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Build your dome in an afternoon, for less than 100 bucks!
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What will you get:  175 GEOs, enough to build two domes  (a 2v  and a 1v).

 If you're curious about the 'tech' side of GEO, click the picture below.

 

You will get them in an envelope, like a letter. 

 

  

A complete dome under 100? Yepp. Geodesic dome price breakdown :

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 I did a little research and if you live in the US, you could make it even cheaper than me: SCREWS and BOARDS

How to build a geodesic hub using GEO:

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It's just a piece of plastic! Is it strong enough?

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A simple dome can be built in under a minute ... with a little magic 

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In a slightly longer version, my 7 years old friend Mihnea is building his own:     https://youtu.be/VhXecYuJeiU

As you can see, building a geo dome is really not rocket science! The ones in this project were the first ones for me, so I needed some guidance. I found it 

here:     http://goo.gl/mgxPHw 

and here:     http://www.desertdomes.com/domecalc.html  , but I made a lot of mistakes on the way. 

So I put together some step by step instructions for you. If you're curious you can "save this image" and enlarge it, but you'll get one large print in the package anyway.

  

Materials you can use:    

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1in. rods                                                                                          25mm

 1x1's                                                                                           25x25mm

 2x1's                                                                                          25x50mm

2in. branches                                                                                    50mm

 "Round washer" or "truss" screws.

 

SO WHAT WILL YOU BUILD, KEOPS? You might have to wait for a few seconds for this gif to start...

Geo domes, obviously...

 

   

But how about a mini greenhouse or a folding chicken run ???

 

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This one was not build by me, but gives you a good idea about what can you do with GEO    ... except the connectors, of course. GEO looks better :)

Or a shelve that would stand the pitbull test

 

THANK YOU everybody for taking time with my project!

Can't wait to see what will you build.

Bogdan

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Risks and challenges

I managed to secure a reliable source of material and a small local company agreed to laser cut the GEOs for us at a fair price.

So, not too many bad surprises to be expected.

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    You will receive 175 GEOs, enough for building a 2v geodesic dome like the one in the project video and a 1v simpler one. In fact you'll still have some 10 extra left to lose in the grass...

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