Sustainable Domes - Geodesic Dome - Aquaponics Domes :: Home How To Build A Geodesic Dome: 268 Square Feet for $300 DIY Ready How To Build A Geodesic Dome: 268 Square Feet for $300 4.90/5 (98.00%) 10 votes How To Build A Geodesic Dome : Step by step instructions How To Build a 19′ 268 Square Foot Geodome What is a Geodesic Dome? Geodesic domes are one of the strongest, lightest structures you can build. These instructions will allow you to build a dome that is 19 ft wide x 9.5 ft high. Supplies Needed to Build a Geodesic Dome: 85 .5” x 10’ galvanized steel electrical conduit 100 2” x .25” bolts 100 .25” nuts 200 .25” washers 6 cans of spray paint in red, blue, green, yellow, purple, black Zipties Plastic sheeting Plastic clips Duct tape Tools needed to build a geodesic dome: Metal saw Drill Press or vice Socket set Optional ladder or sawhorses How to Build A Geodesic Dome: These are the bars we made and painted for our dome Supplies you will need to build your geodesic dome Before you begin, watch our video that shows you how we made the struts from electrical conduit: and our video that shows you how we made the dome: STEP 1.
Luis de Garrido Luis de Garrido Talavera (born 13 November 1967) is a Spanish architect. Luis de Garrido works with sustainable architecture in Spain. During recent years he has only accepted projects where very strict (chanta) ecological, health and environmental criteria are always respected. Biography Luis de Garrido studied architecture in the PUV Polytechnic University of Valencia where he graduated with a doctorate. During this time he taught a large range of subjects at the information technology faculty at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), the information technology faculty at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), in the school of telecommunications. He has also worked as a visiting professor at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh, Scotland. Currently, Luis de Garrido directs an architectural firm en Valencia, Spain where is designs sustainable architecture. External links Webpage for ANAVIF in Spanish
Build your own Bamboo Domes This is page 95 of "Domebook Two", a book that was published in the 70's and is very hard to find. It was written by Pacific Domes (not the same as Pacific Domes), and I was able to find it at the local library. Bamboo grows fast, is free material for a dome framework. Dome Assembly The geodesic dome, as shown in the assembly diagrams, contains two different joints: a B joint which occurs at the vertices of all pentagons formed, and an R joint which occurs at all other points. Cutting and Measuring the Members There are only two different lengths of members used in the erection. For a 5/8 dome, 80 B members and 90 R members are required. A line of color can be drawn around the bamboo members at each measuring point. Cross Assembly With 12" extra on the end of each stick, there'll be a 24" overlap when the crosses are assembled. Cross Tying Stage 1 Assembly The first stage in the assembly of the dome is the construction of the pentagons at the top of the dome. Stage 2 Assembly Prop It Stage 3
Chapter 9: Mathematics -- Build a homemade geodesic dome A Geodesic Dome Some years ago I built a geodesic dome out of ½ inch galvanized steel electrical conduit, to serve as an aviary for chickens and small parrots. I wrote a computer program to calculate the proper lengths of steel tubing, and draw the diagram shown below: The dome is made from three different lengths of tubing. The ends of the tubes are smashed flat with a hammer, and then holes are drilled in the flat ends for a bolt to go through to connect up to six of the tubes together. For this project, something a little more modest in size is required. For the first attempt at a smaller dome, I used bamboo kebab skewers and gumdrops. You will need these materials for the gumdrop dome: 90 skewers 7¾ inches long 85 skewers 7½ inches long 80 skewers 6½ inches long 11 green gumdrops 15 orange gumdrops 50 red gumdrops Cellophane tape Click on photo for a larger picture Next, five medium sticks are stuck into the red gumdrops, and the pentagon is no longer flat. A Paper Geodesic Dome
Tensile structure Most tensile structures are supported by some form of compression or bending elements, such as masts (as in The O2, formerly the Millennium Dome), compression rings or beams. A tensile membrane structure is most often used as a roof, as they can economically and attractively span large distances. History This form of construction has only become more rigorously analyzed and widespread in large structures in the latter part of the twentieth century. Tensile structures have long been used in tents, where the guy ropes and tent poles provide pre-tension to the fabric and allow it to withstand loads. Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov was one of the first to develop practical calculations of stresses and deformations of tensile structures, shells and membranes. Antonio Gaudi used the concept in reverse to create a compression-only structure for the Colonia Guell Church. Steady technological progress has increased the popularity of fabric-roofed structures. Linear structures where:
Timberline Geodesics The only tools you will need are: Socket Wrenches Hammers Ladders Scaffolding (desirable) Nail Gun (desirable) A 35' 5/8 sphere dome assembled by a group of friends and neighbors with no dome building experience. The structural framework of a Timberline Dome consists of 2" x 6" wooden struts and our unique heavy duty SteelStar Connector system. To complete the basic dome shell, pre-cut, color-coded triangular plywood panels are nailed to the framework. Click here for a Timberline Building Flowchart © Copyright 2006-2014.
Natural Spaces Domes Conduit Dome Tips Conduit, or EMT seems to be the material of choice for domes at Burning Man. Conduit is easy to work with, relatively inexpensive, and plated so painting isn't necessary. This page will provide tips for making conduit framed domes. STEP 1: Deciding on a frequency The first thing you need to do is figure out what type of dome you want to build. STEP 2: What Size? STEP 3: Calculating Strut Lengths This is where the Dome Calculator comes in. Step 4: Eliminating Waste This part is tedious, but worth the effort because it will save you money and you won't have to feel bad about throwing away tons of wasted pipe. Step 5: Cutting the struts Cut the tubes according to the strut factors plus 1½". STEP 6: Flattening the ends OK, there are a few ways to do this part. Step 7: Drilling Holes To drill the first hole in each strut, cut a V groove in a 2 X 4 six inches longer than the longest strut. Step 8: Bending the Struts Now the struts need to be bent to the correct angles. Step 10: Break Time!