15 Struts


15 strut tensegrity constructions are not obvious and were not explored by the original tensegrity researchers. They were later discovered via evolutionary or other form-finding techniques. Hod Lipson's evolutionary form-finding program developed one such model, shown below.

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15 strut tensegrity structure generated by evolutionary software by Hod Lipson

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15 strut tensegrity structure generated by evolutionary software by Hod Lipson



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