8Which ratio do I use? To build a 2V Dome with a radius of 30cm Radius = 30 cmWhich ratio do I use?To build a 2V Dome with a radius of 30cm35 Struts cm each30 Struts 16.4 cm eachTo build a 3V 5/8 Dome with a radius of 30 cm30 Struts cm each55 Struts cm each80 Struts cm eachTo build a 4V Dome with a radius of 30 cm requires:30 Struts 7.6 cm each30 Struts 8.86 cm each60 Struts 8.84 cm each70 Struts 9.39 cm each30 Struts 9.75 cm each30 Struts 8.96 cm each
14More triangles mean more strength and stability These two designs are filed with the United States Patent office.
15Geodesics are more common than you might think. South pole research stationPop-up tentDopplar weather radarFootball(yes, this is called a football)
16Your Turn! Research, design and build a Geodesic Dome. You may use any dimensions and any type of material for construction.You must turn in the dome and a data sheet showing which dome ratio you used along with all math steps.Also show the predicted and the actual dimensions of your dome.