pyDome updates: tangential and spoke angles

In a previous post, I introduced pyDome, a Python program for calculating geodesic dome vertices, chords, and faces. I have since added two hub angle computations to the program, and report on that progress here. Face angle calculations still need to be implemented. Angles Between Chords and the Hub Tangent Plane The angle between a […]

pyDome: a geodesic dome designer

I am pleased to announce the release of pyDome, a geodesic dome designer written in Python. The software is freely available on GitHub at User modification of the code is encouraged. In a previous post (, I described the procedure for calculating a geodesic dome’s vertices and chords for a class one dome. pyDome […]

comprehensive, anticipatory design in the age of Big Data

Buckminster (Bucky) Fuller wrote in the 1950s that a strategy of “comprehensive anticipatory design science” [1] was required to create technology and systems suitable to sustainable living and sustainable business. This post examines what Bucky meant by comprehensive anticipatory design and then explores how Big Data can play a role in its deployment. Bucky‚Äôs vision […]

designing a geodesic house (part 1)

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) […]

DIY hydroponics

The coming freshwater supply crisis prompts a need to design food-growing methods that require less water than current methods do. Hydroponics provides one such method. Here I report on my recent effort to design and build a hydroponic strawberry grower. But first, what does this have to do with data science? Not much at the […]