## Prisms

I call this style of tensegrity an **n-m prism**. These tensegrities have a tendon structure consisting of a regular **n**-gon prism. The struts then connect vertices from opposite sides of the prism, with some offset **m** from directly adjacent vertices. Larger **n** produces a more rounded top and bottom. Smaller **m** results in the internal hole being larger (up to a point). By symmetry an **n-m** prism is the same as an **n-(n-m)** prism after reflection. A **2n-n** prism would have all of its struts intersecting in a single point, because each strut would connect two points on opposite sides of the prism.

### 3-1 (3-2) Prism

### 4-1 (4-3) Prism

### 10-1 Prism

The 10-1 prism has a large internal hole when viewed top-down.

### 10-3 Prism

The 10-3 prism has a smaller internal hole when viewed top-down.

## Fans

I call this style of tensegrity an **n-m fan**. The **n** denotes the number of ‘blades’ and the **m** denotes the number of struts in each blade. This pattern is based on a generalization of a tensegrity by Marcelo Pars called Three Fans. It is also related to his Eternal Wave. I would call his Three Fans a 3-17 fan because it has three blades and each blade is comprised of seventeen struts.

### 4-8 Fan

## From Polyhedra

### Tetrahedron

A tensegrity based on the tetrahedron is probably the most popularly realized tensegrity. I have explored several variants and different construction techniques on this benchmark tensegrity.

### Truncated Tetrahedron (1)

### Truncated Tetrahedron (2)

### Icosahedron and Dodecahedron

Since tensegrities derived from polyhedra can usually be realized in terms of either the original polyhedron or its dual, I list this under both the icosahedron as well as the dodecahedron.