Thursday, August 20, 2009

Balancing Cube

The Balancing Cube can balance on any one of its edges or corners. Six rotating mechanisms on the inner faces of the cube coordinate with each other to achieve equilibrium for the overall system.

The balancing mechanisms respond in real time: when a viewer stands the cube on one of its corners and lets it go – or even pushes it – the cube is able to recover and stabilize. The balancing mechanisms are in­dependent of the cube’s structure, and can be arranged into other “balancing” shapes, such as a wedge or a tetrahedron.

For more information about the Balancing Cube and how it works visit the Balancing Cube research page.

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