I've created a new geodesic hub design that offers a cheap and easy way to build domes. And I think it would be very useful for building chicken coops.
I'm basically re-purposing an existing packaging product that is currently used to suspend spools in square boxes. This is typically a throw-away product, which is why it is so cheap. Let me know what you think.
I recently showed the hubs at the Milwaukee Maker Faire. I had kids building a small dome inside a bigger dome. It was pretty fun.
The domes also held up pretty well to two days of abuse by the little ones.
Here is a close-up of a hub from a small dome that I built for halloween.
In addition to feedback, anybody who is interested in getting there hands on them should shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are willing to build a greenhouse and let me know about your experience, I'd be willing to ship you a kit of hubs. I'm interested in working with folks who can help refine the design; especially how best to cover it.
Thanks for your time. Andrew Cegielski. Milwaukee, WI.