It’s full of stars!

It’s amazing what a weekend stuck in a loft can achieve. No, I don’t mean the arms full of fiberglass we got (apparently a tip is to cover yourself in talcum powder first).

A fibre of a different kind ended up creating a magical star ceiling for my brother’s soon-to-be-completed home cinema.

Attention to detail in planning is never overlooked and he’d written a C# program to randomly generate a star field which took into account the joist locations.

So we had a round of ‘Stars in their eyes’ on Saturday where we auditioned starfields and finally came up with a winner. Not only did this software generate a GIF of the starfield but also a CSV file of coordinates that we used from the loft space above to detemine where we drilled.

Add in some HomeEasy automation kit from B&Q and he’s got one funky ceiling that also colour changes. Also as the fibres are clear, when you turn it off you can’t see any evidence of them!

Job well done as you can hopefully see! The first image is the view from the loft with no lights on except the fibreoptics. The second is the ceiling from below.

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