Most of the technology in this project is found the base
each pole. Designed in collaboration with our engineer Brian Brownlee,
plate assembly consists of two base plate; one on the bottom that is
fixed, and one on top that is attached to the pole.
plate is positioned between two resilient rubber pads. While rotating
about a bearing pin in the center of the plates, the poles
able to move slightly as the wind forces the pads to compress.
This design allows the poles to move slightly in light
winds and prevents excessive movement in heavy winds.