I made these videos using my cell phone and a magnetic ball-and-stick polyhedron building system which my wife bought for me. It’s the sticks that have magnets in them, not the steel balls. First, a triangular dipyramid (n = 3). This is the simplest of the dipyramids.
Next, a square dipyramid, also known as an octahedron (n = 4).
Next, for n = 5, the pentagonal dipyramid.
If you limit yourself to dipyramids that have equilateral triangles for faces, that’s the complete set. Here’s what happens when you try n = 6 — the dipyramid has zero height, and collapses into a pair of isosceles trapezoids when lifted.
To get this to work, you’d need to use isosceles triangles, not equilateral ones. The same is true for n = 7 and greater numbers.
I made this from the Archimedean Great Rhombicosidodecahedron, using a program called Stella 4d. If you’d like to try Stella for yourself, you can do so, for free, at this website: http://www.software3.com/Stella.php.
This solid has, as faces, 12 regular pentagons, 20 regular hexagons, and 60 isosceles triangles, along with a bunch of quadrilaterals of various types. I made it using Stella 4d, which you can try for free at this website.