Some badass design science:
Data Scientist plans to leave the suburbs for the sci-fi, design-science life off the grid, which motivated the hydroponics work featured in the DIY hydroponics post. Here our hero starts designing a suitable geodesic house.
Start with an icosahedron:
Divide each face into smaller, equal-sized triangles:
Project the points (triangle intersections) created in the last step onto the unit sphere while preserving the chord pattern:
Truncate the sphere at the equator:
Import the resulting set of points and chords into a CAD program (in this case QCAD) to enable further design work:
The code used to create the above images is embarrassingly messy at the moment. A future post will publish the code, after it gets cleaned up and better documented.