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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    I'll be able to use my 3D Printers to build prototype domes soon.
    Python version of Geodome I've been developing is functional now. I already put a name on it as pydome, which I would have...
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    NASA hasn't disclosed it yet. Why?
    I obtained excerpt version of it by Jay Salsburg.


    NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND
    SPACE ADMINISTRATION

    STRUCTURAL DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR
    FUTURE SPACE MISSIONS
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    I definitely missed the window of plaster curing weather, above 10 degrees of zero and dry days.
    For the past five months, I've been watching it how plaster react to water.
    The dome leaks water...
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    Sample window frame

    I found two design flaws from it.
    - a bit small
    - the width of frame is too wide.

    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/10262015_0002.jpg?w=640
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    So far I spent about $626 (711,260.00 KRW) to build this dome.

    Bill of Material



    Marked the holes to be patched....
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    One coating is done. I used five bags of lime plaster.
    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/10222015_0436.jpg?w=640&h=428
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    A bag of lime plaster (CaO 80%)
    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/10152015_0260.jpg?w=640

    What was I thinking?
    I was mixing lime plaster with water in a plastic container. I...
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/10152015_0257.jpg?w=640&h=428

    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/10152015_0245.jpg?w=640&h=428
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/10082015_0434.jpg?w=640

    I need to fill up the fifteen triangles which firms the roof cap. ...
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    Checking the angles of three sides of the window frame against the normal plane (triangle)
    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/10062015_0005.jpg?w=640
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    Essential handtools for construction are a pickaxe, two shovels - pointy one, flat one.

    Sharpened the pickaxe
    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/09262015_0425.jpg?w=640
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/09212015_0203.jpg?w=640

    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/09212015_0368.jpg?w=640
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    I spent good hours to design the door frame so that it will withstand few tons of weight and give rigidity to the dome. Concrete and reinforcement bars were not my option.
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    @spacejack

    Thanks.

    I had spent abount $500 to $600 so far. Raw building material is extremely cheap. For example, a truck load of crushed rock only costs $50 plus shipping and handling. Most...
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    Improvised protractor
    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/20150912_0027.jpg?w=640


    Top door frame is done.
    It's made out of I beam, 5 mm thickness of steel plate, 60 mm to 100...
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    I stacked earthbag wall to center line of the dome.
    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/08122015_0273.jpg?w=640

    Building main door frame
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/cdsc_0265.jpg?w=640

    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/cdsc_0344.jpg?w=640
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    Twenty layers to go.
    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/cdsc_0559.jpg?w=640

    @sandy

    Thanks for the comment.

    I would have put away personal dreams for a while.

    I...
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    I installed twelve 8.5 m ropes to reinforce earthbag wall.

    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/dsc_0123.jpg?w=640
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    Re: Geodesic dome house.

    Twenty two to twenty three layers to lay down.

    1st layer
    https://butterflyofdream.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/dsc_0587.jpg?w=640

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