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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #30 on: June 30, 2010, 11:50:36 PM »
It was a piece plastic packaging that the fibres came in.  Sheena found it and decided to attach it to me.  I kind of forgot it was there actually :P


And yes, the fibres will ultimately be cut back to be flush with the ceiling.

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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2010, 03:41:27 AM »
that is so cool :D
what is the information of that device from that fibres and the watt ect ::)
if you have time of course xD

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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2010, 07:23:22 AM »
The light that shines down the fibres is a simple halogen affair.  Not sure on wattage tbh.  It's not particularly powerful though.
I'd go check but it's completely hidden away now, would need to unscrew panels to get to it etc.  You will see this in the pictures I will post over the next day or two.

The power unit for the LEDs will be 200w, I think?  Rather a lot, when you consider how efficient LEDs are.  But then, there are going to be hundreds of the things.

We played with the LED rolls a bit today.  They are cool.  :>  There is a remote control for the dimmer ^_^  It's gonna be epic.  No pictures of the LED stuff is up yet tho, that'll be coming in a few days time. :>

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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2010, 06:53:06 PM »
Day Fifteen
Part 2





Working on the third panel.








Simon arrived and is halping.  :>













Third panel ready to go up.








Third panel has just been hoisted... held in place with the deadman, while Tony screws it into the frame.













It's pretty hazardous to move around the room with all the fibres trailing everywhere.  They felt like they would snap pretty easily...









Slight detour operation to build a "hatch" which can be unscrewed to allow access to the light unit.































Work begins on the 4th panel.

















Starting to look pretty magical in here.. :>

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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2010, 09:42:25 PM »
Whoa, all those glowing points. Looks very magical indeed!

BTW, how many fibres are leaving the light source? I mean, not how many are in use for your star constellations, but how many actually exist.

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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #35 on: July 02, 2010, 08:35:02 AM »
There are 320 fibres, the vast majority of which go through holes to become stars.
Some holes have 2 fibres.
We have about 20 spare fibres.
Also we lost about 10 fibres which snapped after they became trapped between the frame and the panels.
That leaves about 270 active fibres for about 250 total stars.

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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2010, 09:07:03 AM »
Day Fifteen
Part 3



This is the last of the pictures for this day.
We put the 4th panel up.

It was getting dark in these ones, so you can see the fibres glowing much more vividly.  :>


I think the pictures are pretty much self-explanatory at this point...











































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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2010, 03:46:38 AM »
Day Sixteen

Day of slack.
Back to work tomorrow.
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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2010, 04:08:41 AM »
Day Seventeen







Ok, so a little update here.
We have 4 panels up, and the light box is fitted.  Now working on the final two panels.
















Then, it was time to hoist it up and attach it to the frame with the others.







Tony ponders the newly-hoisted panel.  Temphix looks really pleased!!  :>








A bit of measuring....








....a few adjustments....








....and the 5th panel is in.  ^_^










Sweet.










Just this last one to go dudes....













It's done.

We took a short break.  It got dark.







Fibres look PARTICULARLY magical at night-time...








We hoisted the final panel into position.









I cannot describe what it is like to be in this room.








Good job dudes.   :> Time to go home.

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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2010, 06:02:58 PM »
Day Eighteen

A short day.  Preparing the new ceiling for painting.






We needed to fix this problem - one of the panels sitting proud of its neighbour.








Removing masking tape...















Cleaning up...







Caulking the panels to seal gaps and screwholes.








Tony fitted this piece of wood onto the ceiling of the corridor, to hide the nasty bit leftover from the old door.
Panels ready for painting now...

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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #40 on: July 04, 2010, 07:53:35 AM »
Day Nineteen

Ok, so it's painting time.

First we sponged the chalk off the ceiling.  Then we repainted (in white) the original ceiling that is visible from the ground.




During this process I realised that it would be possible to rescue some of the fibres that got crushed between the panels and the supporting blocks.  We lost about 12 fibres this way - I was able to restore 4-5 of them.








But I found that in order to see properly, I had to ram my head directly onto the freshly painted ceiling so I could have visual depth to plug the fibres into the hole - the gap is only a few inches.
This meant that I got a great deal of white paint in my hair.  As you will soon see.








Then we began painting the ceiling....

Quite tricky, as we had to roller in between the fibres, and use brush around the fibres themselves, for fear of crushing them.
It doesn't matter that paint gets on the fibres.  When we are done we will cut them, and the freshly cut surface will not have any paint on it, so light can come out.










We took one with the flash so you can actually see what's going on.







Yea, I look pretty stupid in this one.  :P









Sheena got bored and started to try to make heart patterns by moving the camera around on a long exposure.







Great job there Sheena.






Shortly thereafter she realised my hair was far more fun.







Yeap, got fairly clarted in the stuff.







seed off Sheena =P





Ok it's done.









Looks nice yea ? :>
We'll find out for sure the following day...

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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #41 on: July 04, 2010, 08:04:43 AM »
Funny how on some of the photos the streaks of light from the fibres look as if there were seedlings flying around :D

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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2010, 08:35:47 AM »
 :D to funny xD you like a old man buddy xD whahahaaa :o :D
@ Bonobo but where are the asteriods? huh???
i thing that fluffy need must first AddAsteroidWithAttribs(x, y, energy, strength, speed) ;)

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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #43 on: July 05, 2010, 05:17:32 AM »
Day Twenty

More painting.  My new bed and the carpet for Simon's room arrive today.




First we moved everything out of Simon's room so the guy could fit the carpet.






The guy laid the underlay.







Meanwhile, by the light of day I was able to see some imperfections in the paint on the star ceiling, so I touched those bits up.







Then the carpet was laid.






Looks nice yea? :>





Tidied up and organised stuff in the kitchen a bit.







Then I started on the red paint.
Edges first, with the brush.  Took a while.....








...and then it was done.













^_^








Alarmingly, when I started the roller, it looked distinctly pink :S







But I think that may have had a lot to do with the flash as well.  It started looking redder pretty quickly...







This took ages too...







Meanwhile my mother, who had come to help out again, did a coat of white in the bathroom.







Red is all done now.










Only the first coat.  You won't be able to see the message after the 2nd/3rd.






My hand got covered in splatters of red paint.  Looked really weird, like liverspots or something :S







2nd coat of Red is on.






Looking good now.  Will do a third coat tomorrow.

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Re: fluffy's new howse - dev blog
« Reply #44 on: July 05, 2010, 05:48:37 AM »
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Only the first coat.  You won't be able to see the message after the 2nd/3rd.
Mh… I bet with levels adjustment in Photoshop I can make it visible again :D