There are plenty of articles on the site to show you how to build your own geodesic dome from scratch; itís a lot easier than you might think. Start with the dome calculation tools that will work out the strut sizes and angles for you. There are also articles showing different dome building techniques, design drawings and examples of domes I have built. If you donít want to do the math you can buy plans with everything worked out for you, just visit the dome shop.
You can also buy pattern sets to make building your own geo dome even easier, they are super accurate so all you need to do is cut your struts and screw together, every triangle will be exactly the right size ready to go together.
If youíre looking for inspiration take a look at the design portfolio section of the site, thereís lots of designs to look at, If you need more detailed help or advice about dome building try the forum.
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In your how-to video,when screwing the triangles together,you mention one cut is necessary.What is that angle for panelised constuction,3V,6.2ft radius?Is A-2.16,B-2.5,C-2.56 lengths correct? Your site is fabulous!Thank you for your help,David
your site was a big help.
Can you use PVC tubing for this as wood is very expensive at the moment and I don't have the facilities to work with wood
The teeth are a nice idea!I've been wondering eethhwr a dome along these lines constructed of a material like lexan scale to shelter-size, or larger.By along these lines I mean* no struts* or struts produced by folding the skin into triangular tubes (your teeth might be amenable to this)* or struts of tape applied to the seams (the tape would also provide waterproffing.The point is, the materials could be efficiently shipped flat, rapidly assembled onsite with no special tools, and be extremely lightweight. The applications I have in mind include emergency and temporary shelters, bike tunnels (in an elongated mode), greenhouses, etc.A mechanicial engineer's input would be most welcome.
hi paul , luckily i have a friend with a joinery shop , as bevelling 330 metres of spline would have been an impossible task !! now up and running , how do i prevent capillarty problem on door head ??
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