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Cheap Geodesic Hub Design.  RSS feed

 
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Location: Milwaukee, WI
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Hi all,

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.



I've also posted a couple videos on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7UwDyI5ARo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIEyABcWfAY

In addition to feedback, anybody who is interested in getting there hands on them should shoot me an email at lemonde.alc@gmail.com. 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.
 
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