What would your ideal job be? For some people, it would be to go to work every day and do research and development on wild ideas that are somehow related to geodesic domes. That pretty much describes Sonostar’s R & D Department. We love geodesic domes, and we’ve sold them all over the world to other people who share our same passion. And just to be clear, we’re not trying to improve on the geodesic design – that was pretty much perfected by the Greeks some 2300 years ago. We’ve been blown away by some of the creative ways these domes have been used for all kinds of purposes. In future weeks, we’re going to throw open the doors of our R&D lab, and share some of the ideas we’re working on. We’re hoping to make it interactive, too, so if you’re a visionary or a closet inventor, bring your imagination with you as we look into some of the ways we can modify, add on, or just look differently at these amazing architectural designs we call geodesic domes.
As a teaser, here are a few of the topics we already plan to cover. But don’t be surprised if new ones come up as we bounce ideas off each other. We’d love to hear your comments or see pictures of things you’ve worked on.
We want to hear your thoughts. Feel free to comment below.
what about ingress/egress? aren’t doors an issue with your customers?
December 11, 2022
Nice site. I’m rather surprised that you don’t offer a hub that takes 3/4 in PVC. It seems to me the most versatile of all the sizes.
1) it takes 3/4 PVC pipe
2) a 3/4 pvc stub can be fitted with an inexpensive adapter to take 1/2 pvc pipe
3) like wise, adapters for 3/4 pipe easily allow attachment of 1 inch or larger PVC
Sure, I get the idea that with larger pipe you eventually need a larger diameter size hub (like you already offer) to avoid weak hubs. However, having a hub that takes 3/4 pipe is a more versatile item for the hobbyist and can take lots of different size pipe while still containing cost.