Golden Rebar for Brand New Design
The Archimedes Basket is a Tensegrity-stabilized dome created by Toby Vann and Michael Gates
who won a Blue Ribbon for this shelter at the 2013 New York World Maker Fair.
Setup and strike is under 1 hour! community space of Camp Things that swing.
In their words:
The result of our innovations is a rope & strut dome. We use the truncated icosahedron (the pattern of hexagons and pentagons on a soccer ball) as the polyhedral shape for our dome; this requires only 1/3 as many struts as a traditional geodesic dome. On their own, the struts that form a truncated icosahedron are unstable; borrowing from tensegrity we stabilize our dome with a tension web.
The double wall shading with airspace between the layers helped disperse the heat and kept the inside cool. Stars are Spandex, inner tent is rip stop Nylon. The 3-parts hubs as well as the struts are just one size. easy to assemble.
To simplify the potentially complex and time-consuming job of lacing the dome with rope, we developed a harness system for quick assembly and a hub designed for increased stability.
We call our invention the Archimedes Basket.
Golden Rebar for Scaffolding camp
Camp DC not Washington built a large scaffolding structure to be the embassy of like minded Washingtonians willing to connect with others like they do in DC.
A large inner patio create a more dynamic space.