Constructing Our Geodesic Dome — ByExample.com. After a year of living and camping in the desert, Patrick and I decided to build a geodesic dome structure to provide us with shade and shelter from the elements. Simple picnic tents and EZ-up shelters that are commonly used just won't cut it in this desert environment. Strong and gusty winds often blow in unexpectedly and are known to mangle inadequate structures without regard. We chose to build a geodesic dome because of its inherent stability and natural resistance to strong winds. What is a Geodesic Dome? First we did some research on dome construction to see what materials would be needed. Higher class domes offer greater structural stability and are ideal for larger dome frames. For more information on what a geodesic dome is visit wikipedia.org. Calculating the Struts – Dome Formulas Class 2V geodesic domes are made from struts of two different sizes.
For an 8 ft 7 inch dome we needed: Strut length A = 5.3 ft. (35 A struts needed) Strut length B = 4.7 ft. (30 B struts needed) Alphazomes, le site des zomes de A à Z. Dôme géodésique et yourte - index. Construct a Dome. Geodesic domes are elegant and sophisticated structures. Lightweight and strong, they make very efficient use of materials. They are an ideal structure for use in remote areas like the Arctic.
Some day we may even see dome structures on the moon or covering cities. This site will take you, step by step, through the process of constructing a geodesic dome from paper. Following are the instructions for constructing a geodesic dome with a diameter of 50 cm. Your dome is completed.