Monday, February 10, 2014

Sputnik Goes to the Stars!

This is the view from our bed at night:

It has always been a dream of mine to have a star field ceiling.  What better place to put it than the celestial Sputnik?

 Before putting the end cap in, I ran hundreds of tiny fiberoptic cables of varying thicknesses  through hundreds of tiny holes drilled in the aluminum. 

 The fiberoptic strands are grouped into bundles on the back side and lit by six small LED lights that run from the 12 volt system.

During they day, you can't tell there is anything there unless you turn them on.

At night they cast a pleasant glow over our bed.

This is quite possibly my favorite place in our Airstream.