At the beginning of this chapter, the definition, concept, and applications of a tensegrity structure in the various fields of engineering and science are presented briefly. The computational aspects and basic finite element modeling which are the basic knowledge for understanding a tensegrity structure are introduced. At the end of the chapter, step-by-step instructions and guidances for conducting workshops on the triangular icosahedron, truncated tetrahedron, rhombicuboctahedron, and skew hexagonal tensegrity creations including the material are given comprehensively.
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