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Types and Polyhedra
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Artifacts and Procedures
ADAM Collapsible Truss System
Biot Tensegrity Robot
Blur Building by Diller & Scofidio
How To Build A 3 Strut Copper Base for a Table
How To Build A 30 Strut Soda Straw Dodecahedron
Icosahedron WIth Mitch Amiano's Connectors
Jakob Tensegrity Torus
Photonium, Tower of Light by Snelson
The cube is one of the Platonic polyhedra. Also known as the hexahedron, it is the dual of the
Cube Tensegrity Structures by Snelson
constructed a series of four
structures that metamorphose slowly from evoking a truncated octahedron to evoking a truncated cube.
posted the photo with permission here:
8 Strut Zig Zag Cube by Burkhardt
created a ray trace of a zig zag instantiation of an 8 strut cube.
8 strut zig zag cube by Burkhhardt, ray trace
6 strut tensegrity outlines the corners of a cube
Lawrence Pendred posted this unconventional
tensegrity structure. The corners where the 3 tendons outline 8 locations in space that conform with a regular cube. Pendred wrote, "[This is an example of a perfectly rigid 3d framework containing no triangles! Consisting of 6 sticks arrainged in 3 parallel, mutually orthogonal pairs. Each end of each stick has 2 strings attached. The strings form 8 3-pointed stars, the centers of which form the corners of a cube. If you want an interesting suprise, calculate the dimensions of the strings relative to that of the struts, and the distance between the struts; then for an even greater suprise, imagine that twice the amount of string is used, and instead of 3-pointed stars, triangles of string are used. ( you get a fully collapsible structure that lays itself out in a very interesting pattern."
6 strut 24 tendon tensegrity structure. The corners where 3 tendons meet outline a cube, by Pendred
8 strut tensegrity cube
Angelo Agostini constructed a model of two concentric cubes, rotated around their center.
a "real" cube with 6 equal, square faces, 8 vertices etc.
this tensegrity is based on 2 concentric cubes, rotated around the center -
The concentric construction idea could apply to any platonic solid - see also a
by the same author.
Portal to Polyhedra
A series on polyhedra and associated tensegrities
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