Domes For All

By on June 19th, 2011 in Service, Usage


EFFALO’s latest dome-building venture is perhaps their most ambitious: they are attempting to create two critical items, bundling them together as 
  • A software tool that uses parametric design to generate a dome design of any desired size
  • A DIY flexible connector for geodesic dome construction
We’ve followed the progress of NYC-based EFFALO for some time, as they’ve been working on the problem of designing and building geodesic domes using 3D printing tech. is not quite ready yet, as they’ve chosen to launch it via a KickStarter project. They’re seeking USD$5K by July 1st, so there’s not much time to put in your pledge. Pledges are requested in various amounts, and the larger pledges can get themselves an actual geodesic dome, with USD$599 getting you a massive 14.5 foot diameter dome made of 61 connectors and 165 dowels. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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