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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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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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ianjam Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
By HAND! Too clever for me! Bloody hell, I salute you! Big time!
TaffGoch Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Well, the Kerkythea rendering program does "prettify" my efforts, quite a bit! :clap:
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Technohippy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thanks for watching, much appreciated
RNDmodels Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Welcome to DA :)
TaffGoch Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thanks, Ron,

I've seen some of your polyhedral woodwork, here at DeviantART, long before joining.

I kinda figured you'd like some of my 3D computer modeling, seeing how you, too, are enamored of polyhedral & geodesic constructs.

RNDmodels Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Computers are the future, but its funny how it takes me alot more patience to sit for hours clicking a mouse than ripping strips thru the saw. Your pieces are awesome, some just too difficult to make in wood I would think.
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