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Offline 360c

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Offline Fil-Ski


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I'm not as bendy as i use to be.

Lying on ceiling beams in a dark roof cavity in a 60 year old house with prickly insulation batts that i'm sure were made before the war and probably made from fairy floss or asbestos. Then having to put 0.75mm fibres (600 of the little fu*kers) into 600 randomly placed 1mm holes that i had predrilled from below.  Did i mention lying on thin roof beams - trying to balance a body mass that was fit and healthy some 20 years ago. Oh - and trying to look for tiny white holes in white plaster is not easy.

I'm sure they have little chinese boys working at the Rolls Royce factory who are very bendy.

Yes, The end result looks great, and when people come over to visit and marvel at my spectacle and ask how i did it, i'll just say it was easy and anyone could do it.
Now I know what I'm going to do for my daughters bedroom one weekend.
Did you buy the kit locally?



Offline S4Simon

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Bought off Ebay - direct from the distributor in China. Mine was the biggest kit they had. 2 looms of 300 fibres (600 total) each with a 3 metre length.  Covered my 6 x 5 metre room.  You can choose smaller kits.

For a small bedroom you might be able to get away with just 200 fibres with a 2 metre length - remembering that the main unit is centralised and the leads feed out from there so you have 4 metres of coverage.

$180 delivered.  Took less than 2 weeks with free postage.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/191142870181?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&var=490310100358&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

The main unit just plugs into 240v and uses super high intensity LEDs (rather than the old super hot halogen lamp).  Unit has its own cooling fan and is fully remote controlled.  you can choose whatever colour suits your needs, plus they're dimmable.

There are micro processor controlled units available as well and these will produce a random twinkling effect - costs an extra $100 or so.

Photos below show the looms of fibres as received and also the two looms connected to the main box.

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