Last year I stumbled onto a video about Geodesic Domes while doing research on survival shelters. The one they showed was a 2V dome made of 3/4 in. schedule 40 PVC dome with 4" hubs and nails holding the struts in place. I was intrigued, and immediately set about learning how to build domes.
Along the way I've found some awesome resources and people who have provided me with a ton of info. In the course of building many kinds of domes with many different materials I have found myself all the way back to the beginning with the PVC dome. Only bigger, better and more versatile than the original. Here are some pics of the results. MUCH MORE to come!
Pentagon and Hexagon together
Building a 3V dome from the top down: first and second ring.
3V Third Ring
3V Fourth ring (almost 1/2 of a soccer ball). 1st paperecrete panel is attached in the lower right corner.
Struts and Hubs stacked neatly with a panel nearby
2V dome with a door
2V dome raised up one more ring
Some links for those with curiosity:
Calculations and Other Helpful Stuff:
Hexayurts, not exactly domes, but on the same track for living.:
First Video I watched:
Second Video I watched:
More on How-to / Model:
Just to See if You're Still Paying Attention:
Enjoy, and if you get the yen to try some of this craziness, Good Luck!