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Curved-Fold Cardboard Geodesic Dome by TaffGoch Curved-Fold Cardboard Geodesic Dome :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Starweave - Icosa by TaffGoch Starweave - Icosa :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 2 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 0 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 0 1 Rotegrity 3v{1,2} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 3v{1,2} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 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 1 1 Rotegrity 1v{0,1} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 1v{0,1} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 1

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Catching a few rays by Marrekie Catching a few rays :iconmarrekie:Marrekie 113 23 TopMod by nic022 TopMod :iconnic022:nic022 39 19 Interlocking tetrahedra by usere35 Interlocking tetrahedra :iconusere35:usere35 13 8 Hc08102014 by AnthonyRalano Hc08102014 :iconanthonyralano:AnthonyRalano 15 3 North American X-15A-1 ortho [new] by unusualsuspex North American X-15A-1 ortho [new] :iconunusualsuspex:unusualsuspex 53 6 Buckminster Sphere by SpawnV2 Buckminster Sphere :iconspawnv2:SpawnV2 5 10 Red Tail Cowboy Bebop 01 by erik-nl Red Tail Cowboy Bebop 01 :iconerik-nl:erik-nl 1 2 Seed head by Smashinggirl Seed head :iconsmashinggirl:Smashinggirl 1 0 Advanced Prefabrication by karanua Advanced Prefabrication :iconkaranua:karanua 18 13 X-15 66670 by archangel72367 X-15 66670 :iconarchangel72367:archangel72367 19 10 X-15 - Faster, higher, further.... by unusualsuspex X-15 - Faster, higher, further.... :iconunusualsuspex:unusualsuspex 51 14 Gears-Flash Animation (Shape54) by asopticom Gears-Flash Animation (Shape54) :iconasopticom:asopticom 9 4 Complex by VickyM72 Complex :iconvickym72:VickyM72 131 74 Escalep by kuzy62 Escalep :iconkuzy62:kuzy62 105 43 Shape47 by asopticom Shape47 :iconasopticom:asopticom 4 9 CuTiAlNbAg by BorosilicateArachnid CuTiAlNbAg :iconborosilicatearachnid:BorosilicateArachnid 24 12


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
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"


United States
If you can't tell, already, I'm enamored of geodesic constructs.

It is my hope that these deviations will inspire others.


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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BeeVomit Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Found Domerama online. Blew me away! Never thought such a comprehensive resource existed. Makes me wonder why I'd never seen it before.. hum. I'll be checking in from time to time, you got some great work up here. :) Cheers!
TaffGoch Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014

Funny thing: Most of my work doesn't show up in Google searches. (I have no idea why.) Generally, people find me & my geodesic constructs through links at other websites (like Domerama.)

I hope you find things, not only visually appealing, but technically helpful, as well.

unusualsuspex Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the Added to my devWatch!, hope I can live up to your expectations!! I salute you!

And thanks for sharing the models too!!
Helioth Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the +fav
OrientalArc Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your work is fantastic.. I am drawn towards your forms and animation.. wonderful...
TaffGoch Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
A forty-year obsession, I'm afraid to admit....
graphrainbow Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Hi :)
Your gallary is just like my ideas now. I'm making sime calcs with spheres and some time I'll ask for help. Happy to find you :)
TaffGoch Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Feel free to ask. I don't know that I can help much with calculations. Except for the phyllotaxis deviations, I didn't use calculations -- I employ geometric construction methods.

Hopefully, however, I should be able to point you in the right direction.
domedimensions Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
love the passion you have for this Taff , leith -`ღ´-
worldmodern Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Hi Taff Goch!   

Your 92 gears are blowing my mind.

I found it searching for ideas for a graphic to represent our event management application - showing that it is one integrated system with components engineered to work together.

1.  Could we use this as-is on our website?  We can add attribution as you require.

2.  Even more amazing would be if we could label each large gear with the name of one of our subsystems.   is it possible to make such a variant of the animation?

Modern Logic International

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