Tensegritoy was one of the first commercially available tensegrity construction kits. It consisted of dowels and elastic tendons with brass tips. The brass tips forms small cylinders that fit sungly into pre-drilled holes in the struts, and the notches served to guide the tendons and allow the brass tip to remain in place.

Tensegritoy sample construction

History of Tensegritoy

Tensegritoy was designed by Cary Kittner and Stuart Quimby. They founded the Tensegrity Systems Corporation.

Tensegritoy Display w Stuart Quimby and Cary Kittner

Portal to Model Making
A series on physical materials, methods, procedures. For CAD, see software.
Kits: Tensegritoy, You Can Touch This, Rhode Island Program
Materials: Struts, Tendons, Inox, Cardboard Model Building, Lego, Specific Strength, Springs, Wire Roap
Methods: Amiano Connectors, Mesh, Tuning
Models: Forms Index, Models by # of Struts
3D Printing: Qball
Procedures: Table, Dodecahedron
Tools: Winch
Johansons'/Ioganson's 1921 structure:1921 tensegrity