## Step 1: Materials and Getting started.

-Newspaper, and lots of it (could be substituted for toothpicks for a smaller version)

-Staplers and extra staples (marshmellows for a smaller version)

## Step 2: Getting started

## Step 3: Roll more tubes

I didn't have a picture of all the tubes piled up because I figured "Who wants to look at a bunch of tubes?"

So here's a badger from the tubes.

## Step 4: Making individual tubes into a series.

Make a triangle.

Make an inverted triangle (with the point at the opposite side of the first)

Continue until you have 5 "upright" triangles and 5 "upside down" triangles (all connected, see image)

attach 1 tube to the end of the "ladder"

Now the tricky part, fold the "ladder" up so that the ends of the chain meet and staple (This is easiest with 2 people)

You should have 5 tubes left after this step.

Covered with a sheet and my boy slept in in for two days (in his bedroom).

Its starting to sag a bit now so going to try recreating it with lengths of 1/8" dowels and styrofoam balls for the joints.

very lovely this papermade one.

I was living for short terms in a same sized dome, a friend of mine was traveling around with........, but of course not made by pappmachché. This friend was staying long at every place.

Now, i am planing to spend the summer up to sweden and maybe even finland. i want to see much and move often, so i thought about living in such one with a sticklength of about 2,5 m, which is big enough for 2 or 3 person.

To shorten the building-time, i thought about getting fittings for the connections between the sticks. But i am not sure about the angels.............,

The bottom pieces with 4 sticks would be 108 degrees for the bottom surface frame. The pentagon on top is split in five triangles, which makes 360:5=72 degrees. Missing is only the downward angle for the 5 sticks in the roof pentagon, which repeats in all the surrounding wall pentagons.

I hope you understand what i mean.

I'll do the calculation, when i have the tools, maybe one of you already did

it and can tell, that i can compare with my result.

Further, maybe some of you have experience or are interested in getting the same. If so, please let me know here, after we can get in touch. I thought of having them done in wood, but maybe plastic also could be possible if there is a larger order.

Greetings

Tom

pipes and pipe joints?

Paper Buckyball

I think this is where RUTAN got his idea for his "deltoid pumpkin seed" airplane design.

PS I just found solar roof tiles for a real off the grid version...

IF you want to build big and want to cover it try Tyvek - Works well BUT is only Sun shine proof for 6 months.