Thursday, March 18, 2010

It's all about the liability. The fiscal sponsor I am talking with just informed me that in order to make everything "100% legally sound" would take a month. This is entirely too long!
However, in a month, I will be still needing to raise money for phase two of this project which is taking a small crew to Haiti to assemble the domes.

As soon as we get the first prototype built, I think it will be easier to raise money because we can show people what it is we are building. We will be ready to assemble it for sure on Saturday. Maybe we should have a spontaneous party right then and there. Email me if you want to come, I'll send the details...

I also called a local metal shop located in Greenpoint to get a quote on how much it would cost to have all the metal parts fabricated by one place and I called Laidman Fabrication. When I told him what we were building he said he'd do it for free if I supplied the materials.

So we need to raise 2,340$ this weekend. To buy 350 sticks of 1" conduit pipe. I have to figure out how much the nuts and bolts cost.

If you have 10 or 20 bucks laying around, why not donate it now. We need cash, fast.

The paypal button on your right is a secure, quick and easy way to donate the needed cash fast


  1. Please look into radomes.

    I will help if I can. A randome is a fantastic structure with several advantages over other ultra-low-cost structures.


  2. Hi Dick
    Yes you are more than welcome to help. What we need the most right now is funding. Even 20 dollars can help us immensely.
    We are not building radomes, we have our own design which utilizes recycled billboards as the covers.

  3. Hi LL

    I guess you don't understand. I'm offering an alternative to traditional geodesic dome construction.

    Radomes and randomes are very different.

    I am guessing the design is worth lots more than money in the long run if shelter is the goal.


  4. I see now where I wrote radome by mistake. Sorry for my confusion.

  5. Hi Dick
    We am not looking for an alternative to the geodesic dome. We are happy with what we have. However, if you think it's a good design, perhaps you ought to initiate a Randomes for Haiti project.
    good luck