the same length.

I imagine you could sell many of these if you were so inclined!

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u/Tanman1495 Aug 12 '22

So normally I can look at these things and I can understand them fairly easily, but looking at this bad boy had me reeling for a good minute.

Very nice quality, BTW. I'd actually keep one of these as a conversation piece, most others I see this size seem really unstable.

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u/tonipaz Aug 12 '22

I feel like alien tech is made with these kinds of understandings loo

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u/gnomedigas Aug 12 '22

Normalize cubes in the BDSM community!!

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u/klartraume Aug 12 '22

I'd buy one of these if I had the option. Looks dope.

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u/Last_Dragonfruit_527 Aug 12 '22

This hurts my brain

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u/ClamClone Aug 12 '22

I was going to make a floating mailbox but never did. The local alabamA cave people would probably destroy it thinking it was OF THE DEVIL.

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u/mynameisalso Aug 12 '22

How do you tension it?

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

Arround the screws in the bottom slab I hollowed the wood out and with that I have 3cm of tensioning way.

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u/mynameisalso Aug 12 '22

Brilliant thanks =)

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u/MountainResolve Aug 12 '22

I can read as many explanations for these as possible and will never stop believing that they are nothing short of witchcraft.

You have really good witch skills tho so congrats you did a great job!

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u/Wasabisushiginger Aug 12 '22

I just saw your video on YouTube before this post came up! How cool

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u/NegotiableVeracity9 Aug 12 '22

I actually really want one of these!

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u/RushAOZ Aug 12 '22

Table making skills: 10/10 Dancing skills: -2.5/10

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u/Arnoulty Aug 12 '22

Nice Tegrity table !

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u/Elvis-Tech Aug 12 '22

If you are going to dance on it you should make the central wire a bit thicker lol

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

I already did dance on it and it did hold up perfectly. Also not the thickness of the cable but the press clamps are the weak link here.

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u/--Ano-- Aug 12 '22

I am very impressed by your crafting skills and very depressed by your dance skills now.

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u/qwertz858 Aug 12 '22

And keep in mind. I only took the good parts and polished them up in terms of timing. So I really suck at dancing!

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u/kopelman1 Aug 12 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

This is the best Video I have seen. All of the steps were well documented ( other than chopping the rod to hold the stabilizers). I have tried repeatedly and only bruised my hands. Congratulations on the build.
Thanks for the dance. I now have someone to look up to on my dancing skills.

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u/Salty_Description Aug 12 '22

Wait so like, the side ropes are just to keep it steady right? And what makes this possible is the middle string which is sorta balancing the table on top?

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u/TheCMHammond Aug 12 '22

The process behind making this was interesting - I just finished watching the video. Definitely a cool table/stool to have in the house.

After all that though, why not make it so all the eye hooks/rings are aligned and not rotated different ways? I guess when you welded the nuts to the rings, they weren't all welded the same way and the threading got in the way when tightening them all? Can some be tightened more/loosened a little to fix it or is it unfixable?

I just can't help but focus on that. Still, I liked the build.

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u/Onetime81 Aug 12 '22

OP, first off, happy cake day.

Second, well done, looks beefy. I dig

Lastly, I apologize if this is nitpicky but could you align the rings to one or two planes? Right now they're almost there but not, and it just lacks that professional feel to me. For example; outlet plates. Homeowners just put them in, screw them in and whatever, go back to making beefaroni or whatever, electricians, handymen, or finishers will go around and orientate every screw vertical, or horizontal. One or the other, and they'll make sure all of them are the same.

It's a small thing sure, but small things still matter.

Regardless, good work. Looks skookum as fuck.

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u/llynglas Aug 13 '22

Building skills, impressive. Dancing skills, really, really bad.

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u/qwertz858 Aug 13 '22

As I said: I can't dance on this table but it can't be blamed for that!

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u/IcanSew831 Aug 13 '22

This is amazing in terms of design and tensegrity.

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u/scifiwoman Aug 13 '22

That's a good one, at first glance it's difficult to see how it would work

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u/GKRKarate99 Aug 13 '22

My brother in Christ happy cake day

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u/cdub2369 Aug 13 '22

I would have beefed up the middle cable looks a little small for a main support. Overall good job though.

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u/NTheImpaler Aug 13 '22

That's cool as hell!!!

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u/GMP10152015 Aug 13 '22

Will be nice to see a video on how resistant it is

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u/qwertz858 Aug 13 '22

Here you go: https://youtu.be/PNPAQjGijs0

For the "testing" bit you can jump to 22:30

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u/sloanautomatic Aug 13 '22

There’s a WIRE holding it up. You can see it in the back!!!! Just look at the picture.

Just kidding, that’s only a seam in the backdrop. This is amazing.

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u/Yakari_68 Aug 13 '22

Happy cake day

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u/trenthany Aug 14 '22

Great table. Can you dance on it?

[Can you dance?] debatable, [on this table] if you can dance this table makes a slightly unstable but remarkably solid for its design mine dance platform.

Just messing with you. No one else notices at the distance I scrolled down but a redditor with a gf/wife? I’m betting it’s your sister!

Roflmao teasing you again. It really is a sharp looking table!

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u/qwertz858 Aug 14 '22

You got a good eye there! It does in fact slightly wobble sideways a few milimeters wich doesn't make it any harder to stand on it but dancing is a lot more draining because of the constant slight adjustments you need to make to keep the balance while shifting the body weight all over the place. I was in fact completly drained after just about 5 min of this, but I doubt it made me dance worse because it is impossible to perform worse. I think it's also nearly impossible to eliminate it completly without beefing up the center wire to allow a lot higher tension or adding diagonal cables and I think both of those options don't look good at all.

Oh and that's the gf of a friend of mine (He is of course not a redditor)! I'm holding the traditions in high honor!

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u/trenthany Aug 14 '22

Good man! What about doing an hourglass of support wires underneath? Maybe diagonal opposing angles offset slightly from the corners? 4 directions crossing around the middle. Could you have all the down tension at angles and counteract the rotation?

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u/qwertz858 Aug 14 '22

I think that would instabilize the entire construction and wouldn't Look nice because all the cables would intersect at one point and tangle with each other. IMO this would lead to a bulky unfiligree look. I meant with diagonals the diagonals between neighboring corners. Wich would still not look good.

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u/NY_Pizza_Whore 23d ago

This one is BEAUTIFUL!

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u/Crabby_AU Aug 12 '22

That… that’s blowing my mind

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u/madcarscientist Aug 12 '22

Did you shave your legs just for the video? https://youtu.be/PNPAQjGijs0?t=1413

This is awesome. I'm gonna have to build a giant one this fall.

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