5mm Bamboo Skewer Connectors for a Geodesic Dome

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5mm Bamboo Skewer Connectors for a Geodesic Dome by MakerBlock Feb 18, 2018
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These connectors are designed to fit 5mm bamboo skewers.

These are for building a geodesic dome.

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So from your pictures, I understand the concept. But what are the details, how many of each piece, how long do the 5mm bamboo pieces need to be...?

Can we get some details to build one, typed out in the description rather than on a piece of paper in a picture?


Hey Matt!

Certainly! This upload is basically part of one of my Maker Faire Bay Area 2018 applications. Actually, that photo has pretty much everything you need to build a dome. :) The photograph depicts the number and types of pieces and struts necessary to build a dome. The other sheet of paper includes some calculations about the ratios between the struts.

If you want to build one of your own, I'd highly recommend the "http://desertdomes.com" website which has all the calculations, formulas, calculators, and information you could ever want. I'll be adding more detail about my own build on my blog here: http://makerblock.com/2018/02/bamboo-illuminated-dome/

I'll be sure to include a typed up description too. :)