Geodesic Dome - Cardboard

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Project by Ray Friddle posted 06-26-2018 11:02 PM 3386 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 3V geodesic dome constructed from many, many triangles cut from old moving boxes. The calculations came from this site but there is tons of info on the web about these structures. The triangle panels are joined by tabs with staples and glue.

The finished structure holds together nicely once it is fully constructed. It is getting it all together that is the hard part!

-- Ray

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#1 posted 06-26-2018 11:21 PM

Very clever

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#2 posted 06-27-2018 01:21 AM


-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 06-27-2018 01:50 PM

Very cool. what a neat playhouse!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 06-27-2018 01:56 PM

I like this—creative.

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#5 posted 06-27-2018 02:20 PM

My granddaughter has been asking me to make one for her.After seeing yours I think I might try it.Looks good

-- Bill in Mich

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#6 posted 06-27-2018 04:22 PM

Very cool!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#7 posted 06-27-2018 05:51 PM

This is a very nice experiment and it looks like it was a success. Will you build another out of something more durable? If so this will make a fine prototype. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 06-27-2018 07:49 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. Helluvawreck: It is pretty big (around 10 ft dia) so it eats up a lot of playroom space. I like the throw-away ease of the cardboard for this. I think If we ever want something really nice and durable we would need more permanent space to keep it. You’re right, this prototype was really a learning experience in the event we do something like it again.

Thanks for looking.

-- Ray

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#9 posted 06-28-2018 01:11 AM

Very fun. As a kid I thought future houses would be domes.

-- Rick M,

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