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Blog series by rance updated 10-24-2011 at 09:25 PM 2 parts 17888 reads 42 comments total

Part 1: Geodesic Domes

08-13-2011 at 11:55 AM by rance | 24 comments »

In some discussions both online and back channel(PM), Moment brought up the question of the angles used in building a Geodesic dome from watching this video. With a little research I found that someone had published the lengths and angles for pipes, if you were building a structure you might cover with a parachute. What Moment asked about was as if you were building it from solid wood(or framed) panels. Specifically, the angles between the panels. Background: From his post and some researc...

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Part 2: Truncated Icosahedron (without the math)

10-24-2011 at 09:25 PM by rance | 18 comments »

I am again intrigued by another …hedron shape. Is it an Icoso…, a Dodeca…, or a Tetra…, they are all mumbo jumbo to me. I just want to make one, I don’t want to learn the math. Maybe I should just go buy a Soccer ball and be done with it. Naaaaaaaaw. I want one made of wood. For the design, my tool of choice is Google SketchUp…..... again. Maybe I cheated, well, I probably did. Sure I did. I went out to ‘3D Warehouse’ and downloaded a soccer ...

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