Buckminster Fuller’s Jitterbug

Buckminster Fuller’s Jitterbug is a transformer links of which rotate about octahedral symmetry axes. the eight links can be connected via twelve plane angle-preserving double rotary joints. The Jitterbug is a brilliant discovery and a source of inspration for deployable structures. You may use the keywords “vector equilibrium” to search and learn more about Fuller’s Jitterbug. See www.me.metu.edu.tr for more about these polyhedral linkages and some polyhedra history…