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  1. Gather all materials, 3D printed and pipes. Gather all materials, 3D printed and pipes.
    • Gather all materials, 3D printed and pipes.

  2. Start by assembling the base pentagon. Drill and bolt in place using M6 bolts the L Aluminum channels to form the pentagon. Using the Pentagon Base 3D printed part and the small PVC pipes, bolt it in place on a pentagon corner.
    • Start by assembling the base pentagon.

    • Drill and bolt in place using M6 bolts the L Aluminum channels to form the pentagon.

    • Using the Pentagon Base 3D printed part and the small PVC pipes, bolt it in place on a pentagon corner.

    • Start the dome on top of the small PVC pipe, using the 3D printed Pentagon Stand 1.

  3. Work your way upwards to the second and third level. Use a, b or c connectors as per design. Consult the drawings for A, B, or C pipe positioning.
    • Work your way upwards to the second and third level.

    • Use a, b or c connectors as per design.

    • Consult the drawings for A, B, or C pipe positioning.

    • The connectors have helpful marks for the different kinds of pipes that connect to them. Use them!

    • Continue to 3rd level to complete the half dome.

  4. Now, start building the dome from the top, working your way down. The top structure is a pentagon. Use holding tape if needed for assembly.
    • Now, start building the dome from the top, working your way down.

    • The top structure is a pentagon.

    • Use holding tape if needed for assembly.

    • Work your way to next levels, completing the other half of the dome.

  5. Place the top half on top of the half bottom dome.
    • Place the top half on top of the half bottom dome.

    • Fasten everything together and apply glue if needed (depending on materials used)

    • Work in Progress Guide

    • More Steps to follow soon!

Finish Line

Pierros Papadeas

Member since: 04/23/2014

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Could you post the 3d print files and a list of quantity and length of the PVC segments?

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