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Curved-Fold Cardboard Geodesic Dome by TaffGoch Curved-Fold Cardboard Geodesic Dome :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 2 Starweave - Icosa by TaffGoch Starweave - Icosa :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 4 Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Ice by TaffGoch Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Ice :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 2 3 Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Hot by TaffGoch Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Hot :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Fire by TaffGoch Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Fire :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Cold by TaffGoch Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Cold :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 5 Bucky's 60-Strut Tensegrity Sphere by TaffGoch Bucky's 60-Strut Tensegrity Sphere :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Nexorades pentagon scale - ARCS by TaffGoch Nexorades pentagon scale - ARCS :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 3 1 Nexorades pentagon scale - MORE by TaffGoch Nexorades pentagon scale - MORE :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 2 7 Rotegrity - Belgium by TaffGoch Rotegrity - Belgium :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 8 7 Nexorades - Pentagon Scale by TaffGoch Nexorades - Pentagon Scale :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 2 Rotegrity 3v{0,3} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 3v{0,3} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Rotegrity 3v{1,2} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 3v{1,2} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 8 Rotegrity 2v{0,2} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 2v{0,2} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 3 Rotegrity 2v{1,1} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 2v{1,1} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 2 1 Rotegrity 1v{0,1} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 1v{0,1} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1

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Curved-Fold Cardboard Geodesic Dome
Geodesic dome, composed of curved-fold cardboard struts • See original dome, at the link:
srchlab - Curved-Fold-Dome
(Plenty of photos)

Original dome diameter: 7 meters • Such a dome can be made, instead, of sheet metal, assembled with pop-rivets

SketchUp 3D model available • 3D Warehouse: Curved-Fold Cardboard Geodesic Dome • Patterns for struts included • Four strut definitions • The design of the strut "end flaps" allows for construction without hubs
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Starweave - Icosa
Geodesic weave • Icosahedron symmetry • Geodesic class: I • Frequency: 1v Simplest of the icosahedral "starweaves" • Only two different segment lengths required • All segments lie on "great circles"
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TaffGoch
Physicist/geometer
Artist
United States
If you can't tell, already, I'm enamored of geodesic constructs.

It is my hope that these deviations will inspire others.

Physicist/geometer,
-Taff
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If you ever need help with the geometry of geodesic domes (or spheres,) there is help available:

Geodesic Help Group (Google Group)

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:iconmostercanada:
mostercanada Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Taff, I have been inspired by your work. Where can I email you a question? thx Michael
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Michael,

You can always contact me at the Geodesic Help Group

...or, you can use the deviantART PM system.

-Taff
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MrsMable Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Hello! Your stuff is amazing! I am a computer art teacher and would love to have my students work towards something like this. I am also interested in using your gear sphere (the one in primary colors) on a website. Would that be something you are open to? Of course your work would be cited with proper links. Thanks so much!
Erin
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Erin,

Teach away, with whatever I've posted.

I only wish that the primary polyhedra had been addressed in more detail, when I was in school. I self-taught myself geodesic math (spherical trig,) after college, over 35 years ago. I hope that something in my "art" collection will inspire some degree of interest in at least a few of your students.

Attribution of any use on your website is appreciated.

-Taff
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guitarblaster Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Hi there Taff,

Sent you a note about using one of your models.
Let me know what you think!

Thanks.

Chris
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:iconhelioth:
Helioth Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow, what a wonderful resource!
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
As a resource, I hope you find something upon which you can produce new devations.

(Or, at least, something inspires you....)

-Taff
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Jacantdesign Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Hi Taff,
You might be interested in this
[link]
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:icontaffgoch:
TaffGoch Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Thanks,

I looked at the challenge, and produced the following: Polyhedron: 16-Sided

Only problem is that it can't serve as "dice," since there are no parallel faces, so a number can't display on a (non-existent) top face.

Interesting exercise, nevertheless....

-Taff
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
I can help.

I sent you a longer description, at your pages.
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