By: Katelinn Cummings and Jean-Philippe Montmarquette
Problem: Refugees need a more stable shelter that protects them from environmental problems.
Solution: We invented a shelter that combines greater stability and climate control.
Precedents: We looked at geodesic domes and a low cost water bottle used as a light source to generate innovative ideas. We also looked at the Ikea shelter.
First Prototype: The GEO Shelter prototype is made out of Popsicle sticks, felt, hot glue, wood, and a wrapping paper roll.
Our 2nd prototype will incorporate an expanded water proof skirt that goes around the whole shelter, better geometry and more flexible, and have better, measurements for the shelter.
The second prototype is made using popsicle sticks, hot glue, felt, paper, and bubble rap.
To make the shelter flexible, we connected the triangles with felt.
The geodesic dome is made so that multiple families or relatives can stay in the same place.
The felt on the bottom of the dome will be dug under ground; allowing the refugees to stay dry.
We used hot glue sticks to simulate the idea of having a poll that is filled with water; to light up the room
We added paper to give the refugees privacy and used bubble rap to simulate the idea of a green house and allowing the sun to heat up the shelter.
Each popsicle stick is 6 feet long making the circomfrance 56 feet.
The third prototype will incorporate 3D printed triangles with crisp edges.
Third prototype: The Geo-shelter has 3D printed triangles with ribbon connecting the pieces.