Emily’s homesteading articles (summary)

I’ve written several articles related to homesteading over the years, six of which I introduce here in this brief summary. I generally take a highly technical approach to homesteading (go figure—I trained as a mechanical engineer); however the last two articles in this summary relate to economic and social issues that intersect homesteading: Technical Articles […]

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 https://github.com/badassdatascience/pyDome. User modification of the code is encouraged. In a previous post (http://badassdatascience.com/2012/04/15/geodesic-dome-design-part-1/), I described the procedure for calculating a geodesic dome’s vertices and chords for a class one dome. pyDome […]

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) […]