A few months ago I had a great time building a couple of Geodesic Domes with the team at SketchUp. These were fun to design, fabricate and even more fun to build with a great group of people. You can read all about it here.
I've been finding that when I try to explain how one of these geodomes work, that it's best to have one. I decided to 3D print one. I created the hubs in SketchUp and printed them on a MakerBot. I used black bar straws for the struts. I'll be posting up a full how-to soon. For now, check out the pictures!
If you'd like to own your own, see the bottom of this post to purchase one.
This 3D printed geodesic dome is an engineering marvel and incredibly fun to assemble. The hubs and the straws press fit together. Follow the included instructions and you will have a dome in no time. This is a great science project, or just for fun. You'll be amazed at how strong straws become when assembled this way.
The kit includes all the hubs you need, pre-cut straws, instructions and spare parts.
Hubs may be in random colors. Ships to US only.