A Geodesic Dome Made With MakerBots From All Over the World
The geodesic dome is complete! The goal of the folks at spaceframe was “an experimental investigation into spaceframe systems from a fabricate-it-yourself perspective.” They invited people from all over the world to print connectors for this 3 meter tall dome. Now they have the first-ever geodesic dome fabricated collaboratively.
Of course, this was all before we released the Automated Build Platform. It launched MakerBots into the future of do-it-yourself automated 3D printing. Whether you upgrade your Cupcake CNC with one, or get get a Thing-o-matic, you can now print dozens of dome connectors without having to fiddle with your machine. Admittedly, constructing a dome collaboratively lets you meet more friends than doing it all on your own. Maybe the Automated Build Platform could enable construction of an even bigger dome. Instead of sending in one geodesic dome connector, MakerBot operators with Automated Build Platforms could send in a dozen. Then they could build a mega geodesic dome. Just a thought.
For those of you who just got a Thing-o-matic or Automated Build Platform, all that 3D printer power may be daunting at first. Now that you can print anything you want all day long, what should you print?
Check out our Top 10 List of things to print with your automated build platform. Keep your MakerBot busy printing a chess set, jewelry, a city or my favorite: a barrel of primates. Or print some Halloween-themed objects to decorate for your upcoming costume party.
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