Two sizes, one big and one small
Perfect for apartments, interior spaces, kids and pets. About 3 ft (0.9 m) tall and 6 ft (1.8 m) diameter, this 2V icosahedron is made of 26 flexible nodes and 65 hardwood dowels (cut to 2 lengths).Buy on Amazon $99.00
Better suited for larger spaces like backyards and parks. It's a 14 ft (4.2 m) diameter, 6 ft (1.8 m) tall 3V icosahedron dome made of 46 flexible nodes and 120 hardwood dowels (cut to 3 lengths).Buy on Amazon $199.00
NODES — DOME KIT has flexible nodes made from UV-resistant rubber. To connect a strut, weave it through the holes in the node.
STRUTS — Made from birch dowels. Each one is precision-cut to the proper length and the ends color-coded using a colorblind safe palette.
BAG — DOME KIT comes in a screen-printed canvas bag with a handy shoulder strap. Inside you'll find laminated assembly diagrams.
The primary differentiator is that DOME KIT is not meant to be used as shelter. We consider DOME KIT to be used as a temporary structure with applications ranging from interior/exterior environmental design, education and creative play.
It's purposely designed to be big enough for people to get inside it and strong enough to be covered with blankets or decorated with lights. Although it's difficult to explain, there's something magical about the experience of being inside a dome you built with friends.
Beyond teaching science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills in a fun and social way, dome raising has incredible potential for experential education across multiple disciplines. We've had great success with a time-trial based dome raising competition as a way to measure teamwork, leadership, and collaboration skills in groups.
Every kit includes color-coded hardwood dowels precision cut to several lengths and flexible nodes made from UV-resistant rubber, packaged in a beautifully screen-printed canvas bag with a handy shoulder strap. Inside the bag, you'll find laminated assembly diagrams and a separate bag for the nodes.
It depends. At a casual pace with the help of a few friends, you might be about 15-30 minutes to raise a Small DOME KIT. A Big DOME KIT might take a bit longer, say 45 minutes. That being said, we've seen highly-coordinated groups complete the challenge in less than 10 minutes.