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Earners in Affiliate Marketing

All you have to do is set up a link – our web publishers Payloadz even automate the process for Facebook – and you earn. You sign up for free account with Payloadz and set up a jump page.

When someone buys through that link – if it is registered with Payloadz  (free service) – you get the Affiliate Marketers Fee. Payloadz records the transaction: you get your first payment via PayPal.

Internet sales work three ways:

1. Steady Residual Income. This would typically be a link on e.g.s a craft or education page which sells just a few every now and then. Without any further effort you get a regular amount.

2. Buzz Windfall. Suddenly Geodesics (for example) becomes a talking point among e.g. a professional association of architects and there’s a rush of buys through your link.  It could be an association of educators. It could be readers of a certain magazine. Niche marketing.

3. Viral Windfall. Anything is possible. It could be your vid with one of these products gets 22 mil hits or something and that big gush of sales does through your link.

I want you to earn. I am here for the long term. A new craft innovation (or similar product innovation) has about two and a half years. It is strongly in my interest that you do well and that these Affiliate Marketer Links work properly.

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Buckminster Fuller and the Football

about the football   (Free .pdf)

Australia's Draw

Australia’s Draw











The world cup is a good time to remember that the football itself is another work of Richard Buckminster Fuller.

Yes, the man who developed the geodesic dome. The man who coined the term  “Spaceship Earth” and inspired thoughts of sustainability.  The man whose work effected so much of architecture and building.

Around 1948 he was working on the “most efficient possible structure”: the sphere which covers the most volume with the least surface area. The geodesic dome was already known but Buckminster Fuller developed and published a deep understanding of its geometry.  The truncated isosahedron or “buckyball” –  another a solution to the sphere – was part of this investigation.

In the  sixties the Buckminster Fuller was adapted  design to the spherical needs of the football. By 1970 the Adidas “Telstar” was the ball of the world cup and that familiar pattern took its place in our consciousness as almost representing football itself.

We want you to celebrate “the beautiful form from the game of beautfy”  – and experience that wonderful link between sport and craft. It is about the fully functioning, moving, breathing human using hands and feet and heart – and not just staring at a screen.

We have adapted the pattern to a simplified desk-top dome.  You put your photo or graphics on the .gifs then print out and make. Enjoy.




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Open Source Templates

Marble Race World Series

Our mission is to build resource for the planet. That resource is a library of integrated template sets published copyleft so they can develop with their users . The sets build projects like aircraft, domes, tracks and sleds modelled in paper but applicable in any flat sheeting.

The Tasmanian software developer, Gary Robert McKay, has developed seven integrated template sets to establish the library. With each set is a R&D interface list with the current development issues facing each set. Currently it’s wings for the V1B Rocket and Radio Control systems for the D5 Naval barge.

Some of those resources are here but the library itself is a work in progress.

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