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1v Dome

2v Dome

3v Dome

4v Dome

5v Dome

6v Dome

1 Frequency Dome

2 Frequency Dome

3 Frequency Dome

4 Frequency Dome

5 Frequency Dome

6 Frequency Dome

Dodecahedron

Octahedron

Tetrahedron

1v Icosahedron Dome

"Tessalation" means that you are breaking up a flat surface into smaller "tiles" with no gaps or overlaps.

The tessalation of the triangular face of an Icosahedron into smaller triangles __increases the Geodesic Dome Frequency__.

1 Frequency

1 Edge, 1 Triangle

(No Tessalation)

2 Frequency

2 Edges Each Side,

4 Triangles

3 Frequency

3 Edges Each Side,

9 Triangles

4 Frequency

4 Edges Each Side,

16 Triangles

5 Frequency

5 Edges Each Side,

25 Triangles

6 Frequency

6 Edges Each Side,

36 Triangles

1v / 1 Frequency Dome

A 1v Dome Uses Equilateral Triangles.

All sides are the same length.

A 1v Triangle with no Tessalation.

All edges are the same length

A 1v triangle becomes a 2v triangle when tessalated into 4 triangles.

The red and blue edges (or struts) represent different lengths.

The 1 Frequency Geodesic Dome Has
1 Edge for Each Edge of the Icosahedron.

The 1 Frequency Dome has 1 Edge and 1 Triangle for each Face of the Icosahedron.

The 1 Frequency Dome is an Icosahedron.

The 2 Frequency Geodesic Dome Has
2 Edges for Each Edge of the Icosahedron.

1 Vertex On Each Edge is Pushed Outward.

The 2 Frequency Dome has 2 Edges on Each Side and 4 Triangles for each Face of the Icosahedron.

This is how the 2 Frequency Dome is derived from the Icosahedron.

The 3 Frequency Geodesic Dome Has
3 Edges for Each Edge of the Icosahedron.

2 Vertices On Each Edge Are Pushed Outward.

The 3 Frequency Dome has 3 Edges on Each Side and 9 Triangles for each Face of the Icosahedron.

This is how the 3 Frequency Dome is derived from the Icosahedron.

The 4 Frequency Geodesic Dome Has
4 Edges for Each Edge of the Icosahedron.

3 Vertices On Each Edge Are Pushed Outward.

The 4 Frequency Dome has 4 Edges on Each Side and 16 Triangles for each Face of the Icosahedron.

This is how the 4 Frequency Dome is derived from the Icosahedron.

The 5 Frequency Geodesic Dome Has
5 Edges for Each Edge of the Icosahedron.

4 Vertices On Each Edge Are Pushed Outward.

The 5 Frequency Dome has 5 Edges on Each Side and 25 Triangles for each Face of the Icosahedron.

This is how the 5 Frequency Dome is derived from the Icosahedron.

The 6 Frequency Geodesic Dome Has
6 Edges for Each Edge of the Icosahedron.

5 Vertices On Each Edge Are Pushed Outward.

The 6 Frequency Dome has 6 Edges on Each Side and 36 Triangles for each Face of the Icosahedron.

This is how the 6 Frequency Dome is derived from the Icosahedron.

2v Dome Panel

2v Dome Edge Lengths

for a 16' Geodesic Dome

(360 degrees / 5 = 72 degrees.)

(360 / 6 = 60 degrees.)

2v Dome Panel with Angles

2v Dome Panel applied to a Spherical Surface

When the Length of the Struts are Changed.

(Notice the pattern that the shortest struts are always on the outside of the triangle, and the longest struts in the center of the triangle.)

Blue (A): 5'

Red (B): 4' 5"

Curved 2v Dome Panel on a spherical surface.

Flat 2v Dome Panel Diagram

Blue (A): 5'

Yellow (B): 4' 10-3/4"

Red (C): 4' 2-3/4"

Curved 3v Dome Panel on a spherical surface.

Flat 3v Dome Panel Diagram

Red (A): 3' 10-3/4"

Yellow (B): 4' 6-1/2"

Brown (C): 4' 6-3/8"

Black (D): 4' 9-3/4"

Blue (E): 5'

Orange (F): 4' 7-1/2"

Curved 4v Dome Panel on a spherical surface.

Flat 4v Dome Panel Diagram

Red (A): 3' 9-1/2"

Yellow (B): 4' 5-1/2"

Brown (C): 4' 3-3/4"

Green (D): 4' 8-3/4"

Orange (E): 4' 10-1/2"

Black (F): 4' 8-1/4"

Blue (G): 5'

Purple (H): 4' 5-1/8"

Gray (I): 4' 8-1/4"

Curved 5v Dome Panel on a spherical surface.

Flat 5v Dome Panel Diagram

Red (A): 3' 9"

Yellow (B): 4' 4-3/4"

Brown (C): 4' 2-3/8"

Green (D): 4' 8-1/8"

Orange (E): 4' 3-7/8"

Black (F): 4' 6-7/8"

Gray (G): 4' 9"

Purple (H): 4' 11-5/8"

Blue (I): 5'

Curved 6v Dome Panel on a spherical surface.

6v Dome Panel

Flat 6v Dome Panel Diagram

And can you see how a higher frequency dome is more spherical?

5-way Hub Connection.

Only 6 in every dome.

6-way Hub Connection.

2v edge of the original Icosahedron face.

(2 struts)

3v edge of the original Icosahedron face.

(3 struts)

4v edge of the original Icosahedron face.

(4 struts)

5v edge of the original Icosahedron face.

(5 struts)

6v edge of the original Icosahedron face.

(6 struts)

2v Dome

3v Dome

4v Dome

5v Dome

6v Dome