Conduit Geodesic Dome

Conduit Geodesic Dome

TaffGoch
By request • Geodesic dome composed of metal electric-conduit tubing • Playdome, ready for your backyard (or Burning Man) • Ends are smashed and drilled for bolting together • Based on icosahedron • 3V (3-frequency; each edge of the icosahedron is divided into three) • Only 2 triangle sizes • 105 triangles • 30 triangles define pentagons • 75 triangles define hexagons • 30 red struts • 80 green struts • 55 blue struts • 165 total struts • 61 bolt/nut sets for vertices • Note that bottom-most level of edges do NOT lie flat on the same plane. This is a common characteristic of this geometric division of the icosahedron. If desired, the slightly-elevated vertices can be dragged down to lie on the same plane, but this will change the sizes of the triangles on the bottom tier, introducing additional triangle configurations (i.e.; you'll no longer have just two sizes of triangles). Alternately, a ring foundation-wall can be constructed having high and low points corresponding to the bottom vertices. This is not an uncommon solution, since the variation is not great, and often goes unnoticed. #buckminster_fuller #burning_man #dome #geodesic #Geodesic_dome #icosahedron #playdome #polyhedron
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