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 From:  Bard (BFM)
5037.1 
Hello Happy Taxpayers!

Just a look for a cat cabin! Here is, for outdoor or indoor, the "MinouDome" [minudom]; with a tip-up door & a static fan. Home sweet Home for Pussycat! Miaow!

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 From:  Mauro (M-DYNAMICS)
5037.2 In reply to 5037.1 
you are great,Bard...!!
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 From:  Bard (BFM)
5037.3 In reply to 5037.2 
Miaow! I think that the best things for mankind are always the more simple; & that change that to see weapons & sophisticated machines very destructiveness. And MoI is great too (so simple & agreeable to use).
I want to change the World (... of my cat). Miaow!
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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5037.4 
Unfortunately, you could make a cat a mini-Taj Mahal with hot and cold running salmon, and it will still choose a different place to sleep. :-D

Looks comfortable (for the cat). You know a people sized one wouldn't be a half-bad idea. Nice design - I like the vent thing on top.
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 From:  Bard (BFM)
5037.5 In reply to 5037.4 
A Taj-mahal? It's a tomb... A cat surely shouldn't like this; but a dome, I am sure that any living feel him very well inside.
A look; here for human beings: http://www.i-domehouse.com/case.html
And this, in France: http://www.domespace.com/fr/accueil (but very too much expansive).

There are some good cat cabin made yet in the world, it's new, but that arrives little by little.
Example: http://www.katkabin.co.uk/
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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5037.6 
Yes, and cats have a natural round shape when they curl up to sleep.



That's actually cool looking. Like a city on an alien planet.
How does one keep from hitting their head on the upper part of the wall when they walk to the side of the room? ;-)
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 From:  Bard (BFM)
5037.7 In reply to 5037.6 
Hum? I am not sure to understand. Here is some examples. (I loose my English)
Look my friends: http://www.pacificdomes.com/ (nice company with a very great experience)







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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5037.8 
I like the awning version! And the last one would make a great luau 'aina ahiahi 'ohi, ho'ahu pupupu hale, papa'i. (my poor haole Hawaiian translation ;-) )

I think I've seen one before... Does anyone know of a MoI script that can make geodesic domes of different sub-configurations. Could come in handy.
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 From:  Michael Gibson
5037.9 In reply to 5037.8 
Hi Mike,

> Does anyone know of a MoI script that can make geodesic domes of
> different sub-configurations. Could come in handy.

I don't know of any script for that, but you can find a variety of polyhedra models in 3DM format here:
http://www.rhino3d.nl/pythposter/pyth3dm-eng.html

And if you want to construct one from scratch, there are some techniques in these previous threads:
http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=2140.46
http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=2153.1
http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=3798.1
http://moi3d.com/forum/index.php?webtag=MOI&msg=2275.1

- Michael
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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5037.10 
Thanks Michael, that's a treasure trove of polyhedra!
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 From:  ed (EDDYF)
5037.11 In reply to 5037.4 
... "and it will still choose a different place to sleep"

Yep - I once spent a day making a dog house out of wood. Raised floor, peaked roof, very nice. Dog walked in, turned around and never went back. Dog dug a shallow hole next to the dog house and that was his favorite place to nap.

Ed
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 From:  Bard (BFM)
5037.12 In reply to 5037.11 
I used CadreGeo6 to create any geodesic structure, then, export-import your dome.
http://www.cadreanalytic.com/index.html
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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5037.13 
Our cat did not like his fuzzy cube cubby we bought him, he preferred a wicker basket intended for magazines.
Now he sleeps on our bed with his head always propped up on the pillow just like a person.

Cats simply do not appreciate the genius and work that goes into a CAD-designed cat bed.

We have the same litter box pictured here:



No kidding, there are slightly complex intricacies to the contours and design of the the plastic in the box's housing.
I've often tried to figure out how the designer went about the surfaces with NURBS CAD design, if that's how it was done.
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5037.15 
Man, that's nuts!
Makes me wonder if gears like this could be Flowed onto a sphere and actually be functional with their distorted proportions... hmmm....



Imagine a game of Hot Potato where the "looser" gets his hands on the ball just as the thing starts moving. =-0
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 From:  Frenchy Pilou (PILOU)
5037.16 In reply to 5037.15 
I believe that he made that with SketchyPysics in Sketchup so that is reallly functionnal !
http://code.google.com/p/sketchyphysics/
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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5037.17 
It's possible...



I was a little worried that I got rusty on using the Flow tool. The gear first looked "squared" when I Projected it to the sphere.
I provided a base plane that was made of a Network of four Arcs so that the corner control points were closer in proportion to the center and de-warped the resultant object.
In practice - if I was to construct a model of gears based on a sphere I would use actual shape-to-sphere surface cuts that matched the radial proportions of the sphere.
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 From:  Bard (BFM)
5037.18 In reply to 5037.17 
Waouh! Completely crazy these balls of gears. I will not put a finger in this mechanical; it's useless. Miaaaaooowww!!!
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 From:  Bard (BFM)
5037.19 In reply to 5037.13 
Magikmike; indoor, just a cardboard box, like the one of removal, makes the pleasure of a cat.
Yes, the cat doesn't think as human, & I asked me what color the cats should to prefer? I see just one answer, the colors that exist in nature; so green, colors of bark of tree, or some colors of stone. The cats are animals very fussy & not easy, with a strong mind of contradiction (be a dissenter). As any animal, they have the ability to feel what you think. So sometimes I accuse them to make intentionally the contrary, just to say to you: "Hey biped! it's me that decides; not you".

A house: http://www.hortondome.com/dome/ (nice outside, but inside it's dubious; as too much geodesic houses).

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 From:  Mike K4ICY (MAJIKMIKE)
5037.20 In reply to 5037.19 
Yes, it's not that cats think they are humans too, but that cats think we are also cats.

That makes sense, using natural coloration and texture.

It is also known that cats like to sleep in higher places, to be above their potential predators.
So maybe one could design a "tree-like" stand for the MinouDôme to rest on. :-)
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