We received a note from Vernon Effalo of Effalo.com, who's performing a very interesting experiment. He's designed a unique geodesic dome connector (you know, the five-way joint for the arms of the dome) and wants you to build them for him. And it's not begging - he's willing to pay USD$2 per connector!
So far they've only received 5 participants, but need 21 more to obtain the necessary 26 connectors. You can also customize the 3D model to include your name or logo on the connector if you wish.
The idea is to "experiment with distributed manufacturing to see how quickly we can assemble a geodesic dome from crowdsourced parts, fabricated by makers from all across the world."
Let's warm up those extruders, everyone! Entries close tomorrow!