Important: Almost all of the information I posted a long time ago on the Parts thread should now really be removed. I accomplished the goal put forth at the end of those articles by making a geodesic dome the string & pipes way. Now that I finally know it works, the rest of the information should be updated. You might want to remove that part of the site, and I'll write up a nice article explaining the process of building a 2nd-level geodesic frame in the meantime. I don't want anyone else wasting their time trying my old stuff that's up there now since it don't work. Later I will probably build a 3rd-level model dome, just to see how it goes. Some nutcase somewhere might want to build something large. Level 2 should be good enough for small domes I think.
For those who need it, I can calculate the lengths for any level, even very large levels like 20 or 40. (yer talkin a lot of little pipes there!) The program (dome46.zip) doesn't give you the lengths, but I can derive the lengths for anyone who needs them from that program's output. If you need it, let me know the level. (please don't ask unless you're really going to build a model or something - it takes a lot of time to do this stuff. Thanks.)
Offered by Joe.