This will be interesting to you if you are a person who:
- Has access to a 3D printer (check your local library! They often have cool maker spots.)
- Has an interest in buildings and structures
- Thinks Geodesic Domes are magical
- Wants to build something yourself
- Feels that something that was designed for free on a website called the “Thingiverse” is probably pretty cool
At archKIDecture, we always want to build stuff, and we have tried geodesic domes with rolled-up newspapers and tape, and mini domes with clay and toothpicks – but to build a giant one with these vertices would be fantabulous.
BTW, a VERTEX is the meeting point or intersection of two or more lines. VERTICES are more than one VERTEX. And a GEODESIC DOME uses a whole bunch of them.
Other related words are:
PLATONIC SOLIDS – in geometry, it is the collection of the five main polyhedrons
CUBE – a solid figure with 6 faces or sides
OCTAHEDRON – a solid figure with 8 faces or sides
DECAHEDRON – a solid figure with 10 faces or sides