In the near future, even children can build a geodesic dome

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Homemade dome

A unique feature of the geodesic domes, designed and described by the architect, engineer and inventor Richard Fuller, is the ability to withstand weight without size limitations. This property is achieved by the distribution of the load on a set of reference points. Enthusiasts Chris Jordan, Mike Paisley and David Brickwood have developed a set of structural elements, allowing you to build a geodesic dome even for children.
Homemade dome

The basis was taken by the connecting elements of the children’s designer firm K’NEX Industries Inc, enlarged and created from reinforced materials. The set includes five and six element central nodes and a lot of hinge elements. Available kits, including connecting wooden laths, as well as giving the owner the opportunity to pick them up themselves. Practically, the dome can be constructed without the use of tools.

Homemade dome

The kits are suitable for creating greenhouses, garden arbors, children’s playhouses, as well as for implementing the most daring architectural ideas of the owner. A complete set for creating a dome with a diameter of 4 meters will cost about 700 dollars and will go on sale early next year.

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