Tensegrity Icosahedron

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Materials: dowels, shock cord, machine hardware

I made a tensegrity for an assignment to create a physical polyhedron. A tensegrity is a type of structure using floating elements suspended by balanced tension.

My 6 element tensegrity creates a icosahedron, a 20 sided polyhedron with triangular faces. The solid form is considered a platonic solid.

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