Dymaxion Globe


#1

One of the first things I printed with my new Dremel 3D printer was the parts to make a dymaxion globe. Thank you to @rsummers for posting the link to the Make how-to article. Here is my globe on cherry :proofgrade: plywood.

Currently working on creating a dodecahedron globe!


#2

That is cool. Great job. The Pentagon looks cool too…


#3

Great job! I’m going to take a break from my LED projects and do this. Printing the vertices now and ready to do the wood. Great share.


#4

To anyone without a 3d printer, this is doable entirely on glowforge too. No need to be left out!


#5

I tweaked the SVG he linked from Kim Stroman on Thingiverse just taking the stroke off the land mass shapes and making them a fill. I scored the lat and long lines and then cut. Not too bad… one hour and a half.


#6

Base is a nice touch, I am not a fan of the laser burn was thinking of making another out of walnut with cherry for the continents


#7

It’s a thing of beauty!


#8

Looks awesome! Nice job!


#9

Thanks for the stand idea. I tried making one out of cardboard, size looks good. Now to make a good one out of nice wood.


#10

This looks great. I am interested in the fasteners you are using. Are they bolts & nuts or screws ? I am looking for small fasteners and have not found any this size I like. Where do you get them?


#11

I bought a bunch of dfferent options off Amazon, but I think that for this one specifically, I used m3 x 6mm button head screws. Others have used socket head, if you like that look better. I would probably go with 8mm or 10mm next time.


#12

Do these use some kind of nut?


#13

No, the screws are self tapping and the 3D printed corners are designed to take an M3 screw.


#14

Ok, thank you!


#15

I really like jamiekin’s version of this on Thingiverse (www.thingiverse.com/thing:2762172). He replaced the 3-D printed corner braces with laser-cut pieces. I just finished making one of these for my brother–and liked it so much I made one for myself too. Next up is to borrow your idea for the stand.