Tensegri-Teach:

Dynamic Teaching Tools

 

Each Tensegri-Teach model has its strengths and weaknesses in expressing different aspects of Tensegrity and BioTensegrity.

The 12-Dowel model is large and impressive and suggests the dynamic, adaptive nature of a cell membrane (think of the Harvard BioVisions Inner Life of a Cell animation). However, it does not tolerate being pulled and pushed too much and so is better modeled visually or with gentle touches.

The 6-Dowel model is smaller and simpler but much more stable and tolerates being pushed and pulled much more. It also can be modified from an octohedron to tetrahedron by adjusting the dowel tips on the bands. It is the model that best illustrates tensegritys property of 3D expansion and contraction.

The Pelvis model is obviously the most akin to a human structure. It illustrates the three planes of movement of the pelvis during gait (sashe, waddle, and torque). It also helps clients understand how an imbalance in one area can distort the organization of the rest of the system and its function. The Pelvis model is great for most client educational purposes.

Ordering a Tensegri-Teach model

To order a Tensegri-Teach model use the PayPal button below that relates to the required shipping option (shipping within the US is $8  and International shipping is $24).  You will be taken directly to Paypal to complete your order at which point the shipping costs will be added.  Once payment is complete I will send the Tensegri-Teach model to you via USPS Priority.  Shipping usually takes about 2-6 days within the continental US.  Shipping time outside of the continental US will vary.

If you wish to purchace multiple models with a combined shipping you can contact me directly.

If you are interested in becoming a Tensegri-Teach distributor, please contact me directly.
 

If you have any questions please call me at
617-776-9494 or email Eli@EliThompson.com

 

Within the US
International Shipping

 

Click here to view the Brief Introduction to Biotensegrity (PDF file)

Click here to view the Tensegri-Teach 6-Dowel Assembly Instructions. (PDF file)

Click here to view the Tensegri-Teach 12-Dowel Assembly Instructions. (PDF file)

Click here to view the Tensegri-Teach Pelvis Assembly Instructions. (PDF file)

Click here to view the Tensegri-Teach X-Strut Assembly Instructions. (PDF file)

Click here to view the Tensegri-Teach Bowl Assembly Instructions. (PDF file)
You need a minimum of 4 dowels from any Tensegri-Teach kit.

Click here to view a video of a Dynamic Geodesic Dome model I created

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