# I'm trying to comprehend this, but I think I might be too much of a brainlet to understand.

I'm trying to comprehend this, but I think I might be too much of a brainlet to understand.

1. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

If you remove the chains on the right, it would fall while rotating clockwise. The extra chains prevent it.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

counter-clockwise*

2. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Makes sense now?

>but it would tip over!!!
That's what the other chains are for.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Too unstable. An ant could topple it.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

That's what the corner chains are for.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Retards like you should be chained up for everybody's safety.

• 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

That's the point.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

imagine if the two chains in the middle would be connect to a ceiling instead. Structuraly it's the same thing.
This table wobbles a lot though.

Chains can be welded.

kek. i love threads like this. You never know when anons will put effort into thinking about small shit like this

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

gp

3. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Ok brainlet, let me lend you a hand.
The middle chain is in tension.
The table top and attached frame hang from that cable.
The cable is hung from the bottom frame.
Even if the centre of gravity was perfect, the slightest breeze would collapse the whole thing.
If it were to collapse, the table has to rotate in a direction.
If it rotates, at least one of the external chains goes into tension and prevents the rotation.
Due to construction tolerances, that table will be wobblier than your alcoholic granddaddy after his parkinsons diagnosis, but it won't collapse.

Congratulations, you can now pass the first year of an engineering degree.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

you sound really gay and I'm a senior engineer

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

As a senior engineer you're quite experienced in things that sound really gay then?
>checks out

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

>you can now pass the first year of an engineering degree.
now do it with lagrangian multipliers

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

>the slightest breeze would collapse the whole thing.
It actually takes a bit more force than that in the right direction to make these things collapse. Once it gets past a certain point, it rapidly collapses though.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

*comes in and punts the table at this point*

>the slightest breeze would collapse the whole thing.
It actually takes a bit more force than that in the right direction to make these things collapse. Once it gets past a certain point, it rapidly collapses though.

I can see it being ruined, by doing a partial rotation of the whole top, though not by just poking like that other anon.

you think the way it's there, it won't rotate at all at any direction?
maybe.

have webm pseuds

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

why is he black?

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Engineer you know.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

that pavement ape is smarter than 99.9% of LULZ posters, since they're all just /misc/ users
(I'm the 0.1%, from LULZ)

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

>built some hobbyist coocoo clocks of an blogpost he read on the internet
>i'm smarter than /misc/
Lol homosexual get back in the workshop i bet you wear an apron too like a twink

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

>t. wears a labcoat with anus access cutout

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Being smarter than /misc/ is not a high bar to clear.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

that pavement ape is smarter than 99.9% of LULZ posters, since they're all just /misc/ users
(I'm the 0.1%, from LULZ)

he's tamil indian

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

When you're blind, everyone is black

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

my text-to-speech tells me you're a nagger

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Even though his mom is a blonde haired blue eyed Aryan princess, his dad is a black 100% African. You have to go back.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Ok brainlet, let me lend you a hand.
The middle chain is in tension.
The table top and attached frame hang from that cable.
The cable is hung from the bottom frame.
Even if the centre of gravity was perfect, the slightest breeze would collapse the whole thing.
If it were to collapse, the table has to rotate in a direction.
If it rotates, at least one of the external chains goes into tension and prevents the rotation.
Due to construction tolerances, that table will be wobblier than your alcoholic granddaddy after his parkinsons diagnosis, but it won't collapse.

Congratulations, you can now pass the first year of an engineering degree.

>pseuds
>vid behaves exactly as anon describes

What did he mean by this?

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

>i was only pretending
fuck off retard

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Obviously fake

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

probably stole that rig

• 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

what if you replaced the chains with bungee cords and stretched fabric across and made it into a hammock bed. It would be like a slightly less impractical water bed. How is this not already a thing?

• 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

>bungee cords
First of all, tension is key. It would be wobbly as hell and probably make you puke.
Second, have you seen the average American? Bungee cords aren't strong enough. You need pic related.

• 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

my brain isn't working

4. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

kek don't listen to the other idiots here it's photoshopped

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Right- what I'm saying is without the external chains the slightest breeze would collapse it, but with the external chains it is stable until you push it past its fulcrum, which is hard to do as one of the chains is in tension - however, it will be shaky pretty much all the time because the chains only provide resistance in tension, so they need to displace laterally in order to be drawn into tension, which isn't a great quality for a table.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

main reason it would be shit functionally, is that it relies too much on the chains holding it, one breaking would ruin it.

• 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

People always fall for this trick kek

israelites should be holocausted

5. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

6. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

It does wiggle.

7. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

This picture was taken in Australia gravity works backwards there.

8. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

It could be done with only four chains if they had one in the middle of the front and one in the middle of the back of the table.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

You could do it with three chains if you put the center of mass past the suspending chain.

9. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

>people unironically get confused by tensegrity structures
Why? Mentally remove a chain or two and visualize intuitively how it would collapse. Once you do that, it's obvious how the chains you removed keep it from collapsing and now you understand the whole thing on an intuitive level.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

>Mentally remove a chain or two and visualize intuitively how it would collapse
Sorry, that's a counterfactual and that's not science. The table is the way it is. It makes no sense to talk about what if it were different. You can't rerun the universe.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

>The table is the way it is. It makes no sense to talk about what if it were different. You can't rerun the universe.
Are you a black physics student by any chance?

10. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

think what would happen if you applied a downward force on it

11. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

imagine if the two chains in the middle would be connect to a ceiling instead. Structuraly it's the same thing.
This table wobbles a lot though.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

So are the corner chains not taking any substantial load? Just keeping it straight?

• 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

The short chains take all of the load. The corner chains stabilize (upward pull if the table were to rotate)

12. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Chains can be welded.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

pretty sure this is what's happening

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

pretty sure this is what's happening

tensegrity tables can also be made with steel wire, fishing line, and natural fibers like twine and rope. it has nothing to do with welded chains in this case.

13. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

chains conserve momentum
>cancel gravity
chains are yoked

14. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

LULZ btfo!

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

So this is the power of room temperature superconductors.

15. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

What is tension? Also, make way for an actual funny meme.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

>phoneposter

16. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

It won't work. It's fake.

17. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

*comes in and punts the table at this point*

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

wont work dummy

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

I can see it being ruined, by doing a partial rotation of the whole top, though not by just poking like that other anon.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

literally wont work, the table rests on only 2 chains, everything else is for balance

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

you think the way it's there, it won't rotate at all at any direction?
maybe.

18. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Is there just so much balanced tension from the chains that it keeps it from falling in on itself?

19. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

okay guys, will it take off?

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

No, it has no engine.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

How else does the treadmill move if not because of some kind of motor?

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

t. Glider denier

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Gliders don't take off from the ground.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

What do they take off from, then?

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

The air. Another plane with an engine flies the glider up to an appropriate height and then releases it so it can glide.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

>Another plane with an engine flies the glider up to an appropriate height and then releases it so it can glide.
People were flying on gliders long before airplanes were invented.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

I assumed we were talking about pic related, not the kind that a person just holds onto and jumps off a cliff with.

Since when do I need a plane with an engine to make my paper airplane fly?

In that instance your hand is the plane and your heart is the engine.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

>I assumed
That was only your first mistake, buddy.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Since when do I need a plane with an engine to make my paper airplane fly?

20. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

you must be low iq or female brained as in you do not care how the world works.
either way i recommend you learn to weld and put together that exact desk to remedy your mental shortcomings

21. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

The obligatory soundtrack of the thread.

22. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

It can't fall down because the short chain would get tense, and it can't raise or tilt because the long chains would get tense

23. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

TENSEGRITY BIPLANES FUCKING WHEN?

24. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

well, LULZ?

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

what are the chemical compositions of the chains and table surface?

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

The table is made of diamonds, the chains are made of car

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

modern car or OG car?
(ie. plastic or steel?)

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Wall

25. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Oh boy, an opportunity to go mess around in Besiege to show off a mechanical principle again

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

wow, someone else who plays. this game is so fun, I love building vanilla airplanes and trying different propeller designs.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Oh I'm always playing, I have a stupid number of hours in it. The 'advanced' building tool settings they added were a godsend for what you can do when you know how

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

what if you swap out the vertical corner chains for diagonal?

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Interestingly it doesn't seem to help much, since you have to decrease the size of the 'base' holding it down. Putting them towards the middle sideways as well just increases the issue.
The only way you'll realistically make it better is, very simply, adding more chains.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

what if you swap out the vertical corner chains for diagonal?

Although keep in mond, Besiege objects are very floppy compared to real ones.
Actually now I say that, I might go back and try it with more solid blocks. Gimme a minute

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Eh, did it, same results. Maybe a sim where the ropes/chains aren't stretchy would help. Ah well.

• 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

[...]
Although keep in mond, Besiege objects are very floppy compared to real ones.
Actually now I say that, I might go back and try it with more solid blocks. Gimme a minute

Eh, did it, same results. Maybe a sim where the ropes/chains aren't stretchy would help. Ah well.

Can you control tension? Because more tension = more stability.

• 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

Unfortunately you can't stop the ropes from being springy.

• 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

Like

Unfortunately you can't stop the ropes from being springy.

says, you can tighten them but there's always a lot of spring to them

26. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

>engineering is awesome

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

That's compact, you can slot the chairs into the gaps

27. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Everything looks to be hanging on the middle chain with side chains for stabilizering

28. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

The table in the meme is not fake, and it is not going to collapse. The chains are strong enough to hold the table together, and the loose sections are not going to move enough to cause the table to collapse.

The table is a simple example of a truss structure. A truss is a structure that is made up of a series of triangles. The triangles are strong because they are rigid and cannot be easily deformed. The chains in the meme are acting like the members of a truss, and they are holding the table together.

The table in the meme is not the most efficient design, but it is a functional design. It is a good example of how engineers can use their knowledge and skills to solve problems in creative ways.

Here are some other reasons why the table in the meme is not going to collapse:

The chains are evenly spaced, which helps to distribute the weight evenly.
The chains are made of a strong material, such as steel.
The loose sections of the table are not very heavy.
The table is not being subjected to any large forces, such as wind or earthquakes.
So, while the table in the meme may look like it should collapse, it is actually a stable and functional design.

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

but it's clearly a photoshoop and things like this can't really exist except if they're welded or an optical illusion,
I appreciate your attempt at explaining but really in the same camp as saying stuff like "crystal energy and vibrations can change your life because it amplifies your innate energy especially if you wear a magnetic bracelet"

• 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Thank you chat gpt

29. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

its being held up by the chains in the middle, the chains on the side stop it from tipping

30. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

tensegrity tables are an artistic piece than furniture because its wobbly as fuck

31. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

All the weight is being held by the short chains in the middle. The other ones just keep the table above the base

32. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

Think of it this way, it can't go down because the tension in the middle chain stops it from doing that and it can't fall over either because the side chains can't be stretched either. and yes it probably wiggles if only just a bit

33. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

pushing it from the side would literally topple that mf

34. 3 weeks ago
Anonymous

troll physic

35. 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

ITT: retards filtered by high-school level physics.
LULZ shows its true IQ once again.

36. 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

dude?

• 2 weeks ago
Barkun

Meds.

• 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

why so dumb?

37. 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

that's not engineering
that table is uneconomical and cuts into profits
that one looks like an art student designed it

• 2 weeks ago
Anonymous

>uneconomical and cuts into profits
>not engineering
I don't think you've seen what happens when you give an engineer a concept and unlimited reign over a design