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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
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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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:icontaffgoch:
TaffGoch Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Manually 3D-constructed in SketchUp, rendered in Kerkythea
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:iconfangdude:
FangDude Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fun. How do you know where to put each shape? I would have a lot of trouble modeling that without any references.
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:icontaffgoch:
TaffGoch Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Oh, there's a master reference/template, all right (but, I made that, too!)

There is geodesic subdivision methodology involved, which can include Excel spreadsheet math, on occasion. Several books have been written on the subject, most of which are in my library.

Google SketchUp's tools make radial symmetry easy to implement, once you master the technique.
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TrueCynder Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
so you like balls ? XD
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:icontaffgoch:
TaffGoch Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
...ahem, you mean geodesic spheres, I assume? :lol:
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:icontruecynder:
TrueCynder Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
haha yea what ever XD
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MakinMagic Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+devwatch: :)

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ianjam Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Oops! I mean thanks for watching!
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ianjam Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Thanks for the fave! What prog are you using for the spheres?
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I produce the geodesic spherical constructions, by my own hand, in the 3D-modeling program, Google SketchUp. (Geodesic spheres involve a great deal of rotational & mirror symmetries, so "by hand" construction is greatly simplified.)

I know of no program that will produce such geodesic spheres (not to say there isn't a program capable of doing so -- I just don't know of one.)

I do occasionally use Excel spreadsheets to calculate geodesic vertex coordinates for some models (but only for a few of them.)
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