Make Your Own Dome Models: Fold a Tent ™
One of the best ways to get an idea of what your Shelter Systems'
dome will be like is to make a model of it. A model will allow
you to hold and turn the structure in your hands. You will be
able to see it in 3D. You can cut out a photo of yourself to scale
and "get" inside the dome. Show and share. Models are
A license is granted to the viewer of this page to make the
copies of this page that are needed to create two cardboard models
of each of the structures below. No other license is either granted
This Model is easy to make. First, print out four copies of
this page on card stock. Then cut them out and, using a ballpoint
pen, score the interior lines. Fold and tape (use 3M's Mystic
tape on the inside) the interior cuts of each of the four. Last,
tape the four assembled units together.
Pattern for a Model for 14, 18, 20'ers and for all Bubble Domes
You can compare two different sized domes
more easily by making one model of each dome. You can print the
pattern to the scale of two different sized domes by using a scaling
program such as Photoshop, a copy machine, or your "Page
Setup" before printing. Assembled, these models will help
you to appreciate the large increase in volume that occurs when
the diameter goes up in size.
You can remove an arch of panels to get an idea of how your
dome will work in its Arch Dome form. Make two domes and join them together to create a full sphere.
Can you figure out how to make the BubbleDomes?
Pattern for Model of 8 and 11 ' Yurt, Domes and Shelters
Pattern for Crystal Cave 9 & 11
Print and cut out pattern. Fold downward on the blue lines
and upward on the green. Then bend the model into shape.
Origami Dome FoldingTent detailed instructions
This is a model of our Amazing Folding Dome shelter of rigid panels that folds
flat when not needed! It can also be made as a Folding
Tent with poles on the edges that folds into a tight bundle. Make one of
cardboard. To make the model, print the above on card stock, cut and fold on
lines and tape together. See how it folds up. Origami
Tensegrity Dome Tent.
Permission is granted to electronically copy, print and
make two hard copies of each of the above models, no larger
than 1.5' in diameter. No other license is either granted or implied.
Other models: Kayak model.
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