RockPaperRobot: Furniture that Collapses and Snaps Back

Originally posted on MAKE:

At first glance the line of tables by RockPaperRobot come off as modern and sleek. They’re constructed from evenly spaced rows and columns of black walnut cubes. But upon further inspection, the gaps between the cubes are only spanned by thinnest of steel cables. How is this possible?

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Puzzled, you press down on the tabletop and the whole piece squishes together. You release and all the cubes spring back to attention. Yes, the secret is magnets! All the cubes are held in dynamic tension by magnets embedded in the wood. Every cube repels one another, but they’re held together by the steel cables. They call it the Float Table, and it’s just as functional as it is magical– a celebration of modern design and Newtonian physics.

If you’re in town for Maker Faire New York this month, you’ll be able to check out the Float Table as well as other…

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Please send me, as a comment to this page, any old material you have for inclusion in The Daily Joke Alert - to help enable us all to have our fancy tickled regularly! Never mind the state it's in as I tidy everything up prior to publication. Don't let good material go to waste - and so much does. In the interests of the environment we should always try to re-cycle everything, especially jokes. You know that makes sense! You may find some historical stuff here, but this does not really matter as humor is fairly timeless.

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