Read here about tensegrity structures composed of twelve struts, part of a series of pages organized by strut count.

Overview


The regular 12 strut tensegrity can describe a cube or cuboctahedron.

Models and Examples


Snelson 12 Strut Model


Kenneth Snelson constructed a series of four tensegrity structures that metamorphose slowly from evoking a truncated octahedron to evoking a truncated cube. Each model features 12 struts in a new arragement.

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You Can Touch This Cube


See You Can Touch This.

Floating Logs by Tom Flemons


Floating logs by Flemons is composed of twelve logs.

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Floating Logs by Tom Flemons


See http://www.intensiondesigns.com/gallery_sculptures.html
For more information, see Flemons.

Links and References


Portal to Polyhedra
A series on polyhedra and associated tensegrities
  1. Platonic: Cube, Dodecahedron, Icosahedron, Octahedron, Tetrahedron
  2. Archimedan: Cuboctahedron, Jitterbug, Rhombic Dodecahedron, Stella Octangula, Tricontahedron
  3. Form: Prism, Torus
  4. Concepts: Naming
Access by no. of struts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 21, 30, 60, 90, 270, 540; Procedures: 3, 30