Page 4 – Build plans
Step 1 – Preparation of the line
To create the line , i chose for 200kg Dacron line,
depending on the string i make 10 or 11 knots with loopholes on the line,
- Line with small fishes = 10-11m
- Line with smal and big fishes = 11-12m
Between the knots, i keep the following distance:
- 1m for the small fishes
- 2m for the big fish
Step 2 – Electricity
For the fishes, i bought some LED, mine or working on 4,5V (3 AAA batteries) this for each line.
To power the LEDs i pulled a cable over the complete length of the line
I’m using speaker cable of 0,75mm2 or 18-19 AWG.
I attached the cable with some electrical tape.
This i do every 20 a 30 cm. if you come across a loop, i did some tape on both sides of the loop.
Step 3 – LED’s preparation
I bought 10 pieces of battery po LEDs at the local DIY store.
These i cut in to groups of 3 LEDS for the small fishes and 10 a 11 for the big fishes
On one side, i cut the wire just next to the LED, on the second side i keep 10 cm of wire
On the lang side, you can remove some of the insulation so the wire itself is visible.
With the soldering iron, i added some tin, to stick everything together.
TIP: Fold the ends od the wire in 3 to thingen the wire a bit
if i speed up the proces, is looks like this:
Stap 4 – Koinobori’s onthe line
Before we can do the LEDs, you need to attach the fishes back on the line
Step 5 – Battery connection
I separated the battery pack from the line so i can attach them to the kite main line. thats wy i soldered a connector to it.
First tin the wire, than attach it to the connector
I’ve chosen for CINCH connectors, one M connector on the Line side, one F connector on the Battery pack side
Stap 6 – LED’s in the fishes
To attach the LEDs onto the speaker cable i use special skotchlok connectors, these cut into the cable and make a connection with the electrical current.
First you need to split the cable a bit where you want to have your LED.
Then, i click the connector on the wire.
I add the LEDs, beware for + and –
with some universal pliers, you cab close the connector. If everything went well, you can see the LEDs burning (if there is a battery attached to the line)
As last, slide the fish back over the LEDs
Step 7 – Testing
In the dark, it should look like this