Geodesic dome modeling

Geodesic dome modeling

Greg Babic sent us a link to his excellent plans for building geodesic domes out of paper (or plastic). When I was a teen, I worshiped Buckminster Fuller and geodesic structures. In my attic, I still have the “Tensegrity Modeling Kit” that I bought with my allowance money (think: hippie Tinker Toys). Looking at these PDFs, the “great circles” call to me.



4 thoughts on “Geodesic dome modeling

  1. Tim says:

    I’m wondering if this newspaper hut design ( could be modified to create a newspaper geodesic dome. could be a great summer activity for the kids. Anyone up for the challenge?

  2. Darcy says:

    Your domes are amazing what did you cover them in?

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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