In-Situ Resource Utilization


I admire, respect, and look up to Tom Sachs. On August 3rd when I saw the announcement post, I knew this was the right project for me. This is my space to document my progress on the MIT Summer Workshop: SWAP / 4.180 How to Build a Geodesic Dome: In-Situ Resource Utilization.

“We need to find within technology that there is something we can do which is capable of taking care of everybody, and to demonstrate that this is so. That’s what geodesic domes are about and that’s what my whole life has been about. Don’t fight forces, use them.”
Buckminster Fuller, 1981.

“[T]he farther humans go into deep space, the more important it will be to generate products and shelter with local materials, a practice called in-situ resource utilization.”
NASA Artemis Mission Guidelines, 2019

Day 1, Updates and Photos

Day 2, Updates and Photos

After-Project Pictures

5/8th construction of a 3V Icosahedron

Made to the scale of my cat