Lego provide the 'atomic' toolkit, solid pieces of matter, stacked together. The Affordable Tensegrity Toolkit brings us closer to the unpredictable nature of quantum mechanics. The regular structure come with a twist, or a wobble, a bit of surprise based on very simple rules of construction. You build atoms, which basically consist of plenty of empty space. The empty space and the lightness of 'solid parts of matter' become apparent in a finished tensegrity structure.
|Two tetrahedra with opposing chirality|
The trigonal prism offers less excitement, due to lack of symmetry across its corners. It squeezes down, but doesn't bounce back too spectacular.
|Two stacked orthogonal cubes|
|Octahedron (view onto triangular face)|
|Octahedron (corner view)|
|Cuboctahedron (view on triangular face)|
|Cuboctahedron (view on square face)|