Sunday, May 9, 2010

K'nex Dome

School's out, so I am able to begin building massive outdoor structures again. Here is the first of what I hope will be many.

This K'nex dome spans over 14 feet and is almost 6 feet high at its center. Each leg is 10 feet long, but only 3 inches thick. I designed this dome to test a modification of the k'nex arch I used in The Labyrinth. The dome was built in 10 hours by Austin Granger and Sam Ihlenfeldt and uses over 5,500 pieces.

Under Construction

Testing the design strength with 4 legs

All 8 legs in place

Center of the dome

Close up of one of the legs

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