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Jeffrey Sullivan
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From the time I started gardening I've been fascinated by geodomes. I wound up building a regular gable roofed greenhouse but still think geodomes are cool. Attached is the first of many videos of an in depth dome build I watched when it was being built. You'll be able to watch them all at once since that was 3 years ago.  
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anna gurney
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here's a dome we made in spain!

https://vimeo.com/194042336
 
Lucas Curley
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Awesome video, Jeffery.  I too have been obsessed with a Geodesic dome....  

Do you have any idea what angle each edge is on the dome?  Meaning, if I wanted to build a 33' on my own, what angle would each triangle be cut on in order to line up?  I know there has to be a formula for it, but I'm not sure how to go about it.

I'm currently building a passive solar greenhouse and still dream about the geodesic dome.
 
Gail Moore
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THere is a dome calculator on Desert Domes.
there may be other calculators onlne,

https://www.bing.com/search?q=dome+calculator&pc=MOZI&form=MOZSBR


There are folks who sell the Hubs, to which one can attach the struts.

Maybe for a first dome, buy hubs, then build that dome to get you familiar with
the building configuring process.

https://www.bing.com/search?q=geodesic+dome+hubs&qs=n&form=QBRE&sp=-1&pq=geodesic+dome+hubs&sc=8-18&sk=&cvid=446C6A253403482D89A9BAC495058EEF

I've been in touch with folks at ZipTie Domes lately, as they make a hub which allows the greenhouse to be covered with two layers of greenhouse
film for better insulative value.

hope this helps someone's inquiring mind. =)
 
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